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Leader 46

by Norris Comer

Leader 46The Leader line of sporty, luxury motoryachts built by the French company Jeanneau have been appearing in boat shows across the country with the flagship Leader 46 leading the charge. With a brand new Leader 46 underway to the docks of local dealer Sundance Yacht Sales in Seattle at the time of this writing, we decided to take a closer look.

The Leader 46 has many of the modern design features that are popular right now, like a single-level layout. The sporty top can open up all the way to let in the summer sun, and, when combined with the racecar-style helm, it’s easy to imagine a great driving experience. The large swim step looks like a fine paddle sport or dinghy launch point and an integrated cockpit galley and tender stowage space is a good combination. The modular bench seat at the helm also converts into a covered leisure space.

The interior is aptly described as “luxuriously zen” by the manufacturer with contemporary finishes and detailed woodwork. Of course, because the yacht is French, the galley is fully loaded, complete with wine stowage with specially designed bottle holders and rack to hang the glasses. The windows built into the hull make the interior light and airy. The three-cabin layout includes a master suite with adjustable king-size berth, enclosed modular head, and shower compartment. The yacht comes with various Volvo engine layouts that include joystick controls for tight maneuvers.

Leader 46The Leader 46 is a Euro-luxury platform with plenty to offer. Check out the Sundance Yacht Sales website (sundanceyachts.com) and contact them for pricing details.

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