Australian sailors have always embraced new design innovations, especially when they lead to better performance, and more liveable accommodation spaces. The award-winning line of Leopard Catamarans achieves a totally new level of performance, comfort and style. Built in South Africa by well respected boat builders Robertson & Caine and designed by Naval Architects Simonis-Voogd, Leopard have set a new standard for contemporary cruising catamarans.
Ian Farrier stands proudly with his most successful production boat, the F27.
By now the electronic and print media have published a number of eulogies of the life of Ian Farrier and his accomplishments, I would like to share here a version of the notes from my address at his funeral in Christchurch, New Zealand.