2014 Jeanneau Leader 40
Performance meets cruiser in this beautifulFrench boat. Diesel performance with 370 hp Volvo engines with joystick docking. great open design with a retractable hardtop!! This boat is loaded with cockpit options from hydraulic platform to full luxurious teak all the way from the platform throughout the cockpit! The Leader 40 also has a cockpit refrigerator and cockpit air condition! The Helm along with fantastic Volvo gauges and controls also has a full Simradtouch screen chart plotter for all your navigation needs and also gauge and stereo compatible.
The Leader 40 was designed to be a capable cruiser with sterndrive power. She was planned from the start as an extension of the Leader lineup, and now as the flagship of the Series she exemplifies all that Leader has to offer in terms of usability and functionality. This boat is the first model of a renewal of the Leader Line, so expect more models in this style to appear soon!
Which is the Master and Which is the Guest Stateroom? Usually the distinction is pretty clear but in this case both have features that blur the line between owner and guest.
The forward stateroom seems to be the contender for owners rights as it has a single queen-sized berth, a large hanging locker and a private entrance to the head. However, even though the aft stateroom has dual berths, it can be converted to a queen with a filler cushion, and it has a desk that reveals a sink for convenient cleanups before turning in and a separate settee with a view out the hullside windows. It can also be used as a third berth.
So who wins? A quick survey around the office showed an even split, so well leave it up to the owners to decide for themselves.
Headroom in the forward stateroom is 64 (1.9 m) while in the aft stateroom its 61 (1.85 m).
Trunk Storage Taken to the Next Level. Weve seen trunk storage in this class of boat before and it usually consists of a hatch at the transom that opens to reveal limited storage for fenders and lines, maybe a shore cord. But thats about it. Here, the storage compartment runs all the way under the aft sun lounge, and its even got a separate compartment to the side to hold even more. Jeanneau says it is big enough to hold a life raft together with a deflated tender and its auxiliary engine
A Place for Everything. Every boat has items that need to be stored. With the Leader 40 everything that needs a place has a dedicated space. The filler cushions for the twin berths? Theyre actually the seat back cushions that one of t