At Jeanneau, introducing a new model and seeing how people react to it is always very exciting. Normally new models are introduced at the fall boat shows which mark the beginning of the new model year. But sometimes, we launch new models a little later in the year just in time for the start of the winter boat show season. Such is the case with the new Leader 46 which will make its U.S. debut at this year’s Miami Boat Show from February 11-15.
The Leader 46 joins the Leader 40 introduced at last year’s Miami show as well as the Leader 36 introduced this past fall at the Fort Lauderdale show. Now the flagship of the Leader range, the Leader 46 is offered with a variety of engine choices depending on your craving for power and your overall need for speed.
Like her smaller sisters, the Leader 46 is designed for having fun in the sun. Large sliding sunroof, optional hydraulic swim platform, outside grill and plenty of places to hang in the sun are just a few of the defining features of this grand new model of ours.
Slide below and what you’ll find is a great main salon with good-sized galley to starboard, large U-shaped dining area to port and access to the day head forward. The owner’s cabin, located aft, is a full beam master complete with private head and shower and plenty of headroom. Forward, you’ll find a VIP cabin that on any other boat of this size would be considered the master. All and all the interior of the Leader 46 can only be described as impressive.