design concept behind the Leeder 710 from Leeder Marine was to produce
a fast offshore cruiser with a modern distinctive appearance and make
it available in both Hard Top and Flybridge versions.
Rakish lines, reverse sheer, spacious cabin and cockpit, plus a host
of innovative features, place the design well ahead of any other pleasure
craft of similar size.
On the Leeder 710, interior space seems to take on increased dimensions
with the amount of livable room planned to allow a wide range of activities.
As a result of its well-planned accommodation and interior fitout,
the 7.10 metre express cruiser is ideal for family weekend or more
extended cruising. Though some of the layout is conventional, such
as the placement of the vee berths in the fore cabin, the boat reflects
the forward thinking of a team of skilled designers and master boatbuilders.
The two berths in the fully lined and carpeted fore cabin easily convert
to a full-width double sleeper through the use of a single insert.
Immediately aft and to port is a hanging locker, while opposite is
a completely separate toilet compartment with a high gloss lacquered
finish. These are features women will appreciate in particular - especially
those who have previously been expected to cope with an under-bunk
toilet or scramble to find sufficient storage in a small cabin cruiser.
The main helm is to starboard at the forward end of the roomy saloon.
The skipper has a comfortably cushioned helm chair, engine controls
are logically positioned, while the dashboard allows easy monitoring
of all instruments.
An ingeniously designed galley is located behind the control station.
The unit includes a two-burner stove that is hidden away under the
helm chair when not in use, a sink with pressure water supply and
an extending worktop/table. Opposite is a convertible dinette/berth
where many other boatbuilders remain content to place a simple swivel
seat. Lift one of the dinette cushions and a self-draining icebox
is ready for immediate use.
The foredeck has a big hatch so that lines and anchors can be handled
without going on deck, and a self-draining anchor well so they don't
have to be brought into the boat. The flybridge is reached by ascending
a vertical ladder positioned to port at the forward end of the cockpit.
The bridge has padded chairs for skipper and navigator, a venturi
screen to deflect the slipstream, and a secondary steering station
with engine controls and instrumentation.
Despite all the creature comforts that have been included in the cabin
and saloon, the Leeder 710 still has all the cockpit space needed
for fishing or relaxing. There are padded jump seats each side of
the engine installation and a cockpit shower at the transom. Access
to the cockpit from the water or a dinghy is provided by a full-width
marlin board and a folding ladder.
The secret of the Leeder 710's offshore ability lies in the design
of the hull, with underwater lines that enable it to give a very soft
ride even in rough water. So whether an owner chooses either a Hard
Top or Flybridge version, he will experience the delights of the craft's
scintillating high speed performance. The Leeder 710 express cruiser
is a truly outstanding combination of aggression and elegance that
would be at home on any waterway anywhere in the world.
For more available information, contact your nearest dealer
or contact us at Leeder Cruisers.