On his recent travels to Cape Town, Eclipse’s senior statesman John Edwards was thrilled to take handover of our brand new Leopard 50 catamaran. Overseeing as Eclipse was officially launched for the first time and then stepping aboard for her subsequent sea trials was a moving experience for John. Read all about it as he fondly recounts this momentous occasion in the following biog.
It is very exciting times here at Eclipse Expeditions as our stunning new Leopard 50 sailing catamaran has been launched at the renowned Robertson and Caine Cape Town shipyard. She is now undergoing the installation of masts and rigging and will complete handover to Leopard following strenuous inspection, testing and sea trials.
A truly extraordinary journey is incomplete without the perfect culinary companion. Prepare to indulge your senses as we introduce you to a world of gastronomic delights curated by the versatile Will Peregrine, our newly appointed head chef. We recently asked Will a few questions about what ignited his passion in the kitchen and where he draws inspiration from to create his premium dishes, read on to see what he said.
Nestled off the northwest Australian coast is an archipelago of around 170 islands known as the Montebello Islands. This incredible collection of islands harbor more than turquoise waters and sandy beaches; they cradle a rich tapestry of history, biodiversity, and environmental restoration making them a hidden paradise for modern explorers.
The Leopard 50 is a masterpiece of maritime engineering, design and craftsmanship. Crafted with precision and passion, this catamaran offers the perfect blend of performance, luxury, and comfort for your sailing expedition through the Kimberley and along Western Australia’s coastline.
The remote Kimberley region, Northern Western Australia’s hidden gem, sprawls across over 400,000 square kilometers. Within this enchanting tapestry of waterfalls, ancient Aboriginal rock art, and diverse wildlife lies one of its most surprising and magical features – an abundance of pristine beaches, some of the most secluded along the Australian coastline.