Leonardo Yachts was founded by two brothers, Steven & Melle Boersma. Located at the heart of the premium Dutch yachtbuilding industry in the Northern part of the Netherlands , we serve an international clientele with beautiful daysailers called the Eagle. Our portfolio consists of the Eagle 36 , Eagle 44 and the Eagle 54. In 2011 the Eagle 44 was nominated as European boat of the year in the category special boats. Many boats have been build and delivered worldwide. From Australia to North America. Our dream is to build beautiful daysailers that make heads turn. Our staff is committed to support our customers during the ownership of an Eagle as much as possible. We work the with leading designers and maintain long-term relationships with our partners.
Our Mission: to build the ultimate daysailer with every imaginable luxury, comfort & excellent sailing performance. Exploring the coastline with the Eagle 36 is an absolute joy. The Eagle is a fast daysailer with classic J-class lines & a modern keel & rudder shape. Her long overhangs give a very elegant look. A true gentleman's yacht that can be sailed single- handed! From her large open cockpit the helmsman has direct control of the tiller, mainsheet & jib winches. The cabin features a double bed and toilet making an overnight stay possible.
The EAGLE 36 A TRUE SAILING EXPERIENCE
The Eagle 36 is a true daysailer inspired by the giant J-class racing yachts of the 1930s that are now enjoying an incredible revival. The stunning design measures 10.70 m in length and, with her 1.20 m draught, the Eagle 36 is suitable for inland and coastal waters. While the looks of an Eagle 36 on the water turn heads and capture hearts, the real excitement you are looking for can only be experienced when you are sailing yourself. Thanks to her long overhangs which lengthen the waterline when the Eagle 36 is slightly heeled, she is a surprisingly fast boat. Combined with the views over the teak deck and the sense of being close to the water, cruising on the Eagle 36 is an extraordinary experience.
In addition to design elegance and speed, the performance of the Eagle 36 is further enhanced by the use of modern materials. The hull is made of GRP with a foam core, which makes it light and stiff. The teak deck is very strong and durable, while the cockpit also features a teak wood flooring. This is all complemented by the use of mahogany varnished wood to give the Eagle 36 a well-balanced classic look & feel with minimal maintenance.
The Harken jib winches are positioned within easy reach of the helmsman who has complete control using the tiller or optional steering wheel. The furling headsail and easy hoisting system for the mainsail make singlehanded sailing possible. At the same time, the long teak benches in the cockpit mean up to eight people can comfortably come along for the ride! Light handling and good stability in combination with a self bailing cockpit will make even the most inexperienced sailors feel safe and relaxed. And the inboard sail-drive provides perfect control while manoeuvring.
Conveniently accessible from the cockpit, the cabin features a large V-shaped bed and a toilet. Daylight comes in through the flush-mounted escape hatch. The use of teak elements in combination with white surfaces and ambient light creates a relaxed atmosphere for overnight stays and on longer trips.
Top quality materials are combined with excellent craftsmanship and design throughout the Eagle 36.