The Jeanneau Leader 10.5 Series 2 is the downsized version of the 12.5, but it still runs on a beautiful Michael Peters, deep V hull that is designed to give the boat an extra soft, stable ride. This boat is ideally designed for dual Yamaha 425 XTOs, but it runs beautifully on two 300s just as well.
The Leader 10.5 Series 2 has electronic throttle and shift, which is integrated into the 425 XTOs. The instrumentation is in full view, complete with a Yamaha Command Link gauge and a Garmin display, with plenty of room for a second display, VHF radio, and audio remote control.
With a tilting wheel and three bucket seats with flip-up bolsters, it’s comfortable to drive this boat standing up or sitting down. You can also access the helm from the starboard side or the port side like a center console.
The Leader 10.5 S2 is set up to entertain – the cockpit is the perfect example of how. The first thing you notice is the summer galley system complete with grill, freshwater sink, and a cooler that doubles as a livewell if you’re a fisherman. Down below, it has a refrigerator and three storage drawers. In the center of the cockpit, there’s a large cocktail table, and if you need more space the dual seats on either side fold away. Or, drop the cocktail table down and use the filler cushions to make an enormous sunpad.
The hardtop structure has durable double pylon, stainless steel structures and an electric SureShade that shared the entire cockpit a the touch of a remote control.
The port-side terrace lowers manually with stantions around it that protect passengers on board. Remove the lines around it to get access to the removable ladder.
The Leader 10.5 S2 is built for adventure, whether that means beach-combing, cruising, or watersports. There’s a boarding door, tow pylon, and plenty of space to put on skis or wakeboards. There’s also a boarding ladder on the port side in addition to the one on the veranda, a transom shower for washing off, and a locker for storing wet gear.
The bow area has a foot pocket that allows you to walk around, sit down and enjoy the view. Filler cushions complete the entire lounge, and the walkways are extra deep with heavy-duty rails to provide safe passage throughout the boat.
In just four easy steps, you’re in the salon belowdeck. The galley is complete with refrigerator, storage drawers, a mini bar, electric stove and stainless steel sink, hidden under a granite-like surface to provide extra space for preparing meals. The V-birth is set up as a dinette area, but the table drops down to allow for a large sleeping area for guests with the addition of a cushion. The head compartment is bright, with a full length doorway facing the basin, with storage underneath and a portal for light above. A heavy acrylic door separates the head compartment, which doubles as a shower area.
The aft cabin contains a twin bed that can be converted with filler cushions into a large, double bed to sleep two people. This aft cabin also has an option to include a solid surface door that gives you even more privacy for a master stateroom.
Every boat from Jeanneau has been designed for adventure. Whether that is defined as fishing, diving, swimming, watersports or just cruising and hanging out, we have found plenty to enthuse any type of boater.