The Leopard 47 is the best combination of space, performance, quality, and value. Built in Cape Town, South Africa from the pencil of Alexander Simonis, this solid LEOPARD 47 features a galley up, 4 beautiful cabins, 4 private and spacious heads, an aft platform with direct easy access to the immense cockpit ideal for relaxing and entertaining, along with a helm station at an elevated vantage point on starboard, providing panoramic visibility allowing for ease of control and manoeuvrability.
The Robertson and Caine Leopard 47 proved itself to be popular and remains a solid well laid out and sort after sailing vessel, with great performance under both power and sail.
This yacht has a rig that delivers easy handling and top performance. The lines controlling the foresail and main sheet terminate at the helm, making short handed sailing possible, with only the port side genoa winch isolated from the helm.
Moving forward, the vast deck space, the trampoline, and the hardtop bimini gives access to plentiful sunbathing locations and excellent access to the main sail. The hardtop bimini is a special feature, not standard for the Leopard 47, with LED variable coloured cockpit lighting and also offering the option for easy solar panel installation if desired.
Entering ‘Sundowner’ into the salon through the double outward opening glass patio style doors, the C shaped galley is forward to port, furnished with a stove, 110v appliances and a double sink with single faucet. Sundowner is outfitted with US equipment, including complete electronics, generator, and air conditioning. The C shaped salon seating is forward with a captains chart table area opposite, abaft on the starboard side. Each double cabin is serviced with its own on-suite head, with manual toilets, small vanity hand basin and separate shower stall. The vessel has ample natural light and ventilation when not supplied by the three air conditioning units from 10 opening deck hatches and 14 opening ports, with 4 more fixed tinted acrylic windows adding to the brightness of cabins and social areas.
From either side of the sugar scoops on ‘Sundowner’, access is granted to both engines from the aft lazarette style lockers, engine and transmission access is good and also gives access to the tiller style steering arms, rudder posts and crossbeam, with the generator located aft of the starboard engine.
In recent years, there have been a number of upgrades and repairs to the vessel, including:
3 No. 4D AGM’s Full River replaced in March 2018
1 No 27 AGM port start battery replaced in July 2019
Other major repairs:
Feb-18 - Haulout 17 No. thru hulls changed ranging from 1 ½”, 1” and ¾”
Mar-18 - Mattresses replaced
Jun-18 - New shrouds 4 diamond and intermediate shrouds
Jun-18 - Transmission rebuilt
Nov-18 - New front nets
Jan-19 - New hot water tank
Jun-19 - New aft air conditioning unit
Nov-19 - Serviced heat exchangers
Jan-20 - Replaced alternator
In addition to the repairs above, the forestay has been replaced and a new profurl lower unit, bearing holder and bushing fitted.
The vessel also comes with a 2015 dinghy.
She is currently located in St Croix USVI and available for viewing. She was in a charter fleet in the British Virgin Islands and was looked after by a full time professional maintenance crew. If you are looking to get into a Leopard and be in some of the most spectacular cruising grounds imaginable, without having to sail across an ocean to get started, this is a boat worth looking at in a great starting location. The Leopard 47 catamaran will take you to a world of pleasures few have experienced.
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