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Seller's Description

2018 ROBERTSON AND CAINE LEOPARD 45 – Happiest Hours

Builder’s Remarks: We are pleased to announce that the Leopard 45 has been awarded 2017 Boat of the Year by Cruising World Magazine. This marks the 7th Cruising World Boat of the Year win by Leopard. This year’s award was in the newly created Best Charter Catamaran category proving that South African Builders, Robertson and Caine, have perfected the art of not only creating the perfect boat but one that is perfectly suited for the charter industry as well.

The judging was done by a team of three independent industry experts, who conducted thorough dockside inspections and then carried out sea trials. The Leopard 45 proved to be the leader of the pack in all areas of the judging. What stood out in particular was her performance and innovation. Additionally, the judges were impressed by the amount of space provided by the forward cockpit, which is connected to the saloon through a translucent door. Another area of interest to the judges was the main saloon, which hosts a forward facing galley and dinette. The judges also noted that visibility through the Leopard 45 is excellent.

Broker’s Remarks: “Happiest Hours” is an extremely rare yacht than missed both hurricanes Dorian and Irma, and is in remarkable good shape, as we hope the photos illustrate. The 45 is arguably the best mid-sized cat across the board. For a yacht of this standard you’ve be paying closer to one million, so this makes Happiest Hours quite the bargain.

Availability: Leaves fleet 31st July 2022. Please inquire for details.

Additional Details

Additional Specs

CONSTRUCTION

  • HULL CONSTRUCTION: Composite Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Sandwich with Balsa core
  • DECK MATERIAL: Fiberglass
  • RUDDER TYPE: Balanced spade rudder
  • KEEL TYPE: Multihull
  • WHERE BUILT: South Africa

ENGINES AND CONTROLS

  • ENGINE 1 HOURS RUN/DATE: 2146 - June 2022
  • ENGINE 2 HOURS RUN/DATE: 2161 - June 2022
  • GEARBOX: SD60
  • CONTROLS: Morse double lever throttle / gearshift control
  • COOLING SYSTEM: Raw water

SAILS AND RIGGING

  • MAIN: Ullman Fully battened main
  • JIB: Roller Furling Genoa
  • SPAR MAKER/MATERIAL: Z-spars/Aluminum
  • STANDING RIGGING MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
  • SAIL AREA: 1318 sq. ft.

WINCHES

  • GENOA WINCHES: 2 x Lewmar electric at helm
  • MAIN HALYARD WINCH: Lewmar electric at helm
  • MAINSHEET WINCH: Lewmar

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • GUEST: 4 x staterooms in port and starboard hull with en suite head in each

INSIDE EQUIPMENT

  • SALOON TABLE: Table convertable to double bunk
  • FRESH WATER PUMP: With Accumulator Tank
  • COOKER TYPE: ENO Propane Oven & 3 burner cooktop
  • SINK: Stainless steel
  • SHOWERS: 5
  • UPHOLSTERY/COLOUR SCHEME: Faux Leather
  • INTERIOR CONSTRUCTION/WOOD TYPE: Laminate finishes with solid wood trims

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

  • VOLTAGE: 110v
  • HOUSE BATTERIES: 3 x AGM 210 AH ea.
  • ENGINE BATTERIES: 2 x AGM
  • GENERATOR BATTERIES: 1 x AGM
  • OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT: Battery Charger 100Ah charge rate,
  • GENERATOR: Northern Lights 9 kW - 9109 hrs - June 2022

DECK EQUIPMENT

  • STEERING SYSTEM: Edson Wheel
  • DODGER: Custom helm enclosure
  • FENDERS: Yes
  • WINDLASS: Lewmar Electric
  • DAVITS: SS Custom w/ Electric Winch
  • PRIMARY ANCHOR: Delta 55 lb with 165’ of chain
  • SECONDARY ANCHOR: Britany 35 lb
  • SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Fire extinguishers
  • OTHER EQUIPMENT: Anchor bridle, mooring equipment: fenders, mooring lines
  • BOTTOM PAINT: Excellent condition, painted summer 2021 Additional Details

Founded upon the ethos of continuous innovation and feedback from cruising clients, the new Leopard 45 sailing catamaran represents astute value, elegant lines and satisfies blue water passion.

With naval architecture by Simonis & Voogd Yacht Design, and with exterior and interior design by the world-class design team at Robertson and Caine, the Leopard 45 Sailing Catamaran not only builds on the best features of the current Leopard range, but most notably offers new exterior styling and enhanced interior accommodation.

The exterior styling has evolved from the more curvaceous deck features on the current Leopard range, into a sharper, more angular look, topped by a sleek new saloon hardtop, which extends from aft cockpit to forward cockpit.

Available in a 3 or 4 cabin layout, the Leopard 45 offers the perfect entertainment package with increased aft area with new layout, ergonomically designed open plan saloon and galley, larger forward cockpit, and more onboard area.

She’s sleek and nimble, yet comfortable. She incorporates a heritage of Leopards spanning twenty five years of production expertise.

The Leopard 45’s increased area, ergonomically designed open plan saloon and galley, increased forward cockpit and more onboard area make her the ideal catamaran for guest entertaining as well as long-range cruising.

Onboard entertaining is accentuated with ample dining space, and forward facing L shaped seating communicating directly with the galley, situated forward. Wide sliding saloon doors afford panoramic views towards the stern, allowing the interior saloon to flow naturally towards the outside aft and forward cockpit.

The boat is flooded with natural light during the day and after sunset, illuminated by subtle hidden lighting, with individual spotlights to highlight certain areas.

Designed for a modern, blue water lifestyle, the Leopard 45 features a raised helm station covered by a hardtop bimini, with direct access from the cockpit and side deck. All sailing lines lead to easily accessible winches, the primary winches being electric, and operated by footswitches.

In summary, the Leopard 45 Sailing Catamaran delivers uncompromised, exceptional build quality throughout, new, sleek styling, a sensible and practical layout, sailing comfort across all sea states, and features innovative technologies and multiple entertainment areas.

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Specs

Designer
Simonis Voogd Design
Builder
Robertson & Caine
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull
Catamaran
Keel
Twin
Rudder
?
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
45 0 / 13.7 m
Waterline Length
42 10 / 13.1 m
Beam
24 1 / 7.4 m
Draft
5 1 / 1.6 m
Displacement
31,970 lb / 14,500 kg
Ballast
?

Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
1,184′² / 110 m²
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
?
Air Draft
?
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
?
J
?
Forestay Length
?

Auxilary Power

Make
Yanmar
Model
?
HP
90
Fuel Type
Diesel X 2
Fuel Capacity
185 gal / 700 l
Engine Hours
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
206 gal / 780 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
10.8 kn
Classic: 8.78 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Formula

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

10.75 knots
Classic formula: 8.78 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
18.8
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

Formula

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
18.81
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
Ballast/Displacement
?

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Formula

Ballast / Displacement * 100

?
<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
180.6
100-200: light

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

Formula

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
180.58
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
16.2
<20: lightweight racing boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Formula

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
16.2
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
3.0
>2.0: better suited for coastal cruising

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

Formula

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
3.04
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

LAYOUT
Berths : 8 to 11
Heads : 3 or 4
Showers : 4 or 5
Cabins : 3 or 4
Holding Tank Capacity : 45 gal.

Mainsail: 80m2/861 sq.ft.
Genoa: 56m2/603 sq.ft.
Spinnaker: 145m2/1561 sq.ft.

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