Catamaran For Sale -- Leopard 40 (Florida)

Leopard 40 Photos
Asking: $295,000 (USD) Location: Fort Lauderdale (Florida)
S/V Sea Monster is a Fort Lauderdale based 2005 Leopard 40 Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. Trades will not be considered.

S/V Sea Monster is a 2005 Leopard 40 Owners’ Version by Robertson and Caine and is for sale by owner. This is the highly sought after owner’s version layout and has never been chartered! The 3-cabin layout features an owner-dedicated starboard hull with master stateroom, office area and large head with separate shower forward and a berth in the forepeak. Guest accommodations include 2 double cabins and two large heads with separate shower stalls.

She has had 3 separate loving owners since exiting the factory in Cape Town, at which point she was sailed over to the United States under her own power. We (current owners) have been living aboard, exploring the Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean since early 2019. She has continued to undergo diligent, routine maintenance and has been outfitted with lots of upgrades. We love exploring, but also work remote, so maintaining both functionality and accessibility has been of upmost importance.

The Leopard 40’s speed on the water and easy handling are its top features, earning it “Boat of the Year 2005” from Cruising World and SAIL magazines. The designers, Morelli and Melvin, are known for producing solid cruising boats. Despite having smaller engines, Sea Monster averages 6-7 knots whether under sail or power, though higher speeds are often achieved! All lines run to the helm where two winches (one electric) make single-handed sailing a breeze. The helm seat position keeps the captain feeling like they are part of the action whether it be lively cockpit chatter or close proximity to the galley while underway. Sliding doors allow for indoor/outdoor living in paradise.

The upstairs of Sea Monster is bright and comfortable with a homey “living room” feel, but easily converted to a traditional dining space when eating inside is preferred. The light cabinetry give the space a more modern feel and the U-shaped galley provides for stability while underway or at anchor. The 16K BTU Air Conditioning unit provides cool air (or heat) to the salon and aft cabins to keep everyone comfortable.

The power/battery system underwent a large upgrade in 2021 when the boat was converted to lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4). This included installing a 900 amp hour house lithium house bank, a new Victron Multiplus 3000 charger/inverter, and a Victron smart setup between all charging sources.

This boat is already set up for long term cruising.


Recent Upgrades

  • NEW interior cushions - foam and fabric plus removable Sunbrella seat covers [2021]
  • NEW exterior cushions - foam and (Sunbrella) fabric [2021]
  • NEW 10ft AB Inflatable dinghy [2021] - lifted on custom dinghy davits
  • NEW 900AH lithium (LiFePO4) house bank with internal BMS
  • NEW Victron Multiplus 3000 inverter / 120A charger
  • NEW Victron Smart Solar MPPT controllers, Orion TR-Smart B2B chargers, and Victron Cerbo GX [2021]
  • NEW Jabsco house water pump 5GPM with variable speed [2021]
  • NEW (2) 6-gal hot water heaters [2020]
  • Replaced all engine throttle control cables [2021]
  • Replaced sail drive lower seals and outer boots [2020]
  • Custom 12V Spectra watermaker 16 GPH rebuilt [2019/2020]
  • NextGen 3.5 KW Generator with separate fuel tank [2019]
  • Custom network setup with Coastal Marine WiFi booster and antenna, Weboost cell booster and Omnidirectional cellular antenna, and Pepwave Router. You can work remote from the boat. Tried and true. [2019]
  • RGBN color changing underwater lights and stereo system [2019]
  • Bottom paint done November 2020
Catamaran Name: S/V Sea Monster
Model: 40
Year Built: 2005
Builder: Robertson & Caine (Cape Town, South Africa)
Designer: Morrelli and Melvin
Construction: GRP Vacuum bagged Balsa sandwich
Loa: 39 ft 4in / 11.99m
Lwl: 37 ft 6 in / 11.62m
Beam: 20 ft 1 in / 6.13m
Headroom: 6 ft to 6 ft 6 in / 2.0M
Draft: 4 ft/ 1.2 m
Displacement: 20591lbs / 9340kg
Mast Height: 63 ft 10 in / 19.45m
Bridgedeck Clearance: 2 ft ( 54 cm )
Speed: 6-7 knots avg.
Fuel Tanks: 100 gal
Water Tanks: 200 gal
Holding Tanks: 26 gal
Cabins: 3
Heads: 2
Galley Location: Up
Engines: 2 x Volvo MD2030 with S130 saildrives
Engine Hours: Approximately 3900 hours
Fuel Consumption: 0.5 gph per engine at 2400 RPM
Sails: *Ullman 120% Jib replaced 2015
*Quantum full battened mainsail with 2 reefs is original but in fine operating condition
*ISTEC Parasailor purchased in 2015, only used a couple times and stored inside

Layout Diagram

Catamaran Inventory


  • FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) with cored topsides


  • 3 double cabins plus single sleeping berth in port bow. Starboard bow compartment contains the watermaker
  • Queen size mattresses with a Temporpedic foam topper and ventilation pad in owner's cabin
  • Oceanair roll-up shades cover larger windows in aft cabins and owner's bathroom for additional privacy
  • 12V DC outlets and USB charging
  • 2 heads with separate walk-in showers. Starboard head is freshwater electric and port is saltwater manual
  • Both holding tanks have been replaced with plastic
  • Hot & cold pressurized water in the galley and heads
  • 2 6-gal hot water heaters [2020]


  • Telescoping legs on the table allow for traditional dining when raised or extended seating area when lowered
  • NEW foam and upholstery with removable Sunbrella seat covers [2021]
  • Ample storage under each seat cushion with the starboard most section containing the 16K BTU AC unit
  • 32" Samsung Smart TV with articulating arm mount


  • Galley up with corian counters providing access to salon and cockpit areas
  • Propane Force 10 2 burner stove with oven - new LPG lines 2019
  • Seafrost 12V front loading DC freezer/ fridge
  • Double stainless steel sink with pullout faucet
  • Dish drying station with roll-up dish rack


  • Hard-top bimini with raised section above the helm (which slides open) provides protection from the elements
  • NEW exterior foam and Sunbrella upholstery [2021]
  • Double helm seat is integrated within cockpit area
  • All lines run to the helm where two winches (one electric) make single-handed sailing a breeze
  • Two exterior JL Audio stereo speakers [2019]
  • Two large storage areas under seating, including a separate propane locker, and battery locker under cockpit steps
  • Fishing rod holder mounted on the hard-top holds up to 6 rods
  • Magma 15" grill with cover [2019]


  • Garmin GPSMap chart-plotter [2019]
  • Raymarine Smart Pilot Auto Pilot with secondary handheld remote control
  • Raymarine Wind and Tridata instruments
  • Second (Hawkeye) depth sounder on port hull
  • Garmin GMR Radome/Radar
  • AIS Transciever interfaced to NMEA backbone and chartplotter
  • Standard Horizon VHF radio with second submersible congtroller at helm
  • Additional handheld Standard Horizon floating VHF radio
  • SSB Radio JHMarine IC-M802 with Guest Dynaplate
  • Lumitec SeablazeX2 full spectrum (RGBN) underwater lights [2019]
  • Fusion Stereo System MS-UD755 with 4 JL Audio speakers and multi-zone control
  • Coastal Marine WiFi booster and antenna
  • Weboost cell booster and Omnidirectional cellular antenna
  • Pepwave router with (2) SIM card slots


  • Customized reinforced dinghy davits
  • Trampoline replaced in 2017
  • Sun shades for salon windows
  • Pull down sun screens for cockpit area
  • (2) inflatable stand up paddle boards with stainless steel rail mount


  • 3 X 300 Ah LiFePO4 house battery bank with internal battery monitoring (BMS) [2021]
  • 2 separate starter batteries, with trickle charge
  • Victron Multiplus 3000 inverter / 120A charger [2021]
  • Victron Cerbo GX batter monitor with touchscreen display and Bluetooth/wireless monitoring [2021]
  • Victron Orion B2B charges protect the engine alternators [2021]
  • NextGen 3.5Kw diesel generator with separate 20gal fuel tank [2019] ~ 700 hours
  • 650 watts of solar panels with new Victron SmartSolar MPPT solar controllers
  • (2) 30A shore inlets with a 50A pigtail splitter

Sails & Rigging

  • Ullman 120% jib upgraded in 2015
  • Fully battened Quantum main sail with (2) reefs is original but in fine operating condition
  • ISTEC Parasailor purchased in 2015, only used a couple times and stored inside
  • Old jib kept in bag as spare or to use wing on wing
  • Standing rigging replaced 2017
  • Wisker pole with adjustable mast track
  • (2) Harken winches at helm station (1 is electric) and (2) Harken winches at mast


  • (2) Volvo Penta 29 HP diesel engines with sail drives (Volvo MD2030 with S130)
  • Approximately 3900 hours on both engines
  • (2) 40-gal fuel tanks (plus separate 20gal tank for generator)
  • Fuel tanks have been replaced with plastic and all fuel lines were replaced in 2019
  • Throttle control cables were replaced in 2021
  • Lower sail drive seals and outer boots replaced in 2020
  • (4) 5-gal diesel jerry jugs
  • (2) 5-gal gas jerry jugs (for dinghy outboard)


  • NEW AB Inflatable 9VS (just under 10 feet length) with bow locker and removable seat [2021]
  • Yahama 9.9 hp 4-stroke outboard (2014) with electric start
  • NEW OEM propeller [2021]
  • Sunbrella cover for added sun protection
  • 3-gal gas fuel tank
  • 4.5lb dinghy anchor with chain & rode


  • Standard Horizon VHF radio with second submersible controller at helm
  • Standard Horizon handheld floating VHF radio
  • SSB Radio HFMarine IC-M802 with Guest Dynaplate
  • Garmin GMR Radome/Radar
  • AIS transciever
  • (2) EPIRBs: RapidFix 406 (out of service but still works) and RescueMe Ocean Signal (Exp: 09/2028)
  • Lifesling with 125 ft of line
  • (4) fire extinguishers
  • Wool fire blanket
  • (1) smoke detector and (2) carbon monoxide detectors
  • Traditional safety flares and secondary battery flare
  • 10+ PFDs of varying levels/types
  • Ditch bag with basics
  • (4) electric and (2) manual bilge pumps

Anchor & Docking

  • Primary anchor 55lb Rocna with 200' chain
  • (2) spare anchors and chain
  • Lewmar windlass
  • New dock lines and (4) line snubbers
  • Various collection of fenders


  • (2) inflatable SUPs
  • (3) sets Mares snorkel gear
  • 12-ft tall inflatable peacock island
  • LOTS of parts, spares, and tools