Catamaran For Sale -- Leopard 43 (USA)

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Asking: $250,000 (USD) Location: Belhaven NC (USA)
S/V Steppin Up is a Belhaven NC based 2006 Leopard Leopard 43 Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. Trades will not be considered.

S/V Steppin Up is a 2006 Leopard 43 catamaran for sale by owner. This is a safe and dependable catamaran, a solid performer that is easy to handle. She is equipped and ready to go. Her four-cabin, four-head layout affords comfort and privacy, with room for guests to join in the adventure. The inviting cockpit integrates her guests with the view and breezes, and will be a gathering point for many pleasurable social events. The louvered salon windows afford full visibility, while shading the salon from direct sunlight. The helm is functional and efficient, with a commanding view of all corners of the boat. The sugar-scoop sterns make the clear and refreshing waters easily accessible to guests and crew, while also making fishing a joy and dinghy boarding safe and easy.

Currently in Belhaven, NC she is equipped with 40 hp Yanmar diesels coupled to shaft drives, 12’ Brig RIB with brand new 20 hp Tohatsu outboard. Needs some cosmetic work for a 14 year boat. Lived on it for 8 years. Ran charters in the Virgin Islands for 7 of those years. Lots of upgrades and equipment. Will be in Ft Pierce FL through March then return to Belhaven, NC. Excellent family or charter boat to cruise anywhere.

The Leopard 43, is well regarded as she’s Built in Cape Town, South Africa by Robertson and Caine, with robust South African Standards and received glowing reviews in major sailing magazines. She has a spacious layout of 4 cabins, each originally designed with a full en-suite bathroom, a very large salon and a galley up design. The salon table easily sits 8-10 guests and converts into an additional double bed. the navigation area is starboard, facing aft.

Each of the cabins has large double berths, the forward cabins wih walk around access, overhead opening hatch, a hanging locker, a settee with storage, overhead lighting, reading lights and 12V cabin fans. Each head has a wash basin, oversized toilet bowls and large shower with manual sump pump and hanging shower head fitting. The U-shaped galley-up allows the chef to enjoy the panoramic view while interacting with guests and crew. Large storage accommodations, and ample work surfaces, make provisioning and preparation easy. Ventilation aboard the Léopard 43 is excellent, thanks to the opening front windows, a must in tropical climates.

S/V Steppin Up features dependable and economical Yanmar engines, trouble-free shaft drive, Axiom 9 MFD navigation, Flex-A-Teak non skid surface covering back half of decking and cockpit, 12 GPH Spectra Water Maker, 800W watt solar panels, Midnite 150 MPPT Charge Controller and a NextGen 5.5kw generator.

A worthy member of the family of the enormously successful Simonis-Voogd designs, the four-cabin Leopard 43 is highly sought after by charterers and owners worldwide. 

Catamaran Name: S/V Steppin Up
Model: Leopard 43
Year Built: 2006
Builder: Robertson and Caine Cape Town, South Africa
Designer: Alex Simonis and Maaten Voogd
Construction: GRP Vacuum bagged Balsa sandwich
Loa: 42ft 6in / 12.95M
Lwl: 37ft 9in / 11.50M
Beam: 22ft 9in / 6.93M
Headroom: 6ft 6" / 2.0M
Draft: 4ft 7in / 1.4M
Displacement: 19,030 lbs/8,845kg
Mast Height: 61ft / 18.59M
Speed: 7 knots on average
Fuel Tanks: 2 x 45 gal aluminum tanks
Water Tanks: 2 x 100 gal poly tanks
Holding Tanks: 2 x 20 gal poly tanks
Cabins: 4
Heads: 4
Galley Location: Up
Engines: 2x Yanmar 3JH4E with Shaft drives
Engine Hours: Around 5000 hours each engine
Fuel Consumption: average .75 GPH per Engine at 2000 RPM
Sails: Head sail Brand new installed in October 2020, Mainsail installed in 2014 with new sail bag. Mainsail in excellent condition.

Catamaran Inventory


  • Hull Material: Fiberglass/Gelcoat
  • Color: White


  • 4 Queen size Cabins
  • Forward Cabins feature walk around beds
  • 2 Forward single berths
  • 4 Electric Head/Showers Toilets use fresh water to eliminate odors


  • Newer seat cushions, open design for comfort
  • Nav table
  • Storage under seating some with side access


  • 2 burner Force 10 stove/oven
  • Large single bowl SS sink with salt water spray nozzle for rinsing
  • Recessed drying cabinet
  • Corian counters
  • 1 Frig/Freezer
  • 1 115v ice machine
  • 1 Microwave


  • 360 visibility from double helm seat
  • Hard Top Bimini
  • Large Mahogany Dining table
  • Extra bench with cushion and inside storage
  • Custom Cushions


  • Axiom 9 Lighthouse 3
  • AIS 700
  • St60 Depth
  • EV-400 P70 Sail Pack
  • HS5 Network Switch
  • Quantum Q24D Radar
  • i60 Analogue wind instrument w/E22078

Navigation Equipment

  • Axiom 9 MFD Lighthouse 3
  • EV-400 P70 Sail Pack
  • i60 Analogue Wind Instrument with E22078
  • Quantum Q24D Radar
  • AIS 700

Sails & Rigging

  • Fully Battened Mainsail new in 2014
  • Roller Furling Genoa New November 2020
  • All new running and standing rigging
  • New Mast (61' AWL)
  • Stack Pack with Lazy Jacks


  • 12' Brig RIB
  • New (2021) Tohatsu 20hp with electric and pull start


  • 75' 50amp dock cord
  • 3-265 watt solar panels
  • Midnite 150 MPPT Charge Controller
  • 2- 8D AGM house batteries
  • 2-12v engine batteries
  • House Batteries stowed under cockpit seating
  • 2-80amp alternators on engines
  • 1 Promarine 60 amp battery charger
  • NextGen 5.5kw generator 50 amp max
  • All new LED lighting in Cabins, Salon and Cockpit
  • New Navigation , Deck and Steaming LED lighting
  • Blue swim platform LED lights

Deck & Hull

  • Flex-A-Teak non skid surface covering back half of decking and cockpit
  • New (2year) forward netting
  • SS rails on new SS stanchions
  • Cushioned bow seats
  • Modified Forward Bench Seating with speakers
  • Modified Tender Platform and Lift
  • Modified swim ladder
  • 2 SS paddle board racks

Engines & Mechanical

  • 2 Yanmar 3JH4E 40hp Diesel Engines with 5000 estimated hours
  • Engine cooling is fresh water, heat exchangers replaced in 2019
  • Shaft drive, New shafts in 2019
  • 3 bladed fixed props
  • Racor 500 fuel filters
  • Yanmar engine panels


  • ST60 Depth Revere 6 man Life Raft
  • Coastal Commander 2.0
  • Throwable Horseshoe Ring
  • Life Sling

Anchor & Docking

  • 45# Mantus Anchor w/180’ 3/8” BBB chain
  • 45# Claw Anchor w/100’ of 1” line
  • 4 Large Taylor Fenders
  • 3/4" dock lines
  • Extendable West Marine Boat Hook


  • Extending boom attachment for lifting tender routed back to helm
  • Grill platform which mounts on tender platform
  • 12v 10-12 GPH Spectra Water Maker
  • Catalina 300 Deluxe
  • Tie downs on bow for future bowsprit
  • New Life line SS stanchions have tie downs