Leopard 45 Classic (Caribbean)

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Asking: $359,000 (USD) Location: Christobal, Panama (Caribbean)
Althea is a Christobal, Panama based 2000 Leopard 45 Classic Catamaran For Sale By Broker
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
Responses to inquiries may come from a broker, and this sale may include brokerage fees.

S/V Althea is a newly redone 2000 Leopard 45/47 catamaran, for sale by owner. Althea has had her sugar scoops extended by 2 feet to a total of 47 feet to enhance her performance in 2023.

The classic Leopard 45, also known as the Moorings 4500, was designed by Simonis Voogd and built by Robertson & Caine in South Africa. When it was introduced in 1997, the Leopard 45 was selected by Cruising World Magazine as “Charter Boat of the Year” and quickly built an outstanding reputation in the Moorings and Sunsail charter fleets.

These catamarans set the standard for comfort, ease of sailing and performance when they were introduced. The layout allows easy movement about the boat from the spacious aft deck, a step down to the swimming platform, or relaxing on the foredeck trampoline.

The innovative deck layout brings a host of features to make life and sailing simplicity itself. From the aft deck arch that puts the mainsail sheeting system out of harm’s way, to the ingenious anchoring system, sailing the Leopard 45 is a breeze.

The Leopard 45 has robust shaft drives and skeg protected rudders making it well suited to cruising in remote areas.

Leopard Catamarans of South Africa was founded by builders John Robertson and Jerry Caine in 2000– a partnership that has been sustained since 1991. At the time, their catamarans were designed and built primarily for charter companies Sunsail and The Moorings. With over 1,500 vessels catamarans built, Leopard has established itself a leader in the production catamaran market both for private and charter use.

Recent Upgrades and Updates

  • 12000 btu mauru 12 volt for cooling main saloon and forward stb cabin runs off the batteries (new in 2023)
  • Topsides and hulls painted with Whisper gray and Oyster White Awlgrip (2023)
  • Bottom job with 8 gallons of Seahawk and cutlass bearings changed (2023)
  • New hard top with led lighting with 4 diffident color choices (2023)
  • New saloon windows port and sub replaced (2023)
  • Sugar scoops extensions professional done (2023)
  • Window blinds for shade and privacy (new 2023)
  • 12 volt fan in each room new (2023)
  • Showers with jabsco drain pumps new (2023)
  • New helm/cockpit cushions (2023)
  • Raymarine Axiom Pro 12” chartplotter hybrid touch screen multifunction (new 2023)
  • (2) Raymarine i70s instrument display (new 2023)
  • 43” Flat screen TV in saloon Samsung (2023)
  • 5x 340W LG Neon panels on custom stainless steel solar arch 4x 340 LG Neon mounted on hard top for a total of 3060W (new 2023)
  • House battery bank: (20) 304 amp lifepo4 lithium, cells totaling 1500 AH (new 2023)
  • Victron Dc to Dc charge controllers (new 2023)
  • Victron Phoenix Inverter 3000 (new 2023)
  • Sails are Doyle sails Main and Genoa new (2021)
  • Saloon cushions new (2022)
  • Rainman Watermaker 11 gph, with automatic auto flush system (new 2021),
  • Custom Dingy support and solar support new (2021)
  • Raymarine p70s autopilot control with ACU-400 Actuator Control Unit (new 2020)
  • Raymarine AIS 700 Class B receiver/transmitter (new 2020)
  • Fusion marine stereo Bluetooth with JL Audio speakers (2) speakers in the saloon and (2) speakers at the aft cockpit (2) speakers in the front cockpit (2020)
  • Dinghy davit with easy push button raise (new 2020)
  • Magma propane gas grill mounted on aft railing and plumbed to main propane tank (new 2020)
  • All x 12 hatches replaced new (2020)
  • Sheets are all new in (2020)
Catamaran Name:Althea
Model:45 Classic
Year Built:2000
Builder:Robertson & Caine (Cape Town, South Africa)
Designer:Morrelli and Melvin
Loa:45.00 ft / 13.72 m
Lwl:42.08 ft / 12.83 m
Beam:24.33 ft / 7.42 m
Headroom:6 ft 5 in / 1.98 m
Draft:4' 1 in / 1.24 m
Displacement:27,981 lb / 12,692 kg
Mast Height:71 ft 10 in
Engines:2 x YANMAR 4JH5E 54HP
Engine Hours:Port: 2040 / Stbd: 850

Catamaran Inventory

Layout & Accommodations

  • Cabins
  • Queen Size Beds
  • Large Long Shelves Along Bed
  • Closet With Clothes Hangar
  • Overhead Hatch Includes Bug Screen And Shading Screen
  • Led Lighting Throughout Cabin With Reading Lights On Both Sides At Head Of Bed
  • Memory Foam Mattress Topper For Added Comfort In Master Cabin
  • 120 A/c Outlet In Each Cabin
  • Window Blinds For Shade And Privacy (new 2023)
  • 12 Volt Fan In Each Room New (2023)
  • Heads
  • Walk In Shower With Shower Door
  • Jabsco Electric Heads
  • Showers With Jabsco Drain Pumps New (2023)
  • Overhead Hatch With Shader And Bug Screen
  • Portlight Window That Opens For Added Air Circulation
  • Salon
  • New Cushions Throughout
  • Splendid Washer Dryer Installed In Place Of Extra Large Freezer.
  • Induction Two Burner Stove
  • 12 Volt Freezer


  • Force10 Propane Oven Big Enough To Hold 9x13 Pan
  • Force10 Propane Four-burner Cooktop
  • Large 12 Volt Fridge.
  • Double Stainless Full-size Sink
  • Separate Drying Basin With Dish Rack And Drain. Corian Cover For Added Counter Space
  • Corian Countertops
  • Triple Shelf Deep Cabinets
  • 1 Cabinet Under Stove For Baking Sheets And Platter Storage
  • 1 Nook Storage
  • Garbage Cabinet With Countertop Access
  • Spice Racks
  • Adjustable 12v Fan
  • Accordion Style Blinds On Forward And Side Windows.
  • Freezer Box New (2023)
  • Induct Two Burner Stove New(2023)
  • Splendid Combo Washer Dryer New (2023)

Deck & Equipment

  • 2 X Lewmar 55 Two Speed Winches At Helm
  • 1 X Lewmar 55 Electric Winch With Toe Switch Stb Side
  • Antal Cam Clutches For Halyards, Reefing Lines, And Control Lines
  • Lewmar Genoa Tracks And Cars
  • Lewmar Double Main-sheet With Pad-eyes
  • Lewmar Blocks
  • Trampoline
  • Large Bow Lockers
  • Cooking Propane Locker. (2) Propane Tanks
  • Wide, Unobstructed Side Decks For Safe, Comfortable Passage
  • Easy Access To Low Boom
  • 2 Fishing Rod Holders For Trolling Mounted On Railing
  • Faux Teak Accent Flooring
  • Dinghy Davit With Easy Push Button Raise (new 2020)
  • New Helm/cockpit Cushions (2023)
  • Swim Ladder
  • 1 Large Storage Locker For Snorkel And Fishing Gear
  • Hot And Cold Fresh-water Transom Shower
  • New Hard Top With Led Lighting With 4 Diffident Color Choices (2023)
  • Sugar Scoops Extensions Professional Done (2023)
  • Magma Propane Gas Grill Mounted On Aft Railing And Plumbed To Main Propane Tank (new 2020)
  • Stand Up Paddle Board/kayak Holders Mounted On Stanchions
  • Cockpit
  • All New Cushions
  • Enclosure Added (2023)
  • New Hard Top (2023)
  • Safety
  • Overboard Throw Device
  • 4 Standard Life Jackets
  • Horseshoe Throwable Pfd With Water Activated Light
  • 8 Fenders And Dock Lines
  • Epirb Acr Global Fix V4 (new 2020)
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Upgraded Bilges And New Bilge Sensors In Hulls And Engine Rooms (new 2023)
  • Survival Ditch Bag With First Aid, Food, Flare Guns, Flashlight, Fishing Gear, And A Lot More
  • Anchor & Docking
  • Quick 1200 Watt Electric Windlass With Controls At Windlass
  • Primary Anchor: 33 Kilo Rocna
  • 175 Ft G40 10 Mm Galvanized Chain
  • Heavy Duty Bridle For Anchoring/mooring
  • Second Spare Anchor Is 25 Kilo Bruce With 70 Ft Chain And 100 Ft 1.25 In Nylon Rode.

Electronics & Navigation

  • Raymarine Axiom Pro 12” Chartplotter Hybrid Touch Screen Multifunction (new 2023)
  • (2) Raymarine I70s Instrument Display (new 2023)
  • Raymarine P70s Autopilot Control With Acu-400 Actuator Control Unit (new 2020)
  • Raymarine Ais 700 Class B Receiver/transmitter (new 2020)
  • Raymarine Vhf Radio At Saloon Navigation Station And Helm
  • Fusion Marine Stereo Bluetooth With Jl Audio Speakers (2) Speakers In The Saloon And (2) Speakers At The Aft Cockpit (2) Speakers In The Front Cockpit (2020)
  • 43” Flat Screen Tv In Saloon Samsung (2023)
  • Starlink Mobile Mounted On Port Side Railing.

Electrical, Power & Plumbing

  • Electrical
  • 12 Volt With 110 With Inverter
  • 12v Dc/110v 50 Amp
  • 5x 340w Lg Neon Panels On Custom Stainless Steel Solar Arch 4x 340 Lg Neon Mounted On Hard Top For A Total Of 3060w (new 2023)
  • House Battery Bank: (20) 304 Amp Lifepo4 Lithium, Cells Totaling 1500 Ah (new 2023)
  • Victron Dc To Dc Charge Controllers (new 2023)
  • Victron Phoenix Inverter 3000 (new 2023)
  • Victron Skylla Ip65 Charger
  • Victron Solar Chargers ( X3 )(1)250/100 (1) 100/30 ( 1) 150/70 (new 2023)
  • Rec Battery Monitor Bms (new 2023)
  • Victron Cerbo Gx Communication Center With Touch Display
  • 1 Port Engine Starting Battery
  • 1 Starboard Starting Battery
  • 110 Ac Outlets (1 Per Cabin, 1 At Chart Table, 2 In Galley, 1 In All Bathrooms
  • 12 Volt Outlets (1 At Helm Station, 1 At Navigation Station,
  • 120 Volt Electrical System (water Heater, Battery Charger, Outlets, Inverter)
  • 3x50 Ft Shore Power Cord, 120 Volt Us Power, 2x30amp Plugs
  • Phaser 8 Kw Generator With 2400 Hr
  • Water Systems
  • (2) 468 Liter / 103 Gallon , (1) 227 Liter / 50 Gallon Plastic Freshwater Tanks
  • Rainman Watermaker 11 Gph, With Automatic Auto Flush System (new 2021),
  • (2) Atwood 6 Gallon Stainless Steel Water Heaters With Electric And Mechanical Heaters
  • Hot And Cold Fresh-water Transom Shower Located On Post Sugar Scoop
  • (4) Jabsco Electric Toilet
  • (2) 100 Liter / 22 Gallon Plastic Black Water Tank
  • Air Conditioning
  • 12000 Btu Mauru 12 Volt For Cooling Main Saloon And Forward Stb Cabin Runs Off The Batteries (new In 2023)
  • (2) 12000 Btu Dometic Cruisair For Cooling The 4 Cabins That Runs Off Generator Or Shore Power

Sails & Rigging

  • Sails Are Doyle Sails New In (2021) Main And Genoa.
  • Istec Parasailor 170 Sq Meter Used Twice.
  • Sheets Are All New In (2020)

Additional Information

  • Standard Dock Lines (6), Fenders (6-8)
  • Backup Boat Anchor
  • Spare Oil And Fuel Filters And Belts, Air Filters, And Many Other Misc. For Yanmar
  • Additional Boat Parts-misc. Pumps, Tubes, Filters, Etc.
  • Dishes, Silverware, Towels, Pillows, Bedding
  • Shore Power Cords And Adapters
  • 3 Propane Tanks
  • Bottom Job With 8 Gallons Of Seahawk And Cutlass Bearings Changed (2023)
  • Travler Car With Block Replaced (2023)
  • New Saloon Windows Port And Sub Replaced (2023)
  • Cockpit Cushions New (2023)
  • Saloon Cushions New (2022)
  • Trampoline Newly Restitched (2023)
  • All X 12 Hatches Replaced New (2020)
  • Custom Dingy Support And Solar Support New (2021)
  • All Bathrooms Have Been Redone With New Faucets And Gel Coating To Sinks And Floors.

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