Leopard 45 (Caribbean)

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Asking: $449,000 (USD) Location: Road Town, British Virgin Islands (Caribbean)
S/V Smile Maker is a Road Town, British Virgin Islands based 2017 Leopard 45 Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.

S/V Smile Maker is a 2017 Leopard 45 catamaran, for sale by owner. Smile Maker comes with 4 Queen Beds and 1 Single Bed and 5 Bathrooms, with GenSet and AirCon.

The yacht is profitable under Management/Charter contract in the BVI to June ’24 with multi-year extension option. Contract includes parts & labor at cost, and discounted dockage. Contract facilitates Insurance in Caribbean for 365 Days/Year including All named stroms with access to H Hole, and Bareboat & Crewed & Private Charters.

The Leopard 45 includes the fully furnished Single Bed with a/c “Captains Cabin” in port forepeak and large private bathroom in starboard forepeak, which facilitates profitable skippered charters / sailing school, with 4 Queen Beds with ensuite bathrooms. Engines under 3000 Hours thanks to Covid. Freezer/fridge, inverter, dinghy & outboard.

The Leopard 45 was introduced in 2017 and awarded “Boat of the Year” again by Cruising World Magazine in the Best Charter Catamaran category. The new Leopard 45 impressed judges 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.

Beginning in 1997, Leopard has produced over 21 power and sailing catamaran models. With sizes to fit any need or budget, their sailing catamaran line ranges from a compact 38-footers to a luxurious 62-footer.

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.

Always under professional management with 5 Star rating and 25 Years experience. 2023 insurance survey available. No sales tax.

Catamaran Name:S/V Smile Maker
Year Built:2017
Builder:Robertson & Caine (Cape Town, South Africa)
Designer:Simonis & Voogd
Construction:GRP Vacuum bagged Balsa sandwich
Loa:45.00 ft / 13.72 m
Lwl:42.92 ft / 13.08 m
Beam:24ft 3in / 7.4 m
Headroom:6 ft 5 in / 1.98 m
Draft:5' 1" / 1.55 m
Displacement:32,849 lb / 14,900 kg
Mast Height:70 ft 0 in / 21.34 m;
Bridgedeck Clearance:2 ft 9 in / 0.83 m
Speed:7 Knots
Fuel Tanks:2 x 90 Gallons
Water Tanks:2 x 100 Gallons
Holding Tanks:2 x 20 Gallons
Cabins:5 + Salon
Galley Location:Up
Engines:2 X Yanmar 4JH45
Engine Hours:Engine 1 2900 Hours Engine 2 2850 Hours
Fuel Consumption:.75 Gallons / Hour at 2000 RPM for 6 Knots
Sails:110% Roller Furling Jib
Main Sail with 5 Battens and Sail Bag
12' Carib RIB & 9.8 Tohatsu 2 Stroke Outboard

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Catamaran Inventory


  • Layup is conventional fiberglass and even hidden areas are finished smoothly.
  • Everything fits together precisely, from molded parts to interior joinery.
  • Engine access is good and common maintenance points are easy to reach.


  • CABINS x 4
  • Wear resistant laminate flooring
  • Double berths: Forward bunks
  • Semi-island aft double berths:
  • Bedside storage cubby (forward cabins)
  • Hanging locker with lower shelf
  • Indirect LED lighting
  • 2 x Stowage drawers under bunk (only 1 drawer in aft cabins)
  • Transom portlight in aft cabins
  • Large open shelves
  • Large hull window incorporating portlight and pleated blind
  • Laminate finish with solid wood trims


  • Laminate finish with solid wood trims
  • Wear resistant simulated wood flooring
  • U-shaped settee with hinged saloon table - convertible to double bunk c/w cushions
  • Saloon table converts to coffee table
  • Overhead skylight
  • Ventilation through forward facing portlights and watertight door
  • Stowage space under settee cushions
  • Access to aft cockpit through sliding door/window


  • Lounging flybridge area with seating, cushions, sunbed, table, triple beverage holder
  • External speakers on flybridge with wired remote and amplifier
  • Window alongside companionway door
  • 2 x Upholstered ottoman stools to be used as chart table seat or settee seating
  • Joinery staircase to hull accommodation
  • Faux leather saloon cushions


  • Corian® galley worktop surfaces
  • Dish and cutlery drying recess with drainage and cover
  • Vitrifrigo 2-drawer fridge/freezer 56USgal / 212L 12v
  • Single lever mixer faucet
  • Single bowl stainless steel sink
  • 3-burner gas hob & oven
  • Gas solenoid shut-off valve with control at switch panel & warning light at cooker
  • Separate garbage bin locker
  • Stowage space in shelf lockers
  • Stowage space under floorboards
  • Pot drawer under oven
  • 4 x Galley drawers
  • Spice / condiment drawer
  • Outboard galley shelf with microwave
  • Tefal Cookware & Corelle Tableware


  • Raymarine Instrument Package: Includes color autopilot display, 9" Multifunction display, Colour instrument
  • and Remote buttons at Helmstation. With depth & wind transducer
  • VHF at Switchpanel & additional VHF handset at helm
  • Fusion Marine Stereo with docking station in saloon. Includes Bluetooth, USB & AUX connectivity
  • 2 x Speakers in saloon and aft cockpit
  • Wired stereo remote control at helm station
  • 2 x External speakers in forward cockpit with wired remote and amplifier
  • 2 x Fuel tank gauges at helm position
  • 2 x Ammeters at helm position


  • Raymarine Instrument Package: Includes color autopilot display, 9" Multifunction display, Colour instrument
  • and Remote buttons at Helmstation. With depth & wind transducer
  • VHF at Switchpanel & additional VHF handset at helm


  • Inverter/battery charger 2000w
  • 9 Kw Norther Lights Generator (Aprox 12,000 Hours)
  • Air conditioning (2) Total 32,000 BTU
  • 2 x Solar Panels 100w each fitted to hardtop
  • 2 x AGM 100Ah engine starter batteries
  • House battery bank -- 3 AGM batteries totalling 630ah
  • Digital battery monitoring


  • 2 x Yanmar 45hp common rail diesel engines with sail drives
  • 2 x Fuel tanks 185USgal / 700L total capacity
  • 2 x Fuel deck fillers
  • 2 x Fuel filters / digital water sensors
  • Double lever throttle / gearshift control
  • Sound deadening panels in engine room
  • 2 x Engine room ventilation fans and ducting
  • 2 x Propellers - 3-blade fixed
  • 2 x Exhaust skin fittings (stainless steel)
  • 2 x Exhaust water locks/mufflers
  • 2 x Cooling water inlet strainers
  • 2 x Exhaust cooling water temperature sensors with audible alarms at helm


  • Balanced spade rudders
  • Rudder stock in F16ph stainless steel
  • Self aligning bearings
  • Chain and wire steering system with bulkhead steering unit and brake
  • Destroyer-type steering wheel
  • Stainless steel emergency tiller

Deck & Hull

  • Forward lounging cockpit with hardtop with watertight saloon access door and sliding hatch for easy foredeck access
  • Hardtop over fwd and aft cockpit complete with LED down lighting and concealed rope lighting in fwd and aft cockpit
  • Hardtop bimini over helm with supports and LED lighting
  • Fitted cushions forward and aft cockpit
  • Cockpit table
  • Guardwires with stanchions, bases, port & starboard side gates
  • Guardwires across bow and stern
  • 1600w verticle windlass with 10mm gypsey with handheld remote
  • Anchor bow roller fitting
  • Anchor chain stopper
  • Upholstered helmseat with cushion and upholstered backrest
  • Removable helmseat spray dodger
  • Compass at helm position
  • Liferaft locker with convertible fore/aft seat bolster in aft cockpit
  • Folding swim ladder teak steps
  • Sliding companionway door/window
  • Acrylic smoke grey tinted windows
  • 4 x Size 10 flush hatches over heads
  • 2 x Size 44 flush hatches over aft cabins
  • 4 x Size 60 Flush Hatch over forward cabins and forepeaks (2 x hatches over forepeaks include mushroom cowls)
  • 2 x Size 5 portlights in windscreen
  • 8 x Size 1 portlights in hull side
  • 2 x Custom portlights in transom
  • 2 x Pulpits with seats
  • 2 x Pushpits
  • 2 x Coachroof handrails
  • 2 x Hardtop grab handrails
  • 9 x 260mm mooring cleats
  • Gas cylinder regulator in dedicated cockpit LPG locker
  • Trampoline
  • Custom davit system (stainless steel) with electric winch
  • Hardtop supports
  • 5 x Foredeck / forward cockpit lockers
  • 1 x Anchor/windlass locker with chain bin
  • Aft cockpit side back shade curtains

Sails & Rigging

  • Custom heavy duty battened charter mainsail
  • Upgraded heavy duty furling genoa with UV protection
  • Stackpack LazyJack system in Sunsail blue with logo
  • Bridle mainsheet system (3:1 purchase) comprised of 2 mainsheets
  • 2 x Winch handles
  • 2 x Mainsheets (3:1 purchase)
  • 2 x Genoa sheets
  • 3 x Halyards (main, genoa & spare)
  • 2 x Single line reefs lead aft
  • Main boom topping lift
  • Natural anodized mast and boom
  • Wind indicator
  • ProFurl furling system
  • 2 x Additional spare 12v wires in mast
  • Additional spare conduit with messenger in mast
  • 2 x Primary electric winches
  • 1 x Main sheet winch
  • 2 x Genoa cars
  • 2 x Genoa tracks
  • 1 x Winch handle pocket at helm
  • 1 x Halyard clutch at helm (mainsail)
  • 1 x Halyard clutch at helm (gennaker)
  • 2 x Genoa clutch at helm
  • 2 x Mainsheet clutch at helm
  • 2 x Reef clutch at helm
  • 1 x Clutch and cleat on mast for genoa halyard
  • 1 x Furler catch
  • Rope bag at helm and rope pocket for mainsheet


  • 12' Carib RIB
  • 9.8 Tohatsu 2 Stroke Outboard

Navigation Equipment

  • Raymarine Instrument Package: Includes color autopilot display, 9" Multifunction display, Colour instrument
  • and Remote buttons at Helmstation. With depth & wind transducer
  • VHF at Switchpanel & additional VHF handset at helm


  • 4 x Mooring / dock lines
  • 4 x Fenders
  • 55lb Stainless steel anchor with galvanised chain
  • 35lb Britany anchor with chain & warp
  • Anchor bridle, shackles and hook
  • Life jackets and safety harnesses per max pax
  • Flare kit
  • Binoculars

Anchor & Docking

  • 50 Lb. Delta
  • 170 ' 3/8 Chain
  • 50' 3/8 3 Strand Nylon Line Secured
  • 4 x Mooring / dock lines
  • 4 x Fenders

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