Leopard 46 (Chesapeake Bay)

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Price Reduced! $415,000 (USD)
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Location: Hampton / Norfolk, Virginia (Chesapeake Bay)
S/V New World is a Hampton / Norfolk, Virginia based 2009 Leopard 46 Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
This seller is open to offers via CatamaranSite escrow.

The Leopard 46 was designed by Morrelli & Melvin and built in South Africa by Robertson and Caine. This sailing vessel is recognized in the cruising community as one of the most successful examples of a blue water cruising catamaran. The design provides an ideal balance between comfort, performance, and reliability. She consistently outperforms other production boats of similar size and vintage when sailing offshore.

Launched in 2009, SV New World has been consistently lived on full time by a family of 4 since early 2020. She has sailed between the Chesapeake Bay on USA east coast and Grenada in the southern Caribbean while visiting all the islands in between. She has been updated and maintained to safely transport her family while having all the comforts including 2600 watts of solar with 1200 ah of lithium, Starlink, watermaker, washing machine, feathering props, downwind sail, and plenty of spare parts (including spare saildrive).

New World is a 4 cabin/4 head version. She has a double full enclosure to have a screen and/or clear isinglass. Dometic freezer, all Victron electrical system including 3000 watt Multiplus inverter, Cerbo with touchscreen, and even water tank sensors are just some of the upgrades that allow you to monitor your boat systems from the touch of your phone or computer. So much storage with all beds having external facing under-bed storage as well as under-bed deep storage areas.

As cruising yachts, Leopard catamarans are truly hard to match in terms of speed and comfort. She has an ideal layout for families whose whole world will often be reduced to their ship for days of ocean passage with the need to carry a vast amount of equipment and food without cluttering the boat. When arriving at their destination, they will be able to enjoy a ship that is not just strong and seaworthy but also an ideal play platform with a rear swim board, 12 ft dingy with 25hp outboard, standup paddle boards and more.

Boat is currently in Hampton, Virginia. She is at Southall Landings marina which offers great amenities. 

Catamaran Name:S/V New World
Year Built:2009
Builder:Robertson And Caine
Designer:Morelli and Melvin
Construction:Composite Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Sandwich with Balsa core
Loa:46' 4 / 14.1 M
Lwl:44' 7 / 13.6 M
Beam:24' 10 / 7.50 M
Draft:4' 5 / 1.43 M
Displacement:33,069 lbs / 15,000 kg
Mast Height:70' 9" / 21.57 M
Fuel Tanks:2 x 90
Water Tanks:2 x 100
Galley Location:Up
Engines:2 x Yanmar 4JH4AE
Engine Hours:5000
Sails:New Genoa sheets - 2023
New Topping lift - 2022
New Spinnaker Halyard - 2023
Asymmetrical Spinnaker - 2021

Layout Diagram

Catamaran Inventory


  • 3 coats of Hempel black bottom paint - 2023
  • 2600 watts of solar - 2020
  • LED lights throughout
  • Blue underwater lights


  • 4 cabins + crew quarters
  • 2 x quiet flush with fresh/salt water selector
  • 2 x composting C-Heads
  • 2 x large west marine bean bags
  • Various spare bedding and mattress protectors and toppers
  • 3 x 16,000 btu AC/heaters with softstarts (port - 2022)
  • 30 in TV and swivel mount
  • Adjustable USB powered fans in cabins and salon/ galley
  • Giantex washing machine
  • Whale Gulper with IC (auto) plumbed to port shower
  • Custom shelving in various locations for better storage and access


  • Force 10 - 4 burner oven/stove with 1x 20lb tank and 2x 10 lb tanks
  • Breville electric oven
  • Microwave
  • Electric water kettle
  • Dometic CFX100 freezer
  • Countertop ice machine
  • Pots, pans, plates and silverware
  • Upgraded dorm style fridges with larger capacity - 2022


  • Double(screen / isinglass) Full enclosure
  • Cockpit drink fridge
  • Full set of cockpit cushions with pillows
  • New cockpit cushion foam - 2023
  • Stainless Kuuma Grill
  • Asmoke 300 pellet smoker grill

Electronics / Electrical

  • 3 x Victron MPPT controllers
  • 2 x Victron Orion DC/DC chargers
  • Victron Cerbo with Touch 50 display
  • Victron BMV 712 battery monitor
  • Starlink satellite
  • Reolink wireless camera
  • 4 x 300 ah lithium batteries
  • Honda eu2200i companion 30 amp suitcase generator
  • USB plugs and AC outlets throughout cabins and living areas
  • Canon printer
  • Dual Bluetooth stereo with speakers inside and out

Water / Water maker

  • 2 x 100 gal tanks with KUS tank senders
  • Cruise RO 30 water maker
  • HP pump replaced 2022
  • Boost pump replaced 2022
  • Membranes replaced 2023
  • Spare filters and pickling agent

Sails & Rigging

  • New Genoa sheets - 2023
  • New Topping lift - 2022
  • Standing Rigging - 2018 (inspected 2023)
  • New stack pack and Genoa UV cover and matching line bags - 2023
  • New Jacklines - 2023
  • New Spinnaker Halyard - 2023
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker - 2021

Engines & Mechanical

  • 2 x Yanmar 4jh4AE (5000 hrs) partially rebuilt 500 hours ago
  • Heat exchangers and injectors replaced 2018
  • SD 50 saildrives (port - 5000 hrs/ stb - 1400 hrs)
  • Spare SD 50 saildrive (1300 hrs)
  • New start batteries 2022/23
  • Feathering props with spare blades - 2022
  • 3 spare fixed blade props


  • 12 ft AB fiberglass flat bottom
  • Dingy chaps
  • Newer 25 hp Yamaha 4 stroke

Navigation Equipment

  • Raymarine axiom pro chart plotter
  • Full charts of east coast through Caribbean
  • Raymarine AIS700 Transceiver
  • New Raymarine autopilot system 2024


  • Revere 6 person life raft
  • ARC Ditch bag fully loaded
  • Global Epirb
  • 5 personal locator beacons tied into chart plotter
  • 2 adult inflatable offshore PFDs
  • 1 child inflatable PFD
  • Multiple foam PFDs
  • Various throwable PFDs
  • Horns, flares, fire extinguishers, etc
  • Rocna 40 anchor with 200+ ft of 3/8 G4 chain
  • Spare Danforth anchor with chain and rode
  • New windlass gypsy and brushes for windlass motor - 2022


  • Hard standup paddle board
  • Inflatable paddle board
  • 3 x SUP paddles
  • Various tools
  • Various spares (fresh water pump, filters, belts, cabling, hoses, etc)
  • 2 person Airline SNUBA system
  • Pressure washer
  • Diesel and gas Jerry cans with new siphoning kit
  • Trolling gear
  • 2 pole spears

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