Leopard 48 (Florida)

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Asking: $499,000 (USD)
VAT & Duty Paid
Location: Ft Lauderdale (Florida)
Paradise is a Ft Lauderdale based 2013 Leopard 48 Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
This seller is open to offers via CatamaranSite escrow.

S/V Paradise is an award-winning 2013 Leopard 48 catamaran, for sale by owner. She is still the gold standard for live-aboard blue-water cruisers.

This vessel is Hull #4. She was moved Ft Lauderdale, FL and is ready for visits.

She is ready to cruise with solar, lithium, watermaker, and flat-dish high-performance starlink.

This is the four-bedroom crewed version thats perfect for making either aft bedroom into your owner’s master and hosting plenty of family or friends. Her galley comes fully equipped ready to cook on the water, with a grill out back.

If you’ve been looking for an affordable cruiser that can go anywhere in the world, look no farther than this lady who is ready to sail.  USCG import duty paid.

Catamaran Name:Paradise
Year Built:2013
Builder: Robertson and Caine
Designer:Simonis Voogd Design
Loa: 48.39 ft
Lwl:45.44 ft
Beam:25.07 ft
Headroom:6.50 ft
Draft:4.5 ft
Displacement:37,478 lb
Mast Height:74.80 ft
Bridgedeck Clearance:3.3 ft
Speed:9 knots
Fuel Tanks:184gal / 696L
Water Tanks:250gal / 946L
Holding Tanks:60gal / 227L
Galley Location:Up
Engines:2xYanmar 4JH5E SD50 saildrives
Engine Hours:4600 hours each
Fuel Consumption:.5 gallons/hour per engine @1500RPM
Sails:Z-Spar mast and boom (new 2018) to upgrade from stock Leopard setup for square-top mainsail
Standing rigging stranded stainless steel (new 2018)
New running rigging
Main halyard spectra line (new 2022)
Reef 1 (new 2023)
Reef 2 (new 2020)
Main sheets braided polyester (new 2020)
Genoa lines (new 2020)

Layout Diagram

Catamaran Inventory

Deck equipment

  • 2 x Lewmar 55 two speed manual winches at starboard helm
  • 1 x Lewmar 55 electric winch with toe switch
  • Spinlock Cam clutches for halyards, reefing lines, and control lines
  • Lewmar genoa tracks and cars
  • Lewmar double main-sheet with pad-eyes
  • Lewmar blocks
  • Trampoline
  • (2) Large bow lockers
  • Cooking propane locker. (3) propane tanks
  • Wide, unobstructed side decks for safe, comfortable passage
  • Easy access to low boom
  • 2 Fishing rod holders for trolling mounted on railing (new 2020)
  • Faux teak accent flooring
  • Dinghy davit with easy push button automatic lower and raise (new winch 2020)
  • New helm/cockpit cushions (2020)
  • Swim ladder
  • 1 Large storage locker for snorkel and fishing gear
  • Large hatch above aft cockpit table for air and light
  • Hot and cold fresh-water transom shower
  • Flood light mounted above each sugar scoop (new 2021)
  • (2) Fishing rod holders on ceiling, holds up to 10 poles (new 2020)
  • Weber propane gas grill mounted on aft railing and plumbed to main propane tank (new 2020)
  • (2) Stand up paddle board/kayak holders mounted on stanchions


  • Quick 1500 watt electric windlass with controls at windlass
  • Primary anchor: Lewmar 44 lb stainless steal
  • 300 feet/91 meters DIN766 G40 10 mm galvanized chain
  • Heavy duty bridle for anchoring/mooring

Navigation and Electronics

  • Raymarine Axiom Pro 9" chartplotter hybrid touch screen multifunction (new 2020)
  • (2) Raymarine i70s instrument display (new 2020)
  • Raymarine p70s autopilot control with ACU-400 Actuator Control Unit (new 2020)
  • 2 x Garmin GMI displays
  • 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 (2022)
  • 44” Flat screen TV in saloon
  • Starlink mobile flat-dish system designed for mobile marine use, mounted to the roof, tested at over 200 Mbps, with connectivity and latency sufficient for excellent video conference call performance

Electrical Systems

  • 12V DC/110V 50 Amp
  • 4 x 375W LG panels on custom stainless steel solar arch for total of 1500 W (new 2020)
  • House battery bank: (5) 300 amp RELiON lithium, total 1500 amps (new 2020) (note: 1 of the 5 batteries was added in 2022)
  • Victron Vin 3 x Victron charge controllers (new 2020)
  • Victron Multiplus Inverter Charger 3000 (new 2020)
  • Victron solar charger (new 2020)
  • Victron BMV 712 Battery Monitor (new 2020)
  • Victron Cerbo GX communication center with touch display
  • (4) Victron Orion DC to DC chargers, charges house batteries with engine battery
  • 1 Port engine AMG starting battery
  • 1 Starboard AMG starting battery
  • 1 Generator AMG starting battery
  • 110 ac outlets (1 per cabin, 1 at chart table, 2 in galley, 1 in starboard forward bathroom)
  • 12 volt outlets (1 at helm station, 1 at navigation station, 1 under aft cockpit table)
  • 120 volt electrical system (water heater, battery charger, outlets, inverter)
  • 50 ft shore power cord, 120 volt US power, 2x30AMP plugs
  • Northern Lights 9 KW generator

Water Systems

  • (2) 468 liter / 103 gallon , (1) 227 liter / 50 gallon plastic freshwater tanks
  • Rainman Watermaker 37gph, with automatic auto flush system (new 2020), replaced lift pump November 2023
  • 3m Water filtration system mounted under the sink for added water filtration (new 2020)
  • (2) Kuma 6 gallon stainless steel water heaters with electric and mechanical heaters
  • Hot and cold fresh-water transom shower located on post sugar scoop
  • (3) Jabsco Quiet Flush electric toilet
  • (2) 100 liter / 22 gallon aluminum black water tanks
  • Fresh water high pressure pump with hose bib to clean boat off. Mounted in port engine room (new 2021)
  • Both aft heads have been plumbed for fresh water flush option (new 2020)

Air Conditioning

  • 1600 BTU Dometic Cruisair for cooling main saloon with soft start to run off battery power (new in 2022)
  • (2) 1200 BTU Dometic Cruisair for cooling the 4 cabins that runs off generator or shore power


  • 4 Cabin (each side is a mirror image of the other with slight differences between forward and aft cabins)
  • Queen size beds
  • Large long shelves along bed
  • Shoe shelves at foot of bed on both sides
  • (2) Large pull out drawers at foot of bed
  • Closet with clothes hangar
  • Overhead hatch includes bug screen and shading screen
  • Long window and port hole window with Breeze Catcher
  • LED lighting throughout cabin with reading lights on both sides at head of bed
  • Memory foam mattress topper for added comfort
  • 120 A/C outlet in each cabin
  • Window blinds for shade and privacy (new 2022)
  • 12 volt fan


  • All four cabins have their own heads*
  • Walk in shower with shower door
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush electric heads
  • *Port forward shower and head is currently being used a wet closet and storage. Can easily be converted back to shower and toilet use
  • *Starboard forward head is the laundry room and storage. Toilet functions but washing machine sits in the shower space.
  • Showers push-button-drain switch changed out to flip on/off switch (new 2020)
  • Overhead hatch with shader and bug screen
  • Portlight window that opens for added air circulation, window blinds (new 2022)


  • Force10 propane oven big enough to hold 9x13 pan
  • Force10 propane four-burner cooktop
  • Large 12 volt Vitrifrigo freezer and fridge
  • Double stainless full-size sink
  • Separate drying basin with dish rack and drain. Corian cover for added counter space
  • 110V microwave
  • Corian countertops
  • (3) Triple shelf deep cabinets
  • 1 Cabinet under stove for baking sheets and platter storage
  • 1 Nook storage
  • Garbage cabinet with countertop access
  • (5) Spice racks
  • (2) Adjustable 12V fans
  • Accordion style blinds on forward and side windows (new 2022)
  • 3m Water filter for clean and GREAT tasting water mounted under sink (new 2022)


  • 2016 AB model 12 VS Hypalon fiberglass RIB
  • 2015 25 HP Yamaha 4 stroke outboard engine with fuel tank
  • Tender anchor

Safety equipment

  • 12 Standard life jackets
  • 12 Man Viking life raft with mounting cradle behind helm station on top deck (mounting cradle new 2020)
  • Horseshoe throwable PFD with water activated light
  • 8 Fenders and myriad of dock lines
  • EPIRB ACR Global Fix V4 (new 2020)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Upgraded bilges and new bilge sensors in hulls and engine rooms (new 2021, replaced one 2023)
  • Survival ditch bag with first aid, food, flare guns, flashlight, fishing gear, and a lot more


  • (2) Stand up paddle boards with paddles
  • 7x14 ft roll up swim mat
  • Standard dock lines (6), fenders (6-8)
  • Backup boat anchor
  • Life Jackets (10)
  • Misc Tools, wrenches, sockets, screw drivers
  • 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
  • 1 mako speargun, 1 hawaiian sling spear gun, 1 gaff
  • Misc. Snorkels, fins, masks, (mostly women and children size)
  • 2 Propane Tanks

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