Kept in Dry Storage Several Months a Year
4 cabins, 4 heads with separate shower stalls.
Saloon Table sits 8 comfortably and drops down to make huge extra bed
Brand New Clears
Brand New Upholstery in Salon and Cockpit
9 Kva Diesel Generator
New AGM batteries
3 X separate air conditioning units with independent temperature controllers
Watermaker (New 2017)
100 amp Victron Energy Charger
New Rocna 88 Anchor
2016 Furling Genoa
2016 Fully battened mainsail
Filtered Water tap Galley
This beautiful and beautifully maintained Leopard 46 2012 is now available for sale fully equipped and ready to keep cruising with no expenses necessary. This boat would suit a discerning boat buyer looking for a near new vessel.
Her owners, a family from the New Zealand, purchased ‘Colibri’ 3 years ago and have kept her in Fiji to enjoy as a holiday get-away. The boat is kept out of the water for 4-5 months each year during the cyclone season and has now just been re-splashed.
This beautiful boat would make a superb and comfortable live-aboard and is outfitted perfectly for blue-water cruising with plenty of solar, generator, water-maker, air conditioning, washing machine, deep freezer and all the necessary electronics and safety equipment.
Many agree that the Leopard 46 Catamaran easily outclass their similar size multihull competitors in terms of performance, durability and comfort. The balance of interior and exterior usability, from the seamless transition between the extra-large cockpit and the plush saloon, level galley, wide traffic areas, intelligent use of the design for maximum and readily accessible storage, abundance of natural light, air flow, etc., are complemented by well above expectations quality, from the drawing board all the way to the finishing touches.
Leopards consistently provides higher quality materials, more sophisticated building techniques, and more robust engineering. Their attention to details is another factor which will keep your beloved boat or investment from deteriorating, such as, for example, the way interior timber furnishing are finished in a way to prevent water intrusion and discolouration over time, a method that is seldom used by other manufacturers.
As cruising yachts, Leopards catamarans are truly hard to match in terms of speed, comfort and an ideal layout for families whose whole world will often be reduced to their ship for days of ocean passage, who will need to carry a vast amount of equipment and food without cluttering the boat, and who when they arrive at their destination will want to be able to enjoy a ship that is not just strong and seaworthy but also an ideal play platform.
One look at a Leopard Catamaran is enough to see that under it’s striking, almost feline lines, this yacht mean business.
The brainchild of highly respected South African boat builders Robertson and Caine, and designed by Gino Morelli and Pete Melvin (who drew the record-breaking maxi-catamaran PlayStation), it is easy to see that the boat is meant as a powerful, fast cruising yacht, perfectly suited to the more challenging environment of the ocean around South Africa and to safe and comfortable passage-making.
The Leopard 46 has high, almost plumb bows, which combined with the louvered forward window and rakish transom give a well-balanced, striking profile. The bows are narrow at the water-line and with a very fine entry to enhance performance. The elegant chines further define the lines and are pleasing to the eye, but are in fact designed to optimise the interior volume without slowing the boat down, and to provide a ‘shelf’ to reduce hobby-horsing as well as add reserve buoyancy in the seaway. The high bridge-deck is shaped to promote good adhesion to the water while encouraging performance and reducing ‘slamming’ in big seas as much as possible, something that boat owners with lower bridge decks sometimes complain about.
The cockpit is big and comfortable, and offers various sitting, dining and relaxing areas. It is perfect for entertaining, with its huge table, pleasantly curving seats, lounges and easy access to the transom and aft deck. Every cruisers love their boat, but the Leopard 46’s cockpit is very often a subject of envy..! Perhaps it is the 25’ beam, which contributes to the sense of lateral space, and the way the interior lounge / saloon is positioned somewhat further forward, slightly reducing interior space but providing the most used part of the boat, the cockpit, with a huge amount of usable and versatile space.
To add to the comfort is the adjustable hatch in the fibreglass Bimini, which opens forward to act as a wind scoop to provide a cooling breeze, a very nice feature in the tropics. Colibri' 's cockpit is fitted with full weather protection covers and brand new clears.
The helm seat is raised for good visibility and designed to be safe in all weathers. It is a winner for many cruisers who resent being up many steps in a flybridge, far from everyone else on board and away from everything. It allows for all the sailing to be done in situ, without need to venture on deck unless ready to dock or anchor.
The leopard 46’s bows feature water tight compartments (ideal in case of collision), which are great for storing large water toys such as surf boards and other various equipment. One of these compartment has actually been fitted out as a crew cabin or additional berth, with a proper mattress and storage. It is reached by the overhead hatch or via a small opening door in the forward guest cabin.
Aft of the trampoline is the windlass, water tankage, sail storage, and generator compartments. The distinctive and functional Leopard glass steps allow you to easily mount the rooftop to access the lazy-jacks and sail bag.
Access inside is through sliding glass doors that essentially extend the saloon into the cockpit at the same level. Part of the galley counter folds out, enhancing this effect. The galley is in the starboard, aft part of the saloon. It is large, are and comfortable to use even at sea, and will be the delight of the resident chef with its full size stove, oven and grill, ample dedicated food storage, preparation areas and deep, double sink.
The dinette forward provides 360-degree views around the boat and seats eight in comfort. Three ports above the dinette in the forward part of the house open for good flow-through ventilation right through to the cockpit.
The interior's satin-finished cherry woodwork is attractive without being too warm. The laminate flooring used throughout presents in great condition and is easy to maintain.
‘Colibri' has the 4 cabins, 4 head layout, where the two aft cabins can be described as staterooms, with a Queen size island berth and ensuite head and shower which is of a generous size.
The forward cabins have a semi-island double berth, access to the ensuite head and separate shower, and as for all the other cabins are fitted with ample designated storage lockers and hanging wardrobes.
For more information please contact Anna at Nautilus Yacht Management. We would be delighted to chat with you more about the lovely 'Colibri' and to arrange for an inspection with you, which is easily done as the boat is currently only 20 minutes from Nadi international airport.