2015 Leopard 48 Owners Version

Fort Lauderdale, United States of America (the)


Tax Paid

  • Sold: 11/30/2017

Yacht Overview

Boat Name: 
The Amazing Marvin
Boat Type: 
Located in:
Fort Lauderdale, United States of America (the)

2015 Leopard 48 - The Amazing Marvin

******Leopard Catamarans Brokerage is Proud to Present 2015 Leopard 48 Owners Version  "The Amazing Marvin" - Available Now - US Import Duty Paid - Asking $649k ******

From the Owners: The Amazing Marvin is an owner’s version 2015 Leopard 48, hull #086. Length is 48’ 5" and draft is 4’ 10”. He is USCG-registered (no import duty!) and has 3 bedrooms, 4 showers (one in each bathroom and one deck shower with both hot and cold water), and 3 Jabsco QuietFlush electric heads. The saloon table can be lowered and converted into a bed. We have slept a total of 7 adults (on mattresses) and 4 children (on the saloon bed) comfortably onboard!


From the Builder: From the 360 degree visibility at the helm to the well protected fore and aft cockpits, the Leopard 48 is designed for a modern blue water lifestyle. Stepping on board the wide transoms, you are only 2 steps away from direct access to the cockpit and side decks. The raised helm station offers exceptional visibility and is easily accessed from the cockpit and side deck. The standard electric winch and all lines led aft make short-handed yacht control very manageable. From the helm seat, all sail handling and engine controls are within reach. The Leopard 48 also offers comfortable seating for up to 3 at the helm. The starboard hull is entirely dedicated to the Owner's suite. The walk around center line queen size bed allows for easy access. The spacious interior dining area can seat up to eight guests comfortably and the dining table can be converted to an optional double berth.

  • Two Yanmar 4JH57 57 hp engines with just over 100 hours on them (replaced
    due to accident; contact us for details)
  • Factory-installed Northern Lights 9 kW generator
  •  Spectra Newport 400 watermaker
  • Fresh water capacity of 780 L/ 206 US gallons
  • Fuel capacity of 700 L/ 185 US gallons
  •  Black water/holding tank capacity of 170 L/ 45 US gallons
  • Two 11-gallon water heaters
  • Splendide Clothes Washer/Dryer (YES! DRYER!)
  • Cruisair Air-Conditioning in both hulls and saloon
  • Raymarine e125 Wifi chartplotter, dual i70s, AIS 650 Transceiver, VHF,
    autopilot with p70 remote, Fusion Bluetooth radio with two zones and helm
  • Digital Radome radar

  •  Iridium pilot sat phone system
  •  ENO gas oven and 3-burner hob
  •  Vitrifrigo front-opening fridge/freezer
  •  Vitrifrigo “beer fridge” in aft cockpit (your beer is waiting for you!)
  •  Zebrawood laminate finishes
  •  4 custom latex foam mattresses, including one mattress (sleeping one person)
    custom-fitted to the port forepeak
  •  Runs on US standard 230/115 V at 60 Hz
  •  LED lighting

  • Electric winches and windlass
  • Electric dinghy davit
  •  Dive bottle rack
  •  Composite teak decking
  •  Stackpack for Ullman mainsail
  • Anchor bridle system with 165 ft of anchor chain

    CUSTOM Improvements made over time to spruce Marvin up even more: (YOU
    1. Replaced factory props with 4-bladed Easy Max Props
    2. Replaced factory anchor with Rocna 55-kg anchor (Yes, the windlass can
    handle it, and that baby cuts through seagrass like butter!)
    3. Replaced boatside power plugs with SmartPlugs
    4. Replaced factory swim ladder with Garelick steel one

    5. Installed freshwater flush system for toilet (extremely useful when going on the
    hard to avoid deposit buildup in hoses)
    6. Installed fancy blue LED stern lights (because they are cool)
    7. Added extra storage cabinet built into kitchen
    8. Added an extra spice rack and sink rack in kitchen
    9. Bought designer outdoor cushions and pillows for fore and aft cockpits
    10. Installed 406MHz EPIRB
    11. Added block to dinghy davit to improve function
    12. Full cockpit enclosure made of 40 gauge Strataglas
    13. Forward cockpit curtains
    14. Rear privacy shades
    15. Custom helm cover
    16. Replaced factory helm seat with more comfortable cushion
    17. Replaced all factory mattresses with Premium Plush latex mattresses
    18. Fitted waterproof covers for new mattresses
    19. Upgraded Spinlock clutch for main halyard due to excessive slippage
    20. Installed CO detectors in aft cabins (never went off)
    21. Installed netting in bilges to increase storage space
    22. Installed Phillips InstantTrust UVC active water filter for entire boat and
    conventional Culligan RV-700 filter for galley sink
    23. Custom-built life raft stern mount (otherwise the life raft would take up the entire
    aft lazarette)
    24. Multiple electrical upgrades.
    a. Replaced lead-acid AGM’s with 900 A-hr Lithium Ion batteries and
    upgraded wiring
    b. Factory 2 kW inverter replaced with two Victron Phoenix 12/3000 parallel
    inverters 6 kW continuous/12 kW surge capacity

    c. 300 W factory solar upgraded to 1300 W of solar with seven BlueSky
    networked MPPT controllers
    d. Single factory 100A inverter/charger replaced with two Mastervolt 100A
    networked chargers
    e. Factory fixed alternators replaced by Electromaax programmable adaptive
    160 A alternators
    f. Sterling starter battery isolators used to properly charge and protect starter
    g. Mastervolt and Victron networks monitored via graphical displays and
    configurable via USB
    h. Electrical system allows up to two air conditioners to be run on battery
    power alone or on one engine with the new alternators (very nice under sail
    in the tropics)
    i. Victron ATR-32A autotransformer used to allow full inverter output to any
    system onboard
    j. Two Victron 3200W isolation transformers installed to allow worldwide
    k. Smart Masterbus shunts and distributors used to track and fuse DC systems
    l. Electrical system allows plug-in operation of every device on board in any
    marina in the world
    25. Air conditioning temperature sensors relocated to aft cabins with curtain made
    for main cabin to minimize AC run time and energy usage
    26. Electrical panel upgraded and reorganized
    27. Two 11-gallon water heaters relocated to bilges in aft cabins (more storage
    under beds)
    28. Yanmar NMEA-2000 engine harnesses installed – can monitor engine
    parameters on Raymarine network
    29. Replaced novelty factory anchor bridle hook (you should’ve seen it – it bends
    when you look at it askew) with Mantus bridle hook
    30. Modified forward reefing system to work without chafing
    31. Modified mainsail to fix aft reefing line to eliminate chafe
    32. Mounted Iridium Pilot system on roof for internet, phone, and weather

    33. Installed ICOM IC-M802 Single Sideband Radio
    34. Installed two IP docking cameras on mast for forward and port views
    35. Replaced factory Rule bilge switches with Jabsco Hydro Air pneumatic bilge
    switches (which have been soooo much better!)
    36. Replaced 12 mm jibsheets with 14 mm poly jibsheets
    37. Replaced stock 10 mm halyard with 12 mm Dyneema
    38. Replaced stock 14 mm spinnaker halyard with 12 mm Dyneema spinnaker
    halyard (never used – no chafe!)
    39. Added AC outlets to aft cockpit, saloon, kitchen, and master bedroom
    40. Put in anchor chain markers
    41. Lower shrouds replaced after originals developed stranding in January 2017
    42. Had the wooden supports in our saloon cushions replaced with larger ones so
    that the cushions sat better in their mounts and were stronger when you stood
    on them
    43. Two flatscreen LG TVs with speaker systems
    44. Internal LAN plus WAN with MicroTik Wifi extender
    45. Many spares for the engines and generator
    46. Many extra lines and sheets
    47. USCG-approved safety package with 8-man Viking liferaft
  • Extras available for purchase (not included, all bought new in 2015 unless
    otherwise stated):
  •  Eleven foot Brig Falcon 330HT rigid-floor console dinghy with 20 HP four-stroke
    Yamaha, spares, paddles, two anchors, fitted chaps, and fitted offshore cover
  • Two large bins stainless (316) hardware, SAE and metric
  •  WestMarine deckbox in aft cockpit
  •  Dometic CF-110 portable fridge/freezer
  •  Custom-made Quantum A3 heavy-duty 1.8 oz asymmetrical spinnaker with lines,
    dousing sock, and blocks (purchased new in 2017)
  •  Para-anchor, unused
  •  Fortress FX-85 storm anchor
  •  4 steel dive tanks
  •  Electric 230V three-phase dive compressor, spares, and associated drive
  •  Electric Airline Scuba Hookah system (great for cleaning the bottom!)
  •  Most-likely useless but stocked ditch bag complete with flares, flashlights, knives,
    etc. Leopards don’t sink.
  • Please contact listing broker regarding the insurance claim in January 2017.

Basic Details

  • Boat Name: The Amazing Marvin
  • Make: Leopard
  • Model: 48 Owners Version
  • Length: 48ft / 14.63m
  • Year: 2015
  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, US
  • Price: $649,000.00
  • Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Hull Construction: Composite Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Sandwich with Balsa core
  • Deck Material: Textured G.R.P. Balsa core
  • Rudder Type: Balanced spade rudder
  • Keel Type: Multihull
  • Designer: Simonis & Voogd / Robertson and Caine
  • Where Built: South Africa
  • Layout (Cabins): 3
  • Layout (Heads): 3
  • LOA: 48 ft 5 in / 14.76 m
  • LWL: 45 ft 5 in / 13.84 m
  • Beam: 25 ft / 7.62 m
  • Draft: 4 ft 10 in / 1.47 m
  • Displacement: 37,480 lb / 17,001 kg

Engines and Controls

Engine 1

  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH57
  • Drive Type: Sail
  • Power: 57

Engine 2

  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH57
  • Drive Type: Sail
  • Power: 47


  • Controls: Morse
  • Cooling System: Heat exchanger



  • Count: 2
  • Capacity: 348.26L / 92USgal
  • Material: Aluminum


  • Count: 2
  • Capacity: 389.9L / 103USgal


  • Count: 2
  • Capacity: 87.06L / 23USgal


  • Single Berths: 1
  • Double Berths: 3
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 3

Electronics and Navigation

  • Depthsounder: Raymarine i70 tridata
  • Log Speedometer: Raymarine i70 tridata
  • Wind Speed and Direction: Raymarine i70
  • GPS: Yes
  • Compass: Plastimo
  • Plotter: Raymarine e125 Hybridtouch multifunction display with WiFi at helmstation
  • Autopilot: Raymarine P70 Color display autopilot remote smart controller at nav station
  • VHF: Ray VHF 55 inside nav station and outside helm
  • TV Set: Yes
  • Radio: Yes
  • Cockpit Speakers: Yes


  • Fully Battened Mainsail: Yes
  • Furling Genoa: Yes
  • Lazy Bag: Yes


  • Genoa Winches: (2) Lewmar (1 x Electric)
  • Mainsheet Winch: (1) Lewmar
  • Type of Rig: Sloop
  • Spar Maker / Material: Sparcraft / Aluminum
  • Standing Rigging Material: Stainless steel wire
  • Running Rigging Material: Cored braided line
  • Mainsail Reefing: Slab reefing
  • Headsail Roller Furling: Profurl Titanium
  • Electric Winch: Yes

Inside Equipment

  • Electric Bilge Pump: 4 x automatic with float switches & alarms
  • Manual Bilge Pump: 2 x manual emergency bilge pumps
  • Air Conditioning: Three units, 1 X 16,000 BTU, 2 X 12,000
  • Fans: Interior fans in every cabin / salon x 2 (5 total)
  • Hot Water: 2 X 40 liter 110 volt water heaters
  • Fresh Water Pump: Fresh hot and cold water – Jabsco Parmax 3.5 GI / minute with accumulator tank
  • Cooker Type: ENO gas 3 burner hob, gas solenoid shut-off valve with control at switch panel & warning light at cooker, gas cylinder regulator in dedicated cockpit LPG locker
  • Oven: with broiler
  • Sink: (1) Double stainless steel basin in galley, single lever mixer faucet with combination mixer - extendable. Dish and cutlery drying recess with drainage.
  • Electric Head: (3) Jabsco quiet flush electric toilets
  • Showers: (3) stall showers, faucets extendable, plus transom show (hot and cold)
  • Refrigerator: Vitrifrigo 2-drawer front-opening
  • Blinds: Interior Saloon Blinds
  • Saloon Table: Convertible to Coffee Table / Double Bunk with cushion
  • Washer/Dryer: Splendide

Electrical Equipment

  • Shore Power: 110V with 2 x 50ft cables
  • Battery Charger: Yes
  • Generator: Northern Lights 9kW, plus fuel transfer system

Deck Equipment

  • Steering System: Wheel, cable
  • Bimini Top: Hardtop
  • Teak Cockpit: Yes
  • Solar Panel: Yes
  • Cockpit Cushions: Custom
  • Swimming Ladder: Port stern
  • Cockpit Shower: hot and cold
  • Davits: Custom stainless steel with electric winch
  • Tender: sold seperately
  • Cockpit Table: Yes
  • Cockpit Refrigeration: 12V Refrigerator
  • Anchor Windlass: Quick Hector 1000W 12V Electric with remote control at base of mast
  • Liferaft: 8 person
  • Teak Decks: Aft and Forward cockpits, helm platform, transom steps
  • Underwater Lights: Blue mounted on stern
  • Deck Wash: Fitting and pump, dual fresh/salt water system
  • Safety Equipment: CE safety package including 8 man liferaft, Epirb, Life Jackets


  • Cockpit Cover: Yes



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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