2016 Leopard 48

Cape Town, South Africa



  • Sold: 7/12/2019

Yacht Overview

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Cape Town, South Africa

Leopard Catamarans is proud to present following Leopard 48 to the market ! 

An exceptional 3 cabin owner's version, very well equipped model year 2016 Leopard 48 for sale. 

BROKER'S REMARKS:  "CATUA" has been very well cared for and shows exceptionally well.  One of the very successful Leopard range,  a world cruiser, nicely equipped from the factory.

Some of the great features you will find on board are the upgraded Yanmar 4JH57CE 57hp engines; Raymarine Base Pack includes Ray55 VHF at nav station; p70 colour autopilot display; e125 Hybridtouch multifunction display with WI-FI; (2) i70 colour upgrade wind instruments in lieu of i60 wind instrument and i50 Tridata speed, log and depth instruments with retractable depth and speed transducers. Raymic 2nd station VHF at helm for Ray55; HD Colour radar 4kW 18 inch 48nm radome scanner, Fishfinder includes P319 (600W) depth transducer; Spectra Newport 400 water-maker, Genset Northern lights 9kW; Cruisair conditioning systems (40 000 BTU total); Electric sheet winch; Electric flushing toilets (all toilets converted to fresh water with additional tanks); Auto remote chain counter installed at helm; LG washer/ dryer unit in owner's bathroom; EPIRB ocean signal; Raymarine engine interface and Gennaker running rigging to name but a few of the available options on board the vessel. 

BUILDER'S REMARKS:  Leopard Catamarans is excited and proud to introduce the award winning Leopard 48. Focused on blue water performance and comfortable living, the Leopard 48 is a welcome addition to the award winning Leopard line.

Noted for the design's innovative forward cockpit, fly bridge helm station, and solid hardtop dodger.  The Leopard 48 won Cruising World's prestigious boat of the year award upon it's debut and was further declared the top winner of Cruising World's "40 best catamarans of all time".


Basic Details

  • Boat Name: CATUA
  • Make: Leopard
  • Model: 48
  • Length: 48ft / 14.63m
  • Year: 2016
  • Location: Cape Town, ZA
  • Price: $695,000.00
  • Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Hull Construction: Composite Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Sandwich with Balsa core
  • Deck Material: Fiberglass
  • Rudder Type: Balanced spade rudders; Rudder stock in F16ph stainless steel' JP3 self aligning bearings; Chain and wire steering system c/w bulkhead steering unit and brake; Destroyer type steering wheel.
  • Keel Type: Multi-hull
  • Designer: Simonis & Voogt
  • Where Built: Cape Town, South Africa
  • HIN: ZA-RACA8117I516
  • Flag: ZA
  • Layout (Cabins): 3
  • Layout (Heads): 3
  • LOA: 48 ft 3 in / 14.71 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-C
  • Year: 2015
  • Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Sail
  • Power: 57
  • Prop Type: 3 Blade, Other
  • Engine Hours Run / Date: 127

Engine 2

  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH57-C
  • Year: 2015
  • Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Sail
  • Power: 57
  • Prop Type: 3 Blade, Other
  • Engine Hours Run / Date: 126


  • Gearbox: SD50
  • Controls: Morse double lever throttle / gearshift control
  • Cooling System: Fresh



  • Count: 2
  • Capacity: 350.15L / 92.5USgal
  • Material: Aluminum


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


  • Count: 2
  • Capacity: 255.52L / 67.5USgal
  • Material: Plastic


  • Single Berths: 2
  • Double Berths: 3
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 3

Electronics and Navigation

  • Depthsounder: Raymarine Tridata - i70 colour instrument displays
  • Log Speedometer: Raymarine Tridata - i70 colour instrument display
  • Wind Speed and Direction: Raymarine Tridata i70 colour instrument display
  • Compass: At helm position
  • Plotter: Raymarine e7 chart plotter with WI-FI
  • Autopilot: Raymarine p70 colour autopilot display with autopilot remote smart controller at navstation
  • VHF: Ray55 with Raymic 2nd station at helm for Ray55
  • Radar: HD colour radar includes 4 kW 18 in 48nm Radome scanner
  • Radio: Fusion 700i Series Marine Stereo with docking station, includes bluetooth
  • Cockpit Speakers: Yes


  • Fully Battened Mainsail: Fully battened with c/w 2 row reefs
  • Furling Genoa: 120% Furling Genoa
  • Mainsail Cover: Yes
  • Lazy Bag: Stackpack (boom cover)


  • Genoa Winches: (2) Lewmar
  • Spar Maker / Material: Natural anodized mast
  • Standing Rigging Material: Stainless Steel
  • Electric Winch: Yes

Inside Equipment

  • Electric Bilge Pump: (2) Electric bilge pumps (keel sump) with float switches and alarm at switch panel; (2) Elec. bilge pumps (engine room)
  • Manual Bilge Pump: (2) Manual bilge pumps with strum boxes (keel sump); (2) High water bilge float switches with alarm at switch panel
  • Air Conditioning: Air conditioning - 40,000 BTU Total: (2) 12,000 BTU; (1) 16k BTU
  • Fans: Ventilation fans in saloon (2) and cabins (3)  Throughout cabins and saloon.
  • Hot Water: Hot/ cold pressurized fresh water system; (1) 3.5 GPM fresh water pressure pump with accumulator tank
  • Fresh Water Maker: Spectra Newport 400 (12v), 36 Litre/ 17 US Gal per hour incl. MPC 3000 controller system
  • Fresh Water Pump: Jabsco Par Max 3.5 GPM fresh water pressure pump with (1) accumulator tank; (1) Hot water cylinders 12 USGal/ 46 litres total capacity; (2) 11 Gal water heaters fitted in lieu of 6 Gal water heaters.
  • Sea Water Pump: Yes
  • Washing Machine: LG 220v washer/ dryer installed in owner suite heads
  • Cooker Type: ENO gas 3-burner hob; gas oven
  • Oven: ENO - 3 burner gas ring with oven
  • Sink: Double Stainless; Combination mixer shower faucet
  • Electric Head: (3) Electric and all converted to fresh water with additional tanks
  • Showers: 4
  • Interior Construction/Wood Type: Milk laminate with solid wood trims
  • Refrigerator: Vitrifrigo 2 drawer front opening 212 litre/ US Gal 56
  • Deep Freezer: Vitrifrigo 2 drawer front opening 212 litre/ US Gal 56
  • Saloon Table: Yes - Standard double bank conversion.

Electrical Equipment

  • Shore Power: (2) 50' 30 amp shore power lines, HWC 220v conversion
  • Electrical Circuit: 220V
  • Battery Charger: 12v - 220v 2.7 kW inverter with 125A charge rate, including remote operational panel with battery monitor
  • Inverter: 12v - 220v 2.7 kW inverter with 125A charge rate, including remote operational panel with battery monitor
  • Generator: Northern Lights 9Kw supplied from aft port fuel tank with transfer, approx 28 hrs as of January 2019
  • House Batteries: (4) Upgraded standard lead acid to AGM 210 AH
  • Engine Batteries: (2) Upgraded standard lead acid to AGM Starter batteries
  • Generator Batteries: (1) AGM

Deck Equipment

  • Steering System: Destroyer type steering wheel with leather trim
  • Steering Wheel: Stainless steel
  • Bimini Top: Custom hard top bimini including over helm seat
  • Teak Cockpit: Yes
  • Solar Panel: (6) Solar panels 70w each fitted to hard top
  • Cockpit Cushions: Full set for aft and forward cockpits
  • Swimming Ladder: Yes
  • Cockpit Shower: (1) Hot & cold water
  • Dinghy: 3.6 meter Infanta RIB
  • Fenders: (6) Yes
  • Cockpit Table: (1)
  • Anchor Windlass: (1) Yes - 1,500 w vertical windlass 10 mm gypsy c/w hand-held remote; anchor bow roller fitting, anchor chain stopping.
  • Primary Anchor: Racnor Anchor 40 kg with 80m of chain;
  • Liferaft: Viking 8 Person
  • Teak Decks: Composite teak decking
  • Underwater Lights: (4) Blue mounted on the stern
  • Safety Equipment: CE Safety Package (8) Life jackets, (8) Harness Lines, (1) Emergency Tiller, (1) Life-raft (8 person life-raft).
  • Other Equipment: Anchor bridle, shackles and hooks; mooring lines (4) and (2) spring lines.


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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