necessary- ready to go. A tough boat- Robertson & Caine overbuilt their earlier boats. Leopard 45
, year 2000, 4 cabin
, 4 head
. It left the Caribbean
in 2006 for private ownership
, therefore hasn't been under the tropical sun for most of its life- the gel coat polishes nicely. We bought the boat
February 2014 in Annapolis
. US Duty has been paid. Since purchasing
we've put more than $110,000 into the vessel. It’s become a true cruising machine. Price
: $279k, firm
. We are currently in the Bahamas
, returning to south-central Florida
in 2 weeks. A video of Four Coconuts can be found on Youtube by searching “Leopard 45, part 1”.
Here are the major new items, 2014-2016:
- (March 2016), Hauled the boat
, New antifouling and detailing including full wax.
- (2014) ENGINES Twin Yanmar
54 hp - shaft drives installed by Whitaker Marine
, Ft. Pierce FL. (As of March 2016, 850hrs on each).
- (2015-2016) New Props
- (2014) New Transmissions
- (2014) New Water lift
- (2015) We added inspection ports
to the fuel tanks
, removed all the fuel
and had them cleaned extensively. We then polished the fuel and had it put back in. We’ve used Biobor since.
-(2014) Triple X standing rigging
done by Atlantic Rigging
- (2014) Cockpit
enclosure: We took the cockpit
enclosure and widened it 6 feet using Strataglass for the front and half way down the sides, Ferrari's Batalyne mesh for the 2nd half and the rear, Stamoid for the top and rollbacks over the helm
for 360 degree views- it's simply awesome.
-(2015) Trampoline awning made of Stamoid
-(2014) Spectra Cape Horn Extreme watermaker- 16 GPH, supported by solar
-(2015) 1,000 watts of Kyocera panels
with an Outback FM80 controller. The solar
supports all the energy needs for the boat and with excess to make water
and ice cubes. The solar install is slick without excessive stainless structure.
bank, 840ah AGM’s by Lifeline. With the 1,000w of solar the battery’s stay in excellent condition. We rarely see less than 12.2v
-(2014) Xantrex 3000 watt 3012 Inverter/Charger
-(2015) Cockpit cushions
all around including the helm
seat (The cockpit sits 10-12). We modified the back of the helm seat to be a flat section with better support and comfort for long passages
upholstery in sand color with higher backs and a removable insert center cushion so the table can be dropped and made into a big lounge area for movie
night's (32" TV with surround & subwoofer). It's also excellent for sleeping on overnight passages.
-(2014) AB dinghy
with a 15hp 2-stroke Yamaha. The engine
did get cosmetically scratched up in Martinique
-(2014) 250' of 3/8” G43 HT chain, bridle
chain hook and 73lb Rocna anchor
. We don't budge!
-(2014) Viking 8 person offshore
-(2014) Rebedded hatches. In addition we plan on replacing the four large hatches prior to sale
-(2015) Restitched sails
, Garmin GPS
Map 820 with chips for the Caribbean
GMR xHD 18”.
-(2014) ICOM-M802 SSB
(purchase and installation
, ACR Globalfix Pro
lines and fenders.
-(2016) Heads- Since changing out the sanitation hosing only fresh water has been used in the heads.
-(2015) Dometic Ice Maker
GSP-1700 satellite phone
-Just before we bought the boat the previous owner changed out several thru-hulls. The boat is dry.
-In 2010 a former owner added a new 7.3kw Northern Lights
genset and 3 A/C units- reverse cycle so they can heat and dehumidify, too. Only 2,700 hours on the genset as of March 2016. Being able to periodically dehumidify the boat is a big deal. We have no mildew issues, no smells and the interior
is in excellent shape.
Well, that's the big stuff that’s new over few years. I’m not listing the normal stuff the boat comes with like lifejackets, jack lines and tethers, jerry cans, microwave, Magam grill
, cups & plates, etc.
We’ve hauled the boat three times and done three bottom jobs, four waxes. We get her waxed every 6 months. She's a beautiful boat. Of course there's been a lot of smaller stuff done like running rigging, new davit blocks, etc. Note that the boat has shaft drives- a big maintenance/money saver.