Robertson & Caine Leopard 45 (2000) for sale in Christobal, Panama

£283,470 GBP
Listed price $359,000 USDGet a foreign exchange quote


Introducing the S/V Althea, a luxurious 2000 Leopard 45/47 catamaran now up for sale. This boat has been entirely revamped in 2023, with her sugar scoops being extended by 2 feet, enhancing her performance even further. Specially designed by Simonis Voogd and built by Robertson & Caine, the Leopard 45 famously garnered the title of "Charter Boat of the Year" in its introductory year, 1997. An incredibly comfortable and easy sailing experience is guaranteed due to its innovative deck layout. The reliable shaft drives and skeg protected rudders make it suitable for cruising in remote areas. The catamaran is enhanced with cabins furnished with queen size beds, LED lights, and AC outlets. New cushions are added to the salon and the galley comes equipped with an induction stove, 12 volt freezer, and a combo washer-dryer. Automated winches, cam clutches, and a trampoline bring leisure and convenience. Safety measures are meticulously taken care of with EPIRB ACR Global Fix V4, upgraded bilges, and new bilge sensors. Navigation is proficiently taken care of with Raymarine devices and a Fusion marine stereo Bluetooth system. This versatile vessel features ample electrical and plumbing amenities, a water system including watermakers and heaters, air conditioning, Stirring sails from Doyle, new sheets (2020), and myriad additional features that make it the epitome of sun-glistened extravagance.

General information
Robertson & Caine Leopard 45
Used sail boat for sale
£283,470 GBP | Listed price $359,000 USDGet a foreign exchange quote
Name of boat
Length overall
14.33 metres
Christobal, Panama

About this Robertson & Caine Leopard 45


S/V Althea is a newly redone 2000 Leopard 45/47 catamaran, for sale by owner. Althea has had her sugar scoops extended by 2 feet to a total of 47 feet to enhance her performance in 2023.

The classic Leopard 45, also known as the Moorings 4500, was designed by Simonis Voogd and built by Robertson & Caine in South Africa. When it was introduced in 1997, the Leopard 45 was selected by Cruising World Magazine as “Charter Boat of the Year” and quickly built an outstanding reputation in the Moorings and Sunsail charter fleets.

These catamarans set the standard for comfort, ease of sailing and performance when they were introduced. The layout allows easy movement about the boat from the spacious aft deck, a step down to the swimming platform, or relaxing on the foredeck trampoline.

The innovative deck layout brings a host of features to make life and sailing simplicity itself. From the aft deck arch that puts the mainsail sheeting system out of harm’s way, to the ingenious anchoring system, sailing the Leopard 45 is a breeze.

The Leopard 45 has robust shaft drives and skeg protected rudders making it well suited to cruising in remote areas.

Leopard Catamarans of South Africa was founded by builders John Robertson and Jerry Caine in 2000– a partnership that has been sustained since 1991. At the time, their catamarans were designed and built primarily for charter companies Sunsail and The Moorings. With over 1,500 vessels catamarans built, Leopard has established itself a leader in the production catamaran market both for private and charter use.

Layout & Accommodations

Queen size beds
Large long shelves along bed
Closet with clothes hangar
Overhead hatch includes bug screen and shading screen
LED lighting throughout cabin with reading lights on both sides at head of bed
Memory foam mattress topper for added comfort in master cabin
120 A/C outlet in each cabin
Window blinds for shade and privacy (new 2023)
12 volt fan in each room new (2023)

Walk in shower with shower door
Jabsco electric heads
Showers with jabsco drain pumps new (2023)
Overhead hatch with shader and bug screen
Portlight window that opens for added air circulation

New cushions throughout
Splendid washer dryer installed in place of extra large freezer.
Induction two burner stove
12 volt freezer


Force10 propane oven big enough to hold 9x13 pan
Force10 propane four-burner cooktop
Large 12 volt fridge.
Double stainless full-size sink
Separate drying basin with dish rack and drain. Corian cover for added counter space
Corian countertops
Triple shelf deep cabinets
1 Cabinet under stove for baking sheets and platter storage
1 Nook storage
Garbage cabinet with countertop access
Spice racks
Adjustable 12V fan
Accordion style blinds on forward and side windows.
Freezer box new (2023)
Induct two burner stove new(2023)
Splendid combo washer dryer new (2023)

Deck & Equipment

2 x Lewmar 55 two speed winches at helm
1 x Lewmar 55 electric winch with toe switch stb side
Antal Cam clutches for halyards, reefing lines, and control lines
Lewmar genoa tracks and cars
Lewmar double main-sheet with pad-eyes
Lewmar blocks
Large bow lockers
Cooking propane locker. (2) propane tanks
Wide, unobstructed side decks for safe, comfortable passage
Easy access to low boom
2 Fishing rod holders for trolling mounted on railing
Faux teak accent flooring
Dinghy davit with easy push button raise (new 2020)
New helm/cockpit cushions (2023)
Swim ladder
1 Large storage locker for snorkel and fishing gear
Hot and cold fresh-water transom shower
New hard top with led lighting with 4 diffident color choices (2023)
Sugar scoops extensions professional done (2023)
Magma propane gas grill mounted on aft railing and plumbed to main propane tank (new 2020)
Stand up paddle board/kayak holders mounted on stanchions

All new cushions
Enclosure added (2023)
New hard top (2023)

Overboard throw device
4 Standard life jackets
Horseshoe throwable PFD with water activated light
8 Fenders and dock lines
EPIRB ACR Global Fix V4 (new 2020)
Fire extinguishers
Upgraded bilges and new bilge sensors in hulls and engine rooms (new 2023)
Survival ditch bag with first aid, food, flare guns, flashlight, fishing gear, and a lot more

Anchor & Docking
Quick 1200 watt electric windlass with controls at windlass
Primary anchor: 33 kilo Rocna
175 ft G40 10 mm galvanized chain
Heavy duty bridle for anchoring/mooring
Second spare anchor is 25 kilo Bruce with 70 ft chain and 100 ft 1.25 in nylon rode.

Electronics & Navigation

Raymarine Axiom Pro 12” chartplotter hybrid touch screen multifunction (new 2023)
(2) Raymarine i70s instrument display (new 2023)
Raymarine p70s autopilot control with ACU-400 Actuator Control Unit (new 2020)
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 (2020)
43” Flat screen TV in saloon Samsung (2023)
Starlink mobile mounted on port side railing.

Electrical, Power & Plumbing

12 volt with 110 with inverter
12V DC/110V 50 Amp
5x 340W LG Neon panels on custom stainless steel solar arch 4x 340 LG Neon mounted on hard top for a total of 3060W (new 2023)
House battery bank: (20) 304 amp lifepo4 lithium, cells totaling 1500 AH (new 2023)
Victron Dc to Dc charge controllers (new 2023)
Victron Phoenix Inverter 3000 (new 2023)
Victron Skylla ip65 charger
Victron solar chargers ( x3 )(1)250/100 (1) 100/30 ( 1) 150/70 (new 2023)
REC Battery Monitor BMS (new 2023)
Victron Cerbo GX communication center with touch display
1 Port engine starting battery
1 Starboard starting battery
110 ac outlets (1 per cabin, 1 at chart table, 2 in galley, 1 in all bathrooms
12 volt outlets (1 at helm station, 1 at navigation station,
120 volt electrical system (water heater, battery charger, outlets, inverter)
3x50 ft shore power cord, 120 volt US power, 2x30AMP plugs
Phaser 8 KW generator with 2400 hr

Water Systems
(2) 468 liter / 103 gallon , (1) 227 liter / 50 gallon plastic freshwater tanks
Rainman Watermaker 11 gph, with automatic auto flush system (new 2021),
(2) Atwood 6 gallon stainless steel water heaters with electric and mechanical heaters
Hot and cold fresh-water transom shower located on post sugar scoop
(4) Jabsco electric toilet
(2) 100 liter / 22 gallon plastic black water tank

Air Conditioning
12000 btu mauru 12 volt for cooling main saloon and forward stb cabin runs off the batteries (new in 2023)
(2) 12000 BTU Dometic Cruisair for cooling the 4 cabins that runs off generator or shore power

Sails & Rigging

Sails are Doyle sails new in (2021) Main and Genoa.
iSTEC Parasailor 170 sq meter used twice.
Sheets are all new in (2020)

Additional Information

Standard dock lines (6), fenders (6-8)
Backup boat anchor
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
3 Propane Tanks
Bottom job with 8 gallons of Seahawk and cutlass bearings changed (2023)
Travler car with block replaced (2023)
New saloon windows port and sub replaced (2023)
Cockpit cushions new (2023)
Saloon cushions new (2022)
Trampoline Newly restitched (2023)
All x 12 hatches replaced new (2020)
Custom Dingy support and solar support new (2021)
All bathrooms have been redone with new Faucets and gel coating to sinks and floors.

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