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Leopard 43

Virgin Islands (u.s.)
US $245,000






43 ft

Hull Material


Engine/Fuel Type



St. Thomas

About this Boat

S/V Sapphire is a well maintained 2006 Leopard 43, whose loving owners have been cruising and doing a part-time bed and breakfast aboard in St. Thomas. They have worked tirelessly to make sure the boat has always had the best of care, and it shows! With relatively low hours for a boat of her age, and unusually nice cosmetic condition overall, this Leopard 43 should be on your short list while shopping for a cruising Catamaran.

Her four-cabin, four-head layout affords comfort and privacy, with room for guests to join in the adventure. The inviting cockpit integrates her guests with the view and breezes, and will be a gathering point for many pleasurable social events. The louvered salon windows afford full visibility, while shading the salon from direct sunlight. The U-shaped galley-up allows the chef to enjoy the panoramic view while interacting with guests and crew. The helm is functional and efficient, with a commanding view of all corners of the boat. The sugar-scoop sterns make the clear and refreshing waters easily accessible to guests and crew, while also making fishing a joy and dinghy boarding safe and easy.

A worthy member of the family of the enormously successful Simonis-Voogd designs, the four-cabin Leopard 43 is highly sought after by charterers and owners worldwide.

Located in the heart of the Caribbean and ready for immediate sale. SAPPHIRE is the very best buy in the world for one of these much sought after catamarans.


  • Designer:
  • Keel: Other


  • LOA: 43 ft
  • Beam: 22.75 ft
  • LWL: 40 ft
  • Maximum Draft:
  • Maximum Displacement:
  • Dry Weight: 19,030 lb

Additional Details

  • Designer: Alex Simonis and Maarten Voogd 
  • Builder: Robertson and Caine Cape Town, South Africa  
  • Year Built: 2006 
  • Model: Leopard 43 four-cabin 
  • Construction: GRP Vacuum bagged Balsa sandwich
  • Flag: USA
  • Length Overall: 42ft 6in / 12.95M LWL: 41ft 6in / 11.50M
  • Beam: 22ft 9in / 6.93M
  • Headroom: 6ft 6" / 2.0M
  • Draft: 4ft 0in / 1.4M
  • Displacement: 19,030 lbs / 8,845 Kg
  • Steering: Wheel/cable
  • Rudder type: Skeg Hung Rudder
  • Mast height: 63ft / 19.20M
  • Sail Area: Fully battened Main Sail 755 ft² / 70 m² 
  • Roller furling Genoa 474 ft² / 46 m²
  • Engines: 2 X Yanmar 3-cyl 3JH4E 40hp diesel engines 
  • Propellers: Kanzaki (Yanmar) KM35A transmission  coupled through Kazani transmission to 30mm  propeller shafts to (2) Three bladed fixed propellers
  • Water capacity: 211gal / 800L
  • Fuel Tanks: 95gal / 360L
  • Cabins Each hull: single bunk in the bow, double cabin, two heads (toilet with shower) amidships and a double cabin aft. (4 cabin/4 head layout, max persons 10)
  • Heads The four heads are each equipped with toilets, holding tanks, hand basins, showers & mirrors. Hot & cold pressurised water in the galley and heads.
  • Each hull: single bunk in the bow 
  • Double cabin forward 
  • Two heads (toilet with shower) amidships 
  • Double cabin aft. 
  • 4 cabin/4 head layout, max persons 10 
  • Saloon 
  • Galley up 
  • Air conditioning throughout the boat
Galley and Plumbing
  • Force 10 (2) burner, stainless steel propane stove with oven and grill 
  • 12 Volt Sea Frost fridge
  • 6 Gal Kuuma stainless steel hot water tank (strbd) 
  • Pressurized fresh water with Jabsco Sensor-Max 14’ – 3.7 GPM / 35 PSI diaphragm pump 
  • Water is heated via the engine heat exchanger or with a 110v element 
  • (4) Jabsco piston type, manual marine toilets 
  • (4) Interior showers with Jabsco diaphragm pumps 
  • Deck shower
  • Raymarine ST7002 autopilot with a rotary drive 
  • Raymarine ST60+ WIND direction and speed indicator 
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata depth sounder and speed indicator 
  • Raymarine aSeries color chart plotter 
  • Plastimo Horizon 135 pedestal type magnetic compass 
  • Uniden UM415 VHF radio 
  • Clarion CMD5 FM/AM radio & CD player 
  • Interior and cockpit speakers
Electrical System
  • 12 Volt DC, 110 Volt AC 
  • (2) 80A alternators 
  • Yanmar’ engine panels with alarms, tachometer, oil pressure, water temperature & ammeters 
  • (2) 30 Amp shore power cables 
  • (3) 210Ah AGM sealed lead acid house batteries - NEW January 2017 
  • 510 watts solar - NEW February 2017 
  • 40A / 110-volt 40A ‘Victron Energy Centaur’ 12v battery charger 
  • 30 amp victron mppt solar controller
  • 2,200 watt AIMS pure sine inverter - NEW February 2017 
  • Lifeline GPL-27T AGM engine battery (strbd) 
  • Intimidator Group 27 AGM engine battery (port) 
  • Rotary battery isolation switches 
  • 12 and 110 Volt circuit breaker panels 
  • Volt and Ammeters
Sailing and Rigging
  • Sloop rigged (fractional rig) 
  • Profurl roller furler for genoa 
  • Fully battened main sail –Antal luff slide system 
  • Furling genoa 
  • Stack-pack with lazy jacks 
  • (2) Lewmar 44 two speed, self-tailing winches (mast) 
  • (2) Lewmar 50 two speed, self-tailing winches (cockpit) 
  • Sparcraft anodized aluminum. Mast with single set of raked spreaders. Deck stepped 
  • 1 x 19 Dyform stainless steel wire rope to swaged studs standing rigging and open bronze bodied turnbuckles 
  • Spring loaded aluminum boom vang 
  • Stainless steel chain plates are through-bolted to the hull 
  • Braided polyester running rigging
Deck and Hull
  • ‘(1) Lewmar aluminum-framed escape hatch 
  • ‘(10) Lewmar aluminum framed, deck hatches 
  • Ventilated propane locker 
  • (2) 10lb aluminum propane tanks 
  • ‘(18) Aluminum framed opening ports 
  • Hardtop fiberglass bimini with acrylic observation window above the helm position 
  • Fiberglass arch supporting the mainsheet track 
  • Navigation lights 
  • Stern light 
  • Steaming light 
  • Anchor light 
  • Fiberglass dinghy davits 
  • Type IV PFD life ring 
  • Swim platform 
  • Foghorn and bell 
  • Hinged stainless steel swim ladder 
  • Two trampolines 
  • Anodized aluminum toerail. 


  • 2 X Yanmar 3-cyl 3JH4E 40hp diesel engines 
  • Kanzaki KM35A transmission; Ratio 2,33:1 
  • (2) Fixed three bladed bronze propellers 
  • Fresh water cooled through heat exchangers 
  • Racor 500FG’ primary filter / water separator 
  • Wet exhaust – SS mixing elbow to stainless steel waterlocks, through looped hosing
  • Electric engine stop 
  • Water capacity: 211gal / 800L 
  • Fuel Tanks: 95gal / 360L
Anchor and Docking
  • 44 lb Delta primary anchor with approx. 150’ of 10 mm chain 
  • 45 lb Bruce secondary anchor with approx. 20’ of 10 mm chain and nylon rode 
  • 12-volt / 1200W Lofrans Tigres electrical windlass with a remote control 
  • White plastic rubrail 
  • SS lifelines and stanchions with aft gates
Mechanical Equipment
  • Edson manual wheel steering system with Morse cables 
  • Skeg-supported, balsa cored fiberglass rudders with stainless steel rudderstock 
  • ‘(1) Rule 2000 GPH automatic submersible bilge pumps (starboard amidships) 
  • ‘(1) Atwood Sahara 1100 automatic submersible bilge pump (port amidships) 
  • ‘(2) Rule 1100 GPH automatic submersible bilge pumps (engines) 
  • ‘(2) Whale Gusher 10 Mk 3 (19 GPM) manual bilge pumps (amidships). 
  • Bronze bodied ballvalve type thru hulls and seacocks with bronze skin fittings. 
  • Nylon skin fittings above the waterline 
  • 30 Amp Zinc Saver II monitor 
  • Emergency stainless steel tiller
  • Rope (spectra) rudder stops 
  • Gas solenoid and pressure gauge 
  • High water alarms (helm and nav station) 
  • Stainless steel shafts to rigid gearbox couplings 
  • 16,000 BTU Cruisair air conditioning units
  • (3) Red hand flares (Expiry date: 05/2019) 
  • (9) Adult lifejackets 
  • 10-person ‘Plastimo Transocean +’ liferaft in a fiberglass case (cert expired) 
  • First aid kit 
  • (4) 3lb Dry powder extinguishers 
  • Wooden plugs
  • 2017 new dinghy!! 
  • 15hp Yamaha 2 stroke

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. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

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