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2017 Leopard 48

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48 ft catamaran for sale

48 ft' Leopard 2017 Specifications

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Leopard Catamarans proudly introduces the award winning Leopard 48. Focused on blue water performance and comfortable living, the Leopard 48 is an exciting addition to the Leopard line.

EXTERIOR Like the award winning Leopard 44, the Leopard 48 features a large forward cockpit with direct access from the saloon, unique to the Leopard range. Other exterior bonuses include a large and open aft cockpit with cockpit table. A raised helm station, providing excellent panoramic visibility, allows for excellent blue water maneuverability.

INTERIOR The interior of the Leopard 48 provides both beauty and practicality. The galley comes equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, ample prepping space, and so much more. This catamaran also offers a plethora of interior space. The plush interior makes sailing not only fun, but also incredibly comfortable. Her modern lines and open floor plan set a new standard for the modern cruising catamaran.

  • Salon softgoods reupholsteterd in 2023 with matching throw pillows
  • Highly desirable milk colored interior veneers and cushions
  • Forward facing Nav Station
  • Flat screen TV w/ DVD player
  • Corian galley worktop surfaces
  • Fully Electric Induction Cooktop in lieu of propane cooktop (all propane lines still in place)
  • 3-in-1 Breville Combiwave
  • Instapot Max 
  • Gas solenoid shut-off valve with control at switch panel & warning light at cooker
  • Gas cylinder regulator in dedicated cockpit LPG locker
  • Double basin stainless sink with single lever pullout sprayer
  • Isotherm Cruise 200 side by side fridge/freezer (Custom)
  • Dometic CFX95 Dual Zone 12v/120v fridge/freezer
  • Separate garbage bin locker with side & top access
  • Stowage space in shelf locker
  • Corian galley shelf with spice rack
  • Pots, pans and dishes
  • Galley + salon storage containers
  • 4 cabin / 4 head version with one cabin converted to workshop/office (convertible back to factory configuration)
  • All fans upgraded to Sirocco fans for better movement of air
  • Under floor storage under all berths
  • Upgraded mattresses
  • All bedding and lines
  • Additional forepeak in port forward bow 
  • Starboard forepeak converted into watermaker room with storage
  • Factory Jabsco Electric heads
  • Comfort Access in two of the four heads
  • Starboard forward shower converted to laundry (convertible back to factory configuration)
  •  All separate shower stalls
  • Full helm enclosure
  • Custom side panels for cockpit 2023
  • Custom cushions with removable covers (covers 2023)
  • Shade panels
  • Fishing rod storage rack for 4 rods
  • 2 fishing rod holders
  • Cockpit tables seats 10 people
  • Built-in storage cabinet under helm 2022
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Forward cockpit with two fold down tables
  • Custom marine vinyl cushions for forward cockpit
  • HULL CONSTRUCTION: Composite Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Sandwich with Balsa core
  • DECK MATERIAL: Textured G.R.P.
  • RUDDER TYPE: Balanced spade rudder
  • KEEL TYPE: Multihull
  • WHERE BUILT: South Africa
  • STEERING SYSTEM: Direct chain and cable steering
  • (2) Yanmar 4JH5 57 hp engines with sail drives approx. 3,000 hours
  • SD 60 saildrives
  • (2) 3 Blade Fixed Props
  • CONTROLS: Morse  
  • COOLING SYSTEM: Heat Exchanger
  • ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT: 110V Shore Power Pack with 2 X 30 amp shore power
  • VOLTAGE : 110V
  • Northern Lights 9kw Generator
  • 12V : Twin Victron Multi Pluss II 3kw inverter/chargers (6KW power)
  • 3680 Watts of Solar installed in 2022
  • All Victron MPPT solar controllers
  • Victron Smart Shunt with GX Color Display 
  • (4) Upgraded HOUSE BATTERIES (3 x CanBat lithium batteries)
  • (3) AGM  ENGINE BATTERIES, 1 for each engine and GENERATOR BATTERY
  • Ventilation Fans in cabins, galley, and saloon
  • Genset - Northern Lights 9kW supplied from port fuel tank with fuel transfer ability from starboard tank
  • Air conditioning Cruisair: 16,000 BTU in the salon, 12,000 BTU in porthull running off 110V
  • Mabru 12,000 BTU in port hull.  The system can be run all night off Lithium batteries.
  • Electric Sheet Winch - Lewmar 55EST
  • 1200 Amp Hours of CanBat LiPo house batteries
  • Raymarine Axiom 12 at the helm 2022
  • Raymarine Axiom 9 at the nav station 2022
  • Ray73 VHF base at nav with remote mic at helm 2023
  • Raymarine AIS 700 transponder VHF splitter with silent switch at nav 2023
  • Raymarine I70 new 2022
  • Raymarine Wind speed direction transducer 2022
  • Raymarine auto pilot p70 display,iTC5 converter, EV-1 course computer, ACU400 actuator
  • Raymarine Quantum 2 doppler radar 2022
  • Raymarine HS5 switch 2022
  • Fusion 755 stereo
  • Raymarine CAM220 camera 2022
  • Raymarine DT-800 transducer 2023 
  • (4)  Electric Flushing Toilets: Comfort Access Head 
  • Watermaker: Spectre Newport 400 12v Watermaker with spare filtes and membrane
  • WASHER (110V) installed in starboard head
  • Stern Shower: Hot/Cold Water
  • FRESH WATER PUMP: Jabsco Parmax 3.5 Gl / minute with accumulator tank
  • 2 X 400L of Freshwater
  • Dometic CFX 95 dual zone fridge/freezer
  • Isotherm Cruise 200 Fridge/Freezer
  • TYPE: Sloop
  • MAST HEIGHT: 74 ft. 10 in.
  • SPAR MAKER/MATERIAL: Sparcraft / Aluminum
  • STANDING RIGGING MATERIAL: Stainless steel wire
  • RUNNING RIGGING MATERIAL: Cored braided line ? All replaced 2016
  • MAINSAIL REEFING: reefing line lead aft to electric winches at helm
  • HEADSAIL ROLLER FURLING: Profurl Titanium
  • Boom Cover (Quantum Stackpack, Leopard Logo) Standard Mailsail & Genoa
  • 2 x Lewmar Electric Winches
  • 1 X Lewmar Manual Winch
  • New Ullman Mainsail in 2022
  • New Ullman Head Sail in 2022
  • Profurl headsail furler 
  • All running rigging replaced in 2022-2023
  • Custom Helm enclosure
  • Custom Aft cockpit privacy covers
  • Custom Stainless steel davit system with electric winch & tackle
  • Custom Cushions & Pillows (all weather fabric, aft and forward cockpit)
  • Lewmar Anchor Windlass
  • 105 meters of 10mm G4 anchor chain in 2022
  • Rocna 40KG anchor in 2022
  • Danforth style secondary 25kg anchor w/ 30' feet of chain and 250' feet of rode
  • 8 - Fenders
  • 5 - 5/8 in. docklines new in 2022
  • 2- 22MM mooring lines new in 2022
  • Assorted extra lines
  • Anchoring bridal
  • Lifejackets for 10
  • Safety harnesses and lanyards for 10
  • Port and starboard jack lines
  • Fire extinguishers in every cabin, cockpit, and galley
  • Plassimo transocean 10 liferaft iso9650 (recertified 2022)
  • Epirb (negotiable)
  • First aid kits Offshore (2023)
  • First aid kit inshore (2022)
  • 4 inflatable life vests, 2 with integrated harnesses
  • Red night light at the helm
  • Radar reflector
  • Horn Signalling device 
  • Inflatable Stand UP Paddleboard
  • Inflatable 3 person Kayak
  • 12- 20 litre diesel jerry cans
  • 2 -25 litre gas cans
  • 1- 20 litre water jug
  • Snorkelling gear for 8
  • Dewalt 20 volt 3 speed drill
  • Dewalt 20 volt impact driver
  • Dewalt 20 volt wet/dry shop vac
  • Dewalt 20 volt batteries and charger
  • Various assorted hand tools
  • Spare filters
  • Spare Raymarine Ray63 VHF radio
  • Various other spares and miscellaneous parts 

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Brand: St Francis 48

48 ft catamaran for sale

The St Francis 48, designed by Angelo Lavranos, has full volume bows, high freeboard and bridgedeck clearance. Construction consist of one mold for the deck and only one mold for the hulls/bridgedeck, both of which are cored with closed cell foam using quadriaxial non-crimp fabric, isopthalic resin, and NPG gel coat. The interior volume of the St Francis 48 is comparable to many 50’+ designs and offers a high degree of comfort and luxury. This galley down version is truly a chef’s delight with an abundance of counter space and storage. Followed in production by an extended 50 foot version.

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Our trend-setting circumnavigator ticks off big nautical miles yet remains small enough to easily maintain and operate short-handed.

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Performance

With her carbon reinforced foam core hulls and powerful sail plan the 482 was designed to knock off big nautical miles. Upwind she points high, with little leeway, in the 7 to 10 knot range with her high aspect daggerboards. Reaching she blasts along between 8 and 14 knots. Of course if you really want to crank her up in surfing conditions the current record for a 482 is 28 knots.

* Polars are known as Velocity Performance Predictions (VPP’s) and are calculated using advanced computer modeling at base boat weight assuming vessel in flat sea state, trimmed sails and clean bottom. Polars do not guarantee specific performance. Vessel performance in real world conditions vary due to sea state, hull condition, payload, and the skill of the helmsman. To learn more about performance, click below to view our videos on Polars

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Carbon Cross Performance Hull

We use E-glass (a Silica -based fiber) with significant carbon-fiber reinforcement in the high-load areas of our hulls and decks. Every Balance 482 is hand-laminated and vacuum-bagged with closed cell foam cores with a combination of polyester inner-skin resin and vinylester outer-skin resin.

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“Balance Catamarans were the perfect compromise for us as they are fast, comfortable, practical, beautiful and very well built, by people who also love to sail.”

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“The team at Balance has an attention to detail, workmanship and overall quality that makes us very proud to be part of the Balance family.”

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3 Cabin Interior Layout

3 cabin storage volume, 4 cabin interior layout, 4 cabin storage volume, deck exterior layout, deck storage volume, overall length.

14.71 m / 48.26 ft

Waterline Length

Beam overall.

7.9 m / 25.91 ft

94.47 m2 / 1017 ft2

Working Self-TACKING JIB

36.25 m2 / 390 ft2

Sail Area (100% Foretriangle)

137.58 m2 / 1,480 ft2

Asymmetric Spinnaker

184.34 m2 / 1,984 ft2

Draft (Boards Down)

2.2 m / 7.22 ft

Draft (Boards Up)

1.16 m / 3.81 ft

Draft Keeled Version

1.352 m / 4.44 ft

Air Draft/Mast Clearance

21.76 m / 71.39 ft

Bridgedeck Clearance

818mm / 2.807 ft

DISP (Base Boat – Daggerboard)

13,300 kgs / 29,321 lbs

DISP (Base Boat – Keeled)

250 kgs / 550 lbs per arm Max Length Tender: 3.5m / 11′ 6″ Max Weight Tender w/OB: 214 kgs / 472 lbs

Screacher/Reacher

88.70 m2 / 954 ft2

YANMAR 4JH45 X SD60 2 x 34 kw / 2 x 45 hp

Fuel Capacity

2 x 400 ltrs / 2 x 105 gals

Fresh Water Capacity

2 x 390 ltrs / 2 x 103 gals

Black Water Capacity

2 x 60 ltrs / 2 x 16 gals

Maximum Displacement

17,290 kgs / 38,117 lbs

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Underwing clearance will vary based on the final fit out of the yacht together with what is stored on her, the amount of fuel and water she carries, and the number of passengers onboard.

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