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Leopard 40 Catamaran Priced to Sell

leopard-40-cat-docksideThis Leopard 40 is an owner’s version (3 cabins). Great open-plan layout for both cruising and entertaining. Combines excellent load carrying capacity with superior performance. Priced to Sell!

From Sail Magazine review, 2005:

“As soon as I took the helm of the Leopard 40 during a test sail off Miami’s South Beach, it was obvious that this boat was not designed just to have a spacious interior.

On a close reach in 12 to 15 knots of breeze and a slight chop, the boat hit 10 knots in a short-lived gust and consistently sat in the 8-to-9-knot range. I wasn’t constantly tweaking sails or even concentrating on boat speed. The boat tacked through 80 degrees and, unlike many cruising cats I’ve experienced, the helm had some feel. We logged similar speeds on other points of sail, and the boat tracked beautifully, feeling light and maneuverable. Granted, this was a new boat that hadn’t been weighed down with cruising gear, but the numbers are testament to the design’s potential.

Pete Melvin, who was on board for the test, said, “This 40-footer is 4,000 pounds lighter than the Leopard 38 it’s replacing.” Yes, 2 tons lighter and 2 feet longer. The hulls and interior furniture have been made lighter, without sacrificing strength or stiffness, by using high-quality balsa core and vacuum-bagging. Melvin also explained the importance of the bridgedeck underbody. “We designed at least 3 feet of bridgedeck clearance to minimize slap. The lighter hull will ride over the waves better, and the sharp bows and clean underbody profile minimize drag.”

The cockpit is also full of fresh thinking, notably at the helm station, which is mounted on the back of the coachroof. Both main and jib sheets lead to stoppers and self-tailing winches directly adjacent to the helm. There’s room for two on the bench-style helm seat, but you need only one to trim sails. Visibility is excellent over the coachroof, and a sliding trap door in the hard cockpit roof makes it easy to see the shape of the main. The cockpit also gets high marks for its ergonomics. The aft deck flows seamlessly into the cockpit (there are no steps up), and the settee is big enough to be comfortable without impeding the traffic flow.

The interior is as well thought out as the sailing systems. The starboard hull is dedicated to an owner’s cabin, and the port hull houses two guest cabins. But as with all cruising catamarans, onboard life centers around the cockpit and saloon. The Leopard scores here with oversized sliding doors that virtually eliminate the boundary between the two areas. Large forward-facing saloon windows provide excellent light and visibility; exterior louvers provide shade and steps up to the top of the coachroof. Cooks and helmsmen alike will love the well-equipped galley up on the bridgedeck. Its hinged countertop opens adjacent to the helmsman and is directly connected to the countertop in the galley. Galley crew can simply slide lunch down the counter.”


Starboard hull – Head and shower forward followed by storage lockers and small desk, stairs to salon mid-ships and owner’s stateroom aft. Hanging lockers and drawer storage in owner’s stateroom

Port hull – Crew bunk forward, double berth just aft, head and shower outboard mid-ships, double berth aft. Salon has u-shaped dinette in the center, galley to starboard and navigation area to port.

Abundant counter space and storage throughout the salon. Cockpit has hard top cover and canvas enclosure, u-shaped settee, bench seat and helm station with wide helm seat.

Total Power: 58 HP
Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2

  • Double door refrigeration (12V)
  • Force 10 propane 2-burner stove
  • Microwave oven
  • Pressure fresh water system
  • 2-Stainless steel sinks
  • Corian countertops
Electronics & Navigation

  • ST60 Raymarine wind speed
  • ST60 Raymarine wind direction
  • ST60 Raymarine speed and distance logs
  • ST60 Raymarine depth sounder
  • ST6002 Raymarine autopilot
  • Plastimo compass
  • C80 Raymarine chart plotter
  • VHF radio
  • Stereo with remote control at helm, speakers forward and is in salon



  • 55lb claw, 200’ chain, spare claw
  • Sail cover with built in lazy-jacks
  • Electric windlass
  • Anchor light
  • Deck light
  • Running lights
  • Spreader light
  • Steaming light
  • Bow pulpit, rails
  • Lifelines, stanchions
  • Boarding gates
  • Dock lines fenders
  • Swim ladder
  • Swim platform
  • BBQ
  • Dinghy davits
  • Windex
  • Capstan (In-Op)
Date of last bottom paint 2015
Engine & Mechanical

  • 2-Racor fuel filters
  • Stove/engine fuel shut-off valves
  • 2-manual, 4-electric bilge pumps
  • Manual wheel steering
  • 2-manual overboard discharge heads
  • 2-10-gallon aluminum holding tanks


Electrical System

  • 12V DC – 110V AC
  • 3-house bank, 2-engine AGM batteries
  • Battery parallel switch
  • Battery monitor
  • Battery charge
  • Galvanic isolator
Sails & Rigging

  • Manual boom vang
  • Wire standing rigging
  • Aluminum deck stepped mast
  • Roller Furler: Profurl C350 headsail
  • Winches:2-self tailing winches at helm
    2-delf tailing winches on mast
  • Sails
  • Full roach and full batten main
  • Furling jib
  • 5-rope clutches on cabin-top
  • 2-Halyard clutches on mast
Life raft (needs servicing)
All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.The dinghy is not included in the sale.
  • Location: San Diego, CA United States 
  • Price: $299,000 
  • Year Built: 2009 
  • Brand/Builder: Leopard - R&C 
  • Model Name: 40 
  • Hull Form: Catamaran 
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass/GRP 
  • Boat Name: Extreme Escape 
  • Length Overall: 39.25 
  • Beam: 20.2 
  • Draft: 3.8 
  • Displacement: 16,850 
  • Propulsion: Twin Diesel 
  • Total HP: 58 
  • Fuel Capacity: 92 
  • Fresh Water: 206 
  • Waste: 20 
  • Dinghy: Not included 
  • Phone Number: Kurt: 619.571.3513 
  • Vessel Type: Used-Brokerage Sail