Leopard Catamarans 46

AU $518,000 Negotiable Finance
46' 4" - 14.13m
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location
Launch Year
Hull Material
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Leopard 46. The most thought-after catamaran in the world!!

*4 cabins: 2 x staterooms and 2 double guests cabins. All with ensuites and separate shower stalls with glass door.
*9 kw Northern Lights Generator
*3 X separate air conditioning units with independent temperature controllers
*Spectra Newport 400L / h Watermaker
*Raymarine instruments including digital radar
*654 Watts of Solar with Midnite Solar Controller
*2000 Watt Xantrex Inverter Charger
*Full rig inspection October 2018
*New lower shrouds October 2018 as requested by rigger before the NZ crossing
*Rocna 88 Anchor
*AIS Transmitter/Receiver
*New 800 amp hour battery bank
*Antifouled and polished (October 2018)
*USA Tax Paid

This beautiful and lovingly maintained Leopard 46.2010 is now available for sale fully equipped and ready to keep cruising with no expenses necessary. Just hop aboard and sail away, or stay to explore beautiful New Zealand!

Her owners, a family from the US, purchased 'Chasing Stars' for an idyllic Pacific cruise, which took them to some of the most beautiful locations in the world safely and in ultimate comfort.

They write: 'This fantastic cruising catamaran has just brought our family safely from the United States through the South Pacific! We are returning home and are sad to have to say goodbye to 'Chasing Stars'. She performed beautifully for us and will no doubt do the same for you. She is outfitted perfectly for blue-water cruising with plenty of solar, generator, water-maker, and all the necessary safety equipment. She sails fast and is extremely well laid out. '

Many agree that the Leopard 46 Catamaran easily outclass their similar size multihull competitors in terms of performance, durability and comfort.   The balance of interior and exterior usability, from the seamless transition between the extra-large cockpit and the plush saloon, level galley, wide traffic areas, intelligent use of the design for maximum and readily accessible storage, abundance of natural light, air flow, etc., are complemented by well above expectations quality, from the drawing board all the way to the finishing touches.  

Leopards consistently provides higher quality materials, more sophisticated building techniques, and more robust engineering. Their attention to details is another factor which will keep your beloved boat or investment from deteriorating, such as, for example, the way interior timber furnishing are finished in a way to prevent water intrusion and discolouration over time, a method that is seldom used by other manufacturers.  
As cruising yachts, Leopards catamarans are truly hard to match in terms of speed, comfort and an ideal layout for families whose whole world will often be reduced to their ship for days of ocean passage, who will need to carry a vast amount of equipment and food without cluttering the boat, and who when they arrive at their destination will want to be able to enjoy a ship that is not just strong and seaworthy but also an ideal play platform.

The Look:
One look at a Leopard Catamaran is enough to see that under it's striking, almost feline lines, this yacht mean business.
The brainchild of highly respected South African boat builders Robertson and Caine, and designed by Gino Morelli and Pete Melvin (who drew the record-breaking maxi-catamaran PlayStation), it is easy to see that the boat is meant as a powerful, fast cruising yacht, perfectly suited to the more challenging environment of the ocean around South Africa and to safe and comfortable passage-making.
The Leopard 46 has high, almost plumb bows, which combined with the louvered forward window and rakish transom give a well-balanced, striking profile. The bows are narrow at the water-line and with a very fine entry to enhance performance. The elegant chines further define the lines and are pleasing to the eye, but are in fact designed to optimise the interior volume without slowing the boat down, and to provide a 'shelf' to reduce hobby-horsing as well as add reserve buoyancy in the seaway. The high bridge-deck is shaped to promote good adhesion to the water while encouraging performance and reducing 'slamming' in big seas as much as possible, something that boat owners with lower bridge decks sometimes complain about.  

The cockpit:
The cockpit is big and comfortable, and offers various sitting, dining and relaxing areas. It is perfect for entertaining, with its huge table, pleasantly curving seats, lounges and easy access to the transom and aft deck. Every cruisers love their boat, but the Leopard 46's cockpit is very often a subject of envy.. ! Perhaps it is the 25' beam, which contributes to the sense of lateral space, and the way the interior lounge / saloon is positioned somewhat further forward, slightly reducing interior space but providing the most used part of the boat, the cockpit, with a huge amount of usable and versatile space.  
To add to the comfort is the adjustable hatch in the fibreglass Bimini, which opens forward to act as a wind scoop to provide a cooling breeze, a very nice feature in the tropics. 'Chasing Stars' 's cockpit is fitted with full weather protection covers.   
The helm seat is raised for good visibility and designed to be safe in all weathers. It is a winner for many cruisers who resent being up many steps in a flybridge, far from everyone else on board and away from everything. It allows for all the sailing to be done in situ, without need to venture on deck unless ready to dock or anchor.  

On deck:
The leopard 46's bows feature water tight compartments (ideal in case of collision), which are great for storing large water toys such as surf boards and other various equipment. One of these compartment has actually been fitted out as a crew cabin or additional berth, with a proper mattress and storage. It is reached by the overhead hatch or via a small opening door in the forward guest cabin.  
Aft of the trampoline is the windlass, water tankage, sail storage, and generator compartments. The distinctive and functional Leopard glass steps allow you to easily mount the rooftop to access the lazy-jacks and sail bag.

Access inside is through sliding glass doors that essentially extend the saloon into the cockpit at the same level. Part of the galley counter folds out, enhancing this effect. The galley is in the starboard, aft part of the saloon. It is large, are and comfortable to use even at sea, and will be the delight of the resident chef with its full size stove, oven and grill, ample dedicated food storage, preparation areas and deep, double sink.
The dinette forward provides 360-degree views around the boat and seats eight in comfort. Three ports above the dinette in the forward part of the house open for good flow-through ventilation right through to the cockpit.
The interior's satin-finished cherry woodwork is attractive without being too warm. The laminate flooring used throughout presents in great condition and is easy to maintain.  
'Chasing Stars' has the 4 cabins, 4 head layout, where the two aft cabins can be described as staterooms, with a Queen size island berth and ensuite head and shower which is of a generous size and enclosed by a proper and tastefully manufactured frosted glass door. The forward cabins have a semi-island double berth, access to the ensuite head and separate shower, and as for all the other cabins are fitted with ample designated storage lockers and hanging wardrobes.  

Watch this space! Additional photos and video walk-through will be added to this listing as soon as they become available. The boat is currently on the slip being antifouled and beautified, and will be ready for a full photo shoot in a week or so whether permitting.

For more information please contact Anna at Nautilus Yacht Management. We would be delighted to chat with you more about the lovely 'Chasing Stars' and to arrange for an inspection with you, which is easily done as the boat is currently only 20 minutes from Nadi international airport.

*Saloon Further details:
Cherry panelite finishes with solid trims
Saloon table and settee to seat (8) people
Wear resistant simulated Austrian Walnut flooring
Overhead lighting LED
Ample ventilation through forward facing all-weather hatches
Stowage space under settee cushions
Recessed roller blinds over hatches

*Deck gear further details:
Guardwires with stanchions, bases, port & stb gates
Custom cockpit cushions from Merle Stewart
"Lani" Sunbrella shade for trampoline 
Liferaft locker with 2 X life rafts
Sliding Companionway door
Hardtop over cockpit complete with helmsmans platform, hardtop bimini and lighting. On hardtop allows free access to swim platform Mainsail outhaul and 2 reefs
Cockpit table
Swimming ladder c/w teak steps Cockpit table
Furler jammer on deck
Mainsheet traveller car Lewmar Size 3
Mainsheet track Lewmar Size 3
Lifering holder c/w Antal mast slider system
Acrylic windows
Hatches - Lewmar: 4 x Size 10 2 x Size 40 6 x Size 60 1 x Size 60 Escape hatch 3 x Size 41
Davitts Winch: 2 X Lewmar 14
Portlights - Lewmar: 4 x Atlantic 32 2 x Size 1
Forward window louvre set
2 x Spacious cockpit lockers
2 x Spacious foredeck lockers
2 x Pulpits fitted with seats
2 x Pushpits
2 x Inner pushpits
Pivoting cockpit backrest
2 x Coachroof s/s handrails
2 x Coachroof s/s grab handles
4 x Hardtop support s/s grab handles
9 x 330mm mooring cleats
2 x Lewmar winch handles
1 x Winch handle pocket at Helm
4 x Drinking can holders
2 x Genoa cars - Lewmar Size 2
2 x Lewmar Genoa tracks - Lewmar Size 2
3 x Halyard jammers on mast
Antal line driver for traveler control
4 x Genoa and mainsheet jammers
2 x Halyard winches - Lewmar 46CST (on mast)
2 x Primary sheet winches - Lewmar 54CST
4 x Folding padeyes to allow for spinnaker tackle
2 x pad eyes at mast step
Davits with integrated bathing platform
Swim Ladder 
Cockpit enclosure: Sunbrella side shades & Mesh stern shades
Helm enclosure
Bow sun awning / Tonneau
Winch handle pocket

Extensive selection of tools (metric and imperial)
Various spare parts for watermaker, electrical, fresh water system, head systems, fiberglass repair, etc.
Filters, oil, impellers, and belts for Yanmar main engines, Northern Lights generator, and Mercury outboard
(2) anchors for dinghy, foot pump
(6) basic orange pdfs, (2) harnesses with jackline tethers
Various flares and other emergency gear
(1) 6-man liferaft with current inspection (1) commercial 12-man liferaft last inspected in 2016
(2) fishing poles
(4) 20-liter diesel jerry cans, (1) 20-liter petrol jerry can
Various spare lines
Boat hook
Propane grill and (2) propane tanks
Various pillows and blankets
All galley basics plus a bread maker, ice maker, and instant pot pressure cooker
DVD player
Electric keyboard

For more information please contact Anna at +61 420 882 296 or email us at info@nautilusyachtmanagement. Com

 ***Nautilus Yacht Management is a boutique yacht brokerage specialising in premium quality cruising yachts around the world. We assist cruisers find a new home for their yacht at the end of their voyage, and help new cruisers finding the perfect boat for their needs.

All our yachts are submitted to multipoint safety and quality verification checks, and the use of dedicated escrow account for USD, AUD and EURO currencies, so that you can be safe at any stage of your purchase.

Call us today for more information or if you have any questions or concerns when purchasing a boat far from home. Our agency provides assistance with the logistics of purchasing a yacht abroad, including surveys, delivery, insurance, registration and import.  

AU $518,000 Negotiable    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Chasing Stars
Boat Reference
Launch Year
46' 4" - 14.13m
10.980 Kg
Keel / Ballast
Vessel Location
New Zealand
South Pacific
Morelli and Melvin
Robertson and Caine
Hull Material
Decks Material
2 x Yanmar 54HP  4JH5E (upgraded from 39HP) diesel engines with sail drives. Last service August 2018 as per scheduled maintenance. New clutch cones both engines (as recommended after 3000 hours) 2 x Propellers - 3-blade fixed 2 x Fuel deck fillers 2 x Fuel filter / water separators 2 x Fuel tanks aluminium 700L total capacity 2 x Exhaust skin fittings (s/s) 2 x Exhaust water locks 2 x Cooling water inlet strainers 2 x Morse double lever throttle / gearshift control 2 x Sound deadening panels in engine room 2 x Engine room ventilation fans and ducting
Engine Make
Number Engines
54HP X 2 (total 108HP)
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
4500. Starboard
Engine Hours (2nd Engine)
4500. Port
Fuel Consumption
8L / hour
Max Speed
10 knots
Cruise Speed
8 knots
Saildrives: 2 X Yanmar SD50
9 kva Onan Diesel generator in designated stowage area. Soundproofed for ultimate quietness).
West Marine RIB 3.3m
Mercury 9.9hp
Full weather protection covers for cockpit and steering station.
"Lani" Sunbrella shade for trampoline 
'Chasing Stars' has the 4 cabins, 4 head layout, where the two aft cabins can be described as staterooms, with a Queen size island berth and ensuite head and shower which is of a generous size and enclosed by a proper and tastefully manufactured frosted glass door. The forward cabins have a semi-island double berth, access to the ensuite head and separate shower, and as for all the other cabins are fitted with ample designated storage lockers and hanging wardrobes.  
4 plus one crew cabin
4 X double, 1 X single plus another double in salon (convertible)
4 X separate shower stalls plus one hot and cold shower in cockpit
Outdoor movie screen for projector
Stereo/ CD: Sony Marine CDX H910UI
TV/DVD: Coby 19"TV with integrated DVD
Reverse cycle air conditioning (3 separate units with own tempreature control)
Corian heat-resistant galley worktop surfaces
Single lever mixer faucet
Double s/s sink
Dish and cutlery drying recess with drainage Separate shower compartment
Corian cover for drying recess
2 - door front-opening fridge / freezer Seafrost 12v refrigeration
Force 10 Gas cooker 3-burner c/w oven & broiler
Gas solenoid shut-off valve with control at
switch panel & warning light at cooker
Gas cylinder & regulator in dedicated locker
Separate garbage bin locker with top access
Stowage space in shelf lockers & drawer units
Corian bar counter
Seafrost 12V front opening fridge and freezer 60 gal/ 220L
Crockery, cutlery and utensils  
Spectra Newport Watermaker 400L per hour
Fresh water Jabsco Parmax 3.5gal/ min with accumulator tank
Seafrost 12v front opening refrigerator
Seafrost 12v front opening freezer
Force 10 Gas cooker 3-burner c/w oven & broiler
Spectra Newport 400 MK ll 400L / h watermaker with z-ion
Hot Water
Port and Starboard electric water heaters, engine water heaters
Ground Tackle
Quick - Hector 1000 W horizontal windlass complete with hand-held remote
Anchor roller fitting c/w chain wear plates
Rocna 88 (40Kg) Anchor with Ultra Flip swivel  
Secondary anchor.
100m new 10mm chain
Drogue and Sea Anchor
Safety Gear
Dan buoy with automatic flashing light
Bilge Pumps
(5) automatic, (2) manual
Life Raft
(1) 12-passenger, (1) 6 passenger
406 with GPS positioning
Life Jackets
Fire Protection
(4) extinguishers, (2) fire blankets
Solar Panels: (2) Sunware mounted on custom dedicated arch. 654 Watts.  
Midnite Solar classic 150 solar charge controller
LinkPro battery monitor
Xantrex PSW 2000 watt inverter charger with Xanbus system control panel
3 X separate air conditioning units with independent temperature controllers
Northern Lights M753W 9KW Generator
New 800 amp hour battery bank
Electronics / Navigation
Compass: Plastimo Horizon 135
Raymarine ST60+ Depth sounder
Raymarine ST60+ Wind instruments.
VHF: Standard Horizon (new 2010)
Raymarine C97 Chartplotter (new 2014)
Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot  
AIS: Raymarine A700 (New 2018)
Sail Inventory
2012 Quantum mainsail with Antal system: Fully battened mainsail complete with (2) reefs (Quantum))
2013 Quantum genoa on Profurl Titanium c420 furling system
Fully battened mainsail complete with (2) reefs (Quantum)): 130% Furling genoa
Mast / Rigging
Sparcraft natural anodized mast
Sparcraft natural anodized crossbeam
Windex wind indicator
Profurl genoa furler
Deck Gear
This beautiful and lovingly maintained Leopard 46.2010 is now available for sale fully equipped and ready to keep cruising with no expenses necessary. Just hop aboard and sail away, or stay to explore beautiful Fiji! The owner's will sail to New Zealand early November.
Her owners, a family from the US, purchased 'Chasing Stars' for an idyllic Pacific cruise, which took them to some of the most beautiful locations in the world safely and in ultimate comfort.

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