Leopard 44. Owners Version - US$439,000 Neg.


Owners edition (3 cabins)
One owner, 
Never chartered
Always hauled out over hurricane/cyclone season
Blue water prepared 
Two water makers: Spectra VT 200-T-12 (12V) and Delfin 220v
Two autopilot controllers: 
2 X 39 hp Yanmars (upgraded from 29hp)
17” feathering Max props and Stripper rope cutters 
Full control of sails and reefing from helm station, no need to leave cockpit 
Isotherm 90l cockpit fridge/freezer
D400 Wind Generator 
780W Kyocera solar panels (ne 2017)
Northern Lights 6kv diesel generator 
840 Ahr Life AGM house battery bank (new 2017)
LED lighting throughout 
Code Zero included 
Customer master suite lounge conversion 
Bosche washing machine  
3 anchors- including Rocna 40kg 
Rudders and bearing replaced (2018)
2 Battery Chargers: Victron Quattro and Victron Centaur
2 Air Conditioners: can provide cooling as well as heating
Expanded electronics (plotter, AIS, VHF, NMEA on wifi, Radar, SeeMe active Radar)
Iridium Go and fixed Iridium antenna
SSB installation: ICOM 802 and AT 140 tuner 
custom sail locker in starboard fore locker
Standing Rigging replaced and enhanced 
Additional Crew Safety features: additional life lines on sugar scoops; personal AIS transponders; Raymarine MOB system; Jack lines; additional fire extinguishers; carbon monoxide and smoke detectors; 
Saloon side windows, replaced and reinforced with vertical support 
2 Lewmar electric winches at helm 


This beautiful and beautifully maintained Leopard 44 2012 is now available for sale fully equipped and ready to keep cruising with no further fit-out or upgrade expenses necessary. Her list of equipment and accessories is truly outstanding, with many items doubled up to give you years of trouble-free cruising in absolute comfort.  This boat would suit a discerning, fastidious buyer looking for a near new vessel.

Her owners, a couple from the UK purchased  'Libeccio' directly from the UK distributor in 2013. The boat had only been used as a display boat and as a 'boat show' vessel had already been equipped with many extras. Upon purchase the owners carried out extensive upgrades and improvements in preparation for their world trip with the assistance of the Leopard factory and with the knowledge that years of research had perfected. The result is an outstanding vessel that will truly stand apart from other Leopard 44s on the market today and for many years to come.

This boat ticks every box imaginable and is truly one of a kind!

Read on for the full description of the many improvement brought to this already beautiful design and its comprehensive inventory.

For more information please contact Anna at Nautilus Yacht Management. We would be delighted to chat with you more about the lovely 'Libeccio' and to organise an inspection for you.

'Libeccio' is available for sale in Port Vila. Just give us a call to organise your inspection! There are very good facilites in Port Vila for a survey and haul out via Vanuatu Yacht Services and an insurance accredited, internationally registered marine surveyor based here. 

Our agency has helped buyers from all around the world purchase the boat of their dream, and a decade of working on an international platform has provided us with the knowledge to help you with all the steps of your purchase, from survey, to import, delivery, registration etc. Purchasing a yacht overseas does not have to be stressful. We are here to help. 


"As life long mono hull sailors we had visited boat shows over the years and chartered monohulls and thought we had our perfect retirement boat picked out. However, in the build up to retirement we did more research and one statistic really influenced our decision to move to a catamaran- that the typical long term cruiser will sail only about 10 – 15% of the time. The rest will be on anchor or in a marina. Our own personal experience has validated this.  When combined with the fact that Jane found the movement of the catamaran more comfortable and so addressed the seasickness, we decided to start looking at cats in earnest. 

Once we had decided to move towards purchasing a catamaran we then did a lot of research- endless spreadsheets comparing features, reviews and analysis by various magazines and owners groups on social media. Armed with what we thought was the key elements, we then went to the Annapolis boat show and spent 4 days literally crawling all over the catamarans that were there. It became clear very quickly the 4 – 5 models that we found attractive. 

We then focused on attributes that were important to us: 

-      construction: Leopards have a reputation for a robust build and up until very recently, have all been delivered on their hulls and not shipped. While this may put some hours on the engines we thought it was a testament to the confidence in the product. Robertson & Caine boats have the reputation of being strong; the construction process in a balsa/glass/vinylester sandwich, under vacuum, with contact lamination, is generously dimensioned. The use of an end grain balsa core prevents wicking in the event of damage. The builder retained the sandwich below the waterline, except in the reserved areas around the rudders, the keels and the sea- cocks. Ours had been delivered to the UK from South Africa. The Leopard also has a good reputation for ease of access to important components- making monitoring and maintenance easier.  The construction technique makes for a lighter boat (16tn) but not as light as some- a tradeoff on performance versus robustness.  

-      safety- we wanted to avoid having to go on deck to manage sails; the helm needed to be integrated to the cockpit so that we could access it without having to get out on the deck- this eliminated the bridge deck and those that had the steering out on the hull (yes you may be able to steer from the inside, but, when the conditions are really bad you want to be by the wheel in case you need to hand steer or guard against autopilot failure);  the living spaces were not exposed under passage; access to through hulls and bilges was quick and easy;  

-      manageability: we wanted to make sure that the boat was easily managed when it was just the two of us, but, at the same time would be able to accommodate friends and family.  The size becomes important when faced with bad weather and handling lines as well as when maneuvering the boat on to mooring balls and marinas. As well, some of the models had winch line handling and winch placements that meant it would take two to manage the sails- this was impractical given that we were going to be doing longer passages. We settled on something in the mid 40 feet range. 

-      Accommodation: it was important to us that whomever was at the helm remain connected to the rest of the boat. we wanted ourselves and our family to have some privacy- that is why we went for the owner’s version with a dedicated hull for us and two separate cabins and  ensuites for the guest hull. When it came to sleeping, we wanted to avoid having to crawl over one another to get into the bed and we looked for good ventilation throughout the boat.  We found that those boats with dagger boards, while very good for sailing, meant that they had very narrow hulls. Having said that, certain models had very wide hulls which lead to a much larger profile and therefore freeboard, windage and a decrease in sailing performance. The Leopard struck us as finding the middle ground. 

-      The galley: we did not want whomever was responsible for the meal to feel out of the flow and so wanted a kitchen that was in the saloon and not down in one of the hulls. It needed to have adequate storage for dry goods. The three burner stove and oven have allowed us to cook Christmas dinners for the whole family. 

We then chartered 5 different models of boats for a week each to compare them.  In the final analysis, we decided that the Leopard 44 provided the best combination of features that were important to us.  We had chartered one in Turkey and really fell in love with its performance, comfort under sail, the accommodation, ventilation above and below decks, the wonderful front seating area and just the way that the main level was all connected. 

We were lucky to find Libeccio-  a 2012 Leopard 44, owner’s version with 3 cabins and 3 heads and so we bought Libeccio directly from the manufacturer in July 201. They had brought her into the UK as a show boat. As a result, she was very highly appointed  (over $125,000 in upgrades) and very lightly used. Since our purchase she has never been sailed by anyone other than ourselves and has never been chartered. We have always stored her on the hard during cyclone season and maintained her to a high standard. 

We bought her in Guernsey in July 2013 and before leaving we upgraded our navigation equipment including: Raymarine e95 hybrid touch MFD; Raymarine AIS 650 Class B transceiver; 4KW HD Radome Radar system; and Raymarine MOB system with 2 fobs; 

We then sailed to Turkey where she was stored during the Nov 2013 to May 2014.  During this time we had the craftsman at Offshore Yachting complete another $75,000 of upgrades including: converting the existing sofa in the owner’s suite to a storage unit; installing a Bosche washing machine; Delfin 220V watermaker; Code Zero and associated hard tackle; bowsprit;  installed a Quick chain counter; installed the Echo Max active XS dual band Active Radar Target enhancer; Isotherm fridge/freezer in the cockpit; converted the aft port head to electric; added hot water to the port sugar scoop shower; installed active Raymarine GPS receiver on coach roof; steps on the mast foot and top; jack lines for both hulls and trampoline; reinforced existing cleats; installed additional cleats on bow and transom for drogue; additional anchor chain; Cockpit and helm enclosures and sunbrella chaps for the dinghy. 

In 2014, we cruised Turkey, Greece, Southern Italy, Balaerics before joining the ARC in Las Palmas in November to cross the Atlantic. As part of the preparation for the ARC we added the Rocna 40kg anchor; Kim Man Overboard Rescue Sling; Kim PickUp Sail Rescue System; Plastimo Safety Ladder; Jon Danbuoy with auto-inflate danbouy and horseshoe combination;  RedBox wireless router to integrate with our sat phone and WiFi Bat antenna. 

From 2014 – 2017 we cruised the Caribbean, breaking it into three areas: south of Antigua to Grenada; Antigua to Puerto Rico and then the Bahamas. Each year we would return to Grenada to have the boat hauled out and serviced. In addition to it being out of the hurricane area, we had confidence in the trades and had a company that did our on-going guardianage. 

Our intention had been to sail for 4- 5 years and finish in the Caribbean. During this time we had met other yachties who had cruised the Pacific and became convinced to do the same. So, we started to prepare Libeccio for living off the grid. 

In the process of getting ready we replaced the shrouds, martingale and added an inner shroud – despite the rig only being 7 year old we thought it was best to do the change while in Martinique with excellent riggers; added the second watermaker, this time a 12V Spectra VT 200; a second autopilot control system with the new Raymarine Evolution ACU 400; increased our power generation with a D400 wind generator and custom mounting pole (which allows you to service the unit without taking it off the pole); replaced and increased our house battery bank to 4 Lifeline 210Ahr; upgraded our solar panels to the 3 Kyocera 260w panels and Victron Blue Solar MPPT regulator; added the SSB including the ICOM 802 and AT140 tuner; KISS ground plate and GAM split lead antenna; purchased an Iridium Go and added a permanently fixed Iridium antenna;  added Kannad Marine Safelink R10-SRS personal AIS devises to our PFDs; added 20m chain and 80m rode to our 25kg Delta anchor as a backup; installed the added another safety line on each of the sugar scoops; installed custom stainless steel brackets for our SCUBA tanks;

We then joined the World ARC in January 2018  and remained with them until Fiji in July 2018. During this time, we had a failure of our starboard rudder about 2/3rds of the way between the Galapagos and Marquesas. The shaft of the rudder sheared off right at the hull and so there was no water ingress or damage to the boat. As we had not hit anything, we can only think that it was corrosion on the post. It did create a challenge in terms of sailing, but, we were able to use a combination of motor sailing and downwind sailing to complete the 1,000nm to the Marquesas. During this time, we arranged to have two new rudders made by Al Walker from Foss Foams (they have made over 50,000 rudders)- they had been recommended by Leopard USA and fellow yachties . We also sourced the original bearings from International Boat Spares and had them shipped from France.  We waited until we arrived in Tahiti to have Technimarine Boat Yard install the new rudders and bearings. We chose to replace both as we did not want to run the risk of another failure. 

After leaving the ARC in July 2018, we then continued to cruise Fiji for a few months and had developed a very small oil leak in one of the seals on the starboard sail drive. We took the boat into the Yanmar dealer. They managed to damage the bearings inside the sail drive and the cost of repair was very near the cost to upgrade to an SD 60, so we chose to do the upgrade. 

We then took the boat to Whangerei, NZ for the cyclone season and returned to Fiji in May 2019 and plan to cruise Vanuatu and New Caledonia this season.   

We have very much enjoyed our years cruising in Libeccio. She is a well proven blue water sail boat with comfort and amenities that make her a very comfortable home. 


Builder: Robertson and Caine

Designer: Morelli and Melvin

Model: Leopard 44, Owner’s version

Year: 2012

LOA: 12.98m


Beam: 7.25m

Draft (lightship): 1.20m

Displacement (lightship): 12,615 kg

Main sail area (including roach): 74m2

Furling Genoa area: 44m2


Cherry laminate finishes with solid wood trims Saloon table and settee

Wear resistant simulated Austrian Walnut flooring

Overhead LED lighting

Ample ventilation through three forward facing portlights

Stowage space under settee cushions


Saloon table convertible to coffee table and/or double bunk complete with cushions 

Ocean Air pleated Interior saloon blinds


Vitrifrigo 2-drawer front-opening fridge/freezer 56USgal / 212Ltr 12v refrigeration

Force 10 gas cooker 3-burner complete with oven & broiler

Corian galley worktop surfaces
 and galley shelf 

Single lever mixer faucet

Double stainless steel sink

Dish and cutlery drying recess with drainage

Cover for drying recess

Gas solenoid shut-off valve with control at switch panel & warning light at cooker

Gas cylinder regulator in dedicated cockpit LPG locker

Separate garbage bin locker with top access

Stowage space in shelf lockers


LPG Gas outlet on stern rail 


Isotherm 90l Fridge/Freezer installation in cockpit

Magma Cabo gas grill

Camping Gaz tanks (3)

Ocean Microwave 220/50hz 

Kenwood Bread maker with Eco mode 



Double berths:

- Forward Bunk (4ft 7inch / 1.40m x 6ft 7inch / 2.0m)

- Aft Bunks (4ft 11inch / 1.50m x 6ft 7inch / 2.0m) 

Double bunks convertible to 1 single bunk in forward aft cabin 

Cherry laminate finishes with solid wood trims 

Hanging locker

Storage locker with shelving

LED Reading lamps

Overhead LED lighting

Overhead roller blinds for privacy

Large open shelves

Stowage space under bunk

Large stowage space in forepeak

Overhead LED lighting in forepeak

Large hull window incorporating portlight


Forepeak child berth port side for 3-Cabin Layout, including mattress 

Ocean Air pleated interior saloon blinds


Custom Master lounge conversion from sofa to storage center in starboard owners suite 

Bosche Washing machine  (220v)

Full length mirrors behind cabin doors (3)


Cherry laminate finishes with solid wood trims

Study desk


Hanging locker

LED Overhead lighting


Towel hooks, rails and rings

Wash basins with mixer

Vanity locker with mirror

Separate shower compartment

Overhead shower with non-slip shower sump cover

LED Overhead lighting

Overhead roller blinds for privacy

Shower drain pumps with filters & switches

Toiletry rack in shower compartment

Water-resistant toilet paper holder

Holding tanks, aluminium, 45USgal / 170ltr total capacity


Jabsco Quiet Flush in lieu of standard toilet for Owner's Head


Port aft head conversion to Jabsco Quiet Flush electric flush


Yanmar SD 50 sail drive on Port hull

Morse double lever throttle / gearshift control

Sound deadening panels in engine room

Engine room ventilation fans and ducting

Fuel deck fillers

Racor Fuel filters / water separators

Fuel tanks aluminium :185US gal / 700Ltr total capacity

Transfer Pump from Port to Starboard Fuel tank

Exhaust skin fittings stainless steel

Exhaust water locks

Cooling water inlet strainers

Exhaust cooling water temperature sensors with audible alarms at helm

Engine hours: 3100 Starboard and 3200 Port


Yanmar 3JH5CE 39hp engines with sail drives(upgrade from 29hp)


SD 60 sail drive on Starboard hull (2019)

Max Prop Classic 17” feathering props

Rope Stripper rope cutters 

Replacement raw water inlet valve on both Yanmars 


Hot and cold pressurized fresh water system consisting of:

-      Water tanks, 206USgal / 780ltr total capacity

-      Jabsco Par Max 3.5 GPM fresh water pressure pump with 1 ltr Jabsco accumulator tank

-      Kumar Hot water cylinders 12USgal / 46ltr total capacity – combination electric/heat exchange

Shower drain pumps with filters

Electric bilge pumps with float switches and alarms at helm and nav stations

Manual bilge pumps with strum boxes

High water companionway bilge float switches with audible alarm at switch panel


Combination mixer shower faucet in galley in lieu of standard faucet

Deck wash fitting and pump - dual fresh/salt water system 


Delfin water maker 220v- and additional

Spectra Ventura VT 200-T-12 water maker makes 30l/hr

Jabsco electric quiet flush toilet in port aft head

Transom shower hot/cold in lieu of cold only


Balanced spade rudders (replaced in 2018)

Rudder stock in stainless steel (replaced in 2018)

JP3 Self aligning bearings (replaced in 2018)

Edson Chain and wire steering system with bulkhead steering unit

Destroyer type steering wheel and wheel break

Emergency tiller


Raymarine 55E VHF at navstation, 

ST 60+ Tridata speed, log & depth instrument with retractable depth & speed transducers 

ST 70 color multi-function display, 

ST 70 wind pod 

ST 70 depth pod

PlastimoContest 130 compass at helm position

Bi-colour & stern navigation lights


Raymarine e95 Hybrid Touch Multi Functional Display with wifi

Raymarine AIS650 Class B Transceiver with VHF antenna splitter

Raymarine 4KW 18” 48nm digital HD Radome scanner on mast 

Raymarine 2ndstation for Raymarine VHF- helm station 

P70s Autopilot Controller 

Raymarine autopilot control systems (2): 

- Evolution EV ACU 400 (primary)

- SPX30 Smart Pilot  (back-up) 

Raymarine GPS external, active antenna


DC: 12v

AC 220v/50hz

LED Courtesy lights at stairways

12v DC switch panel

Overcurrent protection & earth leakage interrupter fitted to main wiring circuit

12v outlet sockets at switch panel and at helm station

Fuel tank gauges at helm position

Volt meters at helm position

House battery isolator switch

Engine starter battery isolator switches

 Alternators, standard with engines

 Electric fog horn with control at helm station (replaced Aug 2019)

Sony CD player with two Polyplanar speakers in saloon and two Bose marine speakers in cockpit complete with auxiliary jack input

Additional light switch panel at helm station

Galvanic isolator Prosafe 30 A

12v outlet sockets at helm station

Custom AC breaker board with low voltage trip out breaker


Genset - Northern Lights M-673L3 6 kW diesel generator 

Air-conditioning System Cruisair (2)- 16,000 BTU 220 volt

Battery charger 40 amp Victron Centaur 12/40
- charges engine starter batteries when on shore power

220 volt Shore Power Pack: 

-      2 heavy duty 50 ft 30 amp shore power lines, 

-      AC switch panel, 

-      HWC 220 volt conversion, 

-      AC outlets in cabins, galley, at freezer and switch panel

Upgrade standard Lead Acid house to AGM batteries

One additional AGM house battery (210 Ahr) 

Shaver outlets in heads, combination 220 volt/110 volt with transformer current protection for 3 cabin layout 

Ventilation fans in saloon (2) and cabins (3) 


Solar Panels upgraded 

-      3 Kyocera 260W each, total 780w 

-      Victron Blue Solar MPPT Regulator 

Victron Quattro Inverter/Charger (3000W) 

Eclectic Electric D400 wind generator with custom, hinged mounting pole (hinge makes service easier)

Cockpit light switch added to interior (security measure)

DC wiring changes to allow emergency bridging of house batteries to start starboard engine

Trickle charger for Northern Lights generator

USB plugs in both aft staterooms

One additional Life Line AGM house battery (210 Ahr) - House battery bringing total house batteries to 840Ahrs

LED Deck light 


Iridium GO 

Iridium AD510-1 passive antenna and cabling to saloon 

SSB installation: ICOM 802 and AT140 tuner 

KISS SSB ground plate 

GAM/McKimm Split Lead Antenna 

RedBox wireless router

WIFI Bat antenna 


Guardwires with stanchions, bases, port & stb side gates

Guardwires across bow and stern

Quick - Aleph model AL1012 1000wvertical windlass 10mm gypsy No Drum c/w hand-held remote

Anchor bow roller fitting

Custom Anchor chain stopper

Liferaft locker

Marine Grade Sliding Companionway door

Hardtop over cockpit complete with lighting

Hardtop Bimini over Helm

Swimming ladder complete with teak steps

Cockpit table
 with surround seating, folding table, marine grade door access from forward cockpit to saloon with LED lighting under the forward cockpit hard top 

Furler jammer on deck

Mainsheet System 



Lifering holder

Acrylic windows

Hatches - Lewmar:

-      4 x Size 10
4 x Size 44

-       1 x Size 70 (Cockpit escape Hatch)

-      2 x Size 70 (Engine room access hatches)

Portlights - Lewmar: 

-      4 x Size 5 

-      10 x Size 1

Side window brows

2 x foredeck lockers
 on gas struts

Forward Cockpit Locker

Additional 2 Seats and folding table in forward Cockpit

2 x Pulpits

2 x Pushpits

2 x Coachroof stainless steel handrails

9 x 260mm mooring cleats

2 x Lewmar winch handles

1 x Winch handle pocket at helm

Lewmar genoa cars

Lewmar genoa tracks

Halyard clutch at helm (Main & Spinnaker)

Halyard clutch and backup cleat (Genoa)

Genoa sheet clutches at helm

Main sheet clutches at helm

2 Halyard / Sheet winch - Lewmar 45CEST

Padeyes to allow for spinnaker tackle

Reef clutch at helm

Hardtop stainless steel support


Cockpit side and back shade curtains only

Custom stainless steel davit system with tackle complete with electric winch 

Pleated Ocean Air shades on hull windows 


4 additional 330 millimeter mooring cleats 

Passerelle and connection points on sugar scoops 

Custom stainless steel Scuba Tank holders 

New Bridle 2018 

Custom stand for emergency raft 

Three new saloon windows 

Cockpit and helm enclosures 

Custom cushions for cockpit and aft seating area 

Removable helm seat spray dodger 

Cockpit side and back shade curtains

Helm seat cushion - white

Custom stainless steel davit system with tackle complete with electric winch 

Starboard fore peak conversion to sail locker: 

-      d-rings;

-      step installation 

-      hangers

-      deck hatch 

Outboard Engine Teak bracket (for storage while under way)

Stainless Steel protection plate around bow anchor roller 

Anti chafe strip by all cleats 

Third reef clutch

Cleat support plates replaced with ones 1/3 bigger 


Main sheets 

Genoa sheets

 Halyards (main, genoa & spare)

Reefs lead aft (single line reefing)

Main boom topping lift

Mainsail outhaul (fixed)


Z-SPAR natural anodized mast
 with Antal mast track and headboard car

Z-SPAR natural anodized crossbeam

Flag blocks and cleats on mast 

Z-SPAR genoa furler

Quantum mainsail full battened

120% Furling genoa

Winch handle pocket


Boom Cover (Quantum stack pack)

Square Top mainsail in lieu of standard main 


Gennaker running rigging


New Code Zero

Main sail - third reef installed

Single line furling system 

Running Rigging: all replaced in 2019, except for main and Code zero halyard 

Standing Rigging new 2017


Spinlock Deckvest 5D Automatic Life Jackets with Hammar Hydrostatic inflator

Kannad Marine Safelink R10-SRS AIS MOB device (2 of)

Raymarine MOB System with 2 fobs (replaced in 2019)

Kannad Marine SafeLink Sport Pro+ GPS EPIRB 

Echo Max Active-XS- dual band Active Radar Target Enhancer

Seabrake Drogue hardware and bridle materials

Echomax 230 passive radar reflector on mast 

Jon Danbuoy: auto-inflate danbuoy and Horseshoe combination, with light 

Kim Man Overboard Rescue Sling 

RescYou 8UKL life raft with ditch bags

Kim PickUp Sail Rescue System 

Plastimo Safety Ladder

Emergency VHF antenna 

Throwing Line 

Horseshoe buoy with light and drogue 

“Crash Box” containing: 

-      Baudat Cutter SCZ20- shroud cutters

-      Custom crash mat

-      Rule 4000 High Volume pump and rigid pipe 

-      Stay afloat Leak plug and sealant

Additional life lines on sugar scoop 

Smoke detectors in each hull 

Carbon monoxide detectors in each stateroom 

Step installation at mast top/foot

Additional Fire extinguishers: 

            1 by door to front cockpit; 

            2 in gas locker; 

Rechargeable air canister fog horn; 

3 Jack Lines together with pad-eyes: one for each hull and one across the trampoline at bow.


AB AL10 Hypalon Dinghy: hull/tube seam resealed 5/2018

Dinghy chaps 

Mercury 15 hp 4 stroke outboard engine

Dinghy anchor and chain 

Outboard Engine Teak bracket (for storage while under way)


55lb (25kg) Delta anchor with 20m chain and 80m rode

35lb (16kg) Britany anchor complete with 26ft (8m) chain & 200ft (61m) warp 

Anchor bridle, shackles and hook


Rocna 44kg anchor 

100m chain:  regalvanised in 2019


SCUBA tanks( 2)

Paddle Boards (2)

Swimming ‘noodles” (3) 

Inflatable Rings and lounger

Folding camping chairs (2)

Fishing rod, reel and tackle 




Disclaimer: 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. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.