Esprit de Mar is a 2007 Leopard currently listed for sale in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, . Our team at SI Yachts can answer all of your questions on this boat and research any additional information you might need. SI Yachts is the Northeast's most powerful brokerage firm and new yacht dealer for Viking, Valhalla Boatworks, Princess, Prestige, Absolute, and HCB Yachts.
Tortola, British Virgin Islands, United States
Brand New Volvo D1-130 Portside Engine and Saildrive (August 2020)
New Volvo D1-130 Starboard Engine 2018 (575 hours)
w/Saildrive Rebuilt 2019
BMG MFD Chartplotter (Oct 2019)
840W Solar w/Outback Flexmax 80A MPPT Solar Controller
Lithium Batteries (550 usable amp hours)
Xantrax Pure-Sine 1800 W Inverter
5kw Northern Lights Generator w/enclosure
Dual Reverse Cycle AC/Heat Units
Custom Fuel Cleaner Transfer System
Katadyn 80E Water Maker w/pre-filters
ICOM M802 SSB Radio
Walker Bay Inflatable Dinghy (2016)
Twin Volvo D1-130 30 hp Engines
Electric Powered Winch
The Leopard 40 was Cruising World’s Boat of the Year. CW Judges stated they found the best blend of purpose, quality and character,”The Leopard 40 is bigger and sails better than her predecessor, lighter by 4,000 pounds and saildrives keep the boat quiet.” They saw one of this model’s most remarkable feature as, "The Sail Handling Center by the helm, should become an industry standard. By bringing the sail controls all to one spot, you optimize handling the boat in rough conditions or when sailing shorthanded." Ergonomics, engine access, placement of hand-holds, interior layout all contributed to winning the award.
Designers Gino Morrelli and Pete Melvin are the famed architects of high performance cats such as the world record holder, “Play Station.” Esprit De Mer’s design combines an open- plan layout and spacious interior volume, resulting in exceptional sailing and comfort.
Her advanced performance features are what make this model irresistible. Imagine tacking effortlessly with just the main in light-air, cruising at 7.5kts in 12kt apparent wind, or pointing within 40 degrees of windward on a fully loaded cruising catamaran.
U.S. IMPORT DUTY PAID
2007 Leopard 40 Owners Version with three cabins and two heads. Spacious raised saloon with comfortable lounge dining area, convenient galley, and bright views. The owner’s cabin, office, spacious head, separate shower and dressing area are in the starboard hull. Two cabins, head, separate shower are in the port hull. The generator set and deck storage is forward with easy access and sound/vibration enclosure.
Wood veneer finishes with solid wood trims. Ventilation fans in every cabin, two in saloon. Solar-powered hatch fans in every cabin.
Air Conditioning: 2 systems, port & starboard.
Double-vented hanging lockers.
Vented storage lockers with shelving.
LED reading lamps.
Overhead high-efficiency fluorescent lighting.
LED recessed lighting galley, salon, and cockpit.
Every deck hatch (8) has overhead Oceanaire roller shades/screens for privacy and ventilation.
Large, open shelves.
Highly functional office space with Bose Powered speakers in Owner’s stateroom. Huge stowage space under bunks, in fore peaks.
Peekaboo privacy blinds on salon doors and all port lights.
Oceanaire blinds for salon windows.
Opening port lights for ventilation in forward salon windows (with screens) Under-floor galley storage.
Froli Custom Box Spring for Owner’s stateroom.
Hanging storage on luff track for cabins and heads.
Flat Panel TV/monitors.
Retracting skylight over helmstation (for inspecting sails)
Corian heat-resistant galley worktop surfaces Efficient, U-Shaped Galley-Up
Helm-facing Corian hinged bar counter Single lever faucet, pull out spray
Double s/s sink, mirror-polished
Dish and cutlery drying recess with drainage Corian cover for drying recess
Custom elevated drying rack, drains to sink
Hand-hold for heavy weather
Frees counter & recessed locker below Air dries dishes; time & space saver Incorporates knife block
2 - door front-opening fridge Seafrost 12v refrigeration Converted to “all fridge”, huge
3 cuft chest dual voltage freezer
Force 10 Gas cooker 2-burner oven & broiler and custom stainless steel cover
Gas solenoid shut-off valve with control at switch panel & warning light at cooker Dedicated gas locker, spare tank
Microwave oven elevated
on custom cherry wood cabinet
Counter-top pantry storage below
Inverter type microwave operates on LiFePo4 batteries or shore power
Separate garbage bin locker
Hinged front access next to cockpit door Additional top access next to galley sink
Shelf lockers & drawer units
Custom removable cabinet below sink
VOLTAGE: 12 volt/110 volt
SHORE POWER: 2 X 30 Amp circuits with 2 X 50ft twist-lock cables
Air Conditioning: Cruiseair 2 X 16,000 BTU
840W – 4 x Sunpower 210 watt
Outback Flexmax solar controller
Custom SS frame
Additional shade to cockpit
Generator: 5Kw Northern Lights
Professionally installed sound deadening enclosure
Remote controls. 825 hours as of Sept 2019
Remote status panel
Dedicated Racor Fuel filter
Dedicated through hull and strainer
Amp and voltage meters for each 30a circuit
Courtesy LED footlights at stairways
Ventilation fans in every cabin and 2 x in salon
LED bi-color and stern nav lights
3 X 12v outlet sockets; Helm, DC panel, cabin
Helm instrumentation (for each engine)
Warning lights (Volvo Panel)
4 X House Batteries
550 useable Amp Hours
LiFePo4 Lithium batteries
Valence Technologies w/battery monitoring
3+1 Redundant design
Super efficient, safe and reliable
Reduced boat weight by 350lbs
2 X engine starter batts – 95aH lead acid 1 X Genset start batt – 95 aH lead acid Manual
Battery disconnects: House battery,Solar panels,Generator start battery
Automatic Battery Isolation and Combiners
Isolates dead starter battery
Combines either engine starts other
Victron 3-Bank 100 Amp battery charger
8 Amp Guest Batt charger for Genset
2 X alternators – High output – 115 Amp Each
Galvanic isolation to prevent u/water corrosion
Electrical spares kit: fuses, relays, fuse holders, wiring diagrams
Inverter – Xantrax Pure-Sine 1800W
NO OF ENGINES: 2
HP: (2) x 30
AGE: Portside 2018, Starboard 2007
Redundant Racor 500 FG fuel/water separators for each engine
Glycerin filled gauges all filters
Transfer valve manifold
Allows filter change with engine on
Custom Fuel Cleaner Transfer System
Cleans fuel without engine filters
Transfers and levels tank to tank
Emergency use as engine fuel pump
Spare pump for engine generator
Fuel tanks: 2 X 44 gal aluminum
Tanks removed major maint Jan 2014
Inspection ports added
Welded and reinforced
Tank interiors pressure washed
Acid etched & epoxy coated
TYPE OF GEAR BOX(S) Volvo Sail Drives
TYPE OF CONTROLS: Morse double level throttle gearshift control
DRIVE TO PROP: Volvo Sail Drives
TYPE OF PROPS: 4 blade feathering Vari-Prop
Engine rooms are separated from cabins by sound-deadening, fuel-tight bulkheads
2 X Engine room ventilation fans and ducting
Engine and genset ceiling service flourescent
Whistle alarms on tank fuel vents
2 X Fuel deck fillers
2 X holding tank deck pump-outs
2 X cooling water inlet strainers
2 X Secondary thru-hull for engine cooling
2 X Back flush fittings
Fresh water engine flushing
Flushing air conditioners
Katadyn 80E water maker, NOTE: operates on solar
2 X 100 gal fresh water tanks
Water tank manifold system for selecting, combining or isolating tanks
Waste tank – New poly 16 gal in 2014 with overboard
Retractable stern shower
Water pressure accumulator to protect pump
Hot water heater dedicated to each head
Heated by engines or electric heated with shore power/genset
Fixtures high quality Groen
Separate shower stalls/doors in each head
Adjustable flow limiting valves on shower heads
All water piping, high quality PEX quick fittings Color coded piping throughout
Activated carbon filter for galley sink
Strainers on both shower heads
Seawater strainers – A/C units, head inlet, genset, each engine, watermaker
HULL: Composite Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Sandwich with Balsa core.
DECK MATERIAL: Textured G.R.P.
STEERING SYSTEM: Edson wheel
Rudder bearing lubrication system added
Eight (8) opening hatches
Interior retractable screens/shades
Five (5) w/ Nicro 24hr solar fans
RUDDER TYPE: Spade
KEEL TYPE: Multihull
Unique breakaway keels
Hulls remain intact
Type of Rig: Sloop
Spar Maker: Sparcraft
Spar Material: Aluminum
Standing Rigging: Stainless Steel 1:19 (constantly maintained and monitored)
Running Rigging: Cored braided line replaced as needed
Fully Battened Quantum Main Sail with Antal Cars in with 3 reefing points
Cradle Bag for Main on Boom
Quantum Genoa with UV/Chafe Canvas on Profurl Titanium Furler
Working Sail Area: 1030 sq ft
Asymmetrical Spinnaker by Quantum
Main Sheet (3:1 purchase)
Mainsheet traveller line (3:1 purchase)
Main boom topping lift
Mainsail outhaul and 2 reefs
2 x Genoa sheets
3 x Halyards (main, genoa & spare)
2X Additional spare 12V wires in mast
Additional spare conduit with messenger in mast
Winch handle pocket
2x PRIMARY WINCHES - Main Halyard, Genoa Sheets, Main Sheet, Traveler and Roller Furling :
LOCATION: Helm Station Sailing Center
MAKE: Harken 46 CST
SELF TAILING: Yes
Electric: One (1) Yes, 2-speed
MAKE: Harken 46 SST's SPEED: 2
SELF TAILING: Yes
2 x Genoa Halyard, Reef Lines, Outhall winches
LOCATION: Mast Base
MAKE: Harken 40 ST's two speed manual
ACR Category II EPIRB
3 x Fire Extinguishers
Extinguisher injection ports each engine
Life sling and hoist
Tri-Lens Radar reflector – Practical Sailor #1
Forespar Tru plugs for all thru hulls
Multiple areas in cockpit to snap on life harnesses
Spare anchor/rode, custom GRP bracket
Folding ladder on swim platform
Permanently mounted SSB Distress antenna
Single Side Band “all call” Distress function
Single Side Band modem, email & ship to shore
3 X fire-extinguishers
Burglar Alarm System
SS galley fog bell
Galley Up design – great for entertaining and connecting crew with galley
Solar Panels – SunPower 840 watts
Solar controller - Outback FlexMax 80 amp (960 watt)
Inverter -1800 watt Xantrex Puresine
Transfer switches for shore/inverter
Stainless frame for solar panels
Also adds shade and hanging storage to cockpit and has been designed to add bracing to carbon fiber dinghy davits.
Solar frame adds storage for:
Dinghy davit lines
Outboard motor hoist and lines
Block and tackle for hoisting/rescue
Fishing rod holders
House Battery - Valence Technologies LiFePo4 EV batteries provide true 550 amp hours of useable capacity. BMS (Battery Monitoring System). Batteries do not self discharge while in storage.
Refrigerator – Salon/Galley Large Side by Side 8 CuFt
Freezer - separate chest 80 quart (approx 3 cu ft)
Above counter dish drain with structural hand hold in galley
Inverter controlled microwave
Watermaker (solar powered) Katydin 80E Desalinator with prefilters.
ICOM Model-M802 Single Side Band Radio with Pactor 4 modem (Bluetooth) for SSB Email/GRIB files while at sea.
Burglar alarm, powered by solar with motion detector in main saloon
Air conditioning – 2 CruiseAire 16,000 BTU (1-Port, 1-Stbd)
Both Port and Stbd head has separate shower.
Auto-Pilot with wireless remote
Added rudder post lubricating system for rudder bearing maintenance.
Added galvanic isolation and “zinc fish” anode attachment point for protecting saildrives and underwater metals.
Esprit de Mer is one of the best designed, best built, semi-custom performance cruising designs currently on the market. Her deck layout and sail handling equipment permit her to be sailed easily by a couple or single handed. She is truly an exceptional yacht because of the investment and input of her very experienced owner and the Morelli and Melvin design team. No expense has been spared to keep her in top condition and update equipment.
Few yachts her size offer a more exquisite and comfortable interior and are so much fun to live aboard or sail. A seatrial will confirm Esprit de Mer is fast, leaving almost no wake. Esprit de Mer is in great condition.
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