Leopard 384

Immaculately presented and ready to sail away. 
Extensive refit in preparation for her 2016 sail from Turkey to the Caribbean. 
Mary Lou has been fully imported in Australia, with tax paid. 

Hans and Mandy, Mary Lou's owners had already accumulated a vast experience of ocean sailing, with 5 years cruising around the world with their young children, when two decades later, they saw the opportunity to go cruising again. They set to work finding the perfect craft, a catamaran, which was the obvious choice for safety, comfort, ease of handling for the just the two of them, and of course with plenty of room to welcome their visiting children and grand children along the way. 

Having set their heart on a Leopard, chosen for its second-to-none reputation as an ocean-cruising catamaran, very strong hull and quality of the fit-out, they set about searching for the ideal one. After considering a few Leopards in the Caribbean, which they found mostly worn out by excessive use and prematurely aged by their tropical surroundings, they travelled to Eastern Mediterranean where they found Mary Lou, a Leopard 384 and immediately purchased her. 

Like her Caribbean sisters, Mary Lou had started her life as a charter yacht, yet she looked far-younger than the vessels her owners had seen so far. The reason for this was that she was in the water only 5 to 6 months per year, spending the flat season on the hardstand, a practice adopted by charter companies in this part of the world, and which effectively reduces the ageing of these yachts by 50%. When compared to ex-charter yachts, such as in the Caribbean or the Pacific, which are true working horses, constantly in and out of harbour for 11 months of the year, the pretty Mary Lou was a very attractive choice, especially for a couple preparing to sail half way around the world!

Another reason for her younger look was the difference in weather, and particularly humidity. If a tropical environment is heaven for humans, it is unfortunately not at all the case for marine craft, where hot and humid conditions combined with an incessantly beating sun considerably ages a fibreglass yacht. May Lou had no mould anywhere, no softening timber, her gel-coat was un-blemished, and after a thorough inspection, she was found to be sound all over. 

However, as a charter vessel, Mary Lou was quite bare. She had to be transformed into a safe, thoroughly equipped passage-maker for her new life as a world traveller. 

Her new owners, with the help of a Yacht Management Company in Turkey, spent in-excess of $60,000 having the boat made ready for the trip, fine combing the ship and making sure that any item found ageing was replaced, and that an extensive list of items to ensure the safety of her owners at sea was added. (See the owner's description and list of repairs and improvements on the following page). 

After departing Turkey in 2016, Mary Lou happily cruised the Med to Gibraltar, then down the coast of Africa to the Cape Verde Islands via the Canaries, across the Atlantic to the Caribbean, then through the Panama Canal and up to Costa Rica. It was there that her owners had to make the decision to either sail to the BVI and remain there, or ship their baby home as the season was already too late to attempt the crossing on their own bottom. (It was a decision which proved to be incredibly fortunate, as the marina in Tortola where the yacht was supposed to have taken residence has since been ravaged by Cyclone Irma). 

Lucky little Mary Lou arrived in Newcastle in September 2017, and has spent the past few days being thoroughly spoilt by an army of marine specialists. She was inspected by an independent marine surveyor to assess if any damage had been done during the cruise or her time on the ship (the survey report is available on request). She has been anti fouled, and was given a full polish, wax and a thorough detail inside and out, revealing her unblemished gelcoat and immaculate interior. Wishing to present the yacht in the pristine condition that she deserves, Hans ad Mandy have asked a local trimmer to replace the saloon upholstery where it had suffered some wear and tear. (The photos of the saloon show the old upholstery, which is in the process of being replaced). The floor, which is remarkably scratch-free, is gleaming. The beautiful teak trimmings and cabinetry are also in perfect condition. The fantastic stainless-steel extra-large two-draw fridge-freezer looks brand new, as does the galley, with its beautiful Corian counter top, huge storage cabinets and appliances. 

The cabins are all perfectly clean, free of dust and smell, as are the two generously proportioned head areas with large separate shower cubicle. The windows and hatches are in very good condition for their age, and there are absolutely no leak anywhere. A new mosquito screen / sliding blind has been ordered to replace one that has recently broken (another example of how perfectly Mary Lou's owners wish to present their yacht). 

On deck, the trampoline is undamaged and is only a couple of years old. There is no rust marks, pitting, cracking or damage in the gelcoat. The running rigging is tidily organised and the standing rigging has been inspected for damage. The cockpit, storage lockers, anchor locker, etc, are all immaculate as well. The engine rooms are perfectly clean. 

The sails, lazy bag, lazy jacks and deck fittings are all in good condition, having clearly been used appropriately and kept polished when necessary. The davits are very substantial, and look as new. The dinghy, kept aloft, is well used but serviceable. A 1-year-old Yamaha four stroke outboard is kept conveniently stowed on its custom transom plate and beneath its protective cover. 

Both engines, reliable Yanmars, are still relatively low in hours when compared to other ex-charter yachts and under 3000 hours. The good thing about their past working life is the regularity with which they have always been serviced, as well as benefitting from a thorough flush-down between seasons. They have always worked perfectly and have continued to be religiously maintained by Hans and Mandy. 

Please contact our friendly team for a full brochure, a copy of the survey, and of course if you have any questions. Mary Lou is berthed in Newport. NSW.

MARY LOU DESCRIPTION

The Sunsail 384

The Sunsail 384 is the newest generation of cruising catamarans, focusing on performance and comfort. With an abundance of outdoor space and its generous sail plan, this catamaran is a market leader yet highly practical and easy-to-use. The spacious four double cabin, two head layout gives plenty of room for groups or families. Generous headroom throughout plus substantial storage capacity as a result of under-bunk lockers in each cabin gives even more space for on board relaxation.

The exterior of the Sunsail 384 is equally well thought out, with a large cockpit hardtop providing excellent shade and weather protection and a powerboat-style stepped transom enabling easier boarding. Environmental considerations were also central to the design, with solar panels installed on the helm hardtop to charge the on board batteries.

Built exclusively for Sunsail by Robertson and Caine, the new Sunsail 384 is the newest generation of cruising catamarans, focusing on performance and comfort, offering an abundance of outdoor space to capitalise on sailing in the warm breezes of the tropics or Mediterranean.  

This brand new design results from a close collaboration between Sunsail, Robertson and Caine, and Morrelli & Melvin (designers of high performance cats such as PlayStation and the world record setting Cheyenne catamaran), and features ‘edgy’ Euro styling and a generous sail plan for a perfect combination of performance and fun on the water!

The Sunsail 384 features a large cockpit with an outside dining area and versatile ergonomic seating for up to eight guests. A functional hard-top bimini protects the cockpit area and helm station, where all the main sail controls are located for hassle-free manoeuvres, even with a limited crew.

Powerboat-style open transoms really make boarding easy. Other neat features include a top-notch anchoring system with electric windlass, a convenient dinghy davit with electric winch, and twin 30Hp diesel engines for good motoring performance.

The galley-up design incorporates a spacious saloon area and aft-facing galley with a serving window overlooking the adjoining cockpit area. Large vertical windows forward provide excellent shade and rain protection, and allowed the designers to maximize interior volume in the saloon area, with headroom of 1.95m/6ft 5in throughout.

Accommodations include four double cabins and two forepeak berths, great for kids or additional storage, and two large heads with dedicated shower compartments.

A Note from the owners:

SY Mary Lou. "We bought the boat in 2016 and set about doing the necessary jobs to bring the boat up to a well maintained and seaworthy condition.

The following works were undertaken by Dean Yacht Management In Gocek, Turkey. Tel +90 2526452059

Servicing the Liferaft and mounting it on the stern in a SS bracket made for the job

Servicing the engine

Sail repairs – a new UV strip on the genoa and repairing and washing the lazy bag

Repairing and washing the side window covers

3 new gel deep cycle house batteries

Installing an extra 300 watts of solar panels (3 panels @ 100 watts each) to make a total of 440 watts and a new 1200 watt inverter (Victron Phoenix).

We installed a Victron MPPT Battery Charge Regulator to control our solar panel charging.

Bought a 60m floating dock line to tie back to land

Replaced the existing light globes with LEDs, inside and out including the anchor light and the red/green lights on the bow. Not the stern light.

We installed a through hull fitting for a water maker but we saw no need to install it at that time. We have 1000L of water storage but should that have not be sufficient then we could install one easily. That was our thinking.

Replaced the mainsail halyard.

Polished the boat and cleaned, sanded and antifouled the hull. International Micron 10

In the course of the following months until now we have made further improvements.

Servicing the roller furler .  Replaced the bearing in the top swivel and the bottom drum. We replaced the forestay with a new one and had the rigging checked and adjusted.

We purchase a second hand dinghy and a new 2.5 HP 4 stroke Yamaha

As our plan was to cross the Atlantic and explore the Caribbean, we added to our existing Raymarine instruments an AIS send and receive.

We added an Iridium Go for the weather and communications. We installed an outside antenna so the reception was good right out at sea.

We assembled a grab bag so should we ever need to abandon ship we would have a good survival kit ready to go.

We have spares for the boat.

In order to save power we installed 4 extra 12v charging points (makes 6 altogether) for charging phones etc. We installed power points under the salon table for using computers there.

In the Caribbean we hauled out and anti fouled again. We installed two new starter batteries for the engines. We replaced the port toilet pump.

Engines:

Yanmar 3YM30C (30HP) x 2

Fuel: Diesel 350 L

Engine Nos: E14705 and E14704

Engine Hours:

Port: 2870 hrs

Stbd: similar to the port engine hours.

Raw water sea strainer, Fresh water cooling

Engine alarms

Sail Drive

Last service 2016 (under 100 hours)

Recent work on engines: Replaced both bilge blower fans, replaced both drive belts, replaced fuel and oil filters, regular oil changes. Replaced batteries and the bilge pump float switches. All in 2016 1nd 2017.

Propeller:  2 x 16”x 13” alloy 2 blade fixed propellers

Electrics:

220 Volt AC, 12 Volt DC

 Solar Power: 440 Watts – 140watts existing and 300 watts installed in 2016

The following were replaced with new in 2016 :

Victron Inverter 1200, 12V – 230V

Victron Centaur Battery Charger

Victron BMV  700 voltage/amp meter

Victron BME 702 Battery Monitor

Shore power and internal power points for both 240V and 12V

5 inverter outlets (240v)

12 shore power outlets (240V)

6 x 12 volt outlets

Galley:

Fully equipped galley – cutlery, dinner ware, pots, pans and utensils. Plunger coffee pot.

Corian countertop with integrated dish draining compartment with fitted Corian lid.

Oven: Force 10 – 2 burner with oven and grill

Fridge Freezer: 12V Vitrifrigor with s/s front opening drawer refrigerator and freezer.  Danfoss compressor.

Sink: single bowl s/s with pressurized hot and cold water. Not filtered. No separate hand pump.

Water: 1000L

Accomodation:

 

4 double cabins. 2 forward extra berth or storage area.

Aft double cabins with storage under the bed and hanging locker and shelf units.

Forward double cabins with storage under the bed, hanging locker and shelf units. Part of the forward cabin is an additional child’s bed.

Headroom is minimum 2m.

Saloon has storage under seating as well as shelf units and cupboards.

Blinds and mosquito screens on most hatches.

Caframo Fans in all cabins plus 2 in the saloon.

Hatches are located to provide adequate cross-ventilation. No air-conditioning has felt needed, even in the tropic.

Shower and toilets:

2 heads layout.

Toilets: 2 Jabsco

Holding tanks:  2 x 50L

Shower: 2 – pressurized hot and cold water.

Separate shower area in head as well as hand basin and mirrored shaving cabinet/ vanity.

Cockpit Shower: Yes. Cold water.

Deck Hardware:

S/S Bow Pulpit and Rails

Hard Bimini Top

Plastic Dodger

Electric Dinghy Davits

2 Swim Platforms

1 S/S Swim Ladder with teak steps

Side stanchions in S/S and life lines

Removable canvas awning over helm station

Cockpit cushions

Cockpit table

Vented gas locker and shut off valve (Australian Gas certification provided)

8 fenders and docklines

Hand rails

Deck Lights, Nav Lights, Cockpit Lights

Bose cockpit speakers

Safety:

Life Jackets and life ring

Life Raft: Plastimo Transocean 10 man – serviced 2016

Grab Bag for abandoning ship which includes flares and emergency supplies and fishing equipment.

Epirb GME Accusat 406Mgz

Iridium Go Sat Communication

Powder filled Fire Extinguishers (5) and a fire blanket in the galley

Bilge Pumps – 2 automatic in the engine compartments plus 2 electric bilge pumps activated at the switchboard and 2 hand operated bilge pumps. Replaced all float switches in 2016.

Electric Marine and Emergency Horn (Vetus)

Emergency Tiller

Anchors:

20kg Delta as primary anchor with 100m of 8mm

20kg Rocna as secondary anchor with 10m of 10mm chain and 60m rode           

Windlass:

Quick electric AT1012 with remote

Electronics:

Raymarine ST6002 Auto pilot

Raymarine C80 Chart Plotter

 Raymarine Ray 55VHF

Raymarine ST 60 Tri data – depth, wind direction and wind speed

Raymarine AIS 650 transceiver and receiver with Raymarine  VHF                                              

Splitter 100 with internal and external antennae. 2016.

Sony Marine AM/FM CD player Stereo with 2 salon speakers and Bose cockpit speakers.

Iridium Go Satellite Communication system with external antenna 2016

Switchboard Circuit Breaker 

Dinghy and Outboard:

PVC  5 man inflatable dinghy – soft bottom

Yamaha 2.5HP outboard - new 2016

Sails:

Quantum Sails 

Furling Genoa with new UV strip (2016)

Fully battened Main (with cars) in good condition.

Mast, spares and winches:

Z Spar aluminium mast, deck stepped with mast car system.

1/19 SS standing rigging with swaged ends.

2 Harken 44 self tailing winches (Helm)

2 Harken 40 Self tailing winches (Mast)

Harken deck fittings throughout

Extras:

8 Fenders in socks

Docking Lines

60m x 20mm floating tie back line

Lightening Strike Protector

Some Bedding and towels

6 cane storage baskets

Buckets and plastic containers

4  winch handles

Yanmar Spares – air, fuel and oil filters, Fan belts

Jabso Impellors

2 Float switches (Rule)

10 L Engine Oil for Yanmar

1L outboard oil

2L anticoolant radiator top up

Emergency Tiller

4 Breeze Booster hatch ventilators

Plastimo Binoculars

1 MOB light

Water Hose

Shore power cable

Fishing tackle box

Fishing Line

Tools

Spare dinghy key

Emergency Evacuation Equipment:

Flares and light sticks, torch, pen and paper, knife, mirror, reading glasses, batteries, 2 foil blankets, rations, fishing gear, whistles, compass, cutting board, zip lock bags, 30m all purpose line, all purpose string, heavy duty tape, sponges, gaff hook, horn.

All manuals for equipment and the boat itself

HULL AND DECK DESCRIPTION (MANUFACTURER PROVIDED):

The hulls are of GRP construction with balsa core for strength, stiffness and insulation, using high quality materials

The hulls are painted with EPA approved environmentally friendly anti-fouling The rudders are composite with a stainless steel shaft

Both deck and hull are nished in white gel coat with the trademark Sunsail striping and graphics

The deck has a moulded-in nonskid pattern providing excellent traction The trampoline net is one piece and rmly secured

The double helmsman seat is strategically located to allow for a 360 degree view around the boat

Sunsail 384 Coach roof Decal set

Deck fittings:

Guard wires with stanchions, bases, port and starboard gates.

1000 w horizontal windlass with hand-held remote Anchor bow roller tting Anchor chain stopper.

Liferaft locker.

Sliding Companionway door.

Hardtop over cockpit complete with lighting and removable canvas awning over helm.

Mainsheet track on hard top allows free access to swim platform.

Swimming ladder.

Cockpit table.

Furler jammer on deck.

Mainsheet traveller car.

Mainsheet track.

Trampoline.

Helmseat.

Life ring holder.

Acrylic windows: 10 x Hatches 8 x Port lights.

Forward window brow. Side window brows.

Removable front hard top front windscreen.

Coach roof side window removable shade covers 2 x.

Spacious foredeck lockers 2 x.

Push pits 2 x.

Coach roof stainless steel handrails 2 x.

Coach roof stainless steel grab handles 9 x.

Mooring cleats 2 x.

Winch handles 1 x.

Winch handle pocket at helm 2 x.

Drinking can holders 2 x.

Genoa cars 2 x.

Genoa tracks 3 x.

Halyard jammers on mast.

2 x Traveller line jammers at helm

3 x Genoa and mainsheet jammers at helm

2 x Halyard winches 2 x Primary sheet winches

4 x Pad eyes to allow for spinnaker tackle

2 x Pad eyes at mast base

Hardtop stainless steel support

Custom stainless steel davit system with tackle and electric winch 45 lb (20 kg) primary anchor with 165 ft (50 m) chain

35 lb (16 kg) secondary anchor with 26 ft (8 m) chain and 200 ft (61 m) rope Anchor bridle, shackles and hook 6 x Fenders 4 x Moorings lines

2 x Spring lines

Engine and controls:

Double lever throttle /gearshift control

Sound deadening panels in engine room

2 x Engine room ventilation fans and ducting

2 x Yanmar 29 hp engines with sail drives

2 x Fuel deck llers

2 x Fuel lter / water separators

2 x Aluminium fuel tanks 92 US gal. / 350 l total capacity

2 x Exhaust skin ttings (stainless steel)

2 x Exhaust water locks

2 x Cooling water inlet strainers

Rudder and steering system:

Balanced spade rudders

Rudder stock in stainless steel

Self aligning bearings

Chain and wire steering system with bulkhead steering unit and brake

Destroyer-type steering wheel

Emergency tiller (stainless steel)

Running rigging:

Mainsheet (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 and spare)

Mast and sails:

Natural anodized mast with mast slider system

Natural anodized crossbeam

Wind indicator Genoa furler

Mainsail full battened with 2 rows reefs 120% furling genoa Winch handle pocket Sail stack pack

Boom cover

Plumbing installations:

Transom shower (cold)

2 x Shower drain pumps with filters

2 x Hot water cylinders 12 US gal. / 45 l total capacity

1 x 3.5 GPM fresh water pressure pump with 1 l accumulator tank .

2 x Water tanks, 206 US gal. / 780 l total capacity

Extra water tank 58 US gal. /220 l

2 x Holding tanks, 26 US gal. / 100 l total capacity (13 US gal. / 50 l - port side, 13 US gal. / 50 l - starboard side)

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

2 x Manual bilge pumps with strum boxes

Bilge float switch

Elecrical installation:

220V hard wired shore power pack: includes 1 heavy duty shore power line, AC switch panel, AC double outlets in cabins, galley & at switch panel

Courtesy lights at stairways

Bicolour & stern navlights

Compass at helm position 12 v DC switch panel

2 x 12 v outlet sockets at switch panel and at helmstation

2 x Fuel tank gauges at helm position

2 x Ammeters at helm position

3 x AGM house batteries

2 x AGM engine starter batteries

1 x House battery isolator switches

2 x Engine starter battery isolator switches

Battery charger (40 amp)

2 x Alternators

1 x Electrical spares kit: fuses, relays, fuse holders

CD player with two speakers in saloon and two marine speakers in cockpit and auxiliary jack mounted below radio

VHF radio with external speaker Autopilot

Rotary drive

Colour chart plotter

Wind instrument

Tridata & depth transducer

Saloon:

Cherry panelite nishes with solid trims

Saloon table and settee

Wear resistant simulated Austrian Walnut ooring

Overhead lighting

Ample ventilation through forward facing all-weather hatches

Stowage space under settee cushions

Recessed roller blinds over hatches

2 x Ventilation fans

Galley:

Corian galley work top surfaces Single lever mixer faucet

Single stainless steel sink

Dish and cutlery drying recess with drainage

Cover for drying recess

2 - door front-opening fridge / freezer 56 US gal. / 212 l, 12 v refrigeration

Gas cooker 2 burner with oven and grill

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

Corian galley shelf

Navigation console:

Chart table surface with light. Instrument and switch panel

Cabins:

Cherry laminate nishes with solid wood trims

4 x Double berths:

Forward Bunks (4 ft 5 in. /1.35 m x 6 ft 7 in. / 2.0 m) Aft Bunks (4 ft 9 in. / 1.46 m x 6 ft 7 in. / 2.0 m)

2 x Child forepeak berth, including mattresses Hanging locker

Storage locker with shelving

Reading lamps

Overhead fluorescent lighting

Overhead roller blinds for privacy in each cabin Large open shelves

Stowage space under bunks

Large stowage space in forepeak

Overhead fluorescent lighting in forepeak

Large hull window incorporating port light

Ventilation fans in cabins

Heads:

One head in each hull

Wash basins with mixer taps Vanity lockers with mirrors

Towel hooks

Towel rails

Towel rings

Separate shower compartment

Overhead shower with nonslip shower sump cover

Overhead fluorescent lighting

Overhead roller blinds for privacy

Large bowl manual toilets

 

 

 

 

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.