Leopard 42


Equipped for comfortable live-aboard and independent world cruising.

Continuously upgraded over the years and kept in astonishing condition. Would suit the most demanding buyers.

4 staterooms version with 4 cabins and 4 ensuites heads.

2 fresh water electric heads & two manual salt water for versatility.

New Yanmar 39HP engines fitted in 2018 with less than 650 hours each.

Highly desirable shaft drive transmission. Dripless for dry bilges.

2100 watts Solar with interfaced panels capable of charging on both sides (water reflection and direct sunlight) 

1200 amp hour lithium batteries

Powerful 30 gallon per hour Cruise RO water maker with dual 40 inch membranes. 

Complete set of recent cruising electronics for ultimate safety, including radar and AIS, HF radio,

2 X Yanmar 3JH5E. New 2018.

39HP each.

Air charging: Natural aspiration (NO TURBOCHARGER)

Engine hours: Port: 618 hours. Starboard: 627 hours

Gearbox: Kanzaki KM35A

Fuel: Diesel in two separate tanks with inter-feeding pump to transfer fuel from one tank to the other if needed, and which can act as a fuel polisher.

Drive: Direct drive shaft (NO SAIL DRIVES). Dripless seal for very dry bilges. Stainless steel shaft in excellent condition.

Flex-O-Fold 3-Blade folding/feathering props

Start Batteries: Deep Cell lead acid

House Batteries: 1200 Ah Lithium (LiFePo4)

PACTOR modem for emails and weather updates as well as two independently fitted autopilots for redundancy. 

Painted with Awlgrip by Hinckley Yachts in Stuart Florida in 2015. Immaculate metallic paint.

Must be seen to be fully appreciated. This yacht is the perfect example of the cruising vessels we have carefully curated to bring to market since Nautilus Yacht Management's inception in 2011.

Full walk-through video filmed in Fiji at the time of listing on June 22nd 2022.


A WORD FROM THE AGENT: "I can say without hesitation that ‘Imagination’ is the most extraordinary example of the immensely popular Leopard 42 I have yet encountered in 12 years specialising in the very best cruising yachts coming on the world market.

It was a few months since she had caught our eye in the pristine anchorages of the Fiji Manamucas…. thus it was honor when her owners, world cruisers John and Lorela told us that they had decided, after 8 years of ocean exploring to switch to land travel, and to entrust us to find their beloved ‘Imagination’ a new home.

From top to toe, this Leopard Catamaran really raises the barre.

Energy efficient with her 2100w of solar (new generation interfaced feeding cells, which also capture energy from water reflection), 1200w lithium batteries (gas-free safe model for aviation and marine use) and state of the art controllers.

Luxurious huge 113l/h Watermaker which runs quietly in the forward lazarette and allows you to fresh water wash your decks without a second thought.

Newly re-powered and fuel efficient 2018 Yanmar 39HP which have the advantage to be mechanically run instead of the whimsical electronic heads, which make them inappropriate for world cruising, where in case of trouble good diesel mechanics can be found anywhere, but electronic specialist less so.. And in keeping with the owner’s engineer background, this boat was deliberately chosen because it was one of the rare modern catamarans in the world available with a shaft drive, which if common on Superyachts cats, have actually become a rarity on smaller yachts. 

The shaft drive on ‘Imagination’ is of stainless steel, looks brand new, is free of salt deposit and pitting, and is fitted with a dripless seal, so you can have a bilge just as dry and clean as if you had a saildrive… but without the headache of a sail drive to maintain.

Our list of praises for this remarkable yacht could go on and on, so please read on for the full inventory and make up your own mind!..  And watch our detailed video feature, which we filmed in location at the time of listing on the 25t of June 2022. This has a mine of info, a full view of the interior, down into the engine room, the decks, hatches, etc.

If you would like more info please get in touch! 

For a bit of info about ourselves, we are a boutique-style brokerage devoted to high quality cruising yachts and to the cruising community. Ex- cruisers ourselves we just strive to help others begin their journey on the ocean. 

If 'Imagination' has got under your skin, get in touch! Our team can organize a private video viewing with you as well as have all the time in the world to answer your questions, put you in touch with the owners if you wish, assist with organising your visit, purchase, delivery home if needed, insurance, berthing, crewing, etc. 


2 X Yanmar 3JH5E. New 2018.

39HP each.

Air charging: Natural aspiration (NO TURBOCHARGER)

Engine hours: Port: 618 hours. Starboard: 627 hours

Gearbox: Kanzaki KM35A

Fuel: Diesel in two separate tanks with inter-feeding pump to transfer fuel from one tank to the other if needed, and which can act as a fuel polisher.

Drive: Direct drive shaft (NO SAIL DRIVES). Dripless seal for very dry bilges. Stainless steel shaft in excellent condition.

Flex-O-Fold 3-Blade folding/feathering props

Start Batteries: Deep Cell lead acid

House Batteries: 1200 Ah Lithium (LiFePo4)


  • Standing rigging replaced 2017

  • Mainsail by Mack Sails (Stuart, FL) (2013)

  • 750 sq ft High roach, full battens, 10.62oz Marblehead Dacron with two reefs

  • Genoa by Mack Sails (Stuart, FL) (2011)

  • 470 sq ft genoa miter-cut 8.77oz Marblehead Dacron furling jib with Sunbrella cover and foam luff

  • Sunbrella sail bag and lazy-jack system (2021)

  • Two Lewmar 50 self-tailing main/jib sheet winches (one electric, one manual)

  • Two Lewmar 44 halyard winches

  • One Lewmar 40 self-tailing headsail furler, spinnaker, dinghy winch

  • Three sail halyards (main, jib, spinnaker)

  • Two flag halyards on mast, one on topping lift

  • Clutches for all running rigging

  • Antal felt mainsail car system for mast track

  • Mainsheet traveler on hardtop arch with clutches in cockpit


  • Raymarine E95 multi-function display chartplotter
  • eSeries HybridTouch color display - Navionics Gold charts
  • Raymarine RD418HD 4kw Radar
  • 18" HD Color radome
    Scanstrut mount and adapter kit for mounting on mast
  • Raymarine P70S autopilot
  • Raymarine Tridata ST60 (two displays)
  • Raymarine AIS 650 Class B transceiver
  • Sends and receives AIS signal for maximum security - Overlays boats on chartplotter
  • Raymarine VHF antenna splitter
  • Uses single mast-top antenna for VHF and AIS
  • Standard Horizon MATRIX GX2000 DSC VHF radio
  • Additional Standard Horizon RAM 3+ remote microphone at helm station
  • ICOM IC-M802 HF Marine SSB radio
  • High frequency, long distance communication for voice, email, and weather
  • One-touch DSC emergency communications technology
  • ICOM automatic antenna tuner AT-140
  • Gam Split Lead SSB Antenna
  • KISS SSB Marine Ground Plane
  • Pactor 4 P4 Dragon DR7400 modem with Bluetooth capability
  • Kenwood KDC-BT372U AM/FM radio/CD player
  • USB and headphone jack on front plate
  • Dual phone Bluetooth capability
  • Sirius/XM capable (no current subscription)
  • JBL GTO629 Premium 6.5 inch coaxial speakers inside
  • JBL MS6520 180W, 6.5 inch coaxial marine speakers outside
  • Bitstorm Bad Boy Xtreme MJ wifi extender with Unleashed N wifi router
  • Lowarance Elite 4M Chartplotter Gold
  • Portable gps/chartplotter used for in-cabin anchor watch and emergency backup


  • ENO/Force 10 stainless steel gimbaled 2 burner propane stove/oven

  • Stainless steel two-tub sink with pull out faucet and soap dispenser

  • Carbon water filter plumbed into galley faucet

  • Large built-in top loading refrigerator/freezer

  • Technautics CoolBlue system installed 2017

  • Engel MT45F-U1 Dual Voltage AC/DC Portable Fridge/Freezer 43 Quart

  • -Cuisinart 12 cup automatic coffee pot

  • -Cuisinart coffee grinder

  • Kitchen Aid knife set

  • Food Saver FM 2000 vacuum sealer

  • Black and Decker hand held mixer

  • Simply Perfect rice cooker

  • Ninja blender/food processor

  • Stainless steel pressure cooker

  • Silverware and plates for 8

  • Assorted cookware, utensils, Tupperware, mixing bowls, pots, pans, bakeware,

    cutting boards, measuring cups, etc. – everything needed for immediate cruising!


  • Two CruiseAir 16,000btu air-conditioning units with remote control panels
  • Units are in unknown/poor condition. Have not been used since leaving the dock in 2014.
  • Two Caframo 748 Bora marine cabin fans

  • Large adjustable dining table with seating for 5-6 adults

  • Built in chart table with storage and access to circuit breakers, fuses, and

    mechanical systems


  • Four stateroom, four head layout

  • Each cabin has queen mattress, two hanging lockers, fans, reading lights,

    overhead lights, and ventilation hatches

  • Forward cabins have additional storage under mattress and V-berth

  • Two Raritan Marine Elegance electric toilets; two Jabsco manual toilets



  • Six LG NeON-2 fifth-generation 60-cell solar panels (2020)

    - Over 2100 total watts

    -  Four Bi-facial 335w panels (Bi-facial panels collect solar energy from both the top and bottom sides. The bottom can collect up to 30% additional power from reflected sunlight off the water. The 335w rating is only counting the top side capability.)

    -  Two 350w single sided panels mounted on hard top

  • Three Outback Power FLEXmax 80 MMPT charge controllers (80A each)

  • Outback Power communications hub and Mate 2 monitoring display

  • Victron Energy BMV-700 battery monitor

  • Portable Honda 2200w generator (2019)

  • Charles HQ Series ABS 45A battery charger

  • Two 125A alternators on Yanmar engines

  • 1200Ah Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePo4) batteries with Mini BMS battery monitoring system. 

  • Sun Force Pro Series 2500w 120v Inverter

  • Two Balmar Digital Duo battery chargers. All power sources (solar, generator, shore power, alternators) directly charge the house bank for maximum power absorption. The Digital Duo battery chargers monitor and maintain the start batteries at all times.


Cruise RO Water reverse osmosis water maker

-Sea Maker 30 produces 30 gallons per hour

-Uses standard, non-proprietary components without automation.

-Two 40” membranes

-High pressure pump uses 120v AC

-Low pressure pump uses 12V DC

-Two raw water pre-filters and one carbon filter for back flush

-Remote panel for operation and monitoring


  •  Loftrans Tigres 1200w windlass with handheld controller

  • Rocna 40 (88 lbs) primary anchor

  • Danforth 35H Hi-tensile anchor

  • 330 ft of 3/8” galvanized anchor chain

  • 150 ft three strand anchor rode


  • AB VS10 RIB dinghy (2013)

  • Mercury 25hp four-stroke outboard (2013) with electric start and electronic fuel injection

  • Danforth anchor with rode

  • Custom dinghy davits. Greatly improves livability by freeing deck space and provides mounting for solar panels

  • ICOM IC-M36 floating hand held VHF radio with charging station 


  • Side and aft cockpit shades provide protection from sun without blocking breeze

  • Unique LED mast lights (aka party lights) for easy boat identification at night

  • Two stand up paddle boards with stainless steel racks, paddles, and ankle straps

  • Extra five gallon jerry cans (five diesel, five gasoline, two potable water cans with

    Sunbrella covers)

  • Anchor/deck wash down system. Can use either fresh or salt water.

  • Fuel transfer/polishing system. Uses a Reverso electric pump to transfer fuel to either side. System can be used to polish fuel or, in an emergency situation, it can be used to bypass the Racor fuel filters.

  • Ablative antifouling April 2022,

  • Automatic LED anchor light

  • Trampoline (2021)

  • ACR Rapid Ditch ditch bag:

    -Ocean Signal Rescue Me EPIRB (2021). Battery good through July 2031.

    - Orion emergency flare kit

    - First Aid kit

    - Whistle 

    - Various charge cord

    - 24” Machet

    - Shade/water catchment cloth - Compass

    - Flashlight with batteries

    - Blanket

    - Binocular

    - Fishing gear

    - Food, water

    - Hats

    - Laser flare

           -HF/VHF radio

  •  Viking RescYou Ocean 6UKL series six-person life raft in fibreglass hard case (2020). Original certification good through Nov 2022.
  • Para-Tech Delta Drogue, 72”  
  • Portable 3700 gph emergency deployable bilge pump (this is in addition to the permanently installed 1500 gph bilge pumps)
  • Wet/dry vacuum
  • Solaire Anywhere BBQ
  • Rail mounted with separate propane tank
  • Fishing gear
  • Two spear guns
  • Two Hawaiian Sling pole spears - Two fishing poles
  • Hand fishing reel
  • Various tackle
  • Water Toys: -Noodles. Squirt guns. Triangular tube to pull behind dinghy. Snorkels, masks, and fins. Look bucket
  • ATN Topclimber bosun chair

  • Hand tools with tool bag

  • Life jackets, jacklines, safety harnesses, AIS beacon

  • Dock lines, fenders, fender boards


"We have owned and lived aboard since 2008.  This is a four cabin, four head version that has had numerous upgrades over the years.  Our refits primarily focused on critical systems required for a well-founded blue water cruiser; such as, power generation, fresh water making, refrigeration, and safety. Our home has over 2100 watts of solar feeding 1200 amp hour lithium batteries. Three separate Outback FLEXmax 80 MMPT charge controllers provide redundancy and sufficient, silent power without the need to run a generator or noisy wind generators. We replaced and upgraded the Yanmar engines in 2018 and they currently have less than 650 hours each. We installed a 30 gallon per hour Cruise RO watermaker with dual 40 inch membranes to meet our fresh water needs. The boat was painted with Awlgrip by Hinckley Yachts in Stuart Florida in 2015.  This boat has been a wonderful and comfortable home for many, many years. She was designed for ocean crossings and outfitted for safety and comfort. "




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.