1997 Leopard Sailing Cat 45
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Contact Robert Green   503-351-2339     email: oboelectric@msn.com

Cat Nip is a 1997 Leopard sailing yacht, she is a 4 state room craft (queen size bunks and private heads) built for the charter trade. I bought her in Delaware in 2004.

I have been restoring her for years, and installed many new items including a new custom fiberglass hard top and shortened the rig (from 72’ to 63’ 6”) to get under the ICW bridges.

The suit of sails are 4 years old and custom built with a square top to maximize sail area. Motors are Yanmars upgraded from 50 hp to 75 hp with a straight shaft drive (no sail drive). The props are new (plus spare) along with the SS shaft, cutlass bearing, and stuffing box. The windless is new along with the anchor and all chain rode (300’). Spares anchors have chain and rode.

Just installed new trampolines this year (ordered from original maker in South Africa). The running rigging is all upgraded to Garhauer with roller bearings and new lines also the roller furling is a Hood just a few years old. Also just installed this year 2 brand new diesel tanks.

I have adjusted the salon table to slide in and out to create more room and added new cushions. Aft state rooms have improved mattress and installed new SS hatches (4) all around. Have upgraded electronics and swapped out cabin lights with LED lights.
Installed new bilge pumps (bigger 2-1500 GPH cabin and 2- 1100 GPH engine room, up graded from stock) shower pumps and heads. Have installed new Sunbrella outdoor cushions in the aft dining area (seats 6-8 easily) and led lights.
Nip is a good sailing craft and draws only 4’ 4” of water, she is 24’ wide and 45’ long with swim steps and boarding ladder aft.

The interior accommodations are phenomenal. There's room for everyone on the large "U" shaped settee with oval table. The galley is very well appointed, with a propane stove with oven, double sinks, 12 volt fridge/freezer, microwave and lots of storage space. The large windows and opening ports provide ample light and ventilation.

The Staterooms Catnip has four staterooms, each with its own private head. There is ample storage for clothing and a queen size bed with improved mattresses and two more inches of memory foam.


The cockpit is very large with plenty of headroom under the bimini. All electronics have been upgraded and all lights converted to LEDs throughout the boat.

The captain’s seat backrest has two positions allowing the chair to face forward while steering
or aft when entertaining.

Behind the cockpit are the davits for the aluminum dinghy.

The Deck has new trampolines, large draining lockers, bow seats and an electric windlass.

The Engines have been upgraded to 75hp Yanmar Turbo Diesels with only 1400 hours. The engine compartments are clean and there is plenty of room for servicing the engines.

Contact Robert Green for more information and to start a dialogue. 
Phone  503-351-2339     email: oboelectric@msn.com

Improvements made to 1997 Leopard Cat for the last 9 years

New (2) ss. shaft, bearing, waterless coupling and prop
Upgraded Yanmar diesel motors from 50 hp to 75 hp about 1400 hours (these are 20k hr motors)
All fluids changed motor and transmission and filters oil and fuel filter (several times)
New (2) 6 gallon isotherm water heaters (engine water and 120 volt heaters)
New pressure plumbing pipe and fittings plus fixtures (5)
New through hulls and assorted plumbing and valves (changed to 1 ½ inch all of them only one size to fix)
New water strainers (groco 1 Ό” brass)
New toilets and piping in all 4 heads
New faucets installed on all sinks
New (2) maserators
New suit of sails (custom with square top cut)
Shorten rig to meet ICW water way from (from 72’ to 63’ 6”)
New mast head and boom head (new shives)
New all running rigging (better stronger line)
New furling head sail rigging (Hood Seafurl 5)
New LED running lights
New interior cushions and exterior cushions
New led light fixtures (cabin, head, and main salon)
Upgrade mattresses in all 4 cabins (add 2” memory foam& new mattress covers)
New upgraded electronics
New custom built fiberglass hard top and front window
New start batteries2014
New hand pumps for shower sump
House battery is 4 years old (six 6 volt Deka lead acid)
New mirrors on cabin doors and medicine cabinets
New Indel d refrigerator and added two door Waco freezer refrigerator 12/120 volt
New personal fans (6)
New window sun shades (80% UV green)
New insulated hatch covers
(4)new cabin hatches with shads and screens (Manship stainless steel)
(2) new trampolines installed
New windless and controls (LofransTigres1200 watt)
New 50 lbs Delta anchor with 300 feet of chain
Aluminum Fortress spare
New whole boat water filter
New bilge pumps (2 rule 1500 and 2 rule 1100)
(2) New 55 gal fuel tanks installed