2006 Leopard 43


Year: 2006
Length: 43′
Engine/Fuel Type: Twin / diesel
Located In: La Paz, Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Hull Material: Fiberglass
YW#: 81897-3651176


Just Retuned from the Boat Yard in July 2020.  New Bottom Paint, New Cutlass bearings, and new fiberglass exhaust mufflers installed.

Gato de Cortez is a Leopard 43 (Moorings 4300) Catamaran, built by Robertson and Caine in South Africa and well known as one of Leopards most popular Cats.  With a 4 cabin layout each with a full en-suite bathroom, Gato de Cortez would make the perfect family boat or a spacious platform for a cruising couple.

Designed in collaboration between Simonis-Voogd Design and Robertson & Caine. The concept of the Leopard 43 is the maximizing of space, performance and comfort. Built in Cape Town, South Africa, the Leopard 43 features 4 spacious double cabins, each with private head and shower, two single berths in the forward bows, a modern galley-up design with panoramic views, Corian work surfaces and a V-shaped saloon with seating for 8 guests, a large bathing platform with direct access to the cockpit and a functional hard top fitted as standard. The Leopard 43 is equipped with complete electronics and high-powered engines, giving great performance under power as well as sail. On deck the spacious cockpit is covered by a hard-top bimini and leads on to the large aft swimming platform. All control lines are lead aft to the raised helmsman’s seat making navigation and maneuvering easy.

All standing rigging replaced in 2019!!

The boat is currently located in Marina Palmira in the heart of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez’s prime cruising grounds and the slip is available to pass along to the new owner.

Buying a boat in Mexico can have some tax advantages in saving you the State Sales Tax and the boat is already where you want to start Cruising.  When buying a boat in Mexico, all of the title transfer, paperwork and funds transfers are handled in the United States by a Marine Documentation Services Company for your convenience and piece of mind.


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Boat Name
Gato de CortezSpecs
Builder: Robertson and Caine
Designer: Simonis Voogt
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Other
Hull Shape: CatamaranDimensions
LOA: 43 ft 0 in
Beam: 22 ft 9 in
LWL: 40 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft 0 in
Dry Weight: 19030 lbsEngines
Total Power: 78 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2006
Engine Model: 3JH4E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 8000
Engine Power: 39 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2006
Engine Model: 3JH4E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 8000
Engine Power: 39 HP

Cruising Speed: 8 knots @ 2400 RPM
Maximum Speed: 10 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: (206 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (95 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (40 Gallons)

Number of double berths: 4
Number of cabins: 4
Number of heads: 4

Sail AreaWorking Sail Area : 1227.00 sq ft

Manufacturer Provided Description
The 2006 Leopard 43 is based on the award-winning Leopard 42 design.  Features include a hard-top bimini, a longer transom, fixed stainless steel davits and twin Yanmar 39Hp naturally aspirated engines. The 4-cabin layout features  spacious double cabins with en suite heads and separate showers, fully equipped galley and expanded saloon with breakfast bar. A clear deck layout, excellent bunk access, walkthrough access from the cockpit to the aft swim platform and a galley-up design are popular features with cruisers.

Additional Description

  • Stairway courtesy lights
  • Courtesy lights at cockpit / aft deck walkthrough
  • Bi-colour navlight
  • Stern navlight
  • Compass at helm position
  • 12v DC switch panel
  • 3 x 200Amp Hour House batteries – deep cycle Lead Acid-type
  • 2 x Engine starter batteries
  • 1 x House battery isolator switches
  • 2 x Engine starter battery isolator switches
  • 2 x Alternators, high output 80aH
  • 1 x Electrical spares kit: fuses, relays, fuseholders
  •  2000W (4000W peak) inverter
  •  2 Heads are converted to electric
  •  8 Fire extinguishers
  •  All standing rigging replaced in 2019

Additional Description

  • Corian heat-resistant galley worktop surfaces
  • Double s/s sink
  • Fridge / freezer 60USgal / 225Ltr
  • 12v refrigeration and 2 adjustable damper slides
  • Access via 2 x front opening doors (brushed s/s)
  • Force 10 Gas cooker 2-burner
  • Gas solenoid shut-off valve with control at switch panel & warning light at cooker
  • Gas cylinder & regulator in dedicated cockpit locker
  • Separate garbage bin locker
  • Ample stowage space in shelf lockers & drawer units
  • Galley serving shelf

Additional Description

  • 2 x Fire Extinguishers

Additional Description

  • Double lever throttle / gearshift control
  • Sound deadening panels in engine room
  • Engine room shelves
  • 2 x Engine room ventilation fans & ducting
  • 2 x Yanmar 29hp diesel engines with std shaft drive
  • 2 x Propellers – 3-blade fixed
  • 2 x Fuel deck fillers
  • 2 x Fuel filter / water separators
  • 2 x Fuel tanks Aluminium 95USgal / 360Ltr total capacity
  • 2 x Siphon breaks
  • 2 x Exhaust skin fittings (s/s)
  • 2 x Exhaust water locks (s/s)
  • 2 x Cooling water inlet strainers

Additional Description

  • SS Lifeline with stanchions, bases, port & stb gates
  • Hector 1012 windlass
  • Anchor roller fitting c/w chain wear plates
  • Liferaft locker
  • Companionway door with s/s door trim
  • Hardtop over cockpit complete with helmsmans observation hatch and lighting allows free access to swim platform and keeps mainsheet out of harm’s way
  • Swimming ladders
  • Cockpit table with folding leaf
  • Furler jammer on deck
  • Mainsheet traveller car Lewmar Size 3
  • Mainsheet track Lewmar Size 3
  • Trampoline
  • Helmseat with convertible backrest and stowage locker
  • Lifering holder
  • Acrylic windows
  • Hatches – Lewmar:6 x Size 10 (x7 Three Cabin Version Only), 2 x Size 40, 2 x Size 60, 1 x Size 60 Escape hatch
  • Portlights – Lewmar:4 x Atlantic 40, 4 x Atlantic 60, 4 x Size 5, 4 x Size 2 (x5 Three Cabin Version Only)
  • 2 x Fwd window louvre sets
  • 2 x Spacious cockpit lockers
  • 2 x Spacious foredeck lockers
  • 2 x Pulpits fitted with seats
  • 2 x Pushpits
  • 2 x Inner Pushpits
  • 2 x Coachroof s/s handrails
  • 2 x Coachroof s/s grab handles
  • 2 x Arch s/s grab handles9 x 325mm mooring cleats
  • 2 x Lewmar winch handles2 x Winch handle pockets
  • 4 x Drinking can holders
  • 2 x Genoa cars – Lewmar Size 2
  • 2 x Genoa tracks – Lewmar Size 2
  • 3 x Halyard jammers on mast
  • 1 x Antal Line Driver for Traveller Line
  • 4 x Genoa and mainsheet jammers
  • 2 x Halyard winches – Lewmar 44CST (on mast)
  • 2 x Primary sheet winches – Lewmar 50CST
  • 4 x Folding padeyes to allow for spinnaker tackle attachment
  • 4 x Eyebolts on mast step
  • 1 x Large deck storage locker (Three Cabin Version Only)

Running Rigging and Sails

  • Mainsheet (4:1 purchase)
  • Mainsheet traveler line (4:1 purchase)
  • Main boom topping lift
  • Mainsail outhaul and 2 reefs
  • Davit tackle
  • 2 x Genoa sheets
  • 3 x Halyards (main, genoa & spare)

Mast, Rigging & Sales

  • Sparcraft natural anodized mast c/w Antal mast slider system
  • Sparcraft natural anodized crossbeam
  • Windex wind indicator
  • Profurl genoa furler
  • Mainsail full battened
  • 120% Furling genoa
  • 2 x Additional spare 12v wires in mast
  • Additional spare conduit with messenger in mast
  • Winch handle pocket
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.