Southern Ocean Shipyards Ocean 80
Overview Ocean Leopard is a legend, being one of the best known boats in both the Solent and Antigua, having smashed and held the Round the Island Record for several years in the early 90’s and other numerous records including Line Honours in the Round Britain race in the 90s. She has been converted to a comfortable cruising and charter boat but she is still one of the fastest GRP cruising boats out there witnessed by her class line honours win in the 2016 Round the Island Race – First Classic Racing boat across the line, winning the Field Barnacle Cup. Despite being quick she can be comfortably handled for cruising by a small amateur crew. She has cruised the World with many Atlantic crossings from the Med to Caribbean, Fiji to South Pacific Polynesia, Australia to New Zealand and Hawaii. She is equipped with a detachable hard top for comfortable Ocean Cruising.
The boat further offers amazing opportunities for Charter being in MSA code for 12 passengers and the potential, subject to contract with the marina, to maintain her current berth at Gunwharf Quays , with direct trains to London 5 minutes from her the berth. This is a unique opportunity for a new Owner to own a famous head turning sailing boat for a low investment that will both cruise with ease and be competitive at any International classic yacht regatta.
Please call Ancasta Port Solent on +44(0) 2392 373 300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was built and placed into use within the EU prior to 1998. Coded for charter.
GRP balsa cored sandwich above the waterline and solid laminate GRP below 12mm to 30mm at lowest point with synthetic cored transverse GRP frames and longitudinal stringers all hand-laminated.
The topside paintwork is executed in Dupont Acrylic and was repainted in Summer 2010.
GRP hard top fitted by Norman Wright in Brisbane (2000); refurbished and re-awlgripped (2005).
In 2000, 3 watertight bulkheads were added to Ocean Leopard to bring her up to MCA Category 0 standards. She maintained this class until 2004.
No structural changes were made in her 2005 refit that prejudice this coding. She has recently been recoded under her present owner for passenger carrying in the Solent and British Channel.
In 2005, beneath the waterline, the old antifouling was removed and the epoxy treatment (2001) found to be sound. 3 coats of Awlgrip Hullguard were added and antifouling coatings made good.
The rudder was also dried and refurbished (2005). In 2007 a local area of osmosis was treated with 5 coats of barrier coating (250 Microns). Antifouled (2012).
GRP cored, teak laid replaced in 2001 by Zealandia and all refurbished (2005).
Decks recaulked (2008).
Balsa cored GRP Awlgrip painted (2005).
GRP frames surveyed and found to be holding moisture (2009). These have been opened up, with water tanks tested and replaced with high density polyethylene, dried to acceptable levels and closed up, all under surveyor’s supervision.
Teak and stainless steel external trim.
KEEL AND RUDDER:
Steel keel with integral diesel tank and substantial lead bulb.
All keel bolts checked and replaced as necessary (2005)
Ultrasonic anti-fouling system (2013)
Rigel Poseidon Pedestal magnetic compass at helm.
Fluxgate electronic compass.
Robertson/Simrad Autopilot with hydraulic linear drive all completely re-commissioned (2013) by HP Hydraulics.
Raymarine E125 GPS Chartplotter at nav table (2013).
Raymarine E7 GPS Chartplotter at steering wheel (2013).
Garmin GPS Map 451 (2013).
Simrad 1515 multidate echo sounder/wind indicator with readouts at helm and companionway.
Navtex JMC NCR 330 with thermal printer (2005).
Icom VHF at nav station and 2 hand held VHFs (2005).
Skanti TRP82505 SSB.
Windows PC with Expedition Software.
Mini M satellite phone for voice and data.
Wireless Access Point giving WiFi on board.
Auxiliary ‘Cello’ screen fitted to mirror laptop’s display.
Colour HP PSC 2510 printer/fax/copier.
Pulpit, pushpit, guardrails, bathing ladder, boarding gates, mast pulpits, swing-out swimming platform and ladder in transom skirt.
Stainless Davits Fitted 2014 by YCP Endeavour.
2.8m Bofer passerelle (2005 in storage ashore).
Klarenbeke air horn (2001).
Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:
2 x Anchors; main 105lb Bruce/second 105lb.
160m 12mm galvanised chain with 50m 12 mm chain and 25mm warp all stored in newly constructed chain locker (2005); anchors and chain regalvanised (2006).
Lofrans Project 2000 24v 200w (2005) and Simpson Lawrence Pacific windlass V4000 rebuilt (2005).
Both windlasses on a custom teak plinth with strengthening beneath deck (2005).
Anchor windlass control with chain counter at helm (not working).
Cleats have new backing plates (2005).
Transom steps in storage ashore.
COVERS, CANVAS AND CUSHIONS
Hard top with side screens to enclose centre cockpit.
Cockpit cushions (2006).
Canvas Bimini (new 2013) on stainless supports over steering wheel.
2 x 8 man liferafts (new 2014) on transom (need service).
2 x Horseshoe life rings.
12 x Certified lifejackets with strobe lights.
406 Mhz EPIRB.
Engine fire fighting system replaced (2012); Catef Marine Fire FM200 Fire detection & extinguishing system with wireless fire detection 63KRX, wireless smoke and siren system 95DB, wireless panic & emergency flash and sound alarm, manual fire suppression system (system discharge, engine & electrical shutdown, forced ventilation). System serviced 2016.
Alarm system (not connected).