S/V SEA MONKEY is For Sale
Sea Monkey is a 2006 Leopard 40. She spent her first few years in the Moorings charter fleet, but has been in private ownership ever since.
Each owner has added smart and practical upgrades and she has evolved into a well sorted family cruising boat. She’s awesome, and she’d love to find a wonderful family to continue her journeys with!
Perfect for a couple or a family of 4 or 5. Big enough to fit everyone, but not so huge as to be a handful for your small crew. Plus, she sails pretty quickly!
She has the 4 cabin, 2 head (with separate shower stall) arrangement. Her Volvo D1-30 engines have low hours, as she was repowered with new engines and new saildrives in 2013. She has 1000W+ (285W x4) of solar. Lifeline AGM batteries total 630aH. Cruise RO watermaker makes 20 GPH. The fridge is cool, the freezer can make ice, and there is a supplemental Engel freezer. More detailed specs are included below.
Everything you need is included. Totally turnkey, ready to sail away. US registered.
Why you want this boat:
1-She’s self-sufficient. Good batteries, big solar, 200 gallons of fresh water, RO watermaker, and an extra freezer allow her to cruise “off the grid” for extended periods.
2-The important systems are young: engines and saildrives with 1500 hours, and they were new in 2013***. Standing rigging in 2015. Mainsail in 2015, genoa in 2018. Main and jib sheets in 2018.
3-She’s set up as a family boat for a family of 4. “Master cabin” in the aft starboard cabin, with the forward unit setup as storage, shop, and pantry. Port hull with forward, forepeak, and aft cabins available for kids.
4-Smart upgrades: little things make a big difference. Extra ports in the front windows allow much better ventilation and keep the salon cool. Rain shields over the side hatches. Smart stuff!
5-Everything is included. USB ports, all of our tools, portable rechargaeable vacuum, even an extra carafe for the French Press are included. Sheets, pillows, kitchen gear. You name it, it probably comes with the boat. When we leave we’re walking off with our clothes, the kids stuffed animals, and leaving everything you need on board.
Why you might not want this boat? She's a great boat, but in case you're shopping from afar here are a few minor things to know up front:
1-there is no A/C. I can tell you we haven’t needed it (really, we haven’t) but if A/C is a must-have for you there is room on the 110 volt panel the units, but no A/C is currently installed.
2-There is no power laundry machine. We have an aerating laundry plunger and 5 gallon buckets and that works, but if you need a real laundry machine, we don’t have it.
3-She has some minor dings and scrapes and gelcoat repairs, which are probably appropriate for her age and history. There are some spider cracks, thin spots, and some repairs. If you want a mint condition boat, this isn't quite it, but honestly at this price point she's pretty good.
4-She doesn’t have an Asym or Gennaker. I’m a sailor at heart and wish we had these, but even without them she still clips along with enough speed to pass most other cruisers. And if you need that third sail option, there are D-rings and pulleys to mount the necessary hardware to fly such a sail.
5-The dinghy has a lot of patches, has a slow leak in the front tube, and the oars have been lost. We think an ugly dinghy is an asset since no one will bother to steal it, but if you want a real nice dinghy, you’ll have to buy a new one. The outboard runs strong.
Location: Cruising from Grenada to Florida. Currently in the Spanish VI for March. Puerto Rico and DR for April. Bahamas in May, delivery to Florida expected at the end of May.
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***What’s with these three asterisks? Well good news, we think. These Volvo engines are running strong, no issues, low hours. They’re great just like they are. BUT great news, these engines are covered by a voluntary Volvo recall related to emissions. So….Volvo is shipping us brand new D1-30s that will be installed in Fort Lauderdale at the end of May. Thus, you’re buying a used boat with brand new immaculate and awesome engines! Score! That’s why the price is firm. If for some reason the warranty repower fails to work out, we will adjust the price accordingly.
2006 Leopard 40.
4 cabin, 2 heads, 2 small forepeak bunks, separate shower stalls.
Powertrain: Volvo D1-30s, 1500 hours***, new engines and saildrives in 2013.
Standing rigging: new in 2015.
Mainsail and bag, Doyle 2015. Genoa, Doyle 2018
Running rigging: replaced as needed, new main and jib sheets 2018
Bottom: barrier coat x2 in 2015, Seahawk Island 44 x3 one year old
Dinghy: old AB Rib. Lots of patches. 9.8 Tohatsu. No one will steal this dinghy.
Davits: upraded fiberglass davits off of a bigger Leopard (44?)
Solar: Installed 2015, 285 x4 panels, feeds Midnight Classic Solar controller
Batteries: Lifeline AGM, 630ah. Good condition, per the Lifeline rep. New starter batteries x2 in 2018.
Alternators: 130amp upgraded alternators.
Generator: Honda 2000 portable
Watermaker: Cruiser RO, 20 GPH, installed 2015. Works well.
Instruments: Raymarine. standard instruments plus AIS transceiver, but no radar.
Kayak: 2 person sit-on-top, 2 paddles.