Southern Ocean Shipyards Ocean 80

400,000 Tax Paid | Portsmouth Harbour United Kingdom


  • Make Southern Ocean Shipyards
  • Model Ocean 80
  • Year 1988
  • LOA 81ft/25m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Cutter
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Centre Cockpit
  • Berths 12
  • Cabins 4
  • Aft Cabins 2
  • Ancasta Ref 30871
  • Name Ocean Leopard


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 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.

Steel keel with integral diesel tank and substantial lead bulb.
All keel bolts checked and replaced as necessary (2005)

Ultrasonic anti-fouling system (2013)


Cutter headed sloop rig; keel stepped height 31.50 metres.
Awlgripped white spars (2005).
Sparmaker: Southern Spar Services.
Boom strengthened 2016
Stainless steel standing rigging wire replaced in total in 2010 and rig checked (July/August 2016).
Reckmann furling on genoa (2001 – Fully serviced in 2010).
22mm stainless steel chain plates.
Running backstays in Spectra (2005).
Tensioner on inner stay.
Fredricksen battcar system and track (2000) with stack pack.
Lazyjacks and 2 halyards replaced.
Mainsheet track and traveller, genoa and staysail tracks by S11 France all.

Mechanical Electrical Hydraulic Pump installed for Vang & Backstays (HP Hydraulics 2014)
Boom removed stripped serviced, jigged, some joints ground out and re-welded with stainless strengthening ribs fitted (2014 by Crusader sails) - for use with the new electro mechanical Vang pump.

2 x 90 ST Double pedestal (not connected for safety but believed to work); primary Hydraulic 2000, secondary electric.
2 x 65 ST.
2 x 55 ST.
2 x 48 ST.
1 x 55 ST Mainsheet.
1 x 40 ST Main traveler.
3 x 65 ST Halyard.
1 x 66 ST Deck mounted at foot of mast.
1 x 55 ST Reefing on mast.
1 x 46 ST Topping lift on mast.
Assorted winch handles
All winches require service and normal re-commissioning

Hood fully battened mainsail, Vectran, 2000.
Kemp furling genoa (new 2014)
UK Sails:
Yankee, 11 oz Dacron, 2008.
Staysail serviced (2005), hanks replaced (2001).
Storm Trysail, 1991.
Storm jib, 1988.
Cruising chute (2013) with snuffer
Crusader Sails genoa Magic Furl (2014) not connected


Summary of Accommodation:
Ocean Leopard had a major interior rebuild in 2005. The interior layout was altered to provide a large owner’s cabin forward, re-work of the crew accommodation forward and aft, a new navigation station on the port side of the main saloon, and an enlarged engine room to provide better access in the engine room and space for a second generator. The interior was removed without affecting the structural integrity of the yacht. All new panels were bonded to the hull using epoxy resins and e-glass cloths. The supporting structure was built in tropical light wood. All visible sections and veneers are executed in teak. All new fittings – locks, door handles, push buttons and hinges – are from Raseto de Casar of Italy. Internal upholstery is in Alcantara with Oceanair screens with blinds and flyscreens throughout. All deck hatches and ports were replaced 2005. There are lee cloths throughout. There are carpets throughout (all new 2016)

Teak and white vinyl paneled interior finish with teak and holly sole boards in the main accommodation.
Corian work surfaces in galley and heads compartments and Amtico flooring in galley and crew accommodation aft. All internal bilges have been cleaned and epoxy painted.

Bosch electric oven with grill (2005).
Refrigeration system: ship’s supply 220v.
Refrigerator and deep freeze
Miele C601S dishwasher (2005).
Miele 615E microwave (2005).
Second Microwave
Bosch DHV66SB extractor (2005).
Stainless steel galley sink (2005).
Miele Novatronic WS26 washing machine (2005).
Miele Novatronic T233C tumble dryer (2005).
Vegetable refrigerator with air cooled Danfoss compressor (2005).

3 x WCs in guest accommodation all new in 2013 with piping, 1 x electric macerator WC in crew accommodation; refitted 2012.
4 x Showers; all renewed (2005).
Fresh water cold shower for aft deck (hot not working).

Cruisair air conditioning:
Saloon: 24000 BTU reverse cycle (system and controls replaced 2016)
Owner’s cabin: 16000 BTU reverse cycle new (2007).
2 x Guest cabins: 2 x 8000 BTU reverse cycle serviced (2007).
Captain’s cabin & crew mess: 16000 BTU (system and new controls 2016)
Galley: 12000 BTU new (2005).
The circulation pumps and condenser collection system were replaced (2007).
The air conditioning units need a full service overhaul.

Sony DVD player.
Sea-Tel YE8000 XCAM digital receiver with D:60 cm satellite antennae on stainless steel pole starboard transom

Enlarged by approximately 4m2 taking in the old nav. station. This allowed for the installation of a second generator, calorifier, header tank for main engine and generators and numerous other systems.
All existing systems were removed and the transverse and longitudinal panels removed also.
The engine room was then re-insulated to the waterline with fire-proof/heating insulating rubber foam/lead panels. The insulated surfaces were covered with perforated aluminium panels.
Floor plates were replaced with aluminium non-slip plates.
Centre cockpit is accessed from the main saloon and has a seating area for 8 to 10 and large cockpit table with extending leaves.
A new fire extinguishing system was fitted in 2012; Catef Marine Fire FM200 Fire detection & extinguishing system.


Engine & Gearboxes:
1 x Perkins M215C turbo charged 213hp @ 2,500 rpm diesel (2003).
Serviced Summer 2016
2F twin disc MG506 hydraulic 2:1 reduction gearbox.

Engine Hours: approx. 2,500.
Cruising Speed: 7 knots.
Cruising Range: Approx. 2,500nm.
Maximum Speed: 9 knots.
Date of Last Major Overhaul: 2005; engine removed and repainted, turbo charger, fuel injection pump and alternator etc all overhauled.
Exhaust system rebuilt (2005).
Fully serviced and decommissioned (2012).

Hydraulic AB9856 3 blade self-feathering bronze propeller.
Throttle control replaced with Rexroth-Bosch Marex Mini SB electronic command unit.
Stainless steel shaft (2005)
GRP inner gland and cutlass bearing.
Stuffing box overhauled (2005).
Rope cutter (2012).
Maxpower R300 retractable 20hp bowthruster, powered by PTO from large generator (2005).
Mechanical Whitlock single station steering with large hide covered wheel (replaced 2007) and gutter.
Custom pedestal (2005) with instrument pod to carry bowthruster and micro commander engine controls together with depth, autopilot, windex and echosounder readouts and pedestal compass.
The steering was completely rebuilt (2005) with the upper and lower bearings of the rudder blade checked, the main gearbox opened and bearings renewed. The aluminium housing of the planet gear mechanism was renewed also. The steering was overhauled in 2012.

Voltage Systems:
220v Shore power; 2 x 220v generators; DC current is 24v.
Ocean Leopard’s wiring was 80% replaced (2005).
All AC loads are separately fused and there is a totally new switch panel.

Battery Banks:
All batteries were replaced 2013 except the generator batteries from 2005
Main engine start
2 x 12v (24v) (2013).
Generators start:
1 x 12v/90 Ah Dryfit gel (2005) .
1 x 12v/120 Ah Dryfit gel (2005).
House bank:
Deep cycle cell.
8 x 2v (2013)
24 batteries in 2 banks (2013) these are located in a battery box under saloon floor along the centerline.

Battery Chargers:
1 x 24v DC 100 amp Mastervolt for charging house batteries.
1 x 12v DC Newmar PT 25 amp 2 way for generator batteries (2005).

1 x 24v/40Ah.
1 x 24v 80Ah.

Northern Lights M8446K 16 kw 220v generator 16kw/1500 rpm 50 hz with PTO for hydraulic bowthruster (2005); (serviced summer 2016). Approx 1,789 hrs.

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
Electric water pressure system; all pipework replaced (2005).
220v immersion water heating system replaced (2012) and located in engine room.
Deck wash
New Digital Watermaker Control panel and electronics 2014 .

The bilge of Ocean Leopard is divided into 7 sections - chain locker/forepeak, forward crew cabin, owner’s cabin, forward corridor, engineroom, aft corridor and aft lazarette.
All sections have 24v DC bilge pumps with swan necks discharging overboard. Except the aft lazarette all sections have an emergency 1 ½” central bilge drain line with a manifold in the engine room. This manifold is connected to a 220v AC self-priming impeller pump; this will also function as a fire pump and is connected to a separate strainer. The pressure line is led to a fire station next to the engine room door. The system was fitted in (2005).

Total capacity of 3600 litres (792 gallons) in 3 x separate tanks.
Day tank in engineroom (Auto Day Tank refill system fitted 2014)
All tanks serviced and fuel lines replaced (2005); tanks cleaned (2012).
Tank material one GRP and one in keel.
Fuel tank gauge.

Fresh water:
Total capacity of approx. 2600 litres (572 gallons) in 4 x high density polyethylene tanks fitted in 2009.
Water tank gauges (New Water and fuel sensors 2014)
Watermaker (working in 2016)

The holding tank system on Ocean Leopard was installed in 2005 (but not connected)
Ocean Leopard has both grey and black water tanks all with odour proof Gebarit grey water lines and 2 x Rheinstrom GWH 24 PE grey water lift pumps.
Aft in the crew quarters, sink and shower, washing machine and galley are connected to a transfer tank aft the galley sink has the option of discharge overboard or to the grey water tank with a valve.
The grey water of the owner’s and guest showers and sinks are collected in a transfer tank forward.
Air conditioning condenser water is also collected into these transfer tanks.
Both transfer tanks discharge forward via a swan neck arrangement.
All heads discharge into the black water tanks. These tanks are located forward under the forward crew berths.

(All figures approximate)


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.
Panasonic Laptop.
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.

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).
MOB system.
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).

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Ancasta are acting as brokers for the vendor who is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. These details are prepared from information provided by the vendor and are intended only as a guide to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. Details are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Ancasta brokerages. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice. Please Note: where the vessel’s status shows as “Preliminary”, details of the vessel have not yet been confirmed by the Vendor.