MiraMar Adventures Helps New Leopard45 Owners Get Ready for Cruising

In September 2017, John and Stacie S. of Colorado took possession of a brand new Robertson and Caine Leopard 45 catamaran.  They approached MiraMar Adventures for some help in learning how to operate their vessel safely.

The boat was shipped directly from South Africa to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, where it was offloaded from the cargo ship using a giant crane.

The new cat in her first berth.

John and Stacie are all smiles aboard their new catamaran.

The crew takes a break from docking practice for refueling and pump-out.

We have never seen such a happy pump-out hose operator!

Plotting a route from Fort Lauderdale to the Florida Keys.

Dawn Rae eager to leave HarbourTowne and get cruising.


Attentive to the watch while motoring out of Dania Cut.

Super cool Raymarine app on tablet allows repeating display from helm chartplotter.

Another beautiful sunrise off the coast of southern Florida.

An amazing view from the galley.

Stacie’s favorite watch-keeping seat.

Mollie making her galley rounds.


Wing-n-wing for a downhill run to the Keys.

The happy couple enjoying their home on the water.

Congratulations to Stacie and John for pursuing their dream and working so hard to get it right…  Thank you and fair winds!

Dear Captain Jeff,

“Thank you so much for teaching us to sail the Dawn Rae – for your patience & guidance, but most of all for your friendship!”

John, Stacie and Mollie.


UPDATE: DAWN RAE goes to the Bahamas!


Crossing the bank with spinnaker.

Packing the chute.

Dawn Rae at Great Harbour Cay Marina.

To the beach!


The Beach Club.

Sunday brunch at Carriearl.

Tropic Ocean Air flight back to FLL.

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