Leap of Faith is For Sale!


1980 Oceania 36

LOA: 39′

Beam: 12’6″

Draft: 4′

Asking $60,000

Some of you know this vessel. She’s not just a boat, she’s arguably the most famous boat in the cruising community. Leap of Faith is a true classic, Europa style trawler who gained her notoriety through the novels of her owner, Ed Robinson, and a large Facebook following. Her price reflects her place in nautical history. Contact us at Kimandedrobinson@gmail.com

This vessel is located in Placida, Florida.




Power: Single Ford Lehman 120 with 4100 hrs. This is a bullet-proof workhorse that will last forever.

Transmission completely rebuilt in August, 2017. New oil cooler on both the engine and the transmission.



All new battery bank in June 2017. 8 Trojan T105 (6 volts)

500 watts of solar with a Kidde MPPT Controller

Xantrex 1500 Inverter/Charger


Mid-size gas stove with four burners. Oven is big enough to cook a turkey.

Full-sized, Frost Free Refrigerator!

Portable Ice Maker


Custom built settee with built-in storage. (You could hide a body under there)


My workspace/computer table is removable. The space could support a recliner or additional cabinetry.



Pullman berth, lower port side.


New Vacuflush head July 2016 (new vacuum generator also).


Stand-up shower


Awesome lounge on the flybridge. The furniture conveys.




Garmin 4212 GPS Map/Chartplotter

Sitex Autopilot


Aft Deck sitting area with sun screen


Covered side walkways


Rear entry door and flybridge ladder


Freshly painted transom with new decal.

Cabin and bridge also recently painted.


Miss Leap, as we like to call her, is solidly built, stable and steady. Her seaworthiness has been proven many times. They just don’t build them like this anymore. She’s heavy, (and slow) and extremely reliable. Fuel burn is 1.8 gallons per hour at 6 knots. She holds 300 gallons of diesel giving her incredible range.

70 gallons fresh water (poly tanks) with an additional 65 gallons if desired on the bridge.

40-gallon poly holding tank with macerator.

An assortment of lines, anchors, fenders and accessories are included in the sale.


Brand new 10′ RIB with 3.5 Mercury four-stroke also included in the sale. (August 2017)

Honda 2000 portable generator also included.


Kim and I have loved this boat since the day we took possession. We’d love to sell her to someone who would love her as much as we do. We’ve made many memories aboard, from the west coast of Florida, through the Keys, and throughout the Bahamas. If you’re seriously interested contact me at –



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