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Formosa 51 Ketch Rig

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15.84m (52'0")



Underwater profile
Long Keel

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 120hp, Ford Leaman (1984)

Phuket / Thailand


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Extra Details

Designer William Garden
Builder Formosa Boat Building Co Ltd
Lying Phuket / Thailand
Fuel capacity 770.0 ltr (169.4 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 600.0 ltr (132.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Ford Leaman (1984)
Engine Hours Engine1: 300 ?
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 7.5 ltr (1.7 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.5 knots
Generator output 2KVA
Engine spares tick

Engine hours are since reconditioning in 2012.


Length 15.84m (52'0")
LWL 12.06m (39'7")
Beam 4.29m (14'1")
Draft Min 2.00m (6'7")
Draft Max 2.00m (6'7")
Displacement 25,400kg (56,007.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage Ashore


Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail Rolly Tasker - Slab (2011) 3 Reefs
Headsail Rolly Tasker - Furling (2011)
Other sails Rolly Tasker self tacking jib (2011)
Rolly Tasker Mizzen (2011)
MPS (unknown year)

Masts were pulled and painted 2011 and the running and standing rigging inspected and replaced as necessary.

Electrical Systems

220 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator New battery charger 2015. Generator is a Yamaha EF 2.6 ( Gasoline ) portable.


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Additional 200 L of fuel can be carried in a bladder tank. Hull Painted 2011.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 6
No. of crew berths 2
Cabin(s) 5
Sink 5
Shower 2
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Heads 5 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Manual water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick
Microwave tick

Crews cabin is currently used as a workshop.
A/C is a domestic unit that can fit over a hatch whilst in port.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Bimini tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bimini tick

5 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans Tigress windlass
3 anchors
(Bruce & 2 x Plough)
100.00m (328'1") of chain
100.00m (328'1") of rode
Highfield ( Aluminium ) dinghy (2014)
6hp outboard, Tohatsu 4 Stroke (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

EPIRB battery replacement date: 08-31-2018

Broker's Comments

The beautiful Teak interiors of these Taiwanese built boats, of this era, like this Formosa, will never be seen again at an affordable price. This example one of the last 51's built has just been extensively refitted between 2007 and present and whilst there is still some cosmetic improvements possible all the major work has been done and she comes equipped with all tools, cutlery, snorkeling gear, fishing tackle, crockery & bedding ready to go sailing.
Recent work completed includes:

2007 Teak decks replaced.

2008 Mast steps rebuilt & bulkheads re-glassed/replaced where necessary.

2010 Masts repainted.

2011 Re-rigged as necessary and upgraded new Genoa furler, new main, mizzen, jib & Genoa sails, new sheets & halyards. New sail & hatch covers. Resealed all opening ports with new face seals. New windows in main & aft cabins. New cockpit squabs & helm seat. New aft cabin main squab & saloon squabs.

2012 Recondition main engine, gearbox replaced shaft & bearings & fitted PSS drip less shaft seal. Complete repaint, new dinghy. Re-varnished inside bright work.

2013 New tropical covers. New Bimini cover & side curtains.

2015 Replaced all batteries and fitted new smart battery charger. New rudder & shaft replaced flange packing with lip seal for rudder shaft. Replaced bowsprit
2018 New Radar.

N.Z. Flagged

For more information on this and other great boats for sale in Phuket / Thailand & Langkawi / Malaysia, please contact the Asia yacht sales team.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Formosa 51 Ketch Rig has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan of Boatshed Phuket. Click here for contact details.
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Andy Vihel
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Is there a reason you place the "" logo on every photo ? Are you afraid someone may infringe on the copyrights? It's the most annoying thing to see when viewing a photo of a boat. Who gives a crap about your " " logo. Seriously !? WTF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2017-12-19 04:09:28
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