Formosa 51 sailing boat for sale with


Formosa 51
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LOA: 15.28M
Beam: 4.30M
Draft: 1.89M
Year: 1979

Formosa 51


This Formosa 51 was built by the Formosa Boat Building Company, LTD, in 1979 in Tampai,  Taiwan.


General layout

Large saloon with seating around table for eight and another four on starboard side. The table can be lowered to make a double bed. There is the chart table ahead of that with steering position and all navigational aids. The aft cabin is a double en-suite with extra portholes on the transom. Ahead of the saloon is the galley which  has a double sink, a four burner cooker and oven, a fridge and a freezer. On the opposite side is a cabin with one double berth and one single berth over it. There is a connecting door to the second head that has a sit-up bath and shower. Further ahead is the fore cabin which has one double with one single berth over it, there is also a connecting door to the head . The forepeak  was  originally the crews quarters  but now it houses the generator and  washing machine. All double bunks have sprung mattresses.



The hull is made of 19mm thick fiberglass and the decks are sandwich construction.  The Teak decks are best Bermuda and were replaced in 1998. The deck was covered with two additional layers of fiberglass to ensure total water tightness. No screws have been used in laying the decks, they are secured with a 2 pot flexible industrial strength glue. Also caulking is of 2 component materials. 

For the interior solid Teak has been re varnished with 2 pot Epifane , except 1 cabin, it is all fine workmanship.


The engine is a Perkins T6354M six-cylinder 115hp diesel with a Borg Warner 2.5 : 2 1 gearbox which drives a three-blade prop, it is regularly serviced. The working hours are 4208. Cruising speed under engine is around 6kn with a max 9kn.


This is a cutter headed ketch, the masts are made of box section wood, the Genoa is furling and the main has slab reefing. All winches have been replaced with Anderson self tailing 2 speed S/S. In 2002 both masts were taken down and stripped completely and given a 2 pot Veniziani preservative treatment then 2 undercoats and 2 top coats of paint. 


New Lee Sails (never used) - Mizzen, Main, Staysail, Genoa (130%), Blister, Storm jib.
Also remaining in the sail wardrobe from before are Mizzen, staysail, genoa.

 Navigation equipment

New wind instruments,  New Furuno radar, Two Sestrel Compasses, Seafarer echo sounder, Navico log, Sailor VHF, Garmin GPS, Robertson autopilot, Autohelm autopilot, Robertson color plotter-14 screen, Target Navtex Pro, Magnifox professional GPS, Icom IC-M700 SSB + Ham frequencies.

 Ground Tackle

Danforth anchor, two CQR, 140m of chain and 1500w S+L windlass.


12v and 240v throughout, 4 x 170 A//H deep cycle batteries, 6 kva Onan generator-257 hours run.

40 A/H Mastervolt 240 battery charger with float charger.

 Water system

Pressurized water throughout, Heat exchanger on engine, 220v immersion heater, water maker.


Two steel fuel tanks with total capacity of 800L, 
Three stainless steel water tanks (900L in all),
 Holding tank.


This fine vessel comes with a very large inventory, too much to list. There are sun awnings for the whole boat, tender with outboard, Davits and an abundance of other equipment. The vessel underwent a professional osmosis treatment and carries a 5 year guarantee from  2004. All paintwork was redone with US paint Awlgrip in 2004

The current owner has owned the boat since she was two years old and is only the second owner since new . She has been lovingly kept and upgraded over the years and seems in excellent condition. The boat has been in the Mediterranean all her life and done mostly short cruises.

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The deck

The saloon

The Galley

Steering position

pict09.jpg (79908 bytes) Aft cabin

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Layout - Click to enlarge all pictures


For sale at Euro 139,000 as is/where is

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