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Formosa Ketch
Classic full-keel offshore cruising ketch in sail-away condition. Well-equipped and just completed a Pacific crossing. Currently sailing in New Zealand.

New equipment in 2012 includes Hydrovane windvane steering, Garmin AIS transceiver, Simpson Lawrence 555 manual windlass and an offshore 6-person liferaft.

All teak interior with plenty of storage space. Stand-up head with separate shower. Good sail and spares inventory.

A fine example of this popular William Garden design for a sea-kindly cruising ketch.
Built by the Formosa Boat Building Co. Ltd in Taiwan.

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Hull number: 73 California registration number: CF5088TA
Hull Type: Long Keel Rig Type: Masthead Ketch
LOA: 40.92' / 12.47m LWL: 32.00' / 9.75m Beam: 12.17' / 3.71m
Listed Sail Area: 780 ft2 / 72.46 m2
Draft (max.) 610 / 1.88m
Disp. 28000 lbs./ 12701 kgs. Ballast: 9200 lbs. / 4173 kgs.
SA/Disp.: 13.59 Bal./Disp.: 32.86% Disp./Len.: 381.47
Designer: William Garden Builder: Formosa Boat Yard Ta Chiao
Hull construction: GRP / Fibreglass Deck construction: GRP & glass over ply
Interior Construction: Teak First Built: 1971 Launched: 1972
Registered: San Diego, California, USA, 1972
Auxiliary Power (orig. equip.) Make: Perkins Model: 4107 Type: Diesel HP: 45
Tanks: Water (HDP): 2x20 gals.= 40 / 180 ltrs. Fuel (steel): 1x20 + 1x80 gals.=approx.100 / 400ltrs.
RIG DIMENSIONS KEY I: 49.00' / 14.94m J: 14.50' / 4.42m P: 43.00' / 13.11m E: 15.00' / 4.57m PY: EY: SPL: ISP: SA(Fore.): 355.25 ft2 / 33.00 m2 SA(Main): 322.50 ft2 / 29.96 m2 Total(calc.)SA: 677.75 ft2 / 62.96 m2 DL ratio: 381.47 SA/Disp: 11.81 Est. Forestay Len.: 51.10' / 15.58m
Main mast: wood Main boom: alloy Mizzen mast: wood Mizzen boom: wood
Sails: 1 working Jib + spare, 1 Asymmetric, 1 set of twin-jibs, 1 stormsail, 1 mainsail + spare, 1 mizzen = 9 sails
Canvas: 1 Cockpit bimini, 1 Cockpit storage cover, 1 Helm cover, 1 Chartplotter cover, 1 Forward hatch cover, 1 Windlass cover, 3 winch covers, 1 Bowsprit cover, 1 portside Caprail cover, 1 starboard Caprail cover, 1 Cabintop cover

LocationAuckland , International


Number of HullsSingle
Hull TypeFibreglass
Length41 feet
Engine MakePerkins
Engine Type48hp 4107
Fuel TypeDiesel

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