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Formosa 43

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Boat REF# 51623
removed from sale
Length 12.65m (41'6")
Year 1980
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 9
Engine 1 x diesel 60hp, Volvo MD21 B (1980)
Lying Clear Lake


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Extra Details

Designer Doug Peterson
Builder Formosa
Lying Clear Lake
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 254.6 ltr (56.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 909.2 ltr (200.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 24.0 ltr (5.3 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 60hp
Engine make and model Volvo MD21 B (1980)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 6.8 ltr (1.5 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots


Length 12.65m (41'6")
LWL 10.97m (36'0")
Beam 3.89m (12'9")
Draft Min 2.03m (6'8")
Draft Max 2.03m (6'8")
Airdraft 17.68m (58'0")
Displacement 11,791kg (26,000.0lbs)
Headroom 6.00m (19'8")
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Ronstan Aluminium spars (1980) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Other sails jib (unknown year)
Spinniker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Want to take your family crusing bring the kids this is the perfect yacht with four cabins,Aft cabin with private head, Forward Vee berth, And two cabins aft of the forward head with pullman berths on both sides. Lots of storage for all the necessary supplies for long range crusing.


Total # of berths 9
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 2
Shower 1
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units rated at 16000 BTU/h
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Drapes tick
Air conditioning tick
Microwave tick

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Depth sounder tick

Handheld VHF,Handheld GPS,Stereo System, Flat screen in main saloon,Flat screen with DVD in Aft Cabin

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Bimini tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick
Bimini tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric unknown windlass
3 anchors
(Delta CQR Danforth,fortress)
30.48m (100'0") of chain
152.40m (500'0") of rode
Lee cloths,and a very nice set of cockpit cushions covered in marine grade vinyl

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

If you know anything about PETERSON designs you know they are designed never to be the last boat to the Anchorage. This bullet proof vessel has been cruising for the last nine years and has proven her sea worthiness in many storms but there is one in particular that the current owners will never forget; with average winds of forty six knots and gusts to 54 knots and 30 to 40 foot seas this sea going vessel provided a safe passage. Combining a great design and adding the far east craftmanship this is one very unique and beautiful boat. With her deep fin keel and low profile design she will provide excellent windward performance and a good turn of speed to get you across the worlds oceans. This vessel is being offered at well below market value to insure a speedy transaction. She has just had all all exterior teak caulked and refinished and the fordecks repainted,She is affordable and a well found vessel,and currently awaits her new owners. If you are seeking a bluewater cruiser or a great liveaboard this one has four cabins and is a must see. All reasonable offers will be considered.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Formosa 43 has been personally photographed and viewed by David Sullins of Boatshed Texas. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.