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Formosa 51 Ketch SV Truthsayer
Formosa 51 Ketch Sail
LOA (ft.): 
51 ft.
Rio Dulce
$149,500 (USD)
By Appointment Only: 
Listing Agent: 
Chris S.

New on the market, March 2016!

Look closely -- you're going to LOVE this one! Awaiting your command and new horizons is this recently refit, ready to go, globe-trotting passagemaker, with all the salty style points awarded!  Every glance sees this fully capable ketch tugging at the mooring lines, wanting for hoisted sails and more miles of smiles.

The Formosa 51 has to be one of the most thought about designs through the years as both new and experienced cruisers dream of their ideal cruising boat, and for good reason!  Large, heavy monohulls like this are far more comfortable than the alternatives, translating to happy and well-rested people enjoying their time aboard!  Put yourself in that picture, and write/call for more information today!

Your Formosa is conveniently located in one of the finest cruising areas possible: the pristine Western Caribbean!  After being safely tucked up the beautiful Rio Dulce in Guatemala for hurricane season, same-day cruising from the Rio can have you snorkeling or diving the world’s 2nd largest barrier reef – Belize it!  Or, it’s just an overnighter away to experience the Bay Islands of Honduras (Utila, Roatan, Guanaja).  Farther voyages can have you enjoying Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, Caymans, and Panama before returning to the Rio sanctuary year after year, as countless cruisers do.  Great Yacht, Great Location… it’s time to have fun!!

Proceed with the peace of mind fostered by a brokerage reputation built on professionalism and integrity.  SYS Brokerage only accepts yacht listings with realistic or bargain prices, listings that our brokers can represent truthfully as being worthwhile.


Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Full

LOA: 58 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 51 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 3 in
Displacement: 52000 lbs Dry Load
Ballast: 12000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 68 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 3 in

Total Power: 120 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Lehman, head overhauled 2011
Year Built: 1979
Engine Model: 6-cyl, 500hrs in last 3yrs
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 120 HP

Cruising Speed: 6 knots @ 1500 RPM
Maximum Speed: 8 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (140 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Aluminum (135 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (25 Gallons)

Number of cabins: 5
Number of heads: 2

GPS - Raymarine
Log-speedometer - Raymarine
Plotter - Raymarine
Wind speed and direction - Raymarine
Depthsounder - Raymarine
Autopilot - Raymarine
Radio - SSB = ICOM M802
Compass - Danforth Constellation = positively beautiful!

Furling genoa - 2010 Somerset w/white sacrificial
Storm jib - staysail, mizzen sail
Fully battened mainsail - 2010 Somerset Sail with strongtrack and cars

Inside Equipment
Oven - Force 10 stove/oven
Sea water pump - Three March pumps
Fresh water maker - CruiseRO SM20 (20gph), pickled/stored Oct. 2015, 120v, (new 2012)
Air conditioning - TWO: Cruisair 16kbtu, aft & salon
Electric bilge pump
Deep freezer - Engle 15 - 2013, chest
Marine head - Raritan, one electric and one manual
Battery charger - TWO - Xantrex 1260
Refrigerator - Engel 48 - 2013, chest
Hot water - West Marine 11 gallon
Manual bilge pump

Electrical Equipment
Inverter - ProSine 2000-watt
Generator - Northern Lights 6kw (2012), 863hrs
Shore power inlet - two: 30amp

Outside Equipment/Extras
Swimming ladder
Outboard engine brackets
Liferaft - 6-person, last certified 2009
Solar panel - TWO: Sunpower 345-watt each (2012)
Cockpit cushions
Tender - 10' Zodiac RIB w/9.9hp Evinrude
Cockpit table - and helm seat
Manual windlass


Additional Information

--Pictures:  All pictures shown were taken in January, 2016, except for the one dated 2011. 

--Last hauled in Oct. 2014 = three coats Trinidad antifouling

--Separate shower/mini-tub in forward head!

--Forward cabin currently used as a large storage area and workshop

--Electrical:  Huge Blue Seas circuit breaker panel, 75% of boat is rewired (2010)

--Batteries:  House = 8 Trojan 6v = 900ah! (3yo), Engine = pair G24 (4yo), Gen battery (4yo)

--Anchors:  Spade = 99lb w/200' 3/8" chain, Fortress 37 w/30' 3/8" chain & 300' 3/4 rode.  Spares = Fortress 55 & 120# Fisherman storm anchor

--Fenders:  4 large, 6 small

--Engine Alternator:  Balmar 110-amp

--EPIRB:  ACR 2048 (2013)

--AIS:  ComNav AIS Transmitter/Receiver

--Energy Monitor:  LINK Lite

*No teak decks, none of those issues!

**Aft cockpit seating/storage recently rebuilt - very nice!

***Bowsprit and sampson posts were replaced (2011?) = strong & reliable!

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.