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Price substantially reduced! Popular go-anywhere classic owner’s version 51ft cruising yacht designed by William Garden; the choice for live-a-boards and extended cruisers. In very good condition. Happy Budhha is fully equiped for comfortable cruising. In depth overhaul in 2012, including electrical installations, teak decks and standing rigging.

Miha Spendal
Yacht Broker


Dimensions   15,50 x 4,50 x 1,80 (m)
Material   grp
Built   1986
Engine(s)   1 x Lehman Ford 6D380 diesel
HP/Kw   135 (hp), 99,22 (kw)
Lying   not at sales office
Sales information   De Valk Croatia
Status   for sale
Vat   paid
Asking price   € 170.000

General - FORMOSA 51 KETCH

Model   FORMOSA 51 KETCH  
Type   motorsailer  
LOA (m)   15,50
Beam (m)   4,50
Draft (m)   1,80
Year built   1986
Builder   Formosa
Country   Thailand  
Designer   William Garden
Displacement (t)   24
CE norm   A
Hull material   GRP  
Hull colour   white  
Hull shape   deep-V  
Keel type   long keel  
Superstructure material   GRP  Completly renovated in 2012
Deck material   GRP  Completly renovated in 2012
Deck finish   teak  
Cockpit deck finish   teak  
Antifouling (year)   2019  
Dorades   yes
Deckhatch   yes
Fuel tank (litre)   800
Freshwater tank (litre)   900
Wheel steering   cable steering  
Inside helm position   yes
Outside helm position   cable steering  


Interior   mahogany  
Floor   wood  
Aft deck   yes
Pilot house   yes
Pilot house/deck saloon   yes
Navigation center   yes
Chart table   yes
Aft Cabin   yes
Opening door to cockpit   yes
Galley   yes
Countertop   plastic  
Sink   stainless steel  
Cooker   calor gas  
Oven   yes
Fridge   2 fridges with newer compressors
Hot water system   220V + engine  
Owners cabin   double bed  
Wardrobe   hanging/drawers/shelves  
Bathroom   en suite  
Toilet   en suite  
Toilet system   electric  
Shower   en suite  
Guest cabin 1   bunk bed  
Wardrobe   hanging/drawers/shelves  
Bathroom   shared  
Toilet   shared  
Toilet system   electric  
Shower   shared  
Guest cabin 2   double bed  
Wardrobe   hanging/drawers/shelves  
Bathroom   en suite  
Toilet   en suite  
Toilet system   electric  
Shower   en suite  
Bathroom   yes
Toilet   en suite  
Toilet system   electric  


No of engines   1
Make   Lehman Ford
Type   6D380
HP   135
kW   99,22
Fuel   diesel  
Year installed   1986
Cruising speed (kn)   7,5
Drive   shaft  
Bowthruster   hydraulic  
Propeller blades   Fixed, 3 blade
Manual bilge pump   yes
Electric bilge pump   yes
Generator   Onan 3 kW
Batteries   yes
Service battery   3 x 120Ah, Gel
Generator battery   yes
Bowthruster battery   yes
Battery charger   1x40A 1x60A
Shorepower   yes


Compass   yes
Electric compass   yes
Depth sounder/log   Raymarine
VHF   yes
Autopilot   Raymarine hydraulic
Radar   yes
Plotter/GPS   Raymarine and Geonav
Radar/plotter   Raymarine
Navigation lights   yes


Sun awning   yes
Winter cover   yes
Cockpit cushions   yes
Cockpit table   yes
Boarding ladder   aluminum  
Gangway   Hydraulic, Besenzoni
Anchor   Bruce  Stainless steel
Anchor chain   120m stalinless steel
Windlass   yes
Dinghy   rigid inflatable  2,5m LoadStar
Outboard   Yamaha 8PH, model 8CMH  
Davits   yes
Pushpit   yes
Pulpit   yes
Life raft (pers)   valise (or bag)  Plastimo 8prs
Fenders   yes
Mooring lines   yes


Rigging   ketch  
Standing rigging   wire  
Material mast   aluminium  
Spreaders   yes
Keel stepped mast   yes
Mainsail   yes
Mainsail cover   yes
Battcars   yes
Fully battened mainsail   yes
Cutterstay   yes
Mizzen   yes
Mizzen sailcover   yes
Genoa   yes
Genoa furler   Reckmann RS 2000
Cutter furler   Reckmann RS 2000
Staysail   Separate stay and halyard, on hanks
Stormjib   On Hanks, separate stay
Genoa sheetwinches   yes
Halyard winches   yes
Multifunctional winches   yes
Winchcovers   yes


These particulars are given in good faith as supplied but cannot be guaranteed and cannot be used for contracts.