PRIVATE ISLAND” is one of the best Formosa 51’s ever offered. Her teak decks have been removed, she has a Rondal in-mast furling system, new fuel system, including new extra heavy aluminum tanks and fuel lines, auxiliary generator, air conditioning and a newly rebuilt main engine and transmission. In addition, she offers unbelievable accommodations for up to 6 persons with a luxurious master suite, comfortable guest accommodations and spacious living area.
This vessel was repurchased by its original owner in late 1995 and transported to Ft. Lauderdale where it was completely renovated and modernized. The major purpose of this renovation was to provide the owner and his wife with a vessel that could be sailed by just the two of them and, yet, provide the security and comfort that could only be obtained from a vessel larger than that usually selected by a couple sailing alone. The result is a cruiser with maximum space and comfort allocated to the owner and spouse, but that has very ample facilities for guests. A 60 page detailed “operations manual” has been created by the owner who has owned the boat since new, except for a six year hiatus from 1989 to 1995 during which time the boat accumulated less than fifty hours of use. Essentially, this is a one owner boat and the aforementioned operations manual reflects that owners intimate familiarity with all of the systems and equipment.
Please Contact Peter Dodds with Charleston Yacht Sales / St Barts Yachts
Contact Peter Dodds CPYB, Charleston Yacht Sales 843-577-5050
Please contact Peter Dodds at (843) 577-5050
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 51 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 1 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 2 in
Displacement: 52000 lbs
Engine Brand: Ford Lehman
Year Built: 1983
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 420
Fuel Tanks: 2 Aluminum (210 Gallons)
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.
The master stateroom is aft with a large centerline King size bed, a hanging locker to port and banks of drawers and shelves inside another closet to starboard. The master bath is to starboard with a tub and full size stand up, shower, head, vanity, and sink. To port in the main salon is a large dining settee which seats eight people. To starboard is a long settee running the full length of the salon with the navigation station at the forward end of this settee. The port side dining table moves to starboard to make a double berth. The guest stateroom, forward, is designed with two separate twin berth forward cabins, which have a divider that can be opened to provide one large, forward suite with private head and shower. Guests truly have their own private quarters.
(3) Units of Cruise Air reverse cycle air conditioning – 22,000 BTU, 12,000 BTU, 5,000 BTU (1989)
Samsung LCD TV
Direct TV DVD Recorder/Receiver
Direct TV Satellite Antenna
Sony AM/FM Stereo Receiver
Sony CD Player
2 Hi-fidelity Speakers
Double stainless steel sinks
Adler Barber 12v refrigerator with freezer – less than 1 year old
Large Icebox is adjacent to refrigerator/freezer and remains cool
3 burner, propane stove with dual tank propane system
Bendix combo clothes washer/dryer
81 lb. Delta anchor with 300’ of 3/8” chain
35 lb. Danforth anchor with 75’ of chain and 225’ 7/8 line
Heavy-duty stainless bow pulpit
2500 lb. Muir electrical windless with chain and rope gypsies
New lifelines (2002)
The bow pulpit was removed and replaced with a new, heavy-duty stainless steel pulpit and all new safety lines. The entire cockpit is enclosed utilizing a top of Sunbrella II with isinglass enclosures and Sunbrella exterior drop covers. All other bright work, with the exception of a portion of the cap rail, has removable Sunbrella covers. All fiberglass surfaces above the waterline, including the cabin roofs, were repainted with Awlgrip (2003). The main mast has upper and lower spreader lights as well as a forward deck light and a steaming light. The mizzen mast has spreader lights. In 2001 the teak decks were removed and the decks were finished with non-skid.
Ray Marine ST60 Depth
Both masts are wired for VHF antennas. The mizzen mast has radar antenna, GPS antenna and backstay antenna; for the SSB
920 amp, 12v house battery bank system
8kw Westerbeke generator with separate starter battery, TT 1250 hours
Xantrex 2500 inverter/charger new 2010
New 200 amp alternator
Independent 12v starting battery system
With a couple of minor exceptions, the boat has been entirely rewired. This includes both the 12v and the 110v system. The system includes a new Xantrex 2500watt inverter /charger. The 12v battery bank system has been redesigned and equipped with batteries that provide a total of approximately 1000 amp hours in the house battery system. In addition, the boat has an independent starting battery system. The original 55 amp alternator was recently replaced with a new 200 amp alternator. Auxiliary electrical power is provided by an 8kw Westerbeke generator. The independent starter battery is interconnected with the house battery bank to permit use and/or charging from the engine, generator or shore power. This provides maximum flexibility to permit the use of 110v power from the inverter with recharging from the engine while underway. The net effect is far more electrical power than the boat is ever likely to need under normal cruising conditions. The high amount of 12v capacity coupled with the inverter provides ample 110v power without the need of operating either the main engine or the generator except when utilizing the heating and air conditioning system. Under normal conditions, recharging from the engine or generator is required infrequently
Sails and Rigging
In 1996 the existing masts and rigging were removed and replaced by Norseman Marine with aluminum masts of Rondal extrusion and all new stays of 9/16” dye form wire and Norseman terminals. The main mast has internal furling. The club foot jib was removed and replaced with an Autofurl staysail (by Pro Furl) and a new Autofurl system (also by Pro Furl) for the jib was installed. All sheets and furling lines were run to the cockpit in order to permit full operation from the cockpit. In general, with the exception of the winches, all sailing gear and rigging was replaced.
In addition to the complete revamping of all electrical systems, the entire plumbing system of the boat has been replaced. A dual gray water disposal system has been installed with full overboard disposal. The black water system includes two new commercial grade manual heads, with a sixty gallon holding tank with macerator pump, and the ability to pump out, either at a pump-out facility or, when at sea, directly overboard. The freshwater supply system has been re-plumbed with all new lines. The boat is heated and air conditioned by three Cruise Air heat units, which do an outstanding job.
The engine fuel system has been replaced including: new 3/16” aluminum fuel tanks (installed in 2003) with new supply and return lines and selector switches
(2) Automatic bilge pumps with float switches
(1) Manual electric sump pump
(1) Manual bilge pump
Interested in this boat?Toll-free: 866-429-0960Tel: 843 577 7377
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