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1974 Formosa 51

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EUR 180,000

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1974 Formosa 51 - EUR 180,000

MARGARITA has been the epitome of  'a labour of love'.  Her owner has transformed the yacht, she now boasts many high tech solutions, effectively bringing this Formosa into the 21st century.   What started as a minor refit became a huge affair amounting to some 18,000 labour hours between 2011 and 2015.  The yacht had her whole interior removed and most joinery is new including all deckheads and soles.  New tanks were installed, new 30mm foam insulation from the waterline up, the aft deck was raised by 40cm to increase the headroom in the aft cabin.  Teak, Mahogany and Spruce woods were imported from Burma, Papua New Guinea, Africa and Sweden.  Ornate carvings are abundant.  A new engine was installed, a long stroke, high torque JCB engine was chosen and has proved to have been an excellent choice.  The 4 blade WEST MEKAN propeller is a controllable pitch prop. 

On deck you will note a solid stainless steel guardrail, deck prisms, butterfly hatches, belaying pins and other great cruising features.  The helm and adjacent table and seating is beautiful.  A good array of up to date navigation aids, brand new sails, the yacht is a very ready prospect for the long range sailor.

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Location Langkawi, Malaysia
Year Launched 1974
Registered United Kingdom
Designer William Garden
Builder Formosa Boat Building Co. Ltd
Hull Shape Displacement
Keel Full
Hull Material Fiberglass
LOA 64 ft 0 in
Beam 14 ft 0 in
LWL 42 ft 0 in
Draft 6 ft 0 in (Min), 6 ft 6 in (Max)
Length on Deck 51 ft 0 in
Displacement 25000 kgs
Ballast 6500 kgs
Fuel Tanks 5 Stainless steel (1800 Liters)
Fresh Water Tanks 2 Stainless steel (850 Liters)
Holding Tanks 2 Stainless steel (1000 Liters)
Engine Brand JCB
Engine Model J444TA
Total Power 98.8 KW
Year Built 2011
Engine Type Inboard
Engine / Fuel Type Single diesel
Location Center
Engine Power 98 KW
Drive Type Direct Drive


Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Number of bathrooms: 2

Entering the yacht into the raised saloon you have a well organised galley to starboard with a new dining table and seating to port.  The aft cabin is beautiful and the new headroom has transformed this cabin.  The en suite is also lavishly crafted.  All lighting throughout the yacht is touch sensitive LED with extra accent lighting and red night lighting.

Full forward is the large forepeak cabin with another beautiful en suite bathroom.  There is a small berth opposite the forward bathroom and would make a suitable cabin for children.

All new soft furnishings and high quality cushions and mattresses throughout.  There is a new 240VAC washer / dryer.

For entertainment there is a 240 watt TV and stereo system with surround sound in the saloon and owner's aft cabin.  An internet connection via Wifi. Up top in the aft table area there is an 800 watt JLB waterproof stereo system c/w 5 speakers.


Two hot and cold showers. All new plumbing and waste water direct to holding tanks.


Two new TMC electric heads. Each going to a 1000 litre holding tank.

Electrics & Batteries:

Three new bilge pumps, 19,000 litres per hour.

All wiring is new throughout and was to UL Standard, imported from the US and Germany.

Electronics & Navigation:

Original VETUS hydraulic steering system. All new hydraulic hoses.


All tanks are new. 5 fuel tanks, 4 main tanks and a day tank, total an 1800 litre capacity. There are 3 water tanks, one 316L stainless steel dedicated to drinking water and two aluminium water tanks totaling 850 litres. Two 1000 litre holding tanks for grey and black water.


Original VETUS hydraulic steering system. All new hydraulic hoses.

Mast/ Rigging:

Original Spruce main and mizzen masts.  The mizzen boom is new.  Standing rigging for the main was new in 2008, mizzen standing rigging is new.  All new high quality running rigging.  HELLA nav lights.

The whole rig has been inspected, all new 316L stainless steel fittings installed during refit.

Deck Gear:
Sail Inventory:

All DOYLE sails.

Ground Tackle:

Dinghy and Outboard:

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YBC 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 being sold at any time, price change or withdrawal from sale without notice.

YBC Langkawi Sdn Bhd
Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Jalan Dato Syed Omar, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia Office: +604 961 1998 Mobile: +6017 419 6933 (Paul)
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