Formosa 51 Turkey

Formosa 51 – Built in 1981- Robert Perry design. Full Electrical survey 2013 with recommendations carried out, Limited Structural Survey 2013.  Vessel is currently ashore under full covers in Fethiye and is  to be sold as is where is priced to take into account any work required.  Click here for details

This Formosa 51 has been privately owned for past 25 years a respected example of these impressive blue water yachts. Re-fitted 2004-2005 in Cyprus incl equipment, hull treatment, rig, hull paint, interior re-varnish.  Accom for 4/8 with 3 separate cabins and saloon. 120hp Ford Lehman engine, genset, calorifier. British Reg. VAT paid. Teak decks require upgrading and work. Structural and electrical surveys from 2013 available on request £97,500


Built by Formosa to Robert Perry design.
Centre cockpit owners version.
One of the last to be built and launched by Formosa
Fibreglass/GRP hull Osmosis treated 2004
Teak laid decks – refastened caulked and sanded 2009
Deck would benefit from further servicing
Solid teak interior
2012 Structural survey available on request


Ford Lehman 120hp, 6 cyl diesel
Borg Warner gear box
8.5kw Northern lights generator


240v & 12v systems

3 x 200 AH Engine and service batteries
1 x 65 AH Generator starter battery

200 AH battery charger with fast cranking facility to main engine.
Input to charger from shore or generator sources.
75 A Alternator on main engine with hand regulator auto charging system.
Comprehensive electrical survey available on request


New fiberglass tanks built & installed 1994
Fuel: 300 gals GRP tank
Water: 200 gals GRP tank
Holding tanks

Rig & Sails

Ketch rigged ocean cruiser
Wooden masts painted white.
S/S standing rigging replaced/renewed 2004/2005
Main mast 65ft
Mizzen 45ft (extended by 18ft)
Main (Northsails 2005)
150% Genoa (Northsails 2005)
Club footed jib
Strom sails
Radial head spinnaker with snuffer


Accommodation for six in three cabins.
V-berth forward, twin bunk berths forward to stbd and double master cabin aft.
Forward heads to port opposite twin cabin.

Central companion way from cockpit.
Water, heater,engine, generator and refrigeration systems housed in separate engine room/services/workshop below.

L shaped seating to starboard, additional seating to port, with TV unit behind.
Wood/coal free-standing, stainless steel stove with flue to deck.

Galley – linear to port with double stainless steel sink, front opening fridge and top opening freezer.

Second access stairway to cockpit within centre-berthed double stern cabin.
Double berth is 6ft square with additional single berths on either side.

Electric heads and macerators added Front heads 2006, Back 2010


Hot and cold pressurised water system to the galley.
Forward head shower and wash basin, and master cabin head shower and wash basin.
Additionally, galley sink and deck wash supplied salt water pressure system.
Washing machine – 240v full size domestic unit built into yacht furniture.
Full size electric oven with 2 electric and 2 gas hobs.
Electric kettle, Toaster and Sandwich maker.
TV& audio systems.

Advantage of electric galley – every time electric start for generator is activated it automatically charges batteries, operates 240v refrigeration system and supplies the hot water system, if selected.


Electric windlass with solid state chain counter display
2 x 60lb CQR anchors
1 x 45lb CQR anchor
300’3/8″ galvanised chain
Deck lights on mizzen & main mast.
Swim ladder
3 x 3 Warps
8 fenders
Mooring lines
Sun awnings and winter covers.
Emergency steering extension to rudder stocks and tiller.
Davits on stern.


Echo pilot Platinum colour forward looking echo sounder (2009).
Tak Tik wind/speed/direction
2 x depth sounders
2 x log/speed displays

Cetrek autopilot connected to hydraulic steering rams, with alternative wheel steering.
Magellan GPS
Standard Horizon chartplotter/GPS with AIS black box and display (2011) interfaced with
Autopilot and Echopilot cockpit display.

Icom VHF
Icom HF transceiver
Paper charts
Fixed full size chart table


Plastimo 8 person liferaft (2011) mounted on stern deck.
GPS/EPIRB Mcmurdo (2011)

Life jackets, harnesses for 6 persons
2 x Horseshoe life buoys
Dan buoy
Various flares
Life lines
Fire extinguishers


Wooden sailing/rowing dinghy. 8’3″ clinker ply with lugsail and oars.
Varnished.  Built 1990.
Rib with aluminium bottom + 25hp Mariner outboard (aqua pro 2009)
Additional 2 hp Suzuki outboard


One of the last yachts from the original Formosa yard, an exceptionally sea worthy vessel with a respectable turn of speed.

Over the years we have constantly modified and up dated her resulting in her turning heads wherever we have been, she has even been used in films and for wedding photo back drops.

At the end of this liveaboard period over 2 years she was completely overhauled in Cyprus 2004-2006 which included all equipment, rigging replaced, topsides awl grip spray painted, underwater osmosis treated, forward cabins re-configured, interior re-varnished.

Since 2005 she has been lightly cruised in the Eastern Med, hauled and anti-fouled annually.

British Registered & VAT paid.  The completion of a successful purchase with arrangement and separate payment can take place in the EU to keep the VAT paid status.


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.