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42 Formosa – MON42-0498

42 Formosa bluewater cruising yacht for sale in Cape Town. In well kept original condition, lots of character.
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Launched: 1980
LOA: 42'
Beam: 3.65 m
Draft: 1.82 m
Keel: Full cruising
Displ: 15.5 Tons
Design: Formosa 42
Builder: Tai Chao, Taiwan
Designer: William Garden
Hull: GRP
Deck: GRP

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Ketch, wood mast, mizzen and boom, twin forestay, Furlex roller-furling unit, stainless steel cable rigging (part running rigging replaced where required), chain plates replaced 2019/2020.
Total: 5 - Stack-pack Main with lazy-jacks (main sail new 2019), roller-furling Genoa (sail new 2020), Mizzen, Trysail, Storm jib.
Total: 6 - 2 Primaries, 2 Mast, 1 Coachroof, 1 Mizzen. 3 Winch handles.
42hp Vetus 417M engine - 65 engine hours as at January 2023, 300L diesel storage in 2 stainless steel tanks, 3-blade fixed prop, 3 batteries - 1 house-bank and 2 engine.
Pedestal wheel cable steering, emergency tiller, Sailomat Windvane.
VHF, Furuno 1623 Radar (not installed), Furuno GP32 GPS (not installed), echo sounder, Binnacle compass, 2 x 40W solar panels, shore power connection and cable, music system, Samsung Smart TV.
Total berths: 6 - 3 Cabins, 1 double and 4 single berths, manual heads, shower, hand basin, material upholstery (new 2018), Teak and Holly floor. Beautifully crafted Teak interior which is light and well ventilated with opening brass portlights, large storage throughout, 3 cabins with large aft cabin, midships bunk and 2 singles in bow cabin.
2-Burner Force 10 stove and oven, microwave, Engel mobile fridge/freezer built in at galley, gas bottle, double stainless steel sink, pressurised hot and cold fresh water system.
450L Water storage in 3 stainless steel tanks, pressurised hot and cold fresh water system - hot from gas geyser, 3 bilge pumps - 2 manual and 1 electric.
2 Anchors, chain (does not fit windlass) and warp, manual windlass, 4 life jackets, life ring, danbuoy, 3 fire extinguishers, radar reflector, boat hook, bucket, wooden bungs, torch, bosun’s chair, first-aid-kit, 4-man Viking life raft (service valid till Sep 2023), SAS Category B safety certificate - valid till Sept 2023.
Dinghy, spray dodger, cockpit bimini, hatch covers, fenders and mooring lines.
Solid full cruising keel Formosa 42 Bluewater sailing vessel with great accommodation, comfortable living spaces and lots of character. Vessel is in clean condition with original Teak interior. Antifouled and hull inspection done in 2020.
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