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1981 Formosa 46

Chula Vista, California


46' Formosa 46 '81 "Lorelei"

This Formosa, LORELEI, is an exceptionally well-built cruising vessel. She is fully equipped for world cruising and or short get-a-ways. This is an ideal vessel for a couple or a single-handed sailor. Well ventilated and airy she is ready for her next owners to venture anywhere they wish. She has been lovingly cared for, well maintained and cruised extensively.  She has a custom midshaft bearing support, new packing box modifications, custom rudder modifications and Maxprop.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Lorelei
Make: Formosa
Model: 46
Year: 1981
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Formosa Yachts
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: FBB460260281
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 46 ft
Length Overall: 46 ft
Waterline Length: 39'7 ft
Beam: 12'11 ft
Min Draft: 6'6 ft
Displacement: 30,700 lb
Ballast: 10,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Ford Lehman
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 80hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 1981


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 110 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 65 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 18 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter, Center Cockpit


Patty Murray
Yachtfinders Windseakers


Yachtfinders Windseakers
2330 Shelter Island Drive Suite 207
San Diego, California, US, 92106
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.


All teak interior has two cabins. The owner’s stateroom is aft with queen-size berth and private head with shower. There are two large hanging lockers and access to the center cockpit via stairs and companionway hatch. The main salon, with its rich teak wood interior and white paneled upper area and overhead, has access to the cockpit and a passageway to the aft cabin. The U-shaped galley is on the port side of the main salon with the nav station on the starboard. Forward of the galley is a settee that will seat six. The forward stateroom has a large V-berth and private access to the forward head.

Main Salon

Large teak dining table (which lowers to form double berth) to port with U-shaped settee

Overhead hatch and bronzed opening ports to port and starboard

(2) 12V fans

Built in handrails and grab rails

Louvered doors with latches and shelving to port and starboard

Ample bookshelves and storage available behind settee and dinette

Flat screen TV

DVD player

Master Stateroom

Queen-sized berth with book shelves all around

Louvered door large hanging lockers

Lots of drawers

Opening hatch overhead and four opening bronze ports

12V cabin fan and reading lights

Separate companionway to cockpit

Walkthrough to main cabin

Private en-suite head with shower and new Jabsco commode (2008/9) with all new hoses and opening port.

18-gallon holding tank

Under bunk storage space

Pilot Berth

Located along passageway to aft stateroom

Currently used as storage for spare parts but can easily be converted back to full pilot berth

Single pilot berth with lee cloth

Small locker with electronics and refrigerator motor

12V cabin fan

Access to engine room

Guest Cabin

Richly finished in teak wood, and has en-suite head and shower

Head has two entrances, stateroom and main salon

Head has stainless steel sink and new Jabsco marine head with new hoses (2017)

Queen-sized berth with foam mattress and cover (2008)

(2) ports and opening overhead hatch

12V cabin fan

Storage cabinets with louvered doors

Under berth storage

Lockers and shelves above berth

Large hanging locker with louvered doors on starboard side

Drawers and storage on port side

Stained glass lamp

Access to chain locker


Full sized U-shaped layout, convenient to cockpit and open to main salon.

Adler Barbour Super Cold Machine refrigerator and freezer

Newer Force 10 3-burner propane stove (2018)

Corian counter tops

Newer stainless steel deep sink (2009)

Newer Grohe faucet with pull out sprayer (2009)

12V cabin fan

(2) large double shelf storage cabinets with teak sliding doors

(5) drawers for utensils, tea towels and miscellaneous storage

(2) open shelves for glass and cup storage

Large louvered door storage under sink

Countertop access to additional dry storage locker

Electronics and Navigation

Full size opening table with chart storage under

Cushioned seat with storage under

New Newmar instrument panel

Raymarine wind speed and direction

Raymarine speed and distance logs

Raymarine depth sounder



Raymarine GPS

Hand-held GPS


Raymarine VHF radio

Hand-held VHF radio

Clock and barometer

Rudder angle indicator

Tank level indicator

Radio antenna switch

TV, DVD with (4) cabin speakers and (2) cockpit speakers


12V DC and 110V AC

(2) 8D wet cell house batteries

(1) 12V starting battery

New battery cables

Battery monitor

Battery charger


(2) Kyocera 125W solar panel

AirX wind generator

Shore power cord

Morning Star solar controller

Vessel completely rewired with Anchor tinned wire


55# Delta anchor with 220’ 3/8” HT chain and 150’ 7/8” rode

Stainless steel anchor swivel

Anchor snubber

LoFran Tigres electric windlass

Danforth stern anchor with chain and rode

Teak decks removed and Awlgrip non-skid applied

Self-bailing center cockpit with teak grating accommodates (8) persons

Custom removable helm seat

Fore and aft companionways with louvered doors

Bimini and dodger with removable enclosure

Removable Isinglass and screens

Full sun awning

Sunbrella covers

Tan Sunbrella-covered 4” foam cockpit cushions

Teak cockpit table with drink and binoculars holder

Anchor and steaming lights

Running lights

Search light

Stainless bow pulpit and rails

Double lifelines


Boarding gates


Stainless steel boarding ladder

Rail-mounted Magma BBQ with cover

Aft storage chest propane locker

Custom stainless steel dinghy davits and outboard motor hoist

Outboard mount

Radar reflector


Last bottom paint: 2017

The vessel was built by the Formosa Boat Building Co. to a very high standard of quality. The underwater configuration is a modified modern keel with cut-away forefoot. The rudder and propeller are protected by a heavy skeg. She is a fully molded fiberglass hull & keel with encapsulated cast-iron ballast. Hull to deck joint is fully through-bolted and bonded with a teak cap rail.

Sails and Rigging

Garhauer manual boom vang

Wire standing rigging (inspected 2020)

Oversize rigging

Pelican hook for staysail

(10) new turnbuckles (2010)

Aluminum keel-stepped mast

Mast pulled and painted

Spinnaker pole

Whisker pole

Harken traveler

Furlex roller furling on Genoa

Garhauer turning blocks

Garhauer fairlead cars

5-batten cruising Mylar mainsail with (2) reef points

Tri-radial cruising Mylar Genoa\

Dacron staysail

Tri-radial asymmetrical spinnaker with sock

(2) Lewmar 65 ST winches

(2) Lewmar 30 ST winches

(2) Lewmar 28 ST winches

Engine and Mechanical

New 1 1/2” stainless steel prop shaft (Monel)

New cutlass bearing

Custom midshaft bearing support

New packing box modification

Maxprop 3-blade prop

Custom rudder modifications

Stainless steel muffler and exhaust elbow

Electric oil change system

Stove and engine fuel shut-off valves

Cockpit engine controls

Acoustic engine area insulation

Manual and electric bilge pumps

Wheel steering

(2) Jabsco manual heads with overboard discharge

18-gal polymer holding tank

Village Marine watermaker with spares and chemicals for pickling


(3) life jackets

(4) fire extinguishers

Automatic and manual horns

Emergency tiller


Harnesses and jack lines

MOB pole




All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

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.

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