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1981 Formosa 47

location icon San Diego, California
Year 1981
Length 47 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Formosa Yachts

47' Formosa 47 '81 "Shawada"

The Formosa 47 is a wonderful design that combines the classic lines of a traditional cruising boat with a modern fin keel, skeg rudder underbody. Whether you dream of sailing the seven seas, or you are looking for the ultimate in liveaboard comfort, this beautiful boat will make your dreams come true.


Year Built 1981
Category Sail
Length Overall 51 ft
Length Of Deck 47 ft
Beam 14 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'6 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID FBB470270381
Keel Fin Keel
Min Draft 6'7 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 80 hp
Cruising Speed 6.5 kn
Prop. Cruise Speed 1750
Maximum Speed 8.3 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 180 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 340 gal
Water Tank Mat. Stainless Steel
Ballast 9,929 lb
Displacement 30,865 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Ford Lehman
Model: 2712E
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 80hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade
Year: 1981
Engine Hours: 2634

All the way forward there is a chain locker followed by a great sail locker with deck access via the foredeck hatch. Next aft is the spacious forward head with sink, manual head, and shower. The head compartment is very well ventilated with opening ports and a skylight hatch.

Next aft is the wonderful full-width guest stateroom with a double bunk, seating and plentiful storage on starboard, beautiful teak cabinetry and a writing desk on port.

Through a doorway and up a step is the magnificent raised main cabin salon. The main cabin has a teak table with L-shaped seating on starboard with storage cabinets outboard. Across on the port side there is another long settee with more storage above and below. There are several opening ports, an overhead hatch and nice forward-looking windows for great ventilation, light and views.

To starboard of the companionway and down one step is a well laid-out galley with stainless sink, 3-burner stove with oven, a microwave, and a built in refrigerator/freezer.

The walkthrough to the aft cabin is to port of the main companionway. Here you will find a good navigation desk with a swing-out chair and a workbench area with plenty of storage. There is excellent access to the engine room on the other side of the passageway.

The aft-cabin master stateroom is one of the finest ever seen on a boat of this size. Spanning the entire width of the boat, there is magnificent teak carpentry throughout, with plenty of storage in closets and drawers. The big double berth sweeps across the stern with wonderful transom windows to enjoy the water views. The master cabin has its own private head with a separate stall shower with shower seat.


Adler barbour 12V refrigerator

3-burner Hillerange propane stove with oven

Microwave oven

Pressure and manual fresh water system

10-gal water heater

Stainless steel sink

Electronics and Navigation

ST 7000 autopilot (works but needs new display head)

5” binnacle compass


VHF radio

Tank level indicator

Alpine stereo with CD changer and (4) speakers

Owner unsure of condition of radar and instruments


(8) Trojan 6V batteries – 900 amp hrs

Engine start battery

Battery parallel switch

Battery monitor

(5) 110W Flex solar panels with Victron controller

Shore power cord


Rocna 55 with 210' 3/8 chain

Lofrans electric windlass

Mainsail cover, misc. covers

Anchor and steaming lights

Running lights

Search light

Spreader light

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Boarding gates

Dock lines and fenders

Swim ladder

Outboard mount


Actual LOA: 51’

Last bottom paint – 2 years ago

Sails and Rigging

Manual boom vang

Wire standing rigging

Aluminum keel-stepped mast

Roller furling on headsail and staysail


 Self-tailing stainless steel primary winches

 Self-tailing stainless steel cabin top winches

 Stainless steel secondary winches


 Mainsail in good condition

 Roller furling staysail in good condition

 Roller furling headsail in excellent condition (new 2019)

Updated rig with a newer hard-anodized aluminum mast. Halyards and mainsheet led aft to cabin top winches

Engine and Mechanical

Fresh water cooled

Engine alarm

Fuel filter

Stove fuel shut-off valve

Cockpit engine controls

Acoustic engine area insulation

Manual engine fire extinguishing

(1) manual and (1) electric bilge pump

Hydraulic wheel steering


Life jackets

Fire extinguishers

Emergency tiller





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

Aquapro hard bottom dinghy with 25hp and 5hp motors inclusion is negotiable.

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.