The Formosa 43 is an excellent platform for blue water cruising. Come and see this fine example for yourself.
Call Rich Kahn, 410-268-4100, firstname.lastname@example.org
43’ Formosa Sloop “Meander”
Sleek & Modern European Styled Performance Cruiser
(She looks similar to a Swan)
Located in Gregg Neck Boat Yard Galena MD. (Sassafras River)
Hull: Hand laid Fiberglass (Deep fin keel w. skeg hung rudder)
Engine/fuel Type: Single Diesel
With 3 double state rooms + a crew berth
LOD 43’, LWL 33.’ Beam 13’, Draft 6’8”
Displacement, 28,000 # , Ballast 9,600# (encapsulated lead in keel)
Mast height, 53’- Hull speed, 7.5 kts , Cruising speed – 6.9 kts @ 2800 rpm
Fuel capacity, 64 Gal. in 2 iron tanks (with access ports) ( Cleaned in 2007)
Water capacity: 128 Gal. in 4 stainless steel tanks (with access)
Holding Tank Capacity, 30 Gal. in Poly Tank w. grinder, self pump-out (2007)
Designer: Ron Holland
Builder: Formosa Boat Building Co Taiwan
Hull # 4318
Engine: Enclosed within a real “Engine Room” along with the A/C, heat, Gen set, Steering Quadrant with below deck hydraulic Auto pilot & work bench & storage..
Volvo Penta MD 21-B, 67 HP Diesel (naturally aspirated.)
Fresh water cooled ( with extra heat exchanger for a back up)
Dual controls on the binnacle
Control panel (in cockpit) with water temp, oil pres, RPM’s, Alarm lights
Volvo S-110 Sail Drive ( back by the skeg & rudder, very maneuverable)
(I have a second complete sail drive as a back up)
3 Blade Max Prop new in (1997)
Double Dahl 100 fuel filters with bypass & electric fuel pump ( 2007)
Built in electric oil change pump (2006) for both engine & gen set
Gen Set: Westerbeke WPD-4 Diesel
Raw water cooled
4K watts continuous rating (will run A/C, & Charger)
Remote start with controls & ship / shore panel
Electrical: 110 VAC at 30 Amps
Complete breaker panel with volt & amp meters
6-, 6 volt fork lift batteries, ( 2015 ) battery bank #1( about 600 amp hrs.)
1-, 12 volt deep cycle) (2015) battery bank #2
Battery selector switch
Balmar galvanic isolator (2007)
Heart Freedom 2500 Inverter / Charger (2004)
Heart Link 2000 Interface controller (2006)
“Cruising Equipment” 125 Amp Alternator
“Cruising Equipment” High Amp Regulator
30 Amp Shore power chord
Bright Lighting & fan in engine room
Halogen and incandescent lighting through out the boat
A full suit of Navigation lights ( Aqua signal,)(all but stern light new) (2007)
Spreader lights & new tricolor / anchor light
Hella & other 12 vdc fans through out the boat
110 vac & 12 vdc outlets through out the boat
Sails & Rigging: Sloop rigged with a baby stay that can convert to an inner forestay for storm jib
3/8” & 5/16” stainless steel standing rigging with swaged fittings
Painted keel stepped Aluminum Isomat mast with spartight seal system & aluminum boom
Seafurl roller furling with double grove foil (1997)
Navtec Hydraulic back stay adjuster (1997), refurbished in 2006
Jiffy reefing system
Bungy type lazy jack main sail controller (2002)
Spinnaker pole with mast track
All halyards working, 2 main, 2 jib, 1 spinnaker, 1 storm jib, 1 topping lift, 1 pole crane.
All halyards run through Lewmar clutches (5) (2002)
Main sheet 6-1 ratio with Harken ball bearing blocks
Scheafer Main sheet traveler on bridge deck
Winches: 2 very large #27, 2 sp for genny, 2 smaller #26 2 sp. for working jib, both in cockpit, 1 midsize #26 2sp. for main sheet ( never needed) 2 mid sized #25 on mast for jib halyards & reefing system, 1 Self tailing Lewmar #26, 2 sp for Main Halyard
Mast steps to top of the stick !
Main is Hood racing Laminate , Radial cut, 2 full battens, 2 reef points (1997) (Hild & Hild) ( some mildew stains) triple stitched - in well worn condition
Genny is 160 % Laminate, radial cut with Dark green cover (1997) (Hild & Hild) (some mildew stains) triple stitched in good condition.
Working jib is 110% Laminate, Radial cut (hardly ever used) (1997) Hild & Hild)
Storm Jib, Heavy Dacron, hank on, for inner forestay (never used)
Original Main Heavy Dacron with 3 reef points, In very good condition.
Original 155% Genny , Dacron , in very good condition.
6 gal hot water heater, 110 vac & engine - new 2015
Hot & cold pressure water through out boat, & a shower on the transom
Complete fresh water system rebuilt with new PEX piping 2015
Manifold to select tankage & air compressor hook up to blow out the system.
New Jabsco domestic water pump 2015
New Jabsco grinder macerator pump. For self pump-out. 2015
Double stainless steel sink with new faucet and
Whale fresh water foot pump (new in 2015)
3 burner Taylor gimbaled, LPG range with oven and control switch (2000)
Built in Microwave oven (2000)
New custom cabinetry through out the main salon & galley
Bridge deck coring was removed and new coring installed , glassed in and rebeded main sheet traveler
Seafrost engine driven refrige / freezer (1995) in a large insulated box.( not currently opper)
New Adler Barbour 12 vdc refer. With small freezer compartment 2015
Seafrost SA-1, 110 vac shore assist refer unit ( Not currently opper.)
Copious storage lockers, draws, cupboards & racks
Self draining dish cupboard over sink ( just like the Swans have)
Extra fold up work table for dinner prep.
Teak, fold-up cockpit table with binoc. Rack
New tile back splash in galley behind sink and both heads main bulkheads.
Built in microwave.
Raymarine C70 Color - GPS / Radar / chart plotter with charts (2005)
With 24” radar dome on mast with Display in cockpit, above Binnacle
B & G Hydra 2000 instruments with multifunction displays (4 units) above binnacle and a 20/20 display on the mast , boat sp, wind, depth, etc. (these instruments have hundreds of function combinations) (1995) w. covers ( in need of software updates , not fully functional at this time)
12 v dvd player with remote (2005), 13” color TV with VCR with remote (2002)
Shakespeare TV antenna with anp (2003) on mast
Robertson / Simrad, below deck Hydraulic auto pilot with remote (1995)
Panasonic 12 disk CD player with separate amp & remote (1995)
Alpine speakers in cockpit, Polyplanar speakers below deck (6 units) (2003)
Standard Horizon Hand held VHF with charging cup & back up battery tray
Raymarine built in VHF radio with DSC, antenna at mast head. (2004)
Richie Compass on binnacle with cover
Fuel level gauge,
Manual High volume bilge pump permanently installed under floor
Smoke & CO Alarms (2015)
Bilge vapor alarm (2007)
High water alarm (2007)
Solid state auto bilge pump switch (2015)
2000 gal /hr. main bilge pump with solid state auto / manual switch
500 gal / hr. back up bilge pump in forward shower sump
500 gal / hr. bilge pumps in aft shower sump .
Deck wash down pump with hose bib in chain locker
Large Stainless steel grill on rail, LPG
Double, very heavy duty, Integrated Stainless steel bow rollers
SUPER Heavy Duty Dingy Davits
Heavy (45#) CQR type Anchor with ALL chain +/- 250’
Permanent Davis Radar reflector
Danforth type working anchor with 10’ chain & 250’+/- ¾” rode
Stainless steel sissy bars at mast, Stainless pulpit & pushpit rails
Toe rail with Teak cap, Stainless life line stanchions, Life lines with gates x 2
Fold down SS transom ladder with wood steps,
Custom mahogany fold up boarding ladder on deck w. Clips on both sides.
17000 BTU Air conditioner with heat
Engine supplied hot water cabin heater with 2 speed fan.
Ideal Capstan windlass / wild cat. with foot controls
New PHR II manual toilet in capt’ns ‘ head
Weems & Plath Tank monitor system (new, but not hooked up)
2 brass oil lamps in the 2 main cabins
Weems & Plath Brass wall Clock & Barometer ( clock not working).
8 bronze 5x12” rectangular port lights, operational with screens, 2 fixed side windows rebedded in 2015
1 - 2’x2’ forward hatch, rear facing lexan w. screens
2 – 12” x 18” hatches in the 2 forward staterooms w. screens
2 – 18” x 24” hatches in the main salon & galley w. screens ( new in 2006)
2 stainless air scoops on teak dorad boxes, Bronze closable mushroom vent over galley, screen for main companion way.
Dark green Sunbrella hatch covers & winch covers
Semi permanent Dodger and Bimini, dark green sunbrella with permanent stainless steel frames, ( needs restitching) roll up summer sun shades
¾ cockpit enclosure, dark green, very good condition.
Teak decks, 3/8” thick, in very good condition.
Hull is hand laid fiberglass (very thick). Deck is cored with 5/8” strip mahogany. Each strip is fully encapsulated in resin. (This means very little, and isolated core damage if any deck leaks do happen).
All hatch cut outs & hole bungs have been saved for survey & scanting inspection purposes.
New Captains’ cabin mattress ( 6” Therapedic foam from Lemoyne mattress Co. with quilted top)
Main settee upholstery 5 “ in the main salon New (2006)
Lots of New custom cabinetry in main salon , New table ( with hidden compartment to hold ALL your chart kits) and flat ware draw., Pull out bench seat (doubles as a liquor locker) nav. station desk top & table top have pneumatic lifters & latches.
New tile in master shower. New tile in guest head, and behind galley sink.
New Cedar bulkhead veneer in 2 guest double cabins
Accommodations Starting forward:
Large self draining chain locker with forward berth access
Next, Single crew berth with desk and storage locker with shelves
Next aft: Athwart ship head with sink & shower, and electric head.
Next aft: 2 side by side double cabins with fold down desks and large mirror,
9 draws each and a full length shelf with rail
Next aft: Main salon with large “U” shaped settee to starboard and the galley followed by the nav. station to port The Companion way rises up to the bridge deck from the main salon
Next aft: Is the Captains Cabin with a double Pullman bunk to starboard with 4 draws under, a large mirror, fold up desk and a full length shelf,
Captain’s private head with shower is to port.
Next aft: is a small hall way with a hanging locker to port and the entrance to the Engine room
Engine has GREAT access to all sides with very good lighting & a fan.
6’ + head room through out most of the boat, with lots of hand holds at well thought out locations
ALL cabins have beautiful teak joinery with doors & latches for privacy.
This boat has a huge amount of storage spaces. little spaces have been wasted.
She has the beautiful wood work that the Taiwan builders are known for.
ALL structural bulkheads and components are glassed to the hull with proper tabbing. Making for a very stiff structure.
ALL spaces are accessible for inspection or repairs.
AB RIB tender, with a Tohatsu 18 hp outboard, lights & anchor included with purchase.
Meander and her systems have been continuously upgraded and improved through-out the current owner's time with her. Including most of her plumbing and electronics. She has lived in the fresh water of the upper bay the whole time. Her top sides & cabin were Awlgriped in white in 1997, but could use an update now.
The engine had valve job in 1997 along with a new heat exchanger. The Volvo Penta MD21B engine is built on a Peugeot block and parts are readily available, (Peugeot Indenor #504 xdp4/90 block)-(much less expensive than Volvo parts)
She has a new (6 coats) West system barrier coated bottom in 2007 with 3 coats of Interlux Biolux bottom paint ( in contrasting colors.) New, additional ablative bottom paint as needed each year.
With a 6’8 draft and sailing on the Chesapeake, Meander has found the muddy bottom on occasion but with her fin keel and heavy skeg, she just spins around on her keel and drives right out of the mud with little or no effort.!
She is a great family cruiser with lots of pep. Meander has room for everyone to stretch out- Mom & Dad in the private aft cabin suit and the kids in their own cabins amidship.
The current owner has sailed “Meander” for over 15 years, and is her 3rd owner. She is a sheer joy to sail.
This is a very well thought out boat with beautiful teak joinery work. She tacks easily through 40 degrees, sails well in light air & will stand up in a blow & she maneuvers very nimbly. She is Very easy to sail short handed.
“Meander “ is a sleek, fast and safe European style, performance \ cruiser sailing yacht and would be great for a family cruiser to the islands or just to live aboard as a second home.