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1981 Formosa 47

Gloucester, Massachusetts



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This Formosa 47 (LOA 54) is located in Gloucester MA.

Named Tatanka, Native American for Buffalo, a most revered animal in Native American culture. It's a fitting name for this robust Taiwanese vessel, suitable for sailing around the world - which is exactly what the previous owner did. A complete circumnavigation.

The materials below reflect the thought that went into the design of this Formosa 47, with warm, carefully built cabinetry, drawers and teak and holly sole below, with an eye for detail. This will make a great blue water cruiser, live aboard, or perhaps a great charter vessel.

She has been covered and on the hard for more than 10 years, but sold to the current owners 2 years ago after engine, generator and all systems were checked out.

In those past 2 years the new owners had a number of upgrades performed, planning to do some extensive cruising. Health issues have changed their plans, and this wonderful blue water yacht is back on the market.

New jib and mainsail

New Dodger

New Bimini

She is a cutter rig providing a variety of sail configurations when under way.

She is powered by an inboard 6 cylinder Ford Lehman Model
2712E diesel engine. She also has a Fischer Panda 4kw generator

 The aluminum mast is keel stepped and there is a Harken spinnaker pole track on the
mast with an extruded aluminum boom. There is a spinnaker pole.

The stays are stainless steel wire and replaced around 2000.
The turnbuckles are stainless steel open barrel design
Chainplates appear to be in good condition.

 On the deck forward there are two Schaefer single line furlers.
All halyards and sheets  are colored braid and appear to be in good condition.
The life lines are stainless steel.

There are five Aqualast and Barlow winches on both sides of the cockpit. One winch is 12
volt DC powered. The following are mast mounted winches - Barlow 24 & 19; Two Aqualast 37

All running rigging lines lead back to the cockpit area.

Main, jib, 2 spinnakers, storm sail and sea anchor.

6" Ritchie compass mounted at the pedestal
VHF radio(s):Uniden UM525 VHF.
Mounted at navigation table:
ICOM 7100, Ham radio
Kenwood HF TS50, transceiver
Raytheon Galaxy Trimble TNL7001.
Furuno GPS
Depth sounder(s) Standard Horizon.
Speed instrument(s): Standard Horizon..
Raymarine E120 Classic installed in 2007.
B&G Network wind.

7.5 ft draft.

Below there are 2 cabins both with queen size mattresses.

Roomy salon with seating for 6.

Pellet stove.

Tatanka is a solid vessel built in Taiwan, famous for sea going yachts. This is your opportunity to own one.

Please contact the listing broker for an appointment.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Formosa
Model: 47
Year: 1981
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: FBB470290481
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 47 ft
Length Overall: 54 ft
Beam: 14 ft
Min Draft: 7'5 ft
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Ford Lehman
  • Model: 2712E
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 120hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Center
  • Year: 1981
  • Engine Hours: 4,428


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 165 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 150 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 28 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Cutter


Larry Rutter
Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales, LLC


Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales LLC
83 Windward Lane
Bristol, Rhode Island, US, 02809
Tel:1-855-AHOYMATE (1-855-246-9628)

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.
Additional Contact Information
Contact Listing Broker - Larry Rutter