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1978 Kelly Peterson Formosa 46

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Corpus Christi, Texas
1978 46' Kelly Peterson Formosa 46 $80,000

Beam 12' 10" Draft 6' 5" Engine(s) 1x Inboard Isuzu 4JB1 @ 75 HPower
Please contact the owner Ralph at 361-695-3046 or rferges(at)

Boat i This boat was a pioneer in performance cruising design.

Drawn originally for Jack Kelly Yachts by Doug Peterson, the 44 debuted in 1976 as a dedicated cruiser that could sail well in any wind.

The Formosa F46 is a slight variation to this design.

Today, in many world wide cruising ports you can find these boats and many are owned by members of this group.

Owners have nothing but praise for the performance achieved by this moderate-displacement bluewater design; 180-mile days are not uncommon.

The Peterson 44/ Formosa 46 feature a low-profile center cockpit that remains pleasing to the eye and keeps weight low physically as well as visually.

The long-fin keel with cutaway forefoot and afterbody reduces wetted surface for good light-air performance and provides a shorter turning radius.

A full-size molded-in skeg supports the rudder and provides good protection during the occasional grounding.

Protected also is the prop, mounted in an aperture between the skeg and the rudder.

Displacement of 30,000 pounds (10,000 of this is buried in encapsulated lead ballast) gives these boats an easy motion at sea.

On deck, a double-spreader cutter rig supports 1,011 square feet of working sail.

The center cockpit is intelligently laid out and accommodates a full-size dodger and Bimini.

From the cockpit, two companionways, both protected by bridge decks, provide outside access to the fore and aft cabins.

All teak interior has two sleeping cabins.

The owners stateroom is aft with queen size berth and private head with shower.

The main salon has access to the cockpit and a passage way to the aft cabin.

The forward facing u-shaped galley is on the port side of the main salon with the navigation desk on the starboard.

Forward of the galley is a settee that will seat four with two custom Captain’s chairs and table/locker to starboard.

The fore cabin and second head have privacy doors.

Interior has been updated, modified and rebuilt for cruising.

The interior cabin top and side decks have been insulated with 1” rigid foam and a custom varnished wood overhead is in place.

All interior woodwork has been cleaned, sanded and sealed with several coats of semi-gloss polyurethane.Teak flooring as well.

Lockers have several coats of gloss white industrial paint.

Many lockers have interior lights.Storage space has been maximized for long term cruising.Please call or email for full specs.


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City:Corpus Christi
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Engine:Isuzu 4JB1
Engine Count:1
Engine Hours:
Hull Material:fiberglass
Beam:12' 10"
Draft:6' 5"

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