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1985 Formosa Performance Cruiser

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Contact Name: Robert
Phone: 570-754-4911
43’ Formosa Sloop “Meander” Sleek & Modern European Styled Performance Cruiser (She looks similar to a Swan) Current price was $129,000.00 NOW $99,000.00 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 Fresh water cooled 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) 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 floor scrubber batteries, ( 2006 ) battery bank #1( about 600 amp hrs.) 1-, 12 volt Gel cells D8) (2000) 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 Hella & other 12 vdc fans through out the boat (5) total 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” 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 Double spreader 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 Sails: Main is Hood Laminate cloth, Radial cut, 2 full battens, 2 reef points (1997) (Hild & Hild) ( some mildew stains) triple stitched Genny is 160 % Laminate, radial cut with Dark green cover (1997) (Hild & Hild) (some mildew stains) triple stitched 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 Original 155% Genny Dacron (both original sails serviceable) Galley: 12 gal hot water heater, 110 vac & engine Hot & cold pressure water through out boat, & a shower on the transom Double stainless steel sink with new faucet and fresh water foot pump (new) 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 Seafrost engine driven refrige / freezer (1995) in a large insulated box.

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 Electronics: Raymarine C70 Color - GPS / Radar / chart plotter with charts (2005) With 24” radar dome on mast with Display in cockpit, above Binnacle Computer serial bus plugs from GPS for lap-top at nav. station & cockpit 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 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) Additional Gear: Richie Compass on binnacle with cover Fuel level gauge, Manual High volume bilge pump permanently installed under floor Smoke & CO Alarms (2006) Bilge vapor alarm (2007) High water alarm (2007) 2000 gal /hr. main bilge pump with auto / manual switch 1500 gal / hr. back up bilge pump in forward shower sump 2 x 500 gal / hr. bilge pumps in aft shower sump and main bilge.

Emergency Tiller Deck wash down pump with coil hose in chain locker (2005) Large Stainless steel grill on rail, LPG Double, very heavy duty, Integrated Stainless steel bow rollers 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 transom ladder with wood steps 17000 BTU Air conditioner with heat Engine supplied hot water cabin heater with 3 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, not hooked up) 2 brass oil lamps in the 2 main cabins Weems & Plath Brass wall Clock & Barometer 8 bronze port lights, operational with screens, 2 fixed side windows 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 vent over galley 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 NO LEAKS !

Hull is hand laid fiberglass (very thick).

Deck is cored with 5/8”x 2” strip mahogany.

Each strip is fully encapsulated in resin. (This means very little, and isolated core damage if any deck leaks do happen).

New Captains’ cabin mattress ( 6” Therapedic foam from Lemoyne mattress Co. with quilted top) and 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.

ALL deck teak trim was striped and refinished in 2010 with 4 coats Cetol 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 down 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.

In addition: I have an” AB”, RIB tender , with a Tohatsu 18 hp outboard, lights & anchor.

I will include with purchase at no extras charge.

Meander and her systems have been continuously upgraded and improved through-out my time with her.

Including most of her plumbing and electronics.

She has lived in the fresh water of the upper bay the whole time I’ve sailed her.

Her top sides & cabin were Awlgriped in white in 1997, The engine had valve job in 1997 along with a new heat exchanger.

She has a new (6 coats) West system barrier coated bottom in 2007 with 3 coats of Interlux Biolux bottom paint ( in contrasting colors.).

In 1999 When I was looking for a boat, I wanted a boat I could park on the rocks and sail away the next day, I found that in Meander- and then some.

With a 6’8 draft and sailing on the Chesapeake I tend to find the muddy bottom on occasion but with her fin keel and heavy skeg She just spins around on her keel and drives out of the mud with little or no effort.!

I’ve yet to get really stuck aground.

I’ve sailed “Meander” for over 10 years.

I’m 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* , 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 sail boat and would be great for a family cruiser, I wouldn’t be afraid to take her any were!

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Engine Count:Single
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Hull Material:Glass
Draft:6' 8"
Condition:Very Good

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