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51' Formosa
Brunswick, GA
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Whiteaker Yacht Sales
(941) 776-0616


"BELLA" lives up to her name as she is unquestionably one of the finest Formosa 51's ever offered. Her knowledgeable owner has spent 10 years and untold thousands of dollars bringing her back to "exceptional". About the only thing on this small ship not re-worked is her fiberglass hull! All other components have been made new, tweaked, added to, or improved.

If crossing Oceans in comfort and safety is your goal then "Bella" is a MUST-SEE. She is easily handled by a cruising couple while providing her owners with the sense of being one with the sea.

Here are just a few of her recent improvements:

New aluminum masts and running rigging
All sails roller furling
Teak decks removed and glassed
Bow thruster
New standing rigging in 2003 with little use
New Honduran mahogany bowsprit
Complete new pilothouse "cap" including glass and framework
AIS, VHF w/ ram and SSB
Quiet Flush toilets
Fuel Boss fuel system
(8) Odyssey AGM batteries
Force 10 oven/range
Magma propane BBQ
We look forward to introducing "Bella" to you at your earliest convenience. Prepare to be impressed!Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Keel: Full

LOA: 50 ft 10 in
Beam: 14 ft 1 in
LWL: 39 ft 7 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 2 in
Displacement: 56000 lbs
Ballast: 12000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 8 in

Total Power: 120 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Ford Lehman
Year Built: 1977
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 120 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: Stainless steel (150 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Stainless steel (150 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (235 Gallons)

Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass

From stern to bow:

Master Stateroom: Huge king size plus master berth with custom mattress and fitted linens surrounded by two hanging lockers, 14 solid teak lockers, and 4 fiddled storage shelves. 3 new opening ports have been added to the stern for additional light and ventilation. "Rope" mood lighting adds to the ambiance. The ensuite head to port provides a Jabsco Quiet Flush toilet, vanity with s/s sink, new faucet hardware, shaving mirror, 2 opening ports and a deck prism for added light. Headroom is generous at 6'4". Storage capability is phenomenal.

Pilothouse: Galley extends the full length of the starboard side. Across to port is an L-shaped settee and large teak dining table that easily seats six or more. All new upholstered cushions and curtains give this area a warm and cozy feel. Once again, storage is unbelievable with 22 lockers in the galley/dining area! Forward of the settee is the generous nav station with chair. The steering station was removed from the pilothouse as it served no useful function as located. This space now accommodates the new electrical panels and wiring. The entire pilothouse overhead and windows were removed from the boat and completely rebuilt eliminating the moisture problems found in other Formosa's.

Salon: Opposing settees to port and starboard with each side having 14 lockers and two large fiddled shelves. Teak footstool with cushioned top and 2 integral drawers. Teak magazine/chart rack on aft bulkhead. TV in portside locker. Beautiful teak and holly sole throughout. Guest head is accessed thru a carved teak door moving forward to port. Salon headroom is 6'4".

Guest Stateroom: Pullman double berth to starboard is accessed from the salon thru a carved teak door. Expansive storage once again with 8 lockers and 9 drawers. Opposite the berth is a collapsible desk with mirror above. Ensuite entry to forward guest head. Headroom is 6'8"

Guest Head: Jabsco Quiet Flush toilet, vanity, s/s sink with new faucet set, medicine cabinet, 4 lockers, linen shelf and separate shower/tub. Shower area has an additional 5 lockers.

Crew Quarters: Accessible from overhead deck companionway or thru privacy door from guest stateroom. Over/under berths to starboard. Workshop shelf and drawers to port, chain locker access, gear hammock, hanging locker, deck prism and two opening ports.

Galley is surrounded by windows making it bright and cheerful

Tundra 12v/120v refrigerator - NEW
Sears 120v deep freeze - NEW
Force 10 3-burner propane stove with oven (New)
Kenmore microwave
Deep single bowl S/S sink with new faucet set
22 lockers and 3 drawers in galley/ dining area
Bronze hand pump @ sink
Spice rack
Expansive countertop space

Raymarine 7002+ autopilot w/ remote ST600r
Raymarine RL70c chartplotter/radar
Raymarine wind, depth, speed & direction
Ritchie 6" Globemaster compass
West Marine AIS 1000
ICOM 700 Pro SSB radio
Standard Horizon VHF w/ DSC (2014)
Ram mic (2014)
ICOM Hand held
ACR Globalfix EPIRB
Pactor modem
Cruising solution Wife Savers walkie talkies
Boston clock & barometer
Nav light @ chart table
ACR Rapid Ditch bag
Tri-color @ masthead
Radar reflector
Dual stereo w/ cockpit speakers

(8) Odyssey AGM batteries
100 amp and 35amp automatic battery chargers
Xantrex inverter (2000w) and charger (100 amp) - All 2014
Westerbeke 10kw generator w/ 625 hrs.
(2) 260 watt solar panels w/ Solar Boost remote display & charge controller
Rogue Wave wi-fi booster
Balmar 120 amp alternator w/ regulator
Nav lights are LED
12v Outlets at helm & nav station
(2) 12v Hella fans
Blue Sea starting isolation automatic charging relay
50' 50 amp dockside power cables

(2) Cruisair 16K BTU AC/Heat systems w/ SMX contols
MaxPower bowthruster
Cruise RO watermaker w/ remote panel
(2) Automatic, (1) Manual bilge pumps
Borg Warner velvet drive transmission
Max prop
PYI shaft seal
Filter Boss Commander fuel system w/ fuel polishing capability
Fuel transfer system
Fuel tank site gauges
Engine panel w/ tach, mps, oil pressure, water temp
New raw water pump on Lehman
Soleus de-humidifier
Capilano hydraulic steering
BC Fire extinguishing system

Deck & Cockpit
Ground Tackle: 88# Delta on all chain, CQR 45 w/chain & rode, Danforth
Lewmar electric windlass w/ chain & rode gypsy
Bimini & Dodger at helm
Dodger at companionway
New deck awning/sunshade
Helm seat chair & bicycle seat
Cockpit table
Cockpit cushions
(6) deck prisms
Zodiac 9'6" RIB
Mercury 9.9 hp OB engine
Dinghy cradle
Viking 6 man liferaft
New Honduran mahogany bowsprit
New Sampson posts
Chain guards at toerail
Barge boards with covered Jerry cans
Two deck hatches
New coachhouse Lewmar hatch
(5) Sets of belaying pins
(2) Teak boarding ladders
Teak deck box
Teak propane box on deck
S/S coach house rails
Full rubrail w/ SS striker
Teak taffrail
Magma gourmet propane BBQ
Teak boat hook
(2) Horseshoes
Emergency tiller
(8) Life jackets
Fenders & lines

Sails & Rigging
Facnor roller furling: main, mizzen, staysail, jib
Winches: (2) Winchmate ST primaries, (2) Lewmar ST secondaries, (1) Lewmar 30 ST Mizzen mast, (1) Lewmar 30ST main traveler, (2) Lewmar 40ST main mast, (1) Baron R main mast
Schaefer mainsheet traveler
Boom gallows
Furling lines lead aft thru spinlocks
Sail window in bimini
Windex at masthead
Insulated backstay
Standing rigging replaced in 2003 with little use since

Brokers Comments/ Additional Information
"Bella" is a small ship that has been thoughtfully outfitted to provide the owner and his wife with a vessel that could be sailed by just the two of them and yet provide the security and comfort that could only be obtained by a vessel larger than usually selected by a couple sailing alone. The result is a cruiser with maximum space and comfort allocated to the owner and spouse while providing ample accommodations for guests. Bella is just back from the Bahamas and is ready to go again. Her owner will be happy to spend ample time with you on-board to learn Bella's ways and get you comfortable with her.

She awaits your closest inspection!

New aluminum main and mizzen masts
Entire pilothouse "cap" replaced including windows and hatch
New standing rigging with little use since
All new bronze thru-hulls
Teak decks removed and glassed
New bowsprit in Honduran mahogany
7 Deck prisms added
Interior pilothouse helm removed and now contains new 12v and 120v electrical panels with new wiring
Added 3 opening stern ports for light and ventilation

WYS Disclaimer
Owner's personal items not listed here are not a part of the sale. Whiteaker Yacht Sales 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. While efforts are made to keep this listing up to date, information provided at the time of listing is subject to change if the vessel is on the market for an extended time. 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.
Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 51' 0"
- Manufacturer: Formosa
- Model: Pilothouse Ketch
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