Formosa 44 - SOLD


Home to her devoted owners for more than 20 years, this beautifully kept, proven blue water cruiser has circumnavigated the globe and explored some of the remotest reaches of Asia and Pacific.

The extensive polished teak interior, open saloon layout, private cabins, and high white deck heads make the boat a comfortable well appointed liveaboard with a charming traditional feel.

An open galley and "L" shaped dining area in the main saloon are ideal for entertaining and afford ample stowage; all upholstery, Flotex waterproof carpet, and seat covers are in excellent condition.

Forward of the saloon a large and ornately crafted teak desk and chart table afford a comfortable and spacious work area. Two single bunks with neat and well made roll out lee cloths provide expansive storage space, both upon and within the berths.

Two cabins, forward and aft, feature double berths with ample head room, tall wardrobe, vanished shelving and panelling, and are well lit by the heavy bronze opening portholes that line either side of the vessel.

Sunbrella dodger, bimini, and a vast array of deck covers for LGP tanks, scuba cylinders, air conditioner and a dive compressor have been carefully crafted by her expert seamstress owner. Newly finished decking and custom made cushions in the cockpit afford a comfortable seating area for the helmsman and a guest to recline.

Her large stainless steel tankage and watermaker allow Rolling Home a wide range of exploration. Having circled the globe and explored the world, this well maintained and beautifully finished blue water cruiser awaits new owners seeking new adventures on this comfortable home upon the sea.

Inspection by appointment with YBC.

Location: Langkawi Year Launched: 1981
Registered: UK
Designer: Ron Amy Builder: Formosa Boat Builders
Hull: Fibreglass

Underwater profile : Long keel

Engines: Ford Leyman 2712E 4 cylinder 80 HP. Borg W. velvet drive cable control gearbox, accessible through main saloon floor.

Steering : Dual helm, hydraulic, wheel
Fuel capacity : 700 liters
Water capacity : 620 liters in two tanks plus ProPur watermaker

Displacement : 16 ton Headroom : 1.96 m, 6'3''
Length : 12.98m; 44'
Beam: 3.84m; 12.6'
Draft : 1.93m; 6.3'
Cruising speed : 5 - 7 knots
Props: 4 blade, stainless

Open style galley features gimballed gas oven with two burner stove and hot plate grill, double stainless steel sink, 8.6 cubic feet 12 v fridge, vanished teak cupboards and wide bench space.

One new (2017) manual head with adjacent shower stall compartment featuring varnished cupboards and stainless steel sink; one chemical head in the aft workshop adjacent to aft cabin.

Batteries & Electrics:

  • Exide gel 420 amp house batteries
  • Exide gel 140 amp engine battery
  • HRC 3510 multi amp charger
  • Balmar 120 amp alternator plus spare 40 amp alternator
  • Large Arogen wind generator
  • 240 watt solar panels
  • 1000 watt peak/400 watt continuous Sterling inverter

Electronics & Navigation:
  • RAYMARINE depthsounder
  • NORTHSTAR wind instument
  • RAYMARINE electronic autopilot
  • NAVMAN VHF Radio
  • ICOM HF Radio

Sail inventory:

  • 1 main sail
  • 1 Foresail with ProFurl furler
  • 1 staysail hank
  • 1 large lightweight foresail
  • 1 heavy duty foresail
  • 1 full size cruising chute spinnaker
  • 1 storm sail
  • 1 storm jib

Mast and Rigging :

  • Sloop rigged, double "A" frame
  • Stainless steel 8/10mm wire
  • 54.6' mast
  • 1 forestay + 1 staysail

Ground Tackle:
  • 1 x Lofrans windlass, manual & elelctric with remote handset 1200/1500 watts
  • 1 x 30 kg/66 lbs Bruce anchor
  • 1 x 20 kg/45 lbs CQR
  • 2 x spare CQR
  • 80m plus 20m 3/8" chain
  • 88 meters 22mm rope
  • 37 meters 20 mm rope
  • 50 meters 19mm rope

Deck Gear:

  • 2 x Lunar40 winches in cockpit
  • 2 x Barlow 27 winches in cockpit
  • 1 x Barlow 19 winch in cockpit
  • 4 x Barlow 20 winches on mast
  • Boom gallows

Safety Gear :

  • 2 x adult life jackets plus 4 x childrens life jackets
  • 2 x harnesses
  • 1 x life ring
  • 1 x life sling
  • First Aid Kit
  • 1 x Whale Henderson #2 manual bilge pump
  • 1 x Rule 3500 electric bilge pump
  • Avon Liferaft

Dinghy and Outboard:
1 x Caribe tender with Yamaha 2HP and Yamaha 8HP


YBC 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 being sold at any time, price change or withdrawal from sale without notice.