1981 46' Formosa Peterson

in Kemah, TX



  • Diesel
  • Electric
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Safety
  • Seating

Seller note:

LOA: 46 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 0 in
LWL: 40 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 3 in
Displacement: 34000 lbs
Ballast: 11000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 64 ft 0 in
Engine Brand: Isuzu
Engine(s) HP: 60.0
Engine Model: C240
Engine Type: Inboard
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Hours: 3520
Fresh Water Tanks: 4 Stainless steel (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: [removed phone] Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (35 Gallons)
Electrical Equipment
Electrical Circuit: 110V
2008 / 2009 Upgrade highlights
New Cockpit teak
All new canvas
New steering cables
Seals and glass replaced for all bronze ports
New Lexan for 3 opening hatches
All 11 thru-hulls replaced together with attached hoses
All stanchions rebedded and re-mounted
Teak cockpit table with butterfly leafs and drink holder added
Fitted Aires Self-steer Windvane (1990's lift-up model) with new control lines and spare vane. Raymarine tiller autopilot added to control Aries when under power.
Harken headsail furling fitted
All new 3/8" standing rigging with Navtec terminals, turnbuckles, etc
All new running rigging
Mast and boom were removed, repainted, rewired, hardware replaced
New Garhauer Running backstay blocks, mainsheet blocks
All sail handling lines run into cockpit with new hardware
Galley upgrades (new sink, faucet, counter top)
New marine heads fitted with all hoses replaced
Isuzu engine serviced and parts replaced as necessary
The Peterson Formosa 46 offers a great cruising layout with a large double forward cabin, a private aft stateroom, a large main cabin, a good sized galley and a dedicated chart table / navigation area.
 At the base of the companionway the galley is to port with the navigation opposite to starboard. A walk-through to the aft stateroom is on the starboard side aft of the navigation area. Forward of the galley and navigation area is the main cabin and beyond that the forward cabin. Features of all below decks areas follow.
 Aft stateroom
Queen sized berth with book shelves all around
4 large hanging lockers
Lots of drawers and other locker areas
Separate vanity area with mirror
12 volt cabin fan and reading lights
Separate companionway to cockpit
Walkthrough to main cabin
Private head with shower and new Jabsco commode (2008/9) with all new hoses
Walk-through to aft cabin
Single pilot berth with lee cloth
New cushions and covers (2007)
Small locker and 12 volt cabin fan
Access to engine room
Main cabin
Large teak dining table (which lowers to form double berth) to port with U-shaped settee
Single settee/berth with lee cloth to starboard
Large storage areas under and behind seating in saloon
Bookshelves and lockers
12 volt fan
Forward cabin
 Queen size berth with new foam mattress and cover ([removed phone] large hanging lockers and 3 smaller lockers
Two storage drawers
Two ports and large hatch
12 volt fan
Private access to forward head compartment
Forward head
Access doors from main cabin and forward cabin
Stainless steel sink
New Jabsco marine head with new hoses (2008/9)
New fiberglass sink (2009)
New Moen faucet (2009)
Replaced counter top laminate (2009)
Efficient Frigibar refrigerator with freezer compartment
Origo 6000 Non-pressurized alcohol stove/oven
Force 10 Stainless 6 gallon hot water heater (2008)
Lots of storage areas and large dry-goods locker
Sea water foot pump
12 volt cabin fan
The present owners chose a simple yet effective solution for their marine navigation: a laptop computer at the navigation area connected to a touchscreen monitor at the helm. It is a practical and flexible solution to electronic navigation. A list of electronics includes:
Garmin Map176 GPS (mounted at helm and interfaced to laptop)
SmartRadio SR161 AIS receiver
Icom ICM-700 SSB radio with AT120 automatic tuner
Raymarine wind, speed and depth instruments
West Marine VHF550 marine vhf radio
Nautico handheld vhf radio
Raymarine T1000 autopilot (used in conjunction with the Aries windvane to steer the boat using little power. It is interfaced to the Seatalk bus)
2000 Watt Heart Interface Freedom 20 Inverter/Charger
Xantrex 2000R Battery Monitor & Inverter controller
150 Amp Hehr Powerline high output alternator (rebuilt 2008)
Xantrex XAR 3 stage alternator charger controller (2009)
Six Interstate 6v Batteries (630 Ah) (2009)
One dedicated engine start battery (2009)
Two 130 watt Kyocera Solar Panels (2009)
Blue Sky 2512i MPPT solar charger (2009)
Mounting pole with supports and wiring are ready for a wind generator (wind generator stolen when cruising)
Cruiseair Reverse Cycle 12,000btu air conditioner with SMXII controls and ducted to aft cabin and main cabin
Orca green masthead LED tri-color and anchor light (2008)
Deck/Steaming light (2008)
Sails & Rigging
All new 3/8" standing rigging with Navtec terminals, turnbuckles, etc (2008)
All new running rigging 2008
Mast and boom were removed, repainted, rewired, hardware replaced (2008)
New Garhauer Running backstay blocks, mainsheet blocks (2008)
All sail handling lines run into cockpit with new hardware ([removed phone] Garhauer rope clutches in cockpit
Harken headsail furler (2008)
Double spreader, cutter rigged
Fold-up mast steps to spreaders
Lazy jacks for mainsail handling
Sails include:
Mainsail with battens and 3 reefs, in good condition
130% Genoa in good condition
90% yankee jib in good condition
Hank on Staysail with 1 reef in good condition
Storm jib hanks on inner forestay, storm tri-sail
Asymmetrical Spinnaker in great condition
150% twin jib in great condition
Hull and Deck
Aries Self-steer Windvane (1990's lift-up model) in excellent condition, new control lines (2009), spare vane. Raymarine tiller autopilot (2009) hooks up to Aries for autopilot steerage when motoring.
30 inch lifelines
Double bow roller, all stainless rollers
Deck washdown pump at bow
Bronze ports with screens
3 opening hatches with new Lexan (2008)
Seatiger SL555 2-speed windlass
70lb Bruce anchor on 150' 3/8 chain ([removed phone]' ¾ nylon rode
45lb CQR anchor on 25' chain and 225' rode
22lb Danforth on 200' 5/8" rode
Teak cockpit table with butterfly leafs and drink holder (2009)
Stainless oversized wheel with nylon cover
Givens 6 person life raft mounted in cradle on aft cabin for easy deployment (needs recertification)
MOB pole
9.9 Tohatsu outboard in excellent condition ([removed phone].5' Baltik inflatable dinghy with inflatable floor, storage bag (2007)
Garhauer motor lift
Cathay SS28 self-tailing primary winches
Engine and Mechanical
The original Ford Lehman was replaced with an Isuzu C240. These engines are used world-wide in industrial generators and parts are easily available
Isuzu engine serviced and parts replaced as necessary (2008/2009)
New engine control cables (2009)
Qwik Drain oil changer
Spare parts for engine and outboard
Bimini & Dodger with cover for dodger
Cockpit side curtain enclosures
Stern to Stem sun awning covers the entire boat
Mainsail cover
UV Jib cover
Staysail bag
Winch cover
Cockpit throw cushions
Safety Equipment
Manual bilge pump
Jack lines from bow to stern
Flare gun
Full lifeline webbing (not currently installed)
Tether attachments in cockpit
Radar reflector
Man overboard retrieval
Fire extinguishers in all cabins
Additional Equipment
Stainless Kuuma Grill with storage for propane canisters
Aluminum Collapsible swim/boarding ladder folds up small for locker storage
Brass ships clock, barometer, and hygrometer
3 diesel deck jugs
glass bottom bucket
emergency tiller
3 high-back cockpit chairs
Companionway boards in addition to doors
Windex at masthead
Category: Sailboats
Water Capacity:
Type: Cruiser (Sail)
Holding Tank Details:
Manufacturer: Formosa
Holding Tank Size:
Model: Peterson
Passengers: 0
Year: 1981
Sleeps: 0
Length/LOA: 46' 0"
Hull Designer:
Price: $119,000 / €91,447
Engine Manufacturer: Other
Condition: Very Good
Engine Model:
Boat's Name:
Engine Type: Other
Stock Number:
Number of Engines: 0
Location: Kemah, TX 77565
United States
Engine Drive:
Horsepower: N/A
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Fuel Type: No Fuel
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Number of Hulls: 1
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Cruise Speed:
Boat Ad Last Revised: [removed phone]:54:22
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