37' Formosa 37 Ketch 1981 Yacht for Sale

Formosa 37 Profile Formosa 37 Bow Deck Port Formosa 37 Starboard Deck Aft Formosa 37 Helm Deck Formosa 37 Stern Formosa 37 Salon Formosa 37 Galley Formosa 37 Formosa 37 V Berth Formosa 37 Engine
Formosa 37 Profile
Formosa 37 Bow Deck Port
Formosa 37 Starboard Deck Aft
Formosa 37 Helm Deck
Formosa 37 Stern
Formosa 37 Salon
Formosa 37 Galley
Formosa 37 V Berth
Formosa 37 Engine

Formosa 37 Details:

  • Vessel Length: 37 feet
  • Vessel Builder: Formosa
  • Vessel Model: 37
  • Vessel Year: 1981
  • Vessel Name: The Adventurer
  • Vessel Type: Ketch
  • Vessel Price: $29,900
  • Vessel Location: New Bern NC USA
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John Peterson, CPYB


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    Vessel Specifications

    Builder: Formosa

    Model: 37

    Type: Ketch Cruising Sailboat

    LOA: 37'

    LWL: 27'10

    Engine Details: 1 x Yanmar

    Engine Details: Inboard - Diesel

    Beam: 12'

    Draft: 4'10

    Water Capacity: 200

    Hold Capacity: 20

    Displacement: 18600


    THE ADVENTURER is a classic Formosa Ketch in need of some cosmetic TLC.  A full keel and lots of interior room, is a must see for anyone looking for a blue water capable sail boat. A little elbow grease and she will stand tall again. Known as safe and capable sailing vessels, the Formosa 37 has a classic profile, full keel, and plenty of room for comfort.


    The Adventurer has a very traditional layout, rich in teak woodwork throughout. The atmosphere is filled with old world charm and craftsmanship. The forward stateroom features a V-berth that sleeps two and a beautiful teak privacy door with artistic carvings. Aft to port is a private head featuring toilet, hand held shower, and a privacy door, also with beautiful teak carvings. Directly opposite on the starboard side is a large hanging locker. The main salon boasts large settees port and starboard with plenty of outboard storage with cabinets, bookcases and drawers. The starboard settee pulls out into a double berth. There is also a dinette table that conveniently folds up and out of the way to create more salon space. Aft and to starboard is a hanging locker and a generous quarter berth. The galley is located aft to port in the main salon area and is compact and well equipped to prepare meals while underway.

    The exterior features wide side decks and an elevated aft helm deck for excellent visibility and access. Teak decks over fiberglass and the beautiful profile of a classic sailing yacht, The Adventurer will turn heads in any marina.


    The galley in aft and port of the main cabin features plenty of storage and food preparation spaces.

    Single stainless steel sink with faucet

    Marble countertop with teak fiddles

    Hand pump for fresh and raw water

    Stainless steel, gimbaled (3) burner propane stove top and oven

    Xintex propane controller and solenoid

    Alder Barbour in counter refrigeration


    The panel is located aft of the companionway steps for easy access.

    12-volt DC and 120-volt AC power with power distribution panel

    Panel with circuit breakers and AC and DC volt meters

    Link 10 battery monitor

    30 Amp shore power cord

    Battery charger

    GFI protected 120-volt receptacles

    12-volt lighting throughout

    6-gallon stainless steel hot water heater

    Helm and Electronics

    Ritchie compass at helm

    Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF with DSC in cabin companionway

    Garmin GPS Map 176 chart plotter

    Engine and Mechanical Details

    Engine access is under the cabinet just port of the companionway steps.

    Yanmar 38 hp diesel engine with fresh water cooling, 1,850 hours

    Stainless steel shaft with shaft log

    Engine RPM and warning lights at helm

    Engine and transmission controls at helm

    Teak steering wheel


    Teak bow sprit and bow rollers

    Bobstay manual anchor windlass

    Fortress anchor, plow anchor and Danforth anchors with chain and rope rode

    Stainless steel bow rail

    Stainless steel stanchions with double life lines

    Teak toe rails and hand rails on cabin top

    Teak rails around helm and aft deck

    Teak seating around aft deck and lazarettes

    Teak decks over fiberglass

    Custom helm seat

    Port and starboard boarding gates

    Stern boarding gate with fold down stainless steel swim ladder

    Emergency bilge pump

    Bow and anchor wash down

    Opening interior ports

    Overhead teak butterfly hatch in salon

    Overhead hatch in V-berth surrounded by teak trim

    Magma stainless steel grill mounted on port stern rail

    Dorades for added ventilation in cockpit aft lazarettes

    Dorades for added ventilation on cabin top

    Sails and Rigging

    Ketch Rigged

    Spruce through deck stepped main mast

    Spruce deck stepped Mizzen mast

    Stainless steel standing rigging

    JIB roller furling

    (2) Barlow #20 winches on main mast

    Barlow #25 winch on cabin top

    Barlow #25 winches in forward port and starboard helm

    Lewmar #16 2-speed winch on Mizzen mast

    Brokers Comments


    Mechanical Disclaimer

    * Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on this website.


    The company 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 prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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