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1982 47' Formosa Peterson Center Cockpit Cruiser Sailboat

Rigged for Ocean Passage. Complete with all Safety Gear

1982 Peterson Formosa

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Item condition:

Boat has been maintained to a good standard.

Aug 12, 2014
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US $67,500.00
Approximately C $85,488.70(including shipping)
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller Notes: Boat has been maintained to a good standard.
Year: 1982 Keel: Fixed
Make: Peterson Trailer: Not Included
Model: Formosa Use: Salt Water
Type: Cruiser Engine Type: Single Inboard/Outboard
Length (feet): 47 Engine Make: Ford Lehman
Beam (feet): 13 Primary Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass Fuel Capacity: 101 - 150 Gallons
Rigging: Sloop, Cutter For Sale By: Private Seller

Located on the doorsteps to the Caribbean in Key West Florida.

For a full set of pictures and to see some shots from our sailing adventures with the boat visit

Known around the world as one of the fastest center cockpits ever built, this Doug Peterson design offers the offshore cruising layout with a comfortable aft cabin with separate cockpit access as well salon entrance.

The forward cabin offers a large V Berth, and Queen size berth in Master, both staterooms offer private adjacent Head Compartments with showers. She is a well maintained example of the beautiful Old World Craftsmanship in the cabinetry and joinery in the varnished teak interior.

Bear Sniff has had a multitude of updates including Electronics and Instruments, 500W Wind Generator, Recently Varnished Deck Woodwork, Life Raft, RIB Dinghy With Engine, Asymmetrical Spinnaker, Complete New Running Rigging, New Heads, All Sails Reinforced for Cruising, New Antifouling New Thru Hull Valves, Updated mechanicals and all winches professionally serviced.

Please see full specs below for complete details. Bear Sniff is powered by a Ford Lehman 2712E Engine, has Marine 16KBTU Reverse Cycle AC, can sleep six and is a fine example of a world cruiser, or Spacious Liveaboard. With her abundant number of recent upgrades Bear Sniff is a much desired cruiser.

Bear Sniff features an offshore curising layout with a comfortable aft cabin with a separate cockpit access hatch as well a salon entrance. The Aft cabin includes a head with shower to port and a spacious double berth.

The forward cabin is a large V-Berth with a second head located to port just aft of the cabin with plenty of storage opposite. The Nav Station is located at the aft starboard corner of the salon.

The L Shaped Galley is opposite with tile countertops, and the folding dining table seats six, extending the length of the salon. Port and Starboard are comfortable settees that can double as berths. The excellent craftsmanship is apparent in the  lovely varnished teak interior throughout plus teak and holly sole.

LOA: 47 ft 1 in
Beam: 13 ft 0 in
LWL: 40 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 47 ft 1 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 3 in
Displacement: 33000 lbs
Ballast: 11330 lbs


Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Ford Lehman
Engine Model: 2712E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine(s) Total Power: 80 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (150 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (100 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (20 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

Outside Equipment/Extras
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Manual windlass

Microwave Oven

Kenyon Marine Stove with Oven

12V Refrigeration with frost condenser & Super cool Air cooled compressor

Hot/Cold Pressure Fresh Water

Full Kitchen Utensils

New Water Pressure Pump

(2) Vacuum Cleaners

New Potable Water Filter

(4) Cabin Fans

Room Air Filter

(4) Cabin Pillows

(4)Sets of Blankets & Pillows

Full Galleyware of pots, plates, cups etc.

(2) Deep S/S Sinks


8KW 110V Westerbeke Genset (rebuilt 2006)
New 500 Watt Wind Generator & Battery Charger (not fitted)
110V to 12V Electrical Panel rewired Dec 2012

NEW 20 amp Smart Battery Charger

(2) Group 29 House Batteries

Group 29 Engine Start Batteries

Group 27 Gen-Set Battery

(2) 30 amp Shore Power Cords

Bluetooth Stereo

12V & 110V Electrical Panel Recently Rewired

(4) Cabin Fans (not fitted)



EPIRBAIS & DSC VHF and New Antennae

Raymarine Smart Pilot and Hydraulic Autohelm Unit

New Icom Backup VHF M 35 w/New Whip Antennae

Mast Antennae Replaced 9-13

Raymarine Autopilot (hydraulic drive)

NEW 2012 Lowrance HDS-7 Chart Plotter w/ High Resolution Depth Sounder

Raymarine i70 Smart Display Control Unit

B & G Wind, speed, Depth Instruments

Radar Reflector

26” LCD TV

Bluetooth Stereo/CD Player

Hull antifouled and all anodes replaced (Sept 2013)
Danforth Anchor

#45 Delta Anchor

CQR Anchor

Small Danforth Dinghy Anchor

RIB Dinghy w/ 2.5hp Engine

Foot Pump for Dinghy

Manual Simpson Lawrence Windlass

Cockpit Table

Cockpit Pillows

Cockpit Speakers

Captains Chair Pillow

Six person Offshore Life Raft

(2) Inflating offshore Life Jacket w/ Harness

(2) Inflating Coastal Life Jackets

(2) Harnesses

One set of jacking straps

(4) Thru-Hull Valves Replaced 2013

All Deck Woodwork re-oiled Sept 2013

(4) Sets of Strobe Lights, Whistles, Sea Dye, Glow Sticks

Full set of Flares, including Flare Gun, Flag & Spare Cartridges

(3) NEW Fire Extinguishers

(1) New Safety Drogue


(5) Fenders

Barge Board

Numerous Ropes & Sheets



Sails & Rigging
Complete New Running Rigging Professionally replaced and installed Dec 2012
Full Batten Quantum Mainsail New 2006, reinforced Dec. 2012 for cruising w/deep second reef point

130% Quantum Genoa New 2006, reinforced Dec. 2012

Staysail (excellent condition)

Asymmetrical spinnaker & Bag

Complete New Running Rigging

Sail Cover

Harken Roller Furling

(4) Winch Handles

S/S Standing Rigging


(2) Barient 32 Two Speed Primary Winches

(2) Barlow 25 Two Speed Winches one on Combing, one on Coachhouse

(3) Barient 21 Two Speed Winch on Combing

(4) Barlow 25 Two Speed Mainsheet Winch

Barlow 20, 21, and Aqualast 22 Two Speed Winches on Mast

Engines & Mechanical
80HP Ford Lehman engine7 amp Altenator

(2) Fuel Tanks w/Racor Oil/Water Separator (approx 100 gal)

(3) Water Tanks (approx 200 gallons

Holding Tank (approx. 30 gallon)

Recently refurbished Water Pump Sept. 2013

Oil & Filters Changed Every 100 hours

Manual and Automatic bilge Pumps

110V Air Conditioning

(2) Heads Replaced Dec 2012

(3) Portable Diesel Tanks

(1) Gas Tank

Oil Vacuum Pump

Macerator Pump

$3000 Full Set of Tools for everything you want to do on board

Numerous Spares (Screws, washers, rope, cable, bilge pumps, impellors, fixtures etc)

Full Set of Spare Oil, Fuel, & Water Filters

Contact me for a full list of equipment not included in the sale. Mainly personal effects etc.

If you have any questions or wish to arrange an inspection feel free to contact me to discuss.


In answer to the many of the questions posed to me here are a few more details:

- I've owned the boat for two years. Initially it was purchased in Houston with big plans to sail the Caribbean but life unfortunately got in the way. During that time I've refit many of the items on the boat and this is outlined above.

- Yes the boat can be viewed in Key West, Florida, USA. For those that are interested message me and I'll give you the contact details of my local Key West broker.

- The boat is currently Australian registered but will be de-registered as part of the sale. So the new owner can get the boat re-registered with the USCG.

- Yes the boat is capable of offshore voyages, but no I wouldn't jump in this tomorrow and sail across the Pacific. Not due to any structural fault in the boat. I would add better water storage, a water maker, fit the wind vane, purchase some spare sails, fit a full bimini cover etc. before committing to such a voyage. Of course you would want to have had a lot of experience offshore before crossing the North Atlantic.

- More images of the boat and the trips we've taken can be found at

- No I will not trade for another boat unless someone has a similar size/condition vessel in Australia.

- Yes the price is negotiable within reason as are the sale terms. Please contact me to discuss.

- The boat is very well equipped with all the safety gear you could ever hope for and is in a good condition. 

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