Type Sailboat
Make / Model Formosa / 44 Spindrift
Year / Condition 1980 / Used
Length 44'
Engine Single
Engine Description Lehman 4.15L
Horse Power 80
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass
Stock # 307204
Boat Location Green Cove Springs, FL google-map
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Stock #307204

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Reason for selling is "Health Issues".

This Formosa has recently been added to market (Feb 24th). Submit your offer today!

Most of the Work Is Done!! Lots of Upgrades and Improvements!! Tune the Rigging and Sail Away!!

Are you looking for a spacious liveaboard that can easily sleep 5-6 people comfortably? This 1980 Formosa Spindrift 44 is your answer.

The current owner searched for over three years to find this specific make/model. Since owning it he has worked tirelessly 6 years to restore and upgrade her. Unfortunately, although much of the work is done, his health prevents him from finishing the task.

She is cutter rigged with the furling forestay on the bowsprit and a staysail boom. The sail inventory includes a mainsail and roller furling jib that has not been used since they came out of the sail shop after being restitched/reconditioned. There is also a hank on staysail that appears to be in serviceable condition.

Having the standing rigging checked and R&Rd by a certified rigger is still on the "To Do" list. All the running rigging is new, with the exception of a couple of lines, and the new line is on a spool below to complete those.

Ground tackle includes a new Vulcan 25KG with 300' of 3/8 BB chain. There is also a 60# CQR with 20' chain and 1" rode (total rode unknown). There is a Maxwell horizontal windlass with chain gypsy and rode drum.

Electric power, in addition to shore power, is provided by two (2) Solarever Photovoltaic 315W panels flowing through an Outback Flexmax controller and feeding four (4) 100Ah AGM batteries. Additionally, there are two (2) Duracell SL34 MAGM batteries and two (2) flooded lead acid batteries (motor start).

Navigation and communication equipment were all replaced in March of 2021 and all connected via a NEMA 200 backbone. These include Garmin Autopilot, chartplotter, and radar. There is also a Standard Horizon 25W Matrix VHF and a Standard Horizon Eclipse GX1400 VHF. All equipment boxes and documentation are still on board. There is also a Pro Mariner ProSport 12 battery charger and a Schumacher 2000W power converter.

When not under sail power is provided by a Ford Lehman 80HP diesel engine pushing a Borg Warner Velvet Drive transmission. With the 300 gal fuel the range of this vessel is significant. The engine has a new water pump, fuel pump, starter, alternator, and damper plate. The heat exchanger and oil cooler have been cleaned and serviced and there is a new fuel polishing system installed.

Below the boat is very spacious. The galley has a double well stainless steel sink, a Force 10 stove/oven, and a microwave. The original refrigerator/freezer space is being currently used for storage, although the refrigeration unit is still there, and there is a stand-alone refrigerator and a stand-alone freezer.

There is a Dickinson heater (diesel) and a residential window air conditioner that is easily removed.

There is space to sleep 5-6, and 2 heads. Currently, the aft head is being used for storage. There is a considerable amount of storage.

Outside, the bottom and the hull above the water line were painted about two years ago and are in good condition.

The top deck is wide open with wires leading to turn buckles anchored to outward chainplates. The top deck appears to be in good condition with no "soft spots" noted. However, it is due for a paint job and all of the brightwork needs to be oiled.

If your looking for a full-time live aboard, or just a comfortable, stable cruiser, this full keel 1980 Formosa Spindrift 44 could be just the boat you're searching for. Living your sailing dreams is in reach. Don't miss this opportunity!!

While we will always attempt to provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market, during any purchase from Pop you will be encouraged to schedule an inspection from an independent, accredited surveyor and every purchase WILL ALWAYS BE subject to your satisfaction with the results from your independent survey and your own personal trial run.

We have several more Hunter, Morgan, Beneteau, and Bruce Roberts vessels for sale. If you're in the Jacksonville, Gainesville, Palatka, or Palm Coast areas, please contact us to let us know what you're looking for and we'll get back with you today about any other cutter sailboat options we have locally that may meet your needs.

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You have questions? We have answers. Call us at (941) 548-7496 to discuss this vessel today.

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