BEAUTIFUL CRUISER WITH EXTENSIVE UPGRADES!
IN THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN AND READY TO GO!
Large center cockpit cruiser with huge master aft and multiple guest and crew cabins. Centerboard keel for shallow draft cruising or deep draft performance. Major refit in 2002, decks rebuilt with new hatches in 2003 and more upgrades since.
Ketch rig with inmast furling main and mizzen for ease of handling.
Located in the Rio Dulce.
The layout of this Formosa 68 has the master aft with queen berth with ensuite head/shower and private entry from the aft deck, a guest cabin mid-ship to port, a second starboard mid-ship cabin for crew near the engine space with one bunk and extra storage and head, a forward guest cabin with a double and a single berth, and a forward area converted to a double berths in the Vee. All heads are electric flush.
The salon is big with a wrap around dinette and drip leaf table.
The interior has air conditioning throughout.
The galley is a equipped with a 3 burner Princess propane stove/oven with a large fridge/freezer and installed microwave.
Water is supplemented by a 400 gpd Village Tech Water Maker.
The engine is a Yanmar 240 hp diesel installed new in 2002 along with a new exhaust system.
Besides the normal shore power, there is a Northern Lights 20 KW diesel genset, Heart inverter, and 80A battery charger. There was extensive rewiring during the 2002 retrofit.
Blue Heron is equipped with a suite of electronics including 2 x chart plotters (one at the nav station and one at the helm), 2 x independent autopilots, AIS, radar and 2 sat phones (one independent and one with a smart modem for email and files).
The rig is a classic ketch design with furling headsail on a Hood Seafurl system and in-mast furling on both the main and the mizzen. Shrouds are solid rod rigging. A spinnaker is also included.
Control lines are lead to Lewmar winches including 6 - Lewmar 46ST, 3 - Lewmar 48ST, 2 - Lewmar 65ST hydraulic, 1 - Lewmar 43ST and 4 - Lewmar 30ST's.
Also to assist in sail control and performance there is a Navtech hydraulic back stay and vang.
The decks were refurbished and Awlgripped in 2003. The cockpit is covered with a large fixed bimini that covers the entire cockpit. The ground tackle is a 110 lb anchor on 300 ft of chain.