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Old 15-11-2014, 17:12   #1
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CT, Formosa, and Ta Chiao CT…?

Hey Everyone!

Still researching stuff…and gawking at boat porn…and loving these boats.

But what's the difference between them? Are they the same company? Is one better built than the others?

I just happen to see a 56' Ta Chiao CT, 54' CT, and a 55' (I think it was 55) Formosa. All appeared to be, and claimed to be, in fantastic condition - the pricing, year, equipment roughly the same.

I'll be livingaboard and sailing the Gulf/Caribbean/Bahamas and up the east coast and I love these boats - I'm definitley leaning towards a ketch as I read somewhere that they are more easily single-handed?

What say you?

Hope all is good!
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Old 16-11-2014, 03:19   #2
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Re: CT, Formosa, and Ta Chiao CT…?

Yes, Ta Chiao Yacht Building built Formosas, Cts, and others.
Sailboats built by Ta Chiao (TAIWAN) by year on
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Re: CT, Formosa, and Ta Chiao CT…?

ta chiao is not the only builder of these boats.
many came from Formosa Boat Builders in taipei, taiwan, where 51s and many 41s were built over many years, including ct by formosa. formosa boat builders was a major yard for formosa and ct builds.
the ct 48, 54, 56 are perry designs, 41 and 51 are garden design. not sure which exact yard built them all, but it wasnt merely one yard for all of them, as they are not production boats.
different yards, there were at least three, built these boats.
there are also young sun, island trader and some others all same. (mainly 41)
leaky teaky yacht club, a yahoo group , has a lot of info on many of these. there is also a formosa 51 group.
as thse are not and were not production boats, many are different yet same.
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