I have a Formosa
51, which is very similar. When kept up and maintained they are rock solid roomy boats that sail fairly well. Not real fast upwind, but handle heavy weather
very well. They love a down wind
run. The issue with many of these is rot
. In the deck
and house under the glass. If the teak
decks and the structure under them has not been replaced, look at it real hard. There are a few out there that have been cared for enough that the rot
never set in, but most need replacing in places.
These boats are a real pleasure for long cruises, we sail with 4 to 6 people and never feel crowded. Only need two to sail, but we have more fun with a few more.