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Old 25-11-2009, 03:34   #1
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Who Builds the Formosa Ketch?

hi, i would like to know if anyone can send me a link to either the original formosa boat building company in taiwan or another builder who could easily replicate their william garden designs. i can't seem to find a web address for this compay, do they still exist? and who are tai chiao brothers?
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Old 26-11-2009, 17:47   #2
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Try these guys out. They build Vagabonds which are, I believe, William Garden designs.

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Old 11-12-2009, 13:56   #3
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hi, i would like to know if anyone can send me a link to either the original formosa boat building company in taiwan or another builder who could easily replicate their william garden designs. i can't seem to find a web address for this compay, do they still exist? and who are tai chiao brothers?
one ship yard i think was Tai chow. spelling i think is off. There was another shipyard but i do not remember the name.
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The Formosa yard built the Formosa boats, the Ta Chao yard built the CT's and Transworld Boatbuilding Inc built the Transworld 41 ketch. All with more or less the same hull. All slightly different on top and inside. The Transworld is a center cockpit version. The Formosa yard also had a center cockpit version of their boat. As far as I know, Transworld boatbuilding is the only yard where you can still order the boat, the CC version though. Link: http://www.transworldyachts.com/ click on "Sailboat to the left and you get a picture of the boat and some contact info.

Let me know how it goes, I'm wicked curious if you can still order them.

Check out the link in my signature down below for more pictures. Ours (TW 41) is a 1979.

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