Sotalia is a branch of the Kelly Peterson 46 tree. This very well know design from Doug Peterson was first seen in the KP 44. The design was stretched to 46 and taken over by Formosa Yachts after design royalties not being paid to the designer. Formosa Yachts built this design for four years and the product was not nearly as good as the boats overseen by Jack Kelly.
In 1984, Australian, Ron Hillier took over production using the same molds and built the 46 as the Sprindrift 46.
The SPINDRIFT 46 was built by Formosa Yachts using the same molds that built the FORMOSA 46. (1980-1984). R. Hillier, of Brisbane Australia, oversaw the building of this yacht which was to be sold in the US for Bristol yachts of Newport Beach CA. For the Australian market, they were called the HILLIER/PETERSON 46. Hillier ran afoul of designer Doug Peterson who filed a law suit. Hillier died and the suit was shelved.
These boats were in the same quality level as the KP 46 and thus have retained a higher value than a regular Formosa 46
Fresh bottom job in Jan 2016
Powerful 90 hp diesel engine
Dinghy and outboard.
Sotalia is a 1984 Formosa 46 with the total construction overseen by Australian Ron Hillier. The quality is comparable to the Kelly Peterson 46 which is well known as a terrific bluewater cruiser.
All the way forward is the V berth with insert that makes into a fine double berth.There is storage on both side and a hatch above for light and ventilation.Next aft is the head with marine toilet, with mirror ,sink and vanity. There is storage access here as well.
As we enter the main salon the first thing of notice is the fine teak interior and teak and holly sole. There is a teak folding table that seat up to 6 people. Across to starboard is a long settee with book shelves and lockers outboard.
There is a bulkhead mounted TV with DVD player for onboard entertainment.
Also there is a beautiful cabinet for glassware for when there are guests on board.
Moving farther aft we arrive at the galley. It is an L shape with good areas for preparing meals and serving either to the table or cockpit.
Opening ports make it very comfortable either on passage or at anchor.
Directly across from the galley is the navigation station with opening chart table, communication gear and electrical panel.
Next aft along the starboard side is the walk thru to the aft cabin.
Along this passageway the space can be a sea berth or storage area. There is also the entrance to the engine room here.
Finally we arrive at the aft cabin featuring a large double berth with adjacent seat and drawers beneath plus head and private entrance.
Refigeration and freezer with 4" insulation
Double SS sink with hot and cold pressure water
Stove with oven
Dish and cup holder
10 gal Hot water heater (2013)
Numerous drawers and cupboards for storage
Salt water foot pump
Lockers are teak lined
Formica work area
Raymarine chartplotter (2013)
Raymarine autopilot (2013)
Raymarine type 2 Autopilot drive (2013)
Raymarine ST 60 wind and speed (2013)
Icom IC-710 SSB Needs attention
Icom IC-M45 VHF radio
Neiko 1000W inverter (2014)
Xantrex 20 amp battery charger
Clock and Barometer
Ford Lehman Super 90 hp diesel engine (Full service in 2013)
Borg Warner transmission
Racor fuel filters
70 amp alternator
1 1/2" SS prop shaft
Fully insulated engine room
Full engine instrumentation
Engine room blower
All seacocks are bronze with SS ball valves thru hulls replaced in (2013)
2 X VDO tank guages
Fuel sight glass
Well constructed fiberglass hull with modified keel
Double spreader alloy mast with alloy boom
Lofrans electric windlass 1200 watt
45 lb CQR anchor with 300' of 3/8" chain
45 lb CQR anchor as backup
SS pulpit and pushpit
Perko spreader lights
SS boarding ladder
Outboard motor bracket
Salt water wash down pump
2 X mainsails with 3 reef points
2 X furling jibs
150% furling Genoa
100% furling Genoa
All winches are ST Lewmars and have covers
2 X ST 55 primaries
2 X ST 46
Main sheet ST 46
Main halyard ST 40
Jib halyard ST 40
Staysail ST 30 Reefing wincg ST 30
Bimini and dodger (2013)
Full awning (2013)
Well designed center cockpit
5/8" cockpit sole
34" destroyer wheel on pedestal with compass guard and teak ring
Cockpit table and glass holder
6 X 225 amp Trojan batteries (2013)
90 amp starting battery (2013)
45 amp solar panel
400 watt wind generator (2014)
LED navigation Lights
12v electrical panel
70 amp alternator
Sharp DVD and TV
2 X 50' shore power cords
500 watt Honda generator
2500 Rule bilge pump with Rule sensor
Companionway locks on both entrances
LED navigation lights (2013)
6 person life raft (needs service)
2.7M dinghy with 5 hp Mercury and 2 gas tanks
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|Location||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Max Draft||6' 0"|
|Engine Brand||Ford Lehman|