La Paz Yachts

45′ Omega Peterson Formosa 45


Located in: San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Year: 1980
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Yachtworld Number: 4032942

The Peterson Formosa 45 (a.k.a. Omega 45) is unique among sailing vessels, highly sought after, and this particular yacht is especially so. She was hull #11 from a run of only 15 boats built for the Smith-Herbert brokerage in Seattle. The hull was hand laid in the Peterson Formosa 46 mold in Taiwan. Smith-Herbert had an American surveyor supervise the construction of the entire run.

This particular Peterson Formosa 45 has already circumnavigated, and is a proven bluewater survivor, SV Bluefoot having been a cruising/liveaboard/adventure vessel for 30 years. She has circumnavigated the globe slowly over 17 years, sailing well over 70,000 miles and been admired by many a friend or stranger who stop to look. She is a strong well-built boat,  taken very good care of. She now needs a new owner to go adventuring with her, so check out her full inventory and don’t miss out on this beautiful yacht!

This vessel is located in beautiful San Carlos Sonora, Mexico, A short 250 mile drive on a safe 4 lane highway from Nogales, Az. San Carlos is a known boating destination/community, featuring breathtaking scenery, quiet anchorages nearby, great fishing, diving, two marinas, 3 haul out facilities and much more.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Financial and titling transactions are conducted in the US or Canada by licensed agents. An offshore purchase means great savings and the process is more hassle-free than you may think! Call for details.

La Paz Yachts
Tom Murray, Broker
La Paz, BCS, Mexico 23000
011 52 (612) 123-1948




Omega Peterson Formosa


San Carlos

Full Specs

Speed & Distance

Cruising Speed: 7kn
Max Speed: 8.5kn
Range: 500nm


Length Overall: 45ft
Length on Deck: 45ft
Max Draft: 6.42ft
Beam: 13ft
Cabin Headroom: 6ft
Length at Waterline: 40ft


Fresh Water Tank: 3 X 150 Gal (Stainless Steel)
Fuel Tank: 3 X 100 Gal (Aluminum)
Holding Tank: 1 X 20 Gal (Plastic)


Engine Make: Ford Lehman
Engine Model: 2412 E
Engine Year: 1980
Total Power: 80hp
Engine Hours: 332
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller Type: 2 Blade



The Peterson Formosa 45 is a center cockpit cutter of traditional design with teak interior. Altogether, the vee berth, settee, dining area and aft cabin can sleep 7 adults. She has an aft cabin with private head. The vee berth has its own entrance to the forward head. The main salon features a u-shaped galley and dining area.


  • Refrigeration:  Dan Foss
  • Freezer:  Dan Foss
  • Water System: Tankage
  • Water Heater: Yes
  • Stove:  Force 10, 2-burner
  • Cooking fuel:  Propane
  • Sink:  Single

Electronic and Navigation Equipment

  • SSB:  ICOM M700 Pro
  • Radar:  Raymarine
  • Radar Alarm:  Yes
  • VHF:  ICOM
  • VHF#2:  ICOM
  • GPS:  Raymarine
  • GPS#2: Garmin
  • AIS Receiver: ICOM
  • AIS Transponder: ICOM
  • Depth sounder:  Garmin
  • Autopilot:  Raymarine
  • Plotter: Raymarine
  • Compass:  Danforth Constellation
  • Repeaters:  Raymarine

Electrical Systems

  • House Bank 1:  x6 6V deep cycle, 660 Amp-Hours
  • Start Bank 1:  x1 4D, 150 Amp-Hours
  • Battery Switch:  Yes
  • Battery Monitor: Link 10
  • Inverter:  1KW
  • Alternator:  100 Amps+
  • Frequency: 60HZ
  • Battery charger:  50 Amps
  • Solar:  x1 140 Watt
  • Wind Gen: Air Marine X

Sails & Rigging

  • Main:  Recent and excellent condition
  • Spinnaker:  Assymetrical cruising chute or MPS
  • Jib: 110 % Yankee North Sails
  • Staysail: Hyde Sails 90%
  • Storm Staysail: New condition
  • Storm Trisail: New condition
  • Reaching Strut: Downwind Pole
  • Traveler:  Yes, for mainsail
  • Preventer/Boom Break: Preventer
  • Roller Furling:  Harken
  • Winches:  x10
  • Boom Vang: Yes
  • Mast:  Aluminum
  • Standing Rigging:  3/8 1×19 SS
  • Spinnaker Pole:  Yes


Deck Equipment

  • Anchor #1:  Bruce 44
  • Chain length/size: 300′ 10mm gauged
  • Anchor #2:   Danforth 40 lb
  • Chain #2:   30′ 10mm chain
  • Line #2:  275′ 3-strand 3/4 nylon
  • Anchor #3:  Luke 3pc fisherman 65 lbs
  • Windlass:  Lofrans Alum Tigress
  • Bow Rollers:  Yes
  • Nav Lights: P/S running, steaming and stern
  • Deck Lights: Yes
  • Spreader Lights:  Yes
  • Ladder:   Stern boarding
  • Rails: Lifelines
  • Deck Material: FG with teak
  • Bow Pulpit:  Yes
  • Mast Pulpit: Yes
  • Lifelines:  SS Lifelines
  • Deck Wash: Yes
  • Dinghy outboard: Yamaha Enduro 15 hp
  • Dinghy: W10.5 Hypalon Rib


Mechanical Systems

  • Gal/Hr Cruise: 1.25 gal/hr
    Gal/Hr Max: 1.4 gal/hr
  • Engine year: 1980 / Rebuild 2018
  • Bilge Pump:  3 electric, 1 manual
  • Raw Water Sea Strainer: Yes (x2)
  • Fire extinguishing:  x3
  • Fuel Filters:  Yes
  • Fuel Shut Off:  Yes
  • Lube Oil System: Yes
  • Fresh Water Cooling System: Yes
  • Head Type:  Groco Manual
  • Holding Tank:  Yes, 20 gallon plastic
  • Heater:  Dickinsen Antarctic Diesel
  • Propeller:  2-blade bronze w/shaft lo k
  • Extra Propeller: 3-blade
  • Full Shaft: Yes
  • Steering: Chain and Cable
  • Bow Thruster: No. Have 10′ pike pole
  • Transmission:  Yes
  • Windvane: Aries
  • Thru-Hulls:  Cast bronze tapered plug


Safety Equipment

  • Lifejackets:  x4
  • Lifesling:  Yes
  • Life Ring:  Yes
  • Strobe: Yes
  • EPIRB:  ACR 416 MHz w/ GPS
  • Flares: Yes


  • Dodger: Sunbrella
  • Bimini: Sunbrella
  • Mainsail: Stack Pack
  • Genoa: Furling sail with solar cover
  • Staysail: Bag
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