Formosa Used Sail 68 New Horizon 68 1984, Rio Dulce, GT

Formosa New Horizon 68 1984

Rio Dulce GT

Vessel Information

Boat Name: Blue Heron
Price (USD): 300,000
Make: Formosa
Model: New Horizon 68
Year: 1984
Category: Sail
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Nominal Length: 68
Boat Class: Cruisers


City: Rio Dulce
Country: GT


Number of Fuel Tanks: 3
Fuel Tank Capacity: 300 gal
Drive Type: Direct

Engine Information

Number of Engines: 1
Model: 4LHA-STP
Make: Yanmar
Transmission: Direct
Engine Power: 240 horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard



The galley is a equipped with a 3 burner Princess propane stove/oven with a large fridge/freezer and installed microwave. 

Water is supplemented by a 400 gpd Village Tech Water Maker.


The engine is a Yanmar 240 hp diesel installed new in 2002 along with a new exhaust system. 


Besides the normal shore power, there is a Northern Lights 20 KW diesel genset, Heart inverter, and 80A battery charger. There was extensive rewiring during the 2002 retrofit.


Blue Heron is equipped with a suite of electronics including 2 x chart plotters (one at the nav station and one at the helm), 2 x independent autopilots, AIS, radar and 2 sat phones (one independent and one with a smart modem for email and files). 

Sails and Rigging

The rig is a classic ketch design with furling headsail on a Hood Seafurl system and in-mast furling on both the main and the mizzen.  Shrouds are solid rod rigging.  A spinnaker is also included.

Control lines are lead to Lewmar winches including 6 - Lewmar 46ST, 3 - Lewmar 48ST, 2 - Lewmar 65ST hydraulic, 1 - Lewmar 43ST and 4 - Lewmar 30ST's. 

Also to assist in sail control and performance there is a Navtech hydraulic back stay and vang.