1979 Formosa 51 located in Outside United States for sale

51' Formosa 51

Outside United States

Description: In May 2009, I got rid of all my US real property, sold my BMW and my furniture, put my memorabilia in storage and moved aboard SEA SYMPHONY then in the resort town of Marmaris, Turkey. Wags say: The coast of Turkey proves that god is a yachtsman”, because of its indented coastline, bays, sea-side restaurants and quaint towns. Virtually all of the Turkish harbor towns were once Greek and are full of interesting ruins.

Marmaris is only a half day sail from Rhodes, still a tourist destination despite the fact that the Colossus is long gone. Nearby is Symi, the most beautiful harbor in all of Greece. I love walking the caldera of the volcano on Nysiros Island watching the sulfur crystalize on the rocks. Most dramatic of all is sailing through the flooded caldera of Santorini where its 1600 BC eruption gave rise to the myth of Atlantis. I have seen the gymnasium where the Venus di Milo was excavated, and spent hours in Athens learning about the origins of western culture and art.

I have skied on Cyprus, sailed to Israel, visited Jordan and the Red Sea, and had enough interesting experiences to fill several books. I am not burdened by a car, shop for fresh fruit, fish, and vegetables, when it pleases it me, and dine inexpensively ashore when I do not care to wash dishes. I live far less expensively in the Med’ than I ever did in the USA.

I have lived my dream and so can you.

Dave Murphy

Equipment: SEA SYMPHONY is fully equipped for cruising in the Mediterranean which is where I now make my home on her. She can sail safely and comfortably in the Med’ or anywhere in the world. She has all the equipment you would ever want or need namely: generator, air-conditioning, dinghy, life-raft, radar and very much more as detailed on her web site:

All sheets can be controlled aft near the wheel making her easy to sail with only captain and partner. To help stand watches and help to cover my expenses, I take on crew who pay me to sail with me on this classic yacht. If you want to get a first-hand look at this classic yacht you could sign on as crew for a couple of weeks via: www.findacrew.net/secure-server/eng/account/boat.asp?account=201308

If you have any interest in leading the life that I have lead you should contact me soon. I am temporarily in the USA and my USA phone number below will be effective only until about 20 January 2014 when I move back on board.

Dave Murphy

Location: Lefkada in the Greek Ionian Sea, Outside United States
(703) 395-9293


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