Gallery of Argo

Gallery of Argo

Formosa Peterson 46 Cruising Yacht For Sale

Formosa / Peterson 46 – from a design by Doug Peterson
Blue water cruising yacht
Center cockpit wheel area
Fore and aft cabin – two heads
With Bow Thruster and 5 kv diesel generator

girl on yacht

Sailing Yacht Argo is a Formosa 46 (sometimes referred to as a Peterson 46), based on the original Doug Peterson designed family cruising yacht – the Peterson 44. She was built in the Formosa Boat Building yard in 1981 and launched in 1982. Since launch this Formosa 46 has sailed extensively around the West coast USA, to Fiji, New Zealand and eventually to the Philippines, where she now lies at the Puerto Galera Yacht Club.

During a routine marine survey in December 2014, at the age of 32, S/Y Argo started to show the first signs of an osmosis problem so she was slipped, stripped and rebuilt using the latest technology and materials, to extend her life for another 30 years. See the full report of Argo's rejuvenation in the Upgrades page of this website.

kids on yacht

Relaunched in 2015, S/Y Argo is today stronger and fitter than the day she was launched, with so many upgrades and refinements that she can rise to any long distance cruising challenge, while providing the liveaboard comforts of a two-bedroom apartment.

This Formosa / Peterson 46 - S/Y Argo - is for sale by owner and will suit anyone looking for a proven ocean cruising yacht or a comprehensive liveaboard yacht.


Hull Type:

 Fin with rudder on skeg

Rig Type:



 45.00' / 13.72m


 39.58' / 12.06m


 12.92' / 3.94m

Listed SA:

 911 ft2 / 84.63 m2

Draft (max.)

 6.46' / 1.97m

Draft (min.)



 33000 lbs./ 14969 kgs.


 10000 lbs. / 4536 kgs.








 Doug Peterson


 Formosa Yachts

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