Formosa New Horizon - REDUCED USD$345,000 Neg.

Nautilus Yacht Management is proud to present for sale for the first time in almost 30 years this absolutely magnificent Formosa New Horizon 68. FULL SURVEY CARRIED OUT BY IMS REGISTERED SURVEYOR JULY 2019. REPORT AVAILABLE.

‘High Aspect’ is a rare example of a boat that simply cannot be faulted, and which the instant you see her for the first time will bring your boat search to another level altogether. 

After seeing ‘High Aspect’, it is likely that even the loveliest boat out there will pale in comparison, starting with the immaculateness of the presentation and evident knowledge and care this veritable yacht royalty has been shown for the past three decades. 

From her gleaming varnish to her meticulously thought-of systems, everything on this boat will leave you in awe. 

If you are searching for a large, agile and luxurious cruising yacht equipped to set sail for anywhere in the world you may not need look further, and if you are dreaming of a yacht that can also allow you to live the dream while earning a significant income, then your dream has just come true. ‘High Aspect’ is fully registered and licensed as a charter vessel and has been offering exclusive tailored escapes to some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the world to very lucky guests over the years.

‘High Aspect’ was designed by Stanley Huntingford and built in Taiwan in 1985 and launched in 1986. Her current owners discovered her in Florida in 1990 and after a short refit in Ft. Lauderdale, sailed her across the Atlantic to the UK via Bermuda and the Azores. During this crossing, which took place in October and presented the arduous weather and ocean condition one can imagine of the North Atlantic in Autumn, ‘High Aspect’ gave her owners ample opportunities to confirm herself to be the right choice for the world circumnavigation they had in mind. Her elegant lines and graceful displacement may turn heads wherever she went, but on stormy seas she is unfazed, stable and powerful.

‘High Aspect’ then spent almost a year in Southampton for major refit work to bring her to the standards of an exploration-style yacht and many back-ups systems were added specifically to enable the yacht to remain trouble-free and independent, which was essential when planning to remain in some of the world’s most isolated parts of the work.

After sailing to Kenya via the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, ‘High Aspect’ settled for three years as a luxury, fully crewed  adventure charter off the coast of Kenya, brilliantly run by her owners and carefully chosen crew at all times. She became famous in the area, where sailing boats were incredibly rare, and where operations of this kind virtually unknown, and still are. 

Leaving Kenya in 2004, the yacht made her way to the Seychelles where she continued with luxury charters for the following 8 years, then onto South East Asia and finally the Pacific and Fiji, where ‘High Aspect’ is now imported and fully registered as a luxury charter yacht.

In spite of her busy life exploring the world and offering lucky guests the opportunity to visit some of the most pristine and remote locations, ‘High Aspect’ presents today in astoundingly good condition. In fact, were you to have a Formosa New Horizon built today, you would probably find it hard to tell the difference, except of course for the fact that this yacht has benefitted from 30 years of continuous upgrade and improvements acquired over years of refining her existing systems. 


LOD: 71’ 4”  (21.6m)

LWL: 58’ 6”  (17.8m)

Beam: 17’ 4”  (5.3m)

Draft: 4’ 10” / 10’ 6” (centreboard)

Displacement: 82,300lbs             (37,330Kg)

Sail Area: 2024 sq ft                  (188 sq m)

Hull: Airex Core GRP

Style: Ketch

Engine: 130HP diesel Perkins Sabre M130 2450Hrs

Fuel: 645 US gals

Range: 2500 Nm

Water: 1008 US gals

Cabins2:          Aft Cabins – ensuite plus shower

                        2 Fwd Cabins – ensuite with shared shower

                        2 Crew Cabins – ensuite

                        1 Vee berth



GRP with Airex core. Carvel design with clipper bows and transom stern

New Awlgrip paint 2014

Skeg hung rudder

Centreboard 1.7m up 3.4m down (unloaded) electric winch operated

Offset stern tube for easy shaft with drawl

3 bladed propeller on 2” SS shaft with A frame support

Bowthruster 12v 8 HP Lewmar with separate 600 A/Hr battery.



Balsa cored GRP

Raised bulwarks with teak capping rail

Coach roof with fitted SS Hood port lights total 30

Full SS stem head fitting with double anchor roller

2 off Maxwell 3500 anchor windlass one with rope drum.

2 off 100m 13mm grade 40 tested chain port and starboard

2 off SS CQR anchors with lead loaded tips

8 SS fairleads 2 fwd 2 mid and 4 aft

4 SS Sampson posts and 2 SS cleats for mooring lines

10 SS deck filling ports 2 for diesel, 4 for water and 4 for pump out 

Pullpit with teak seat and port/starboard running lights made in 1 ¼ “ thick wall tube

Pushpit with 2 fishing rod holders, 2 outboard engine clamps and 2 life rings

Stanchions and gateway on both port and starboard made in 1 ¼ “ thick wall tube

Pullpit, pushpit and stanchions are fabricated from 1 ¼” OD SS tube with 1/8” wall thickness

Double 5mm 1*19 guard wires 

Sunken lazerette with 2 gas storage lockers vented and 2 storage lockers

Central aft drop down door with SS swim ladder, cork decked lazerette area with fresh water shower and drain pump (automatic) 

2 off 350KG davits by Whittal Marine

10 SS Hood hatches set on teak frames

30 Port Lights SS by Hood



Hood electric in mast furling main mast

Hood electric in mast furling mizzen mast

Navtec Nitronic 50 rod rigging for shrouds, forestay and twin backstays

1*19 10mm inner forestay and running backstays

1*19 6mm mizzen running backstays

1*19 10mm triatic

Halyards, wire/rope main halyard, wire/rope genoa halyard

Staysail halyard, staysail topping lift, genaker halyard, main outhaul and main sheet 16 plait rope

Mizzen halyard, 2 mizzen genaker halyards, mizzen outhaul and mizzen sheet 16 plait rope

2 SS pin rails by winch farm next to main mast

1 ¼” T track with 2 off double sheet genoa cars per side

2 off 20 mm genoa sheets

Double sheave genoa turning blocks




North 12.6oz mainsail

North 130% genoa

Hood mainsail – spare

Blade jib 90%

Hood Mizzen



2 Lewmar 65 Self Tailing 3 speed primaries

2 Lewmar 55 Self Tailing 2 speed runners

1 Lewmar 40 Self Tailing 2 speed main sheet

1 Lewmar 30 Self Tailing 2 speed mizzen sheet

6 Lewmar 40 Self Tailing 2 speed main mast winch farm 

2 Lewmar 30 Self Tailing 2 speed mizzen halyard winches



Cockpit teak table with drop down leafs (stowable)

Helm station with hydraulic steering with variable rate control

Throttle and gear, engine instruments, including temp, oil pressure, rev counter, raw water pressure and flow rate, fuel suction pressure.

Ritchie dual hemisphere compass 

Garmin 450S GPS plotter with depth sounder

Garmin GMI10 multi function instruments, wind direction and speed, second depth transducer, barometric pressure, water and air temperature.

Garmin GMI20 multi function instrument linked to GPS

All on the NMEA 2000 networked.

Robertson Auto pilot with remote steering control at the helm

Furuno 36 mile radar with mizzen mounted radome and display mounted in the cockpit with GPS input for speed, COG, waypoint display


Dodger of double Sunbrella canvas on SS framework with opening front

Bimini of double Sunbrella canvas on SS framework

Drop down sides and rear on bimini for rain protection (completely enclosed cockpit)

Companionway with double louvred door and house style stairway to below.



All areas down below are classic in construction with solid teak furniture, teak veneer panels and sole panels and floor of solid teak with cherry inserts. Ceilings are solid teak tongue and groove and painted white. Areas around port lights are veneered with white Formica.

All doors are solid teak with louvres for air circulation and cupboards, lockers and drawers are solid teak and teak lined



V berth

Chain stowage below

2 drawers

1 locker

1 cupboard

Shelf  to starboard

Rope pin rail to port

Large overhead hatch



Teak grating

Access door to focsle and 2 access doors to port/starboard heads

Shower with hot/cold

Overhead hatch



3 lockers

Groco head

Vanity basin hot and cold


Fan and lights

Access door to cabin and shower

Overhead hatch



Vanity drawers and mirror

2 lockers with shelf

Hanging locker 

Double berth with 6 drawers below

Storage below berth

2 port lights

Overhead hatch

Black holding tank below sole

Dual macerator pumps with change over system

Dual deckwash/fire pumps and change over system

4 sole panels



3 lockers

Groco head

Vanity basin


Fan and lights

Access door to cabin and shower

Overheard hatch



Vanity drawers and mirror

2 lockers with shelf

Hanging locker 

Double berth with 9 drawers below

2 port lights

Overheard hatch

Storage below berth

Fwd water heater

Grey water holding tank below sole

4 sole panels



Seating for 8 and table to port, seating for 6 to starboard

6 port lights

2 overhead hatches

2 off 16,000BTU air conditioning units under fwd seating

Bar area with glasses cabinet and storage locker

8 storage lockers behind seating and storage under seating

4 lockers and 2 shelves

11 sole panels access to tanks 

4 water tanks with 3,810 litres capacity and 2 diesel tanks with 2,438 litres capacity below sole

Fresh water pumps below sole, galley, forward and aft on separate circuits.

Watermaker – 175 litres per hour

Flat screen 26” LCD TV with DVD player and 16” colour TV

Stereo system with 2 off 120 amplifiers and 6 speakers connected to CD player or radio or DVD or MPEG device or SSB radio



SS sink double basin sink and drainer

12v DC fridge freezer 6 cu ft

Holding plate system, generator driven with 1 off 6 cu ft fridge, 1 off 5 cu ft freezer and 1 off 5 cu ft salad chiller

Electric freezer 3 cu ft 12v

Electric fridge 5 cu ft 12v

Force 10 3 burner gas oven

Microwave and convection electric oven

Complete 12 place setting of Steelite crockery and Guy Degrenne cutlery

Food mixer, blender, coffee maker, cooking and serving utensils

6 storage lockers

Lift up serving table



Chart table with seat

Main control breaker panel for 12v DC systems and AC systems

Icom M700 SSB radio

Icom IC M411 VHF radio

Icom M1 handheld VHF

Dead reckoning unit with fluxgate compass and speed inputs

3 drawers



Separate head compartment with vanity basin and mirror

3 storage lockers and 1 hanging locker

Twin Pullman berths or single Pullman and double berth option

Aft water heater under Pullman plus stowage



Separate head compartment with vanity basin and mirror

2 storage lockers and 1 hanging locker

Twin Pullman berths

Galley water heater under Pullman plus stowage

Access to engine room via opening doors



Double berth with 2 drawers below 

7,000 BTU air conditioning unit

Hanging locker

Vanity drawers with mirror

3 lockers

Separate head compartment with shower, head and vanity basin

Grey tank under sole with dual pump and change over system

Overhead hatch   5 port lights



Double berth with 2 drawers below

7,000 BTU air conditioning unit

Hanging locker

Vanity drawers with mirror

3 lockers

Separate head compartment with shower, head and vanity basin

Black tank under sole with dual pump macerator and change over system

Overhead hatch   5 port lights



Perkins Sabre M130 130HP 6 cylinder diesel engine (new 2010)

Westerbeke 11.5KW generator (new 2010)

4KW aux generator – engine driven

Fuel control panel with double change over fuel filters

Automatic Jabsco bilge pump

4000GPH bilge pump

6000GPH engine driven bilge pump

80Amp battery charger

Magnum 2800 120Amp battery charger

Magnum 2800 2.8KW inverter pure sine wave

2 off 220AH start batteries (new 2018)

3 off 680AH deep cycle industrial batteries for house use (new 2018)

4 off Battery selection switches for any combination

Breaker panel for key electric systems

Fire system, manual or automatic



Auto air bleed system for main engine fuel with suction gauges. (automatically bleeds the entire fuel system in 15 seconds – activated from the helm)

Generator and main engine inlet back flush system plus cross over piping. (Allows blocked inlets to be cleared or use fresh water to flush engine/generator)

Engine and generator electric pump emergency water feed

Engine and Generator raw water low flow or blockage alarm with gauge, shows when a blade is lost on the impeller

Fridge and watermaker filters back flush for cleaning

Engine and generator fresh water forward flush system and back flush for cleaning

Auxiliary generator on main engine 



4m Avon Searider with 60HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine davit mounted. (new 2010)

10 snorkel sets with mask, snorkels, fins.

5 sets of dive equipment with BC jackets, DVs, Aluminium tanks, weights and belts

Bauer electric compressor

Mono and dual water skies

SUP plus paddles

2 man inflatable kayak

14 life jackets

2 sports life jackets

2 off 8 man life rafts on aft deck. Solas A new 2017



Spare parts are carried on board for all systems and replacements for many others to provide an uptime of at least 1 year. The inventory is very extensive and too large to list here.



The cockpit is enormous for a yacht of this size able to seat 16 or 8 for dining.

Dining can be done with the bimini/dodger open or closed dependant on weather

The stairs to lower decks are house style and so easy to navigate and provide good access from the salon to the cockpit.

Walk around decks.

Full standing head room through out the yacht.

Drop down transom and ladder plus lazerette for fresh showering

Sun mat space 

Sailing “from the cockpit” in fresh weather

Most systems have dual, changeover or redundant systems for continued operation even with failures, can be easily switched to the second system.


‘High Aspect’ is presently berthed 20 minutes north of Nadi International Airport, Fiji. 

She can be inspected at any time by appointment.

For more information please contact our friendly team at Nautilus Yacht Management. 


DISCLAIMER 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.