||02-01-2007 04:27 PM
As I happen to own a Vagabond 47,here is the details you are looking for. The actual deck length is 46'7", length at Water line is 36'. The bowsprit is on top of the deck length, I never measured it but it is about 5 feet.
I'm a little surprised about a "Formosa 47" as I never heard of it. The Formosa 51 is well know but 47, I am not sure about. Both were built in a different shipyard with different standard and plans.
A 1981, Vagabond 47 for 100K$ is a good price but depending what you are planning to do with her it might cost another 100K to get her to a good standard.
One more thing about the Vagabond, they are maintenance intensive partly due to the large amount of Teak, so they are no weekend cruiser. We live on ours most of the time and it seems to be the best way to keep the "things to do list" under control.
If you search the web for Vagabond 47, you'll find quite a few for sale, that will give you the range.
Best of luck,