50′ Center Cockpit Ketch..Reduced!

Posted 01 January 2021 | Sailboats   


OFFER PENDING $30,000.00 



  • Sunshine is an excellent design that provides ease of handling that is perfect for open ocean world cruising. Ample storage for blue water cruising in comfort or full time live aboard. Spacious interior with queen master cabin, forward cabin and spacious salon. 
  • Bring all offers!
  • Designed by Wilf O’Kell (New Zealand) and Mckenzie Oliver
  • Built in Australia in 1978
  • LOD 50’ 9” 
  • LOA with Dinghy on davits 54-55′
  • Beam of 13 2”
  • Draft of 6’ 3”
  • Displacement of 22 Tons
  • 31” Wagner Hydraulic Wheel steering System
  • 5.6” Aqua Signal Galaxy Stainless covered Compass on binnacle
  • Rudder formed with 1/4” steel plate to airfoil shape. Filled with foam and fiberglassed with woven roving and epoxy
  • Long bed with skeg aft of prop and rudder hung from skeg
  • No recent survey
  • Last haul 2010
  • Last re-rig of standing 2009


  • Hull and deck are ferro-cement
  • Cabin top is framed and welded in 1 1/4 “ box steel coated with epoxy paint
  • Masts: main is extruded mast 55’ off deck, mast head, dual spreaders and built in halyard blocks are all professionally built and welded.
  • Mizzen mast 40’ off deck, Professionally constructed
  • Booms: main boom  17’ with Stainless Solid Boom Vang, mizzen Boom 12’ with Stainless Boom Vang


  • Perkins 4/236 marine diesel 75 hp. 
  • 21”3 blade prop on 1 3/4 stainless shaft
  • Two fuel tanks 150 gal total
  • 20 gallon auxiliary tanks
  • Engine room, fuel tanks and forward locker ferro covered with roving with epoxy.

Sail Inventory and Ground Tackle:

  • Main, mizzen, 120% jib, Main MPS spinnaker, Mizzen MPS spinnaker
  • Jib is furled onto a Harken #3 drum roller furler (manual)
  • ARCO chrome bronze self-tailing winches
  • Cockpit: two sheet winches 65 ratio (2)  45 ratio
  • Main mast  Halyard winches    (1)  44 ratio (1)  30 ratio
  • Main boom  (1) reefing winch Barlow 19 ratio
  • Mizzen mast halyard winches   (2) 30 ratio
  • Mizzen boom #8 furling winch
  • Mizzen adjustable back-stay
  • Spinnaket Pole
  • Stainless bow pulpit and stern pushpit with stainless stanchions
  • Stainless Bow roller with 35# CQR Anchor with 200′ galvanized chain and 400′ rode

Electronics, Navigation and Systems:

  • Course Master C 700 Auto Helm w/manual
  • Kenwood HF Transceiver TS-440S w/ manual
  • Uniden VHF 724
  • Port Supply High water pump switch 
  • Aqua Meter Galaxy 5 1/2” Compass w/manual
  • 2021 Pro sport HD Battery Charger w/ manual
  • 2019 AGM Batteries
  • Wagner Hydraulic Steering type N
  • Micro 200 Digital Depth Sounder w/ manual
  • Murphy Temp Pressure Gages
  • 2 Bilge pumps201
  • AC and DC System Panels


  • Two large chart tables on port and starboard sides of interior entryway.
  • Storage on port side of entryway
  • Passageway to aft cabin on starboard side
  • Sail storage locker and Nav berth on starbd side
  • Full Stern Master Cabin with Queen berth, hanging lockers, storage and large opening hatch
  • Starboard Engine room, bilge, fuel tanks and fwd chain locker lined with heavy woven roving using epoxy as laminate.
  • U-shaped Galley to port with Stainless sink
  • Force 10 Gourmet Galley Range 2 Burner w/oven (w/manual) 
  • Pressure water faucet
  • Four water tanks 450 Gallons total
  • Isotemp Slimline Water heater (w/manual)
  • Refrigerator and Freezer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Lots of Storage
  • Opening hatch in main salon
  • Large salon with C-shaped settee and teak dining table on port
    Storage on port and starboard
  • Enclosed Sealand Vacuflush Electric 548 Marine head (w/manual) sink and shower on starboard
  • Samsung LN-S2341W 23” LCD wide HDTV Monitor (w/ manual)
  • Quarter Berth on starboard salon
  • Two Lounge chairs with table on starboard side forward
  • Forward has hanging locker on port
  • Forward cabin with large V-berth and more storage and large opening hatch

Deck and Additional:

  • Ocean Breeze Self contained Marine Air Conditioning Unit w/ manual
  • Stainless steel davits on Transom hold 8.5 foot fiberglass dinghy
  • Maxwell-Nilsson vertical Windlass/chain VEC 3000 Series w/ manual
  • 120 Volt aka compressor w/60’ of hose for diving the bottom
  • Full stern Seating
  • 12 stainless steel ports, 4 opening
  • Two additional 12” opening hatches on cabin top
  • Forward anchor locker and stern storage locker
  • Eight large windows in cabin
  • Teak handrails and teak cap rail
  • Teak Transom
  • Full Awnings
  • Two 100w Watt Solar panels mounted on mizzen standing rigging
  • Pet-safe Deluxe Radio Fence w/manual
  • Misc tools
  • All safety Equipment

Rainbow Yachts 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.


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