Transpac 49 Center Cockpit Ketch

Posted 05 June 2020 | Sailboats   

Major price reduction!


Hibiscus II price has been lowered $65,000 This is probably the most boat for the lowest price available in Hawaii. And remember, when the economy improves, house and boat prices will rise. So if you plan to acquire a boat in the near future, now is the time to grab this one!


  • Built in Taiwan 1979-80 for current owner
  • Spars by Yacht spars of New Zealand
  • SS Bowsprit
  • Modified full keel with rudder on skeg
  • Draft of 6′
  • Beam of 13.6′
  • LOA 51′
  • Displacement of 39,000#
  • Lead ballast of 12,000#
  • Teak lined doghouse
  • Teak stern rails with stainless supports
  • February 2018 last haul out approximate $25,000
  • Bottom stripped 4 coats Barrier epoxy, 2 coats Seahawk Tropicote – black 75% copper
  • 4 coats Awlgrip on sheer stripe
  • Teak steering wheel with hydraulic steering


  • Ford Lehman 4-254 diesel with new heat exchangers
  • New Balmar control for engine alternators
  • 150 Gallons fuel
  • Counter Clockwise  3 blade prop
  • Newer 125A alternator and 84A alt


  • Saloon enlarged to include original galley and saloon
  • Galley now by main mast
  • Headroom of  7′
  • U-shaped settee to port with teak dining table seats 6-7
  • Straight settee on starboard
  • Galley with Sink with pressure water
  • GE microwave
Built-in Corelle ware rack with dishes
  • Foot pump for salt water at galley
  • 3 burner propane SS Shipmate Stove
  • 2- 20-lb  propane bottles with solenoid shutoff
  • 1 mini galley butane
  • Portable Norcold (110V&12V)
  • 2 -200 gal water tanks (one inop)
  • 12 gal Raritan hot water heater
  • Kenmore refrigerator under salon table
  • 2 built in reefer boxes, duel pass
  • 12V plus engine driven
  • 30# plus spare Freon 12 in bottles
  • 3-foot wide shower with bench in master head 
Sink and makeup table in master cabin aft
  • Stern Master cabin has forward and aft double and single
  • Hanging locker and abundant storage
  • Twin berths in forward cabin with head and shower
  • Shower door closes off area fwd of salon
  • Kenwood stereo at salon. Master cabin has speakers
  • Upper deck wired but no speakers
  • TV and Moku leaf antenna
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Dolphin Brass gas lamps
  • 7 12V fans installed and 2 portable
  • Large main cabin windows
  • 4 Goiot hatches
  • 3 double opening

Ground Tackle and sail Inventory:

  • Harken Roller Furling – like new
  • Storm jib under starboard side aft bunk
  • Working jib under port side saloon forward
  • Yankee jib under port side saloon forward
  • Genoa under starboard side outboard bunk
  • Spinnaker in forward cabin
  • Twin 1 under port side saloon fwd, 1 under starboard side aft bunk
  • Staysail and Main on
Storm trysail under starboard side after bunk
  • Mizzen staysail under port side saloon fwd
  • Mizzen on 
  • Spinnaker Hood Honolulu
  • 11 Hood New Zealand
  • 25 CQR on bow roller
  • 75 lb CQR in anchor locker
  • 110 Meters of 716 chain

Navigation, Electronics and Electrical:

  • Xantrax 2000 inverter with 100 amp three stage charger
  • 1 Seascan radar
  • Simpson Lawrence windlass (inop)
4 Simpson Lawrence Led navigation lights
  • B&G masthead wind instrument NMEA 2000 with 80 ft wire
  • B&G Triton 3 wind/multi gauge
  • Signal Mate tricolor for master head
  • B&G depth speed temp transducer instrument but not wired to Triton 3
  • Davis wind indicator at masthead
  • 1 Sailor VHF with swl meter
  • l Sailor RDF
  • Triatic backstay antenna
  • Hustler vert antenna for ham/SS use

Deck and Additional:

  • 1 Seagull engine 4 plus (gas tank stolen)
  • l Avon liferaft
  • Johnson bilge pump 400 GPH
  • Whale hand bilge pump
Cockpit cushions
  • 5 SS dorade vents 
  • Teak grating in cockpit
Numerous awnings and covers for bright work
  • 2 deck boxes with teak top
Lewmar winches
  • Stern swim ladder with teak steps
  • Teak boarding ladder amidship
  • 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.

Hibiscus II was commissioned by the current owner and modified by the factory to his tastes. The galley was moved to the double cabin by the main mast and the main salon was enlarged to include the original galley and salon. This is a large comfortable and warm boat with excellent storage and living spaces. She also makes a great live aboard. She offers stability and an unparalleled level of safety. This wonderful sailboat offers good sailing performance and a hull built for world cruising! 


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