Drunken Parrot | Transpacific Marine 49' 1982

St. Croix, Virigin Islands

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Yacht Name: Drunken Parrot
Builder: Transpacific Marine
Model: 49
Year: 1982
Location: St. Croix, Virigin Islands
Asking Price: $162,000
Hull Material: Fiberglass

DRUNKEN PARROT is a special boat with lots of recent upgrades. I sold the boat to the current owners in early 2019.  After three months in the yard, new paint, new bottom and many other upgrades she was sailed to St Croix, USVI. The owner’s plans have been interrupted and she is back on the market in a much-improved state. The Transpac 49 is a big solid, powerful distance cruiser. She has an abundant amount of storage and living space below. As a ketch she has numerous options regarding sail plan and very manageable for a couple to sail anywhere their imagination takes them.

Features include:

  • Full electronics package: Radar, GPS,Autopilot, Chart plotter, AIS, new in 2019
  • Spacious 3 stateroom layout
  • 3 Reverse cycle air conditioning units
  • Engine room with standing headroom and work bench area.
  • 8 - 100 watt Solar Panels with new controller, 2021
  • Bottom sand blasted and faired, 4 coats of barrier and 2 coats of hard bottom paint
  • 6 new Lithium Ion batteries (100) amp each, 2021
  • All sails inspected & serviced, 2021


Length: 49'
Beam: 13' 5
Water Tank Capacity: 160 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 185 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Ford Lehman
Engine Model: 2715E
Power: 120 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 7150 Hours

General Description

Built in Taiwan by the Transpacific Marine Company Ltd (owned and operated by two US owners) the Transpac 49 was built for ocean cruising.  Offering sturdy, hand-laid solid fiberglass hull construction with an excellent layout both above and below deck.  On deck the center cockpit with custom hard top and enclosure offers a secure helm.  Wide decks and solid stainless steel handrails provide added safety and comfort.  Her teak decks are in excellent condition and were replaced durring a 2002-03 refit.

The interior offers a huge main salon, large galley, spacious master cabin aft with large private head, two guest cabins forward, forward head/shower all heated and cooled by three marine reverse cycle air conditioning units.

Engine access is excellent and includes a workroom adjacent to the engine room.



Main Salon

As you would expect the main salon offers a spacious but very practical layout well suited to the cruiser.  Entering the main salon the galley is directly to port of the companionway stairs and is designed for use at anchor or at sea. Just forward of the galley is a large U-shaped dinette with a dining table that can be lowered to form an additional double berth.  Opposite to starboard there is a single settee which is large enough to use as a single berth.  Main features include:

  • 3 large forward facing portlights and 2 large portlights to port and starboard offering ample light and creating a very open feel to the main salon
  • 2 overhead hatches
  • Tons of storage outboard of settees, both port and starboard
  • Compartment below starboard settee that could be utilized as freezer or additional refrigerated storage
  • Large bookcase, drawer and other lockers
  • 2 salon fans
  • 12v TV/DVD player
  • Printer/Scanner (new 2019)
  • Radio – with speakers thru out the boat.



  • Port side U-shaped galley
  • Force 10 3-burner stove/oven with broiler
  • Double sinks located near centerline of vessel
  • Table-top Ice Maker (new 2019)
  • Generous storage including 3 lower cabinets, 2 upper cabinets, open-front plate storage locker, 5 drawers and 3 spice racks
  • Ample counter space for preparing meals
  • Very Large front opening refrigerator in cabinet on starboard side of vessel opposite galley with bar and clear front liquor cabinet
  • Exhaust fan next to stove
  • Instant pot pressure cooker (new 2019)


Owner's Aft Stateroom

The owner's stateroom is a large inviting area with plenty of space and offering lots of natural light.  Generous storage adds to the sense of space along with a large private head with separate shower. 

Features include:

  • Large athwartships queen berth
  • 3 stern portlights
  • 3  portlights, 1 port and 2 starboard
  • Large overhead opening hatch with built in fan
  • Storage shelving outboard of berth to port and starboard
  • 1 Large hanging locker
  • 1 Small hanging locker
  • 3 Large drawers
  • 2 additional storage lockers
  • Storage under settee
  • Private head compartment with electric toilet, tank monitor, twin mirror, 5 lockers and separate shower stall, sink and counter space. Fan in head along with a port light 
  • 3 fans, 1 reading lamp
  • TV and DVD player


Forward Guest Cabin

The forward guest cabin offers plenty of space and storage featuring:

  • 2 single berths one to port and one to starboard each with double shelves overhead
  • 2 round port lights, port and starboard
  • Dual cabin fans
  • Hanging locker and 3 lockers below
  • 4 drawers
  • Cushioned seat
  • Vanity top
  • Mirror
  • Large overhead hatch
  • 2 fans
  • 2 reading lights
  • Large storage under berth in fore peak
  • 12v 4 port USB


Port Side Guest Cabin

A second guest cabin is located just forward of the main cabin to port and features:

  • 2- over and under berths/bunks
  • Large hanging locker
  • 2 storage lockers
  • Storage under lower berth
  • Full length mirror
  • Private sink with large mirrored medicine cabinet
  • 4 drawers and locker below
  • Overhead hatch
  • 1 port light
  • 1 fan
  • 2 reading lights
  • 12v plug


Forward/Guest Head

A forward/guest head is located immediately forward of the main salon opposite the side guest cabin and features:

  • Jabsco electric head with tank watch monitor
  • Counter top with sink
  • Shower
  • Mirror
  • Dyson Vacuum (new 2019)
  • 4 lockers
  • Cabin fan


Navigation Table & Electronics

The original Transpac 49 featured a stand-up outboard facing navigation table.  During the 2002/03 refit the area was reconfigured to make a forward facing, sit-down navigation desk and instrument panel.  Joinery work and design is excellent, electronics at nav station include: 

  • Navionics charts N. American and Caribbean and S. America (new 2019)
  • AIS system – send and receive
  • Icom M502VHF
  • Icom M710 SSBradio
  • GlobalFix V4 Cat 2 GPS EPIRB (new 2019)
  • Standard Horizon HX7600S floating hand-held VHF
  • Link 2000 inverter/charger
  • Watermaker control panel
  • Tank level meters – watertank 1 & 2 and fuel
  • Solar power panel
  • Iridium Go with external antennae (new 2019)
  • MoFi Router with WiFi and cellular compatibility with external antennas (new 2019)
  • Set of Caribbean courtesy flags (new 2019)
  • 12v 4 port USB
  • 12v to 110v pure sine wave power inverter
  • Map light and fan


Passageway to Aft Cabin

The Navigation table is located at the forward end of the passageway to the aft cabin. The entire passageway features standing headroom and includes:

  • Access panel to starboard side of engine
  • Electrical breaker panel
  • Manual bilge pump below companionway



Access is excellent to both the engine and generator and both have been serviced regularly. A Reverso oil change system enables easy oil changes. 

Key features include:

  • Ford Lehman 2715E 120HP diesel engine with 7150 hours recorded
  • Twin Racor filters
  • Vacuum guages
  • Paragon transmission
  • Westerbeke 8kW diesel generator (model WMD-8.0-614) with sound shield, approx 420 hours recorded since rebuild in 2013
  • Sidepower 12-volt Bow Thruster with helm mounted control, dedicated AGM battery bank and dedicated battery charger (batteries (2) and charger new 2019)
  • Hydraulic steering (2019- rebuilt both helm and rudder drive)
  • Fuel polishing system
  • Fireboy fire suppression system (new- needs to be installed)
  • 3 Marine Air reverse-cycle air conditioning units
  • Raritan 12-gallon water heater
  • Spectra Catalina 300 watermaker (15GPH)


Workshop & Generator Room

The vessel's workshop and generator room is accessed via a door from the owner's head compartment on the port side. The area offers standing headroom, ample space to work with workbench and incredible access to the main engine. 

Features include:

  • Sound shielded generator compartment under work bench
  • Workbench with vise
  • Tool and spares storage – along with tools and spare parts
  • 4 drawer tool chest
  • FEIN oscillating tool for deck work and caulk removal
  • Air conditioning control panel
  • Water heater for vessel



  • Westerbeke 8kW generator
  • 10 Lifeline AGM group 27 house batteries
  • Dedicated Lifeline AGM group 27 starting battery
  • 2 dedicated West Marine AGM group 27 for bow thruster
  • 120-volt shore power
  • 50-amp shore power cord
  • AC and DC main panel
  • Statpower 40+ marine grade battery charger
  • 800w total Go-Power solar panels mounted on hard-top
  • Blue Sky solar controllers
  • Heart Interface inverter/charger
  • Link-2000 control
  • 20 amp charger (new 2019)


Helm & Cockpit

The helm/cockpit area is large yet offers a secure area for ocean passages.


  • Pedestal helm
  • Raymarine Axiom 12” MFD w/ real vision 3D, CHIRP Sonar– touch screen and knob control (New 2019)
  • Raymarine Evolution Sail Pilot Pack autopilot – includes P70 (New 2019)
  • Raymarine Raystar 150 GPS pole mount
  • Raymarine ST60 wind, speed, depth
  • Raymarine Radar
  • CPT-120 Bronze thru hull Downvision Transducer (New 2019)
  • Lexan Low Profile Speed Xducer (New 2019)
  • Seatalk Cables (New 2019)
  • Sidepower bow thruster control at helm
  • Custom switch panel at helm
  • Custom hard-top with full enclosure
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit shower
  • Stereo speakers



Teak decks replaced during 2002/03 refit. 

Features include:

  • Nillson/Maxwell electric windlass with wireless remote
  • Anchor washdown system
  • CQR 75lbs anchor with 300ft of 3/8" chain rode
  • Fortress FX-37 Aluminum Danforth-style anchor with 10' chain and 250' of nylon rode
  • Stainless steel railings
  • Stainless steel davits
  • Portland Pudgey dinghy 7'8" (New 2019)
  • Boarding ladder
  • Lifesling in rigid container
  • Winslow 6-man life raft (re-certified 2019) in Pelican Case (New 2019) mounted on-deck


Rigging & Sails

DRUNKEN PARROT is cutter ketch rigged with Harken roller furling headsail gear and Harken aft-of-mast roller furling gear on both main and mizzen masts. 

Equipment includes:

  • All standing rigging fitted with Staylock or Norseman terminals
  • All running rigging leads to cockpit with rope clutches
  • Harken roller furling on all sails
  • Mainsail
  • 135% Genoa
  • 110% Yankee
  • Staysail
  • Mizzen sail
  • Asymmetrical sail
  • Mast steps on main
  • Rigid boom vang
  • Cylindrical radar reflector
  • 2 cellular antennae
  • Direct TV antennae
  • Over the Air TV antennae



Complete refit 2002/03 including:

  • Original teak deck removed, top fiberglass layer removed, plywood core removed and replaced with European marine ply cut into sections and secured with cabosil. Entire deck covered with 3 layers fiberglass mat and then 3 layers woven roving followed by gelcoat and 5/8" teak decking. Where all deck fittings have penetrations, the holes were drilled oversized and filled with fiberglass prior to being drilled to accept fittings. Around chainplates special blocks were fabricated to allow for removal for the re-caulking of the chainplates.
  • New wiring, 12v and 110V
  • New headliner panels
  • Interior paneling replaced/refinished
  • New ports and deck hatches
  • Redesigned navigation table and seat
  • Stainless steel rail added for top lifeline
  • Mast removed and all wiring renewed

Other Miscellaneous:

  • Line cutter on prop shaft
  • Deck safety jacklines (New 2019)
  • Smoke detectors (New 2019)
  • CO detector (New 2019)
  • Flare kit (New 2019)
  • Outboard motor mount
  • Weber BBQ grill
  • Winch handles
  • Zincs replaced 2019
  • Miscellaneous engine and systems spares
  • 6 fire extinguishers
  • 4 off shore PFD auto, with built-in harness (New 2019)
  • 4 Double safety tethers (New 2019)
  • 1 off shore PFD auto (New 2019)
  • 2 coastal PFD auto
  • 6 Cat II PFD
  • MOB AIS (New 2019)
  • Bearing Compass (New 2019)
  • Cruising Guides Caribbean and Bahamas 2019
  • Paper Charts N. Carolina to Florida to USVI 2019