1986 Hans Christian Molakai 41

1986 Hans Christian Molakai 41

  • Name: TAIKO
  • Make: Hans Christian
  • Model: Molakai 41
  • Year: 1986
  • Length: 41'
  • Type: Cruising yacht
  • Engine Make: Mercedes Benz
  • Located In: Emeryville, CA

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  • Specs

    • Designer: Scott Spraque
      Flag of Registry: United States
      Hull Shape: Monohull

  • Dimensions

    • LOA: 51 ft 0 in
      Beam: 13 ft 3 in
      LWL: 36 ft 10 in
      Maximum Draft: 6 ft 2 in
      Displacement: 35500 lbs
      Ballast: 12.300 lbs
      Bridge Clearance: 59 ft 0 in

  • Engines

    • Engine Brand: Mercedes
      Engine Type: Inboard
      Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
      Drive Type: Direct Drive

  • Tanks

    • Fresh Water Tanks: 210 Gallons
      Fuel Tanks: 135 Gallons
      Holding Tanks: 25 Gallons

  • Accommodations

    • Number of single berths: 2
      Number of cabins: 3
      Number of heads: 1

Atomic Tuna - Taiko


If you are looking for a cruise-ready, world class cruising boat, this is it. Come see this wonderful cruising yacht loaded with cruising equipment and continually updated and improved. 

TAIKO is a well maintained, blue water cruiser with the "Molakai" interior (2 staterooms and 1 head), that is ready to go anywhere, now. The 41-T is noted for her quality construction, gorgeous teak interior and sea kindly characteristics. Her modified underbody gives her great maneuverability and performance.

TAIKO has been continually modified and upgraded to be the ultimate cruising boat. The rig and sails are in great condition. The interior is in exceptional condition. The bottom has been peeled and epoxied with no blisters.The canvas is in good condition. And, she is loaded with cruising gear and ready to go cruising now.

She is one of Hans Christians latest and best conceived designs with exceptional performance, lots of room inside and more than adequate ventilation.

If you are looking for a turn-key cruising yacht that is ready to go cruising now, THIS IS IT. Call or stop by to see this magnificent cruising yacht now!

This boat will not disappoint any discriminating buyer!


The HC 41 Traditional was produced in at least five variations of layouts; four were described in the original brochure and named the Molokai, Harmony, Atlantic and Pacific. The most popular was the Molokai layout with its one or two head arrangement and double berths both forward and aft. Interiors are of a very high workmanship and incorporate many ideas that proved popular for Hans Christian in prior models. 

TAIKO is the more popular Molokai layout with single head forward. Upon entering the companionway, to port is a guest stateroom with a privacy door. Opposite is a huge storage and wet locker, perfect for stowing readily available cruising gear. Forward to port is a large, functional, U-shaped galley with lots of storage. A large nav station is across from the galley on the starboard side with ships service panel and custom electronics panel. There is a large settee forward of the nav station and opposite of the U-shaped dinette. The master stateroom is forward of the main bulkhead with a pullman berth to port with hanging locker and custom, outboard shelving to starboard. The master head is forward of the master cabin and has a separate shower area and access to the chain locker and storage lockers.

Hans Christian was known for their solid teak wood work inside and TAIKO is no exception. She features tongue and groove solid teak throughout with bronze opening ports.



  • Long upholstered settee starboard side
  • Large teak table surrounded by upholstered seating port side
  • Beautiful built in cabinetry behind seating area on both sides
  • Beautiful Teak Chart table with 2 drawers and large raise up surface with storage below
  • Built-in cabinet below chart table (for storm board and Lexan door storage)
  • seating
  • Most cabinetry behind seating is lighted, some with glass fronts
  • Hella 12 volt fans (7 throughout boat)
  • AM/FM/CD Player (12 volt) with speakers
  • Clock/barometer/thermometer mounted abovenav station
  • Canvas hammock below chart table (used to store sails, golf clubs and/or dive gear)


  • Large pullman berth to port with teak step
  • 6 large drawers under berth
  • Additional storage under drawers and behind
  • Lee cloth for safety
  • Large hanging locker with shelves inside and storage above
  • Book shelves
  • 2 deck hatches for ventilation
  • Reading lights
  • Brass clock


  • Custom cabinetry (drawers and cabinet storage)
  • Large storage area with shelves under sink and over engine with access from two sides                  
  • Technicold refrigeration system 12 volt, seawater cooled, custom commercial unit with:
    • 3 Cold plates in separate refrigerator (1) and freezer (2)
    • Teak and holly top access covers
    • Freezer compartment has custom shelving for ease of use
    • Refrigerator has both top and front access and custom shelving for easy use
  • Gimbaled propane gas range:
  • 3 burner cook top
  • Lower baking oven
  • Under oven storage
  • Brass safety bar
  • Builtin spice rack
  • Microwave                                                     
  • Brass hooks for hanging tea towels
  • Alpenglow multi power lights with both red and white bulbs
  • Hatch and port over the range for good ventilation
  • Propane kill switch on cabinet face
  • Breaker for propane a couple steps away above chart table


  • Queen sized bed tapered to foot
  • Hanging closet
  • Custom built shelf over bed
  • Bench with storage and seat cushion
  • Louvered door for privacy
  • 12 volt lighting overhead
  • Brass 12 volt lamp
  • Hella Fan
  • Brass hanging hooks                                                  
  • Three ports for ventilation from three different directions
  • Aft bedroom port (added for ventilation)
  • Under bed storage
  • Under bed battery housing
  • Under bed fuel tank


  • Hanging locker starboard
  • Located aft and starboard provides exceptional storage
  • Wet locker with teak grate and drain
  • Full bank of drawers and cupboards aft
  • Bank of shelves inside hanging locker aft of hanging space
  • (If storage is not a concern this area can be used as a second head) 


  • Concealed head located forward 
  • Full separate shower with teak bench
  • Built in storage under sink, port and starboard of head and under main cabin bed
  • Chain locker access
  • Port cabinet houses wash down pump and Y valve

SHELVES (added for livability):

  • Shelves above bed both port and forward of stateroom bed
  • Shelves above bed in aft stateroom
  • Two sets of shelves behind hanging clothes in forward stateroom closet
  • Radio shelving main saloon
  • Speaker shelves main saloon
  • Custom galley microwave cabinet
  • Under radar shelf
  • Chart table cubby shelf


  • New fiberglass holding tank
  • New electric macerator pump
  • All hoses recently replaced                                                          
  • "Y" valve installation



  • Custom built bow spirit and rebuilt collar (to replace builders installation of lesser quality)
  • 60# CQR anchor w/100’ chain plus 250 feet nylon rode 
  • 88# Delta anchor w/300’ chain plus 300 feet nylon rode professionally spliced
  • Custom stainless steel 3rd anchor position w/roller
  • Maxwell electric windlass w/up and down deck switches                                        
  • Attachment for spinnaker at end of bow sprit
  • Custom stainless windlass bracket                
  • Saltwater wash down pump with quick connect deck fitting            
  • Custom stainless steel safety bars at bow                             
  • Custom built deck box housing propane and anchoring aids


  • Optional tall rig                               
  • Whisker pole                                                  
  • Track and rigging for whisker pole                                                    
  • Track & rigging for storm tri sail       
  • Rope clutches (3)
  • Lazy Jacks system easily stowed along mast and main boom when not in use
Custom "Mast Step" (to replace manufacturer's of less quality) includes:
  • Extra GRP plate on deck under mast for stability
  • GRP plate under mast stepping glassed and bolted to keel for additional support
  • Custom built polished stainless steel compression post with tabsat base
  • Tabs used to raise and pre-stress the cabin roof (for extra strength and stability)
  • All wiring inside mast replaced with upgraded wire size and NO splices!


  • Tri-color light                                                    
  • New ultrasonic wind indicator (no moving parts)                                                   
  • Wind indicator (manual)                                                       
  • Port & Starboard blocks w/halyards
  • Mast steps for ease while working at top of mast


  • 3' x4' teak and Lexan butterfly hatch protected by a stainless steel guard over main saloon
  • 2 large bronze hatches over forward stateroom with custom teak framed screens
  • 1 small bronze hatch with custom teak frame screen over galley
  • 10 bronze elliptical ports with bronze framed screens along cabin roof walls          
  • Custom stainless mast pulpits with teak belaying pins
  • Recently rebuilt teak mast storage boxes                                           
  • Harken traveler                                              
  • Dunlop 6 person survival raft with Sunbrella cover  (needs recertification)              
  • Honda 2000 Watt gas generator with custom Sunbrellacover


  • B & G wind direction, depth and boat speed repeaters(NOTE: wind and speed repeaters)
  • 6" stereo speakers
  • Round bronze port for aft cabin ventilation
  • Rectangular Lewmar port for additional aft cabin ventilation


  • Custom built stainless steel/Sunbrella dodger
  • Zip in dodger isinglass windshield and side isinglass
  • Zip in windshield and side screens to replace isinglass when ventilation is desired
  • Custom built stainless steel solar panel brackets with 3 solar panels on top of dodger
  • Sunbrella dodger cover for a second layer of protection when not in use                        


  • Retractable stainless steel/Sunbrella bimini
  • Bimini connector cloth with zip in isinglass windshield
  • Padded Sunbrella connector cloth cover
  • Zip in bimini connector screens when ventilation is desired.
  • Zip in screens from bimini to stainless steel safety rails (provide shade/some rain protection)


  • Custom built stainless steel
  • Furuuo 24 mile radar custom on gimbaled stainless bracket
  • WiFi high-power repeater antenna
  • Four Winds wind generator
  • VHF antenna for AIS reception
  • GPS antenna


  • Teak companionway cover on brass slides
  • Louvered teak doors with bronze security plates and deadbolt lock
  • Snap on Sunbrella louver covers
  • Teak drop in storm boards
  • Lexan drop in storm boards for complete coverage allowing light below
  • Custom built, teak framed, screens to cover entire companionway providing insect protection and ventilation


  • Stainless steel spoked teak steering wheel
  • Stainless steel hub for Monitor Wind Steering System        
  • Hinged drop down dining table 
  • Ritchie oil filled compass
  • Steering station Sunbrella cover
  • Emergency steering with stainless steel handle and access steering quadrant through stern storage compartment
  • Emergency hand bilge pump system with stainless steel handle with access through bronze deck plate
  • Cockpit enclosed with stainless life rails
  • Life sling on port life rail


  • Stainless steel safety rails
  • Teak grate
  • Magma kettle grill on port life rails
  • Monitor Wind Steering system:
    Two wind paddles (one for heavy wind and one for light wind, stowed inside)
  • Wind system mounted under and through the boomkin
  • Steering lines run starboard through a block to hub on wheel


  • Webasto forced air heater with domestic water heating
  • Large storage area accessed from cockpit with ample storage
  • Storage over the tanks under the floor boards


  • Telstar modified full keel with skeg-hung rudder
  • All through-hull fitting Bronze
  • All seacocks bronze
  • Hauled Spring 2019: New barrier coat, two coats of antifoul
  • All sails in very good condition (covered with Sunbrella or bagged)
  • Most sheets and halyards high quality (most Spectra or comparable high-tech line)
  • Mainsail - full batten Port Townsend Sails               
  • 120 Genoa w/sheets                           
  • Yankee w/sheets                    
  • Staysail w/boom        
  • Cruising spinnaker                                         
  • ATN snuffer                          
  • Riding sail
  • Storm tri sail        
  • Mercedes Benz 72 HP motor, installed in 1986 (approx. 4000 hours)         
  • Racor 500C filter                                          
  • Racor 500C pressure gauge                            
  • Alge-X (lifetime warranty)
  • 2 x 100 amp Leece Neville alternators/center fielder (one new April, 2015)
  • Replace propeller shaft, bearings and cross member
  • Cutlass bearing replaced July, 2014
  • Starter rebuilt April, 2015
  • Spurs on shaft
  • Serviced all thru-hulls. New sink drain thru-hull. 
  • Automatic Halon fire extinguisher in engine compartment

TAIKO is set for long range cruising with radios, radar and navigation instruments close at hand at well laid out nav station with weather instruments located above the companionway for great cockpit visibility.

  • Furnuo 24 mile radar:
    Radar housed on custom stainless steel bracket
    Bracket swings radar to be read from helm
  • VHFat nav station
  • B & G Hecta instrument                                            
  • B & G Hornet instrument                                          
  • Standard Horizon CP 500 External Chart Plotter
  • Milltec AIS receiver w/Shakespear antenna & auto splitter              
  • Raymarine 6000ST Autopilot /w remote   
  • Standard Horizon Matrix Fixed Mount VHF-AIS/GPS-Class D DSC-30W, with remote mic by cockpit steering station
  • Cruising systems battery & charging monitor                                               
  • Navigation breaker panel (plus wiring)          
  • Four Winds wind generator w/controller and monitor
  • Wind generator display          
  • 3 Siemens solar panels w/controller and monitor
  • Solar display
  • Custom made electrical panel for battery switches, wind and solar monitors
  • Custom panel for battery switches


  • 2 Leece Neville 100 Amp engine alternators
  • Trace 2500 Voyager 100 Amp charger
  • 3 Seimens solar panels w/ controller & monitor
  • Four Winds wind generator
  • AM/FM/CD stereo with cockpit and interior speakers
  • 3 banks of batteries new July 2014 (~600 amp hours)
  • 12v fans throughout the interior


  • Shore power - Marinco 30 Amp inlet with 2 cables
  • Trace Voyager 2500 Watt Inverter



  • Dunlop 6 person life raft (needs recertification)
  • Litton 406 EPIRB                                                      
  • SOLAS flares                                                
  • 12 gauge flare kit w/container                                         
  • Complete set of required flares
  • Life sling
  • Stainless steel cockpit life rails
  • Stainless steel boomkin railing
  • Stainless steel bowsprit railing
  • Stainless steel stanchions
  • Coated stainless steel lifelines


OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT (added when TAIKO was ordered)

  • Teak chart table                                                                     
  • Marble galley top
  • Marble head counter top                                                       
  • Teak & bronze rub rails                                                         
  • Lead ballast                                                                                                    
  • Engine access door opening on centerline galley                    
  • Teak generator doors under companionway                          
  • Teak cutting boards for double sinks                         
  • Enclosed teak cabinet concealing head
  • Hanging locker across from master berth                               
  • Wiring for 12 fans                                                                  
  • Divided chain locker                                                              
  • Additional 12h x 12h bronze galley hatch                                         


  • Aqua Marine 600 GPD water maker with new membrane ready for installation                 
  • Monitor wind steering system
  • Webasto DBW 2010 heater                           
  • Webasto DBW 2010 heat exchanger to heat domestic water  
  • Propane tanks (2 in forward deck box)                     
  • Propane switch                                              
  • Pulley machined for water maker                  
  • 3 banks batteries wired with tinned 1/0 cables
  • Zinc saver
  • Groco 5 gallon accumulator tank                   


  • One set each of sheets, halyards and dock lines
  • Custom bound woven carpets to fit each area of floor space
  • All dishes, flatware, pots and pans etc.
  • Sunbrella cover that covers from rail to rail and bow propane box to solar panels (new tent polesneeded)
  • Spares and tools under starboard setee
  • Several spare mooring and anchor lines
Many custom features too numerous to mention, spare parts, manuals and much more.

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.