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2000 Sparkman & Stephens Sunward 48

New Bern, North Carolina



MAÑANA is a proven long distance cruiser, well equiped and ready for new owners to explore new destinations.  He full keel and heavy displacement make her a comfortable off-shore cruiser.  The accomodations below make for a welcoming environment and are well laid out for cruising.

MAÑANA is hull 22 built by Sunward Yachts/Bennet Brothers in Wilmington NC. Bob Yunaska,  owner of Sunward Yachs, ( formerly the builder of Westsail 32 and 42)  Al Mason, Rod and Olin Stevens all had design or build input into the the creation of this yacht. 

It was known that in the late 1970’s  Rod Stevens wanted his brother Olin to draw a good looking motor sailor  fast and sea kindly.   This was the design brief with Al Mason drafting and doing the calculations for the final result.  This blue water hull was also able to travel the ICW as well with her ample rigs less than 64 feet. 

This models gained fame when Walter Cronkite commissioned the build of Hull#17 S/V Wyntje. S/V Manana is the last of the series to be commissioned in 2000. 

After Mañana was commissioned, she spent her early years in the southern states before moving north to Maine, where she continued to be cruised both offshore and along the Intercoastal waterway.  The most recent owner, an experienced competitive sailmaker, has enjoyed six years with  coastal cruising in Nova Scotia plus  long offshore passages to the Caribbean and back, and more recently,  along the intercoastal from Canada to Florida, ultimately delivering her to North Carolina (from whence she came), to be sold.  She is a very stable, great blue water sailing vessel. And a most comfortable boat to live aboard.  She has a great sheer line with ample waterline, is well balance balanced and easily managed by one or two, leaves behind little wake and can easily reach 8+ knots for extended runs. 

The current owners have invested over $40,000 in upgrades and maintenance since purchasing Mañana in 2015.

Recent highlights and upgrades include:

  • 2016 New Radar (Garmin )
  • 2016 New North Sails  150% RF genoa UV and rope luff 
  • 2018  new davits (A & H) installed
  • 2018 Tides low friction luff track on main and mizzen mast 
  • 2018 – newly covered main and aft cabin cushions
  • 2018  Quickcover sail cover on mainsail 
  • 2018 Garmin instrument package , depth sounder, speed and wind instruments
  • 2018 Garmin auto pilot Reactor 40 with Robertson pump 
  • 2017 Vesper 8000 WiFi AIS transceiver 2018
  • 2022 all chainplates rebedded
  • 2022 diesel heater installed
  • 2023 Air conditioning overhaul Marine Air 

If you are seeking a large and capable off-shore cruiser then MAÑANA should be on your list.  Call to schedule your appointment.

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Sparkman & Stephens
Model: Sunward 48
Year: 2000
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HQZ00122H900
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 48 ft
Length Overall: 48 ft
Waterline Length: 39 ft
Beam: 14'4 ft
Max Draft: 5'8 ft
Displacement: 50,000 lb
Ballast: 16,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Ford Lehman
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: 2517E
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 120hp
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Feathering
  • Engine Hours: 1200


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 264 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 528 gal


Heads Count: 2
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Center Cockpit


Kenneth Ferguson
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Neptune Yacht Sales and Services


Neptune Yacht Sales and Services
302 East Front Street
New Bern, North Carolina, US, 28562


The Suward 48 offers spacious accomodations with three staterooms and a well laid out, bright and airy interior that has been very well maintained.  Upon entering from the center cockpit you are greeted with ample natural light, the interior is finished in white complimented with light wood trim and a teak and holy sole.  Directly to port of the companionway is a tidy dedicated nav station with a large work surface and storage drawers.  Just forward there is a large table with seating for six (6) and across to starboard there are two (2) built-in chairs with teak arm rests.

Moving forward there is a short hallway and a guest room to port with over and under bunks. Directly across to starboard there is a full head with sink, vanity, shower and electric flush head. The forward stateroom is all the way forward with a large v-berth and good storage.

Across from the Nav station in the main cabin is the L-shaped galley with double sink, three (3) burner stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer and ample counter space and storage for meal preparation.  

Moving aft from the galley the master cabin is large and spacious with a queen  berth and generous storage.  There is an ensuite electric head with separate tub/shower.

There is generous storage throughout the vessel including hanging lockers, drawers and storage compartments.

  • Large L-shaped galley to starboard
  • Large double stainless steel sink
  • Generous counter space for meal preparation
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Sea Frost refrigeration
  • Force 10 three (3) burner gimballed LPG stove/oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Ample storage


  • Garmin GPS Map 4212 Chartplotter with Radar
  • Furuno GPS Navigator
  • Garmin Autopilot
  • Garmin Speed/Depth
  • Garmin Wind (2)
  • Horizon Depth
  • Standard Horizon Matrix  AIS/GPS VHF
  • ICom IC-M99 VHF
  • Uniden Atlantix 270 Hand Held VHF
  • Vesper 8000 AIS
  • Ritchie Compass
  • GPS Antenna
  • Windex, Anemometer and VHF mounted on main mast
  • Radar scanner and AIS antennae mounted on mizzen mast
  • 12V and 110V main panels
  • 110V shore power inlet
  • Six (6) Group 31 batteries (House bank) - New 2022
  • Group 27 engine start battery
  • Group- 31 genset start battery
  • Lima Ser 10kw generator (Rebuilt 2021)
  • 175W solar panel and controller
  • Heart Interface battery charger/inverter
Mechanical and Systems
  • 120HP Ford Lehman Model 2517E diesel engine (approx 1200hrs since rebuild in 2015)
  • Borg Warner transmission
  • Four (4) blade Maxprop Easy feathering prop (23")
  • Morse engine controls on Edson binnacle
  • Two Racor fuel filters
  • Two (2) fuel tanks, 264 gallons total
  • Groco raw water strainer
  • Lima Ser 10kw generator (Rebuilt 2021)
  • Side Power bow thruster (New motor 2018)
  • Lofrans Falcon electric windlass
  • Two Rule 1500 gph electric bilge pumps
  • Sea Frost 110V refrigeration
  • Three (3) Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning units
  • New forced air diesel heater (2022)
  • Jabsco macerator pumps
  • 8hp Yamaha outboard engine for dinghy
Cockpit, Deck, Sails and Rigging
  • Ketch rigged with  US Spars main and mizzen masts
  • Main sail
  • Mizzen sail
  • North Sails covers with lazy jacks
  • Harken roller furling on headstay
  • 150 furling genoa
  • Staysail
  • Gennaker
  • Two (2) Harken 56 self-tailing electric winches on cockpit coaming
  • Harken 48 2-speed self-tailing winch on cabin top (starboard)
  • Harken 40 2-speed self-tailing winch on cabin top (port)
  • Two (2) Harken 40 2-speed self-tailing winches aft in cockpit (port & starboard)
  • Two (2) Lewmar line clutches on main mast
  • Three (3) Lewmar line clutches in cockpit
  • One (1) Lewmar line clutch on mizzen mast
  • Dodger, Bimini with full enclosure
  • Edson pedestal helm
  • Cockpit table with cupholders
  • Scandvik deck shower
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Washdown pump
  • Lofrans electric windlass
  • Rocna 40kg anchor
  • Delta 29kg anchor
  • 250' grade 4 8mm chain for main anchor
  • 90' chain to 250' 1" nylon rode
  • Spare 300; 3/4" nylon rode
  • Double lifelines
  • Six opening deck hatches
  • Six (6) person  life raft (Inspected 10/2022)
  • Atkins & Hoyle davits
  • Boarding ladder
  • 9' AB aluminum dinghy
  • Yamaha 8hp outboard engine
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.
Additional Contact Information



KEN FERGUSON 252-571-1581