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Hans Christian 43 Cutter

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Boat REF# 177245
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 13.01m (42'8")
Year 1979
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 60hp, Perkins 4-154 (1979)
Lying Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!


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Extra Details

Designer H. Ives
Builder King Dragon Yard, Taipei-Hsien, Taiwan
Lying Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!
Fuel capacity 500.0 ltr (110.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 681.8 ltr (150.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 27.3 ltr (6.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 60hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4-154 (1979)
Engine Hours engine1:   4555
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed-22" X 15"
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.7 ltr (1.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.7 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots
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The Perkins 4-154 is an established diesel engine for offshore use. Parts are available and the engine is in good working condition. Access to all parts of the engine is easy since most of the engine room walls are removable. The propeller shaft was replaced last year and has a Norscot Dripless Shaft Seal.
The vessel cruses at 5.7 knots and burns 1.25 Gallons per-hour. It's max speed under power is 7.8 knots.
There was a new salt water cooling pump installed in 2011.
There is also a Racor 500 FG Turbine engine fuel pre-filter.

All wiring and plumbing has been labeled and can be easily traced. The 30 amp Inverter/ charger easily maintains the 470 Amp hour house batterie (4 X GC2b) and one large Group 27 start battery.


LOA 13.01m (42'8")
LWL 11.25m (36'11")
Beam 3.96m (13'0")
Draft Min 1.98m (6'6")
Displacement 15kg (33.0lbs)
Headroom 1.92m (6'4")
Storage On marina


Cutter rigged King Dragon Yard Aluminium spars (1979) with stainless steel standing rigging (1979)


Mainsail - Slab (1979) 2 Reefs
Headsail - Hank on (1979)

This is a cutter rig with the following sails:
Main sail - Yankee Headsail - Staysail -
Drifter - Storm Jib - Storm Tri sail.

Winches include 3 halyard - 2 sheet - all self tailing.

All new running rigging. New sail covers in 2012.
The spars have the Stearns Sailing System , made in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin in 1979.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

The construction on the Hans Christian can only be described as "heavily built" . The hull and deck consist of up to 24 layers of 24 oz. of woven roving and 1.5 oz. mat, resulting in a vessel that can handle the heavy seas that it was designed for.

This is not your standard Long Keel design. It is referred to as a "Performance Keel. Meaning that is not full length or sometimes called a "Cut Away Keel" with a skeg-hung rudder.

Bulkheads and stringers are overlaid to the hull and the deck is fully bonded to the hull.
The two fuel tanks are black iron with a total capacity of 110 gallons. The two water tanks are Stainless Steel with a total capacity of 150 gallons. The holding tank is Roto-molded Polyethylene with a capacity of 6 gallons.

The all teak interior adds to quality built into this design. There is also the added value from all the custom designed teak work, such as curved door tops and ornate woodwork through out.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
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The interior provides two private sleeping areas plus a convertible dinette with a heavy weather pilot berth to port of the saloon. The folding and rotating saloon table allows for a variety of configurations and flexibility in use of available space.
The galley is well configured with plenty of storage and counter space. The 9 cu foot Ice box is built-in to starboard of the galley with a full teak door. This unit could easily be converted to a refrigerator / freezer. A Dickinson Pacific Diesel stove with oven also supplies heat for the cabin.
The starboard side of the saloon is custom cabinetry with a large heavy-duty workbench above, covered with a removable tile overlay that matches the galley custom counter tops.
The nav station is large enough to be comfortable with plenty of room for electronics and charts.

There is an additional sail and gear storage area just aft of the chain locker.

3 burner Diesel cooker

Nav Equipment

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The electronics package is very basic. It includes depth sounder, VHF, speed, autopilot and radar with Radar watch.. This equipment is in working condition but is older. The nav station is large and comfortable, making it easy to add or remove equipment.
There is also a sea temperature gauge.

Deck Gear

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3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Hydraulic windlass
2 anchors
(1-60 lb. Gal. CQR and 1-45 lb. SS Plow)
76.20m (250'0") of chain
30.48m (100'0") of warp
The anchor windlass is hydraulic but does need service. All deck winches are in good working order.
The anchor chain is 3/8" BBB Gal. and is 240 feet long.

Safety Equipment

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2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The Hans Christian 43 Cutter Rig is a well-known off shore cruising boat. With the double head rig it is an easy boat to sail in heavy weather. Deck layout, smaller cockpit and solid construction along with an interior that is easy to move about in also make the design very safe. Storage is always an important consideration on cruising boats, and this boat has a lot of easily accessible space.

With two large double berths it is comfortable for two couples with plenty of privacy.

It would also be a great liveaboard here in the Puget Sound.

Some the maintenance items completed recently are as follows:
- Exterior brightwork was sanded down to fresh wood and re-varnished.
- The topsides were repainted as well as the cabin house, cockpit well, and inside the bulwarks.
- Fuel tanks were cleaned and engine raw water pump replaced after the engine was inspected.
-All zincs were replaced , throughhulls serviced and bottom painted.
- New sail covers were purchased and all running rigging was replaced.
- All chain plates were checked and resealed where needed.

Please take a close look at this quality vessel.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Hans Christian 43 Cutter has been personally photographed and viewed by Roger Drill of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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