SELLER WILL CONSIDER TRADES! Rarely does one of these very special yachts come on the market. Hans Christian first built the Traditional 48 in 1984. To date less than 50 of these center-cockpit blue-water cruisers have been built. Her hull characteristics of cutaway forefoot keel, canoe stern and heavy rigging provide strength and stability on the open sea. Zephyr's owner purchased her in Maine in 2008, and the yacht was completely renovated at a cost of over $400,000. This covered everything from thru-hulls, hoses and new wiring to new rigging, sails, major deck work, ports and hatches, ground tackle and more. Maine yacht craftsmen build the best quality U.S boats, and the fiberglass decks and other workmanship on Zephyr are high-quality. The renovation work is detailed in the descriptions below. She sailed to the West Coast from Maine, leaving 10/2008 arriving in CA 8/2009 on her own bottom and performed admirably. After viewing her description and inventory, make an appointment to see this awesome cruising yacht. Owner is retiring from sailing and she is ready for a new owner. Located in Noyo Harbor on California's north coast, a beautiful 2-hour drive from Santa Rosa, which has connecting flights to Los Angeles and Seattle and is located an hour north of San Francisco. September 2008 survey available.
Please contact Joe Biondo at 415.254.0141
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Hans Christian
Designer: Scott Sprague
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Displacement
LOA: 57 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 3 in
LWL: 41 ft 3 in
Length on Deck: 47 ft 10 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 6 in
Displacement: 44000 lbs
Ballast: 14700 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 58 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 6 in
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Electrical Circuit: 110V
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Zephyr had a major renovation done in 2008 at a topnotch Maine boatyard.
The bowsprit was stripped down, filled, faired, repaired and refinished. The bobstay and whisker stay were replaced with new components. The Sampson post on the foredeck is new. The original teak deck was removed, all hardware removed, fiberglass underlayment removed and all core replaced as needed. New fiberglass was laid down and painted with Alwgrip and nonskid. All deck hardware was rebedded with high-quality marine sealant. The work is top quality and rivals the best new yachts for finish and workmanship. The same job extended to the cabin trunk where the teak planks were removed and the same careful refinishing process done.
Complementing the deck and cabin trunk renovation all new rectangular ports with stainless steel frames were installed, giving much more interior light. In addition, all hatches were replaced with new units with stainless steel frames. (4) new cowl vents in stainless steel replace the original units. The original bronze and teak boom crutch was retained.
The cockpit is completely enclosed with a dodger and bimini with dropdown isinglass curtains that provide 360-degree visibility and all-weather protection. Clear overheard panels allow sail trim to be checked. The traditional Hans Christian bronze pedestal wth Richie compass and stainless steel and teak wheel are present.
A stainless steel arch over the aft deck contains 3 solar panels. Just below are the dinghy davits, all stainless steel. At the center of the canoe stern is a drop-down swim ladder for easy dinghy boarding.
The rudder was removed, opened up, dried, foam filled and refinished, then reinstalled.
All through-hull fittings removed, properly rebedded/installed and all seacocks broken down, cleaned, lubricated and reinstalled.
For a support craft there is a Caribe 10' RIB inflatable powered by a Mercury 10hp 2-stroke outboard.
A Magma propane BBQ rides on the stern rail.
Sails & Rigging
Zephyr had a complete overhaul of all rigging in 2008. The mast was removed from the boat, all mast hardware was removed and mast and boom were Awlgripped, then hardware reinstalled. A new gooseneck was fitted to the mast and raised 12". All standing rigging and all the running rigging were replaced in 2008. Chainplates were modified/built/upsized with bolted stainless steel doubler plates.
The deck-stepped mast sits atop a compression post going through the dinette. The terminal block for all mast electrics is in a cabinet beneath the dinette table.
Harken Mainsheet traveler
Navtec hydraulic backstay
Electric genoa furler
Profurl manual furler for staysail
(2) Lewmar 66 primary sheet winches, (1) Lewmar 52 main sheet winch, (2) Lewmar 40 staysail sheet winches. On the mast are (2) Lewmar 43 winches and (2) Lewmar 40 winches. All winches are self-tailing.
Mast pulpits with teak boxes and belaying pins at the mast make line stowage safe and easy.
Spinnaker pole on mast-mounted track
Full batten mainsail by Hallett Sails, loose footed on boom with 3 reef points & lazy jacks (2008).
(3) solar panels on stern arch with regulator charge controller
(9) AC outlets aboard
(2) 30 amp shore power cords
Rule 3700gph heavy duty bilge pump and high water bilge alarm
Engine, Generator, Plumbing & Heating
The Yanmar turbocharged 110 hp engine had 3,380 orginal hours at the time of its factory rebuild (2008). It was removed from vessel and sent to Mac Boring in Rhode Island for complete rebuild which included a new exhaust system from 2 1/4" diameter to 4" diameter. It has logged 890 hours since.
The Northern Lights 4.5 KW generator shows 2,626 hours.
The engine, generator and many electrical components are accessed through large hatches in the passageway aft to the master stateroom.
Fuel capacity was increased with the addition of a new 120 gal aluminum tank.
The following equipment was installed in 2008:
The fuel system was replaced with new USCG Type A1 flexible hose, fuel manifold and filters.
A self polishing fuel system keeps the engine and generator running smoothly.
A Jabsco 12V electric oil changing system services the engine, generator and transmission.
Hurricane diesel-fired hydronic cabin heating system with 3 zones for temperature control.
Hydronic hot water system runs off engine/generator/boiler/shore power.
All domestic fresh water plumbing was removed and replaced with new. New macerator discharge pump installed.
Belowdecks, Zephyr characterizes the Hans Christian style of solid Burma teak doors and paneling, plush upholstery and top-quality workmanship. The 2-stateroom 2-head layout lends itself to very spacious quarters.
It all starts with beautifully crafted companionway steps that resemble a grand staircase.
All the way forward is the guest stateroom, which has a double berth to port. The chain locker is accessed through double doors at the foot of the berth. To starboard is a plush single seat and large hanging locker. Just aft of the privacy door on port is the forward head. It features a tiled shower, marble countertop and a teak seat that lowers over the Raritan PH II manual toilet.
The main saloon features a huge U-shaped dinette on port. The fixed table in the center has storage beneath. There is plenty of storage beneath teak gratings below and behind the plush green cushions. On starboard is a long settee with storage beneath and behind. Over the dinette is the trademark butterfly hatch.
Aft of the dinette is the spacious galley described below. Aft of the settee is the large nav station. It features an adjustable seat, nav instruments, drawers to hold large charts and plenty of counter space.
Aft of the nav station along the starboard hull is the very large engine room access and the passageway to the master stateroom. The quarters are quite roomy, with a double berth on port, a plush single seat to starboard, dual hanging lockers, plenty of drawers, 3 opening ports and a hatch. On port forward is the head, which has a seperate tile shower with teak grating and teak seat plus 2 opening ports.
The spacious galley is made for voyaging with a central location and generous storage. A Seafrost refrigeration system has a front- and top-loading refrigerator and a top-loading freezer powered by the generator, engine, or shore power.
Cooking is handled by a Regal 4-burner LPG stove w/oven and broiler.
A Panasonic microwave oven makes instant meals.
The double sinks also have manual pumps. Marble countertops with plenty of space make meal preparation a snap.
Ground Tackle & Safety
An 80lb Manson anchor w/300' of 3/8" chain rides on the bow. A Fortress FX-23 anchor w/300' chain & rope rode is at the stern rail.
A third 45lb CQR anchor is in reserve (no rode).
The Maxwell 3500 vertical dual rode heavy duty electric windlass was disassembled and rebuilt, and the chaIn locker was repainted. Foot operated switches at bow plus handheld remote at companionway control the windlass.
New uncoated lifelines (2008)
Ditch bag w/406 EPIRB
Separate ACR 406 EPIRB at nav station
Carbon Monoxide alarm
(2) Kidde A-B-C fire extinguishers
(4) inflatable Type V lifevests
(6) Type I lifevests
Revere Elite 6-person offshore liferaft in canister with hydrostatic release (2008)
Extensive spares and tools
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.
Interested in this boat?Toll-free: 877-444-1395Tel: 415.331.0533