Designed by Harwood Ives and introduced in 1980, the Hans Christian
33 is the smallest in the family of sturdy double-enders offered by
Hans Christian Yachts. Like all boats from the Hans Christian line of
that era, the HC 33 is a heavy displacement double-ender, solid and
seaworthy. She oozes the traditional feel with extensive use of teak
and brass inside and out. There was only 155 built between 1980 and 1987.
At first glance you'll notice the springy sheerline, large bowsprint
and a cutter rig that's become a favorite among blue water
aficionados. Overhangs are quite moderate making for a long LWL for
her size and a good hull speed. Below the waterline is a full keel
with an aggressively shaped forefoot cutaway and a large rudder that's
hung at the very aft extremity of the boat. Compared to previous Hans
Christian boats, the turn of the bilge has been tightened up and the
HC 33 carries more shoulder in the underwater sections which has
resulted in more form stability (righting effort).
This ketch rigged Hans Christian 33 Traditional has a conventional
deck layout, with primary winches within reach of the helm, most sail
controls are led aft to the cockpit to accommodate short or single
handed sailing. The Companionway access is at the center of the helm.
The interior has the head most forward, next to the port side is the
double Pullman bunk, the dinette, and the galley. Starboard there is
the settee, the chart table has been relocated to the rear quarter
This vessel is equipped for long distant sailing/cruising, she is
well equipped with electronics for a vessel of this age. She comes
with an 9' Aqua Pro SLR RIB dingy and an 3.5 hp Esca motor. She has
had 4 new batteries installed in 2018 and has had the Yanmar, 37 hp, 3
cylinder, inboard diesel engine that was serviced in 2018, the engine
starter was also re-built this season.
Recently this vessel has been used as a live aboard in Eastern
Ontario. There are two surveys available from May 2013 and most
recently July 2018. The owner has recently died, the family is
addressing some of the mechanical and cosmetic shortcomings. They
would like to pass this robust blue water sailing vessel along to a
new owner that would give this vessel the affection and attention it
More photos will be uploaded shortly.