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This blue-water Hans Christian 38T cutter is unquestionably the strongest, best constructed and finished boat in its class. Designed by American Harwood Ives, built by Chinese boat builders in Taiwan under the supervision of German engineers, finished by Chinese craftsman carpenters, and outfitted with all-American built hardware, this boat combines the best of all worlds.
Built like a tank and laden with teak, the Hans Christian 38 Traditional (sometimes known as the 38T) is a heavy displacement double-ender that oozes the classic feel of a bygone age. It traces its origins back to the work of Colin Archer, the noted Norwegian naval architect and shipbuilder whose legendary boat designs inspired the demand for the salty Scandinavian double-ended styling.
"The Hans Christian 38T is beautiful visually and incredibly seaworthy with many circumnavigations under her belt. Owners love their live-aboard comfort and Cadillac ride. Due to her solidly constructed 26,500 pound hull which incorporate 9,800 pounds of lead encapsulated 6 feet down in the hull, she is stable, sea-kindly and dry with no bobbing or banging around, even in the rough stuff.
Above the waterline, the styling is classic Hans Christian; a long bowsprit, a springy sheerline, and rounded canoe stern with large dollops of teak all over. Below the waterline you'll find a heavy displacement hull with very rounded sections, a full keel with a forefoot cutaway and a big barn door rudder . They are solid boats overbuilt to cruise in safety and comfort.
"SERENITY" IS CARRYING ON THE HANS CHRISTIAN LEGACY. HER LAST VOYAGE TOOK HER FROM CALIFORNIA TO MEXICO, THE SOUTH PACIFIC AND HAWAII. SHE IS READY FOR A NEW OWNER AND "BUCKET LIST".
‘SERENITY’ a fiberglass double-ended cutter with wood bowsprit forward, canoe stern with boomkin, and full keel with keel hung rudder. Her aluminum single spreader spar is deck stepped.
Auxiliary propulsion is provided by a Yanmar freshwater cooled diesel engine. She carries 100 gallons of diesel and 100 gallons of fresh water. The vessel is a heavily built offshore cruising design, well suited for open ocean sailing and long distance passage making.
The bow sprit has double anchor bow rollers and a walkway with solid stainless steel railings. The foredeck has a king post, closed bronze chocks with integral cleats, horizontal electric anchor windless, and wood chest for the liquified propane gas (LPG) tank storage.
Stainless steel lifeline stanchions support double courses of lifeline wires. The lifeline stanchions are securely bolted to the gunwales. The cabin trunk has ten bronze opening portlights along the sides and two wood-framed hatches with acrylic tops, stainless steel mast pulpits, four dorade vents, teak handrails, boom gallows, and sliding companionway hatch. The cockpit has a brass pedestal-mounted wheel helm with lighted compass. The transom is fitted with a teak boomkin, stainless steel pushpit, and stainless steel dingy davits, which also support antennas and a solar panel.
Starting forward, the cabin is arranged with chain locker and V-berth cabin, followed by enclosed head with separate shower to port, and cabinets and lockers to starboard. Walking aft, the main salon consists of a U- shaped settee with dining table to port and a straight settee opposite to starboard. Both settees convert to berths.
The galley is in the aft port corner and includes a double stainless steel deep sink, LPG stove with oven, and top loading reefer. Aft of the galley is a private quarter cabin with double berth. Opposite the galley to starboard is a workbench, followed by an outboard facing navigation desk and single quarter berth. The engine is located under the aft end of the port settee and galley sink.” - Oct 2020 Professional Survey
New Work and Upgrades completed Nov 2020
Hull professionally painted with two full coats of Amercoat ABC #3 Antifouling Paint
Freeboard professionally painted with AWLGRIP Snow White Topcoat Base and Awl Cat #3 Brushing Topcoat Converter. AWLGRIP Forest Green used on bootstripe.
Rudder removed, assessed, and rebuilt as per survey recommendations.
Through hulls inspected and serviced.
Zinc anodes replaced on hull, rudder, and propeller.
New cutlass bearing installed
Stuffing box repacked with new stuffing
New mainsheet traveler installed with new car, stops, and end caps
Winch reinstalled on main boom
HullDesigner: Harwood Ives
Builder: Hans Christian Yachts (Shin Fa Industries)
Building Site: Taiwan
Year Built: 1984
Type of Hull: Hans Christian 38 Traditional Sloop
Construction: Fiberglass hull and deck
Length: 37' 11" OD, ~ 49' OA
Beam: 12' 9"
Length at Waterline: 33'
Displacement: 26,500 lbs.
Type of Ballast: Internal, ~ 9,800 lbs.
Rudder Shaft: Stainless steel
Steering: Wheel, 7 x 19 SS cable and quadrant
Escape Hatch: One forward, sliding companionway hatch at rear of cabin
Cabin Top: Fiberglass, teak planked overlay
Cabin Sides: Fiberglass
Deck: Fiberglass with teak planked overlay
Toe Rail/Bulwark: Bulwark with cap, toe rails on cabin top
Cockpit Type: Self bailing well
Engines and Fuel Systems
Number of Engines: One
Type of Engine: Diesel
Number of Cylinders: Three
Horse Power: 30 @ 2600 rpm
Make: YanmarModel: 3 QM 30
Cooling System: Fresh water cooled
Exhaust System: Water cooled
Exhaust Line Mat’l: Water mix fitting, hose to fiberglass silencer to hose
Engine Gauges Fitted: RPM, Water temperature, Oil Pressure, Tachometer with hour meter = 3025
No. of Fuel Tanks: Two
Location of Tanks: Below cockpit, port and starboard
Tank Material: Fiberglass over welded steel plate
Capacity: 100 gallons reported
Fill Pipe Location: Aft of cockpit coaming
Fuel Filters: Racor and engine secondary
Propeller Shaft Size: 1 1/2", prop 22" dia.
Shaft Material: Stainless steel
Shaft Bearings: Rubber cutlass
Life Jackets: Four
Condition: Appear serviceable (not inspected)
Lifebuoy: Lifesling, 3 Type IV Throwable cushions
Bilge Pumps: Two
Pump Type: ***12 volt Jabsco 10.8 gpm, Manual Edson type
Location: Bilge sump & cockpit
Lifelines: Double with gates on port & starboard sides
Pulpit: Yes, stainless steel
Aft Pulpit: Yes, stainless steel
Number of Anchors: Two forward, spare aft.
Type of Anchors: 45 lb. & 35 lb. CQR
Chain Size: 5/16"
Amount of Chain: 250'
Rope Size: 3/4"
Anchor Windlass: Lofrans Tigres 12 volt
Anchor Roller: Two at the bow, one at the stern
Comments: Two CQR anchors are mounted and ready for deployment at the bow. There is a horizontal shaft “Lofrans” windlass at the foredeck with water proof deck activationbutton.
Lighting System: 12 volt DC and 120 volt AC
Power Source: Batteries, alternator, shore cord, solar panel
Solar Panel: Renogy 150 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel
No/Type Batteries: (3) Group # 31, all AGM (absorbed gas mat)
Type of Wire: Copper strand
Master Disconnect Switch: Circuit breaker for AC, 3 way Cole Herse for DC
Galley Equipment & Water Tanks
Refrigeration: 2 ice boxes with 12 volt compressor by Nova Kool
Stove: 3 burner with oven by Gas Systems
Solenoid Switch: Yes
Fuel Tank: (1) steel dated 8-2015, (1) aluminum dated 5-2007
Location: Foredeck locker
Water Tanks: Three stainless steel
Total Capacity: 100 gallons reported
Location: Main bilge and below prop shaft
Comments: Galley is equipped with a “Gas Systems” 3 burner stove with oven, fueled by propane. There is a single working aluminum fuel tank that is equipped with a pressure regulator and safety solenoid. There is a second steel tank. There is a pressure hot and cold water system with a Shurflow 3.8 gpm pump with three stainless steel water tanks. The galley is equipped with double stainless steel sinks, single faucet for pressure water and hand pumps for fresh water and salt water use.
VHF: Icom M412
Other Radio: Icom M802 Single Sideband
Auto Pilot: Robertson with B & G ram
GPS: Furuno GP 1650 color plotter
Depth Sounder: Raytheon ST 60 Tri Data with knot/log
Other Instruments: Raytheon ST 60 Wind Speed/Direction
E.P.I.R.B.: ACR 406
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.