43' Hans Christian 43T 1985

Jacksonville, FL


The Hans Christian is one of the consummate blue water cruisers. This Hans Christian is a 1985 43' traditional cutter rig. GRACE is a proven, ocean-going vessel and is ready to go anywhere in style and grace.  Always among, if not the prettiest boat in the harbor, her ride in heavy seas is more comfortable than almost any boat afloat. The teak work and joinery are second to none. GRACE is drop dead gorgeous--inside and out.  A must see!  


Sails and Rigging
  • New running rigging in 2004
  • Chainplates removed, reworked, and rebedded in 2012; recaulked 2019
  • New Mainsail 2011 ( 408. 75 sq. ft. -4 full battens -9 oz. Dacron -ACE Sail makers, East Lyme,Connecticut)
  • New Lazy Jacks 2011
  • Strong® Sail Track System installed 2011 with New Mainsail.
  • Yankee (140 cruising genoa made of CXP7 material) 588 sq. ft.
    (New 2009 -made by UK Halsey Sailmakers, Mystic, CT USA) on bow sprit with Pro Furl 42
  • Boomed self-tacking jib
  • 2 spinnaker sails (good condition, one in spinnaker sock)
  • Spinnaker pole on mast with reaching strut.
  • 2 Barient 32 self-tailing primary cockpit winches (serviced/rebuilt 2008)
  • 2 Barient 27 self-tailing in cockpit port and starboard of companionway
  • 2 Barient winches on mast
Navigation and Entertainment
  • Raymarine Depth/Speed/Distance/Temp unit mounted over companionway (New 2010)
  • Raymarine ST-6002 AutoPilot (New 2016)
  • Tri-Lens Radar Reflector mounted on mast (New 2004)
  • ICOM M506 VHF radio at Nav Station, integrated with GPS and DSC (New 2014)
  • Nav lights on deck and tricolor on masthead along with anchor light and
    steaming light (anchor light and new tricolor on masthead with LEDs New in 2015)
  • LED Spreader lights, port and starboard (New 2015)
  • lCOM second Mic setup at the Helm (New 2016)
  • Hector Depth Monitor by B&G mounted at Nav Station
  • Garmin 128 12 channel GPS mounted at Nav Station (not serviceable)
  • B&G depth, speed/log mounted in cockpit over companionway
  • Fusion Bluetooth Stereo with speakers in main saloon
Interior Accommodations
  • Large offset double berth in the owner's stateroom forward, which also includes an upholstered seat, chest of drawers, and hanging locker. There is shelf space, two opening ports, an opening hatch, and a 110V outlet. Storage under berth.
  • There are two separate aft cabins that are fully enclosed. The port cabin has a large double berth, 3 opening ports, lights, a hanging locker, an upholstered seat and storage. The starboard berth is somewhat smaller but can still accommodate 2 people. It has a hanging locker and storage as well as 2 opening ports and lighting.
  • Head (New 2010) with a separate shower stall (New fixtures 2010) is located just alt of forward stateroom to port (marble countertop) with another hanging locker to starboard across from the head.
  • The main saloon is very roomy with comfortable settees, port and starboard, that will seat 10 around a large dining table with fold-down leaf. The dining table can be raised allowing a double berth to be pulled out on the starboard settee and still allow passage through the salon.
  • Large 'butterfly' hatch that opens on port and starboard and provides tremendous light and ventilation below. Butterfly hatch has screen doors.
  • The galley is located aft of the main salon to port and has extensive storage with double SS deep sinks, hot and cold pressure water (New water heater in 2012), hand pumps, brass fixtures, marble countertops, refrigeration (New in 2012) New Controls in 2016, microwave in separate raised space, 3-burner propane stove and oven (New in 2010) with propane solenoid in galley, and overhead wine glass rack. Two propane tanks (New 2010) are specially fitted into forward deck locker (New plumbing, lines and fixtures in 2010.)
  • The navigation station is opposite the galley to starboard and features a navigation desk that is 5 feet long with significant storage under the desktop and in lockers below the desk. In addition to the AC/DC panel, there is a Raymarine EBO, Linked to a Raymarine E120 at the Upper Helm. All instruments are Raymarine ST-60 and St-60 Plus. There are two Raymarine instruments at the lower station, AutoPilot repeater control as well as Raymarine Multi Display. There is an ICOM M506 VHF radio w/DCS (New 2016) that is linked to the GPS for DSC calling, lat/Ion readout on screen, etc. There is a 1 l0V outline and a cigarette charger port as well as a ships clock and barometer.
  • The engine is located beneath the galley and port settee-excellent access.
  • The wood joinerwork below decks is magnificent.
  • Double SS Sinks
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Hand pumps as well (New brass hand pump for hot water in 2014)
  • Refrigerator (New Seafrost system in 2009) - fully serviced in 2014
  • Extensive storage
  • 3 burner Princess propane stove and oven (New 2009)
  • 2 10 lb. tanks custom mounted in forward deck locker (New 2004)
  • Microwave in overhead built-in cabinet
  • Par MAX III Electric Water Heater (New 2008)
  • 20 gallon plastic holding tank (New 2005)
  • High water alarm system (installed but not operating)
  • Forward fresh water tank (plastic) New in 2005
  • Raritan Head (New 2010)
  • Upgrade of all hose systems in 2003-04
  • Shower stall hardware New in 2010
Hull and Deck, Gear
  • TELSTAR performance keel
  • White hull with green cove and boot stripes
  • Modified full keel
  • Green Sunbrella sail cover (serviceable), dodger (New 2011)
  • Teak steering wheel at a bronze pinnacle which includes a lighted Ritchie Compass
  • Custom cockpit cushions
  • Plastimo Life Raft (out-of-date)
  • Four teak deck boxes
  • All bronze deck hardware
  • All bronze port lights
  • Boom gallows forward of the cockpit
  • Harken traveler forward of the cockpit
  • Four stainless steel dorade vents
  • Handhold support braces with belaying pins at each side of mast
  • Double stainless steel lifelines with port and starboard gates
  • Anchor 45Lbs CQR with all chain rode
  • A large kedge anchor (stored below deck)
  • Double anchor roller on bow pulpit
  • Lofrans' electric windlass (overhauled 2007)
  • Sampson post in bow
  • Bow deck washdown