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Hans Christian Yachts started building sailboats in the early 1970’s from its factory in Taiwan.   The combination of German craftmanship and technology, along with low labor costs in Taiwan, the abundance of teak, made the Hans Christian 33 a real beauty, with traditional and classic looks and gorgeous teak interiors.  The Hans Christian 33 is a displacement boat with full keel, of sturdy construction built for ocean going.  Contemporaries of the Hans Christian 33 are the Cheoy Lee and the Panda sailboats.

LOA: 41′ 0″ (including bowsprit)
LOD: 32″ 9″
LWL: 29′ 2″
Beam: 11′ 8″
Draft: 5′ 6″
Displacement: 18,500 lbs.**
Ballast: 6800 lbs. (cast iron encapsulated)

Fuel: 80 US Gal.
Water: 90 US Gal.
Holding: 15 US Gal.

Designer: Harwood Ives
Builder: Hansa Yachts Und Shifbau / Shin Fa Industries / Andersen Yachts Ltd. / Pantawee Marine Ltd.
Year Introduced: 1980
Total Built: 155


Hans Christian 33

By Jack Hornor

Revised by BoatUS editors in October 2012

There are some boats, of which the Hans Christian 33 is one, that people simply walk by at a boat show or their local marina and remark, “Now that’s a bluewater cruiser.” So, is a bluewater cruiser simply a style that conjures up a feeling of adventure and far-off cruising destinations, or are there actual features that define this class of vessel? The truth is, it’s a little bit of both.



Hans Christian 33 Traditional

Author: W. L.

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 HC33 is a heavy displacement double-ender, solid and seaworthy. She oozes the traditional feel with extensive use of teak inside and out.



Spotlight: Hans Christian yachts

The Hans Christian cruising yachts are back, with the first of the newly built models sailing to Melbourne soon

A fairytale romance

They don’t build boats like that anymore, right? Well, think again. Those gorgeous double-ended Hans Christian cruising yachts, whose timeless lines conjure romantic images of bygone sailing days, are back in production thanks to a fanatic and romantic resurrecting the marque using the same specifications, time-honoured boatbuilding methods and highly skilled craftsmen who cut their teeth on earlier Hans Christians.


Hans Christian 33 drawing on sailboatdata.com


Hans Christian Owners Website


Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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