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
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.
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.
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.
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