We’re unabashed suckers for these double ended Hans Christians, and this one, a 1982 HC 43, shows just why they’re so special. These are true world cruising yachts, and MINHAL has been there and done just exactly that. Having completed a circumnavigation, she’s been cruising the coast of Maine for the last decade, while being continuously upgraded and well maintained by her owners.
Hans Christians are well known for their sturdy construction. With a heavy-molded reinforced solid fiberglass hull and molded fiberglass deck with sandwich core insulated construction, they’re rigid and well insulated. All scantlings and lay-up are in excess of Lloyds of London specifications.
Her accommodations are designed for comfort on long passages. She sleeps seven with three private cabins, two doubles and a single, plus the pilot berth and pullout berth in the main salon. Six beds can be left made-up with a seventh on the pull-out. The interior is beautifully finished in solid teak with a satin finish varnish. Locker doors are either louvered or raised panel and the overhead is a white painted v-groove.
She comes equipped with a suite of Lee Sails from 2012, new chainplates and standing rigging as of 2011, new halyards in the same year, and Maxwell bronze self-tailing winches. Her teak decks were refurbished with repairs and recaulking in 2009.
Other mechanical features include Sea Frost refrigeration, a 12V Ideal windlass, and pressurized hot and cold water.
If you, like us, love the salty and timeless characteristics of these Hans Christians, MINHAL is certainly worth a good look. No matter how you feel about the radical royal blue interior fabric! She’s listed by Morris Yachts for $115,000 in Maine.