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1980 Hans Christian 38T

$89,900 USD

Seller's Description

Price Reduction!!! Airfare/Survey/Haulout paid by owner at closing…on approved terms. Owner will spend 3 days with new owners

This Hans Christian 38T is in amazing condition. Full equipped and ready for sailing.

Christine and Joseph are the current caretaker of Highroad and we would like to take the opportunity to share our opinions with you…both the positive and negative…Highroad is available for your inspection and our words will describe exactly what you will see.

We purchased her in very much the same way you are seeing her today. This is not because it is a high degree of maintenance, but the quality of workmanship and materials used. It is very much one of the 1st things you notice. The quality of the boat. It’s unmistakable.

Upgrades have been tastefully done and have been installed by like minded shipwrights. Workmanship and quality are 2nd to none.

Our systems have been kept to a minimum. Our electrical room shows an attention to detail, while not perfect, pretty good overall.

We have a great setup for living off gride for as long as you have food. Our solar system has enough power for all systems and the capacity to run more.

To sail this boat is unmistakable! It doesn’t bang…you are not getting wet…the power and presence in any sea state are astonishing. One of the most comfortable safe feeling boats we have ever sailed.

That same cockpit, is also a downfall. It’s fairly small…but honestly, it’s usually just 2 people…6,4,2 rule…6 for drinks, 4 for dinner, 2 for sleeping.

The interior layout is about as good as they get. The galley doesn’t get much better…and that stove, it’s better than any house stove we’ve ever owned.

The pictures you see here is Highroad…this is exactly what you will see. Also, it smells exactly like the photos…it doesn’t. We are not looking to sell this boat but rather find the next caretaker that she can look after at sea. Builder: Anderson Yachts (Taiwan) Designer: Harwood Ives Type: Aux Cutter Engine: Isuzu 60HP Rebuilt at 3500 hrs Owner financing available

Equipment: Airfare/Survey/Haulout paid by owner at closing…on approved terms. Owner will spend 3 days with new owners 1 month off slip fee and Boat Management fee for 1 month.

Engine: Isuzu 60HP Rebuilt at 3500 hrs

LOA: 37.7 Beam: 12.2 Depth: 6 Main Engine: Izusu C240 65 HP Diesel (1995) Gearbox: Borg Warner Velvet Drive Exhaust: SStainless water Lift Muffler, Marine Hose, Fresh/Salt Water Exchanger Fuel Filter: Raycor 500 FG Engine Mounted Shaft: SS 1 1⁄2 (2017)

Ground tackle and Shore Equipment: Anchor Windlass: Lofrans 555 Mechanical Primary Anchor: CQR 45lb Stern: Danforth 22lb Dinghy: Dinghy is a 1 year old Inmar. With 8hp merc 3 years old.

Chain: 200 3/8 BBB Rode: 5/8 150 Not Rigged (Spare Chain 30 3/8BBB) OutBoard: Mercury 8HP 2 stroke (2016)

Ships Electronics and Navigation: VHF: Icom ICM 504 (2011) VHF Handheld: Icom SSB: Icom IC 710 (2011) AT 130 Tuner Depth/Speed Sounders: Navico DS200 Charts: Yes Electronic Wind/Sailing Instruments: Davis/Navico DL200 Overall Condition: Good Radar: Raymarine RD 418D GPS: Raymarine Hybrid (2012) Chartplotter: Raymarine Hybrid Compass: Ritchie Clock and Barometer: Yes Electronic Navigation Lights: 12V

Ships Steering and Equipment: Primary Steering: Pedestal with Quadrant and Stainless Steel Cables. Wind Vane: Monitor Autopilot: Simrad TP10 (2013)

Generator: Honda 2000 (2014)

Tankage Diesel 100 Gal Water 100 gallon in 3 tanks. 60/20/20. Holding 16 Gal

Other Equipment: Pressure Water: Surflo 12V Hot Water Heater: Kuuma 6 Gal (2014) Toilet: Jabsco Mechanical (2013) Fans: 3 Caframo Heater: Dickenson Bulkhead Diesel Barbecue: Magma WaterMaker: Cruise RO 20 (2014) Fridge: Isotherm (2011) Stove: Dickenson 3 Burner (2011) Heater: Espar Digital Barometer: Cross Davits : Yes


Harwood Ives
Hans Christian Yachts
Hans Christian Owners Association
# Built


Length Overall
37 8 / 11.5 m
Waterline Length
33 0 / 10.1 m
12 2 / 3.7 m
6 0 / 1.8 m
27,500 lb / 12,474 kg
9,800 lb / 4,445 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
887′² / 82.4 m²
Total Sail Area
887′² / 82.4 m²
Sail Area
343′² / 31.8 m²
44 9 / 13.7 m
15 3 / 4.7 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
545′² / 50.6 m²
49 6 / 15.1 m
22 0 / 6.7 m
Forestay Length
54 2 / 16.5 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
7.7 kn
Classic: 7.7 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

7.73 knots
Classic formula: 7.7 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
<16: under powered

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
<40: less stiff, less powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
275-350: heavy

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
40-50: heavy bluewater boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


Three versions of the HC 38 were produced though basic dimensions were similar. One version was designated the ‘Traditional Cutter’ or HANS CHRISTIAN 38T. Another version, usually referred to as the HANS CHRISTIAN 38 MKII (introduced in 1978 and built at another yard), has a slightly different hull shape, rig and interior. A few of both versions were delivered with a ketch rig.
This version has a new underbody (with separate rudder on skeg) called the ‘telstar keel’ and was introduced in 1984. (Available on HC 38T only.) See HANS CHRISTIAN 38T for more details.
Altogether, it is thought that around 210 HANS CHRISTIAN 38s were built.
Thanks to Steve Cleary for providing corrections.

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