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This Hans Christian "Christina" 43, is a blend of strong traditional elements of design combined with an updated underwater configuration which provides increased speed and much better tight quarters maneuverability than her full keel predecessors. These boats are famous for their comfort, sea worthiness and sailing ability. This is a true blue water vessel that can take you anywhere in the world you want to go.
This moderate displacement long distance performance cruiser has a luxurious handcrafted interior of warm teak for a feeling of classic cruising comfort. Hans Christian yachts carry a legendary reputation for building strong and able world cruisers. When Scott Sprague was approached to create a more modern and faster offshore cruiser for this company, he drafted the Christina series and they have proven themselves on all the world's oceans to be fast, strong, able and to have excellent upwind capabilities. She has all nonskid decks and new bottom paint done in 2021.
Solamer has three enclosed cabins. She will easily sleep 8 with two in each cabin and two more in the main salon. Her spacious interior is well laid out with a V-berth forward and two quarter cabins. The Sole is a solid teak and holly. The interior wood is teak offset by white overhead. This is a warm, comfortable and inviting interior.
The Forward Cabin is a V-berth style affair. The V-berth is 6- 7” long, comfortably sleeping two. A shelf runs the length of the berth above on the starboard side. To port is a cabinet with louvered doors. At the forward part of the cabin is a cabinet giving access to the chain locker. Under the berth you find two drawers, the hot water tank and the SS blackwater tank for the head along with the macerator pump. Just aft of the bunk on the starboard side is a large hanging locker. Overhead is an opening hatch for natural light and ventilation.
Moving aft to starboard is another large hanging locker. And to port is the large single head and separate shower. This is a good size head with an oval stainless steel sink. There is a cabinet above the head and sink. The head itself is manual with a porcelain toilet. The separate shower stall has an area where you can sit down if desired. A sump below collects the water to be pumped overboard.
Moving aft is the Main Salon. This is a very comfortable salon area. To starboard is a straight settee. To port is the salon table and large C-shaped settee. The table will easily seat up to 6 people. To port and starboard is large shelf areas above and outboard of the settees. Behind the seat backs is additional storage space. Under the seats is space for tankage. The engine rests under the aft center section of the port settee and the sink just aft of that.
The aft section containing the salon and nav table is raised with larger windows for viewing out.
Continuing aft is the navigation table set to starboard. This is easily described as a navigators dream, with ample space for navigation and it also makes for an excellent desk/office. The table has a built in swing out chair. There is a tremendous amount of storage under the lift up portion of the table itself. More than you typically see in a nav table. Offset to the left (or forward) of the seat is a additional table space with four large drawers below.
Across from the nav table on the port side is the Galley. This is a chef’s galley with room for two chefs if need. On center is a very large double stainless steel sink with pressure H/C water faucet and hand pumps for fresh and raw water. There is a shelf for storage under the sink with the engine below that. The front and top loading storage area is outboard of the sink with. The three burner gimbaled stove/oven is all the way outboard with the top loading refrigerator is just aft of the stove. A bank of 5 drawers finishes out the space directly across from the sink. There is a lot of counter space in this galley and two large cabinets above and outboard on either side of the stove.
Aft of the nav and galley is the companionway with cabins to port and starboard. Under and behind the companionway steps and under the cockpit itself, is a very large storage space, which also give access to the steering quadrant aft.
To port and starboard are two very similar quarter berths. Both berths have sliding pocket doors, very convenient use of space. Both berths have two drawers under the berths. The berths themselves are large with plenty of space for two people in each. Both berths also have an overhead locker. The port side room has a large hanging locker and a shelf forward in the cabin. The starboard room has similar sized hanging locker with a shelf with locker below.
The Hans Christian Christina marks a definite improvement in layout, with excellent use of the available below deck space. The quality of Hans Christian really comes through.
500AH Battleborn Lithium batteries (2020)
3000 Watt multiplus Inverter and charger (2020)
Victron BMV-712 Smart with 500 A smart shunt (2020)
Victron MPPT 100/50 and 100/30 running series/parallel (2020)
Victron Orion smart DC-DC charger 30 amp (2020)
Victron touch 50 Color GX. System monitor (2020)
880 watts renogy solar panels mounted with stainless hardware over bimini (2020)
Oversized electrical wiring/conductors and fusing to allow for upgraded
Trolling generator (2004), run 400 hours
100amp Balmer belt drive alternator
New 11 gallon water heater (2020)
Hot water tank heated by 120V AC, engine or Espar diesel cabin heater
New fresh water circulating pump (2021)
Rebuilt fresh water heat exchanger (2021)
New rigging form Port Townsend Rigging ( 2020 )
Standing and running rigging with spare main halyard and Jib Halyard (2020)
New running backs for staysail (2020)
Rebuilt lower spreaders by PT rigging (2020)
Barient 22 self tailing winch on mast
Genuine 44lb spade anchor with Mantus Swivel
300ft 5/16 G4 HT chain with 300ft 5/8 nylon rode (2020)
Dual Anchor roller