|The Hans Christian 43 Christina represents the final word in high quality, heavy duty go anywhere cruising yachts that came out of the Far East at the end of the 20th century.
As a 1999 model, Ideal 1 is reported to be the very last of these incredible cruising yachts built in Thailand before production costs made them unaffordable for the general public. To replace this boat with a similar model today would likely cost upwards of $900k!
The story behind the Christina model is best described by Hans Christian guru Craig Beck who was for many years one of the two main importers of these yachts for the American market. He described the boat thus:
"The project started in 1984. A total of 34 boats of this model were built. The designer, Scott Sprague designed this series of yachts to produce superior cruising speed and a stiff sailing yacht, due to the faster turn of the hull which presents a hard shoulder to leeward, with good weatherly performance for a medium displacement yacht. The long cord fin and the ½ skeg rudder provide excellent tracking, along with great maneuverability and a light helm. The interior of these yachts are a testament to the legendary craftsmanship of the Hans Christian yachts and truly a masterpiece to be seen. The Christina 43 deck layout was designed with safety and manageability in mind. This produced a yacht that is the epitome of what a proper cruising yacht should be. "
Ideal 1s sail plan is easily managed by just one person and with her double roller furling headsails, large self-tailing winches and rigid vang, reefing is a breeze.
Her cockpit is quite well protected and features and heavy duty offshore dodger with optically clear isinglass windows and substantial boom gallows for when the main is furled or when the trysail is hoisted on its separate track.
She features a full complement of recent Raymarine electronics including radar on a substantial stern arch, AIS, charter plotter and all the usual things like AWS, depth and speed logs and autopilot, all 2010 or newer. She has dockside air conditioning and a washer a dryer as well as flat screen TV and DVD player so you will not be roughing it aboard Ideal 1. Her stereo system is recent and ipod ready and her sumptuous interior will give you great pleasure as you entertain or just relax below.
Ideal 1 has been lovingly maintained by her careful and meticulous owners and is in very good overall condition. She has recently had all of her standing rigging replaced and her cruising gear is in top notch condition. This fine vessel would be an excellent choice for anyone wishing a relatively young and super well-made cruiser capable of taking you anywhere in the world in safety and comfort.
||43' 0" - 13.11m|
||Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands|
||North America and Caribbean|
||Hans Christian, Anderson|
||Fibreglass/GRP Dark blue|
o Fuel manifold for tank selection
o Racor fuel filter on engine
o 100 hr oil change or each year - whichever comes first
o Air conditioning
o (3) Portable fire extinguishers
o Shaft shark line and weed cutter
o Christina 43 shield (decorative brass plate)
o ½ Skeg, heavily reinforced rudder - with overlapped deep bonding and metal webbing to reinforce the upper section. Bottom 1/3rd is designed to break away if contacted by an object that would tear off a normal rudder - ability to get to rudder rebuilt
||O Avon 310 RIB inflatable dinghy|
||O 15 HP Yamaha, 2 stroke outboard engine|
||(2 Cabin /2 Head)
Hand crafted teak throughout. Cabin sole is teak and holly. Overheads are fiberglass molded sections. Upholstery is patterned with different tones of blue and yellow flecks.
Most forward via the head is the anchor locker. The head includes a toilet, shower with vanity, mirrors and extra storage areas. Aft of the forward head is a large double pullman berth to port with drawers and storage below. There is a hanging locker and clothes washer/dryer to starboard.
Aft of the forward cabin in the main salon is the dining area to port with a U shaped settee surrounding the rigid teak dining table. Opposite to starboard is an additional settee with storage under and behind. The settee also pulls out to a double bunk if required. There are shelved units and cupboards line the outboard above both settees. Aft of the dining area to port is the semi-U-shaped galley. There is dual countertop space fore and aft of the sinks and stove, where the fridge and freezer units are located below. Opposite the galley to starboard is the navigation station with separate pedestal seating and drawers for storage. Further aft of the navigation station is the aft head.
Opposite the companion way steps is the entrance to the aft cabin to port. The aft cabin has a double berth with a teak privacy door. There is a hanging locker with additional storage.
||O (2) Interior showers|
||O (2) Electric heads with Y valves|
||O Comb-O-Matic clothes washer and dryer
o Cabin fans
o Mascerator pump for holding tank
o Manual water
o Double stainless steel sinks
o Hot/cold pressurized fresh water
o Water pressure inlet for city water use
||O Fridge/freezer with (2) compartments and (2) plates (3 1/2" high density foam insulation) - compressors - new 2014|
||O Force 10 stainless steel, propane, 3 burner stove with broiler|
||O Spectra 400 Newport water maker|
|Hot Water System
||O 6 Gals Callifore water heater with engine or 110 Volt heating element|
||O 45 lbs CQR primary anchor with 250' of 3/8" chain
o Fortress FX23 secondary anchor with chain and rode
o Dual anchor roller with hawse pipes
||O Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
o Custom stainless steel stern rail
||O Kubota EL300-E-AR-1 (last oil change 80 hrs)
o Tank tender fuel gauge
o Generator and engine instruments
o Remote water maker control panel
o 12 Volt, 30 Amp shore power cord
o 110 Volt inlet
o Television/cable inlet
|O Raymarine C-97 chart plotter/digital radar/Tri sonar/fish finder/depth sounder - new 2015
o Raytheon ST60 WIND direction and speed - new 2010
o Raytheon ST60 speed and distance logs - new 2010
o Raytheon ST60 Depth sounder - new 2010
o Raymarine ST6001+ autopilot - new 2010
o Garmin GPS128 chart plotter
o Wheems & Plath clock
o Sirius radio
o EPRIB with new batteries
o Standard Horizon Matrix AIS GX2100 primary VHF radio with Ram mic - new 2013
o ICOM IC-M802 SSB radio with Installed back stay for SSB Radio
o ICOM ICM59 secondary VHF radio
o Horizon IC-M59 VHF spare marine radio - installed; not currently used
o Alpine CDE-141 radio/CD/Ipod receiver - new 2014
o Multiple speaker system - Ipod ready
o Dyna plate grounding system - new 2010
o 12 Volt TView - TRP 190 flat screen monitor - new 2010
||O I = 50.5'
o J = 81.8'
o P = 46.7'
o E = 14.7'
o Total sail area = 893.7 sq ft
o Fore sail = 550.45 sq ft
o Main sail 343.25 sq ft
o SA/Displacement ratio: 14.40
o Main sail with sliders in mast and boom
o (2) Roller furling head sails
o Storm tri-sail
o Asymmetrical spinnaker
|Mast / Rigging
||O Ballenger anodized and painted spar mast
o Ballenger anodized and painted boom
o Stainless steel standing rigging with Noresman terminal ends
o Vang Master rigid boom vang
o Spinnaker pole
o Spare main and jib halyards
o Mast pin rails with belaying pins for hanging lines and safety for heavy seas
o Profurl roller furler for head sail
o Harken roller furler for stay sail
o Lewmar winches:
o (2) 54 self-tailing
o (4) 44 self-tailing
o (2) 40 self-tailing
||O Muir Cheetah anchor windlass - 2200 lbs pull
o Dorade vent with safety rails
o (2) Propane tanks
o Ventilated locker
o Interior and exterior LED lighting
o Running lights
o Double lifelines and aft gates
o Transom boarding ladder
o Custom stainless steel radar arch
o Cockpit flood lights on arch
o Dodger with Eisen glass and screens - new 2015
o Cabin side windows are ½ polyester material with cast bronze frames to assure water tight integrity
o Side panels where ports are, covered in white laminate
o Stainless steel pin rails
o Outboard engine davit lift
o Opening metal frame hatches and ports
o Magma rail mount barbeque grill