Hanse 430E

AU $275,000
Pre-Purchase Inspection
43' 8" - 13.30m
Vessel Location
Port Hacking, NSW
Launch Year
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP epoxy hand laid post-cured prepreg cloth with structural inner moulding.

'Kite Runner' is a 2008 Hanse 430e exclusively listed for sale with YOTI on Sydney's Port Hacking. This is a beautiful example of the Hanse 430e, designed by Judel/Vrolijk & Co. It's clear from the design, the tall rig and the materials selected for construction that this elegant yacht is performance oriented.

Kite Runner was built with the advantages of epoxy; lighter weight, greater strength, and imperviousness to osmotic blistering. This was an expensive option for the 430e version built of hand-laid glass with coring above the waterline and in the deck. This epoxy version is built of post-cured prepreg cloth with a Core-cell foam core in the hull not balsa like many of the others.

Upon boarding, one is immediately struck by the meticulous care and attention invested by the current owners, evident in the boat's excellent condition - from the highly polished hull to the well-maintained teak decks, beautifully presented interior.

The wide cockpit accommodates crews of various sizes. It's easy to move around the deck, thanks to low coamings, secure footing, and covered lines leading from the mast to the cockpit. The open transom makes loading and unloading people and gear to a dock or dinghy simple. Kite Runner has been fitted with an end-boom German main sheeting via a new Harken windward traveler system which greatly improves her sailing performance allowing mainsheet control from both helm positions. Importantly, the traveler is easily removed and the mainsheet re-led back to the coach roof for cruise mode. Equally the cockpit table can be installed.

Descending below decks reveals the sylishly crafted and presented interior. This owners' version features a three-cabin, two-head layout, spacious galley, twin seats with navigation area to port, and a large U-shaped settee to starboard. The forward owners' cabin boasts an oversized double berth with an ensuite, while twin cabins aft share the other sizable head. Both heads have separate shower stalls. The yacht is powered by a near new (2022) Yanmar 57 HP engine with low engine hours, complemented by a Max Power bow thruster. She has had her skin fittings and seacocks recently replaced throughout, along with new rudder bearings.

The Hanse 430 has a distinctly modern interior finish. Cabinetry is flush-surfaced and precisely fitted, and the grabrails outboard of the seats blend neatly into the. While this boat is unquestionably strong and seaworthy enough to cross oceans, the interior makes it clear that its main mission is stylish cruising.
On deck, Kite Runner's decks are clutter-free, boasting flush set hatches, and all working lines run aft to the cockpit. The sail wardrobe includes a carbon mainsail (2022), furling carbon genoa (2021), North Gennaker (with a sock), Code 0 on its own furler, and two downwind symmetrical spinnakers and a North storm jib (unused). In addition, a modern Dacron Mainsail (2017) and self-tacking jib (2017) make cruising and deliveries a calm and enjoyable experience. The jib also doubles as a #3 headsail for racing.

In the words of her owners, "As experienced yachties we looked far and wide before settling on Kite Runner. For us she ticked all the boxes with a wide open cockpit served with an electric winch that is designed to satisfy any halyard or sheet needed. The bow thruster makes docking easy. Downstairs she provides every home comfort with large cabins with roomy bunk space. A modern smart 12v TV in the main cabin for those late night movies. The two bathrooms have separate shower stalls with electric heads and room to change. The galley has a huge side and top door fridge/freezer and new Eno gas appliance which was end to end installed to meet the current standards. The saloon is spacious with a large smart 12v TV and modern entertainment system which is neatly networked in with yachts navigation system via Wifi, Bluetooth and NMEA 2000.

Her strength lays in her sailing prowess. Kite Runner is strong, safe and fast (Ocean A rated). Cruising she just gobbles up the miles comfortably and when club racing or at the occasional regatta she is a show pony, always at the pointy end of the fleet with her tall mast and impressive sail wardrobe she can hold her own on any stage. "

Recent sails, rigging, instruments, and engine mean all those very expensive components are covered for years to come. Freshly polished, Kite Runner is primed for further blue water exploration, luxurious coastal cruising or club racing.

If you seek an exceptional 43-ft cruising yacht, small enough for two yet spacious enough for family and friends, contact Peter Mactier for additional information and to schedule an inspection on Sydney's beautiful Port Hacking.

AU $275,000   
Vessel Name
Kite Runner
Boat Reference
Kite Runner
Launch Year
43' 8" - 13.30m
Keel / Ballast
Fin Keel with Lead Ballast. S/S keel bolts with large backing plates.
Vessel Location
Port Hacking, Nsw
New South Wales
Judel / Vrolijk & Co
Hanse Yachts, Germany
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP epoxy hand laid post-cured prepreg cloth with structural inner moulding.
Decks Material
Teak over Epoxy with Core-cell core, with teak decks to cockpit, side decks and foredeck.
Yanmar 4JH5E (new 2022). 12V 125Amp alternator. Twin Stainless Steel steering wheels wrapped in leather. Aluminium rudder stock, emergency tiller. New rudder bearings and gaitor fitted 2021.
Engine Make
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
190 approx.
Flex-O-Fold 4 blade Folding Prop.
MaxPower Bowthruster.
Sirocco 2.2 Super Lite Inflatable Tender (2017).
Honda 2hp four stroke air cooled. Pushpit outboard engine bracket.
Spray Dodger, Bimini and link sheet, Mainsail Boom bag with lazy jacks, hatch covers (2017), Winch covers & cockpit shade panels (2020). Covers for wheels, cockpit table, companionway, winches and all deck hatches.
Sleeps 7 in 3 double cabins plus saloon. Master cabin forward with central double berth, hanging locker and further storage. Mattress with Anti condensation matting and memory foam mattress topper. Ensuite with separate shower, hand basin and electric WC, various storage. Twin aft cabin with doubles, hanging locker plus further storage. Saloon access to the head with separate shower, hand basin and electric WC. Plus lee cloth between berths matting. Spacious saloon with seating around table to starboard. Large Table with horseshoe seating which enables a single berth, with lee cloth on starboard side. Further seating to port, including sliding navigation station. Dressed woodwork and timber laminate floorboards.
7 (including convertible saloon).
Fresh Water Hot/Cold showers to both heads & Cockpit Shower.
2 x Electric Head, both with Holding tanks.
Flatscreen Engalon 32" Smart TV (12v) in saloon bulkhead and Flatscreen Engalon Smart TV (12v) both serviced by the masthead TV aerial. FUSION HIFI with Wi-Fi NMEA2000 and Bluetooth connectivity to Chartplotter, mobile phone and other devices. Saloon and cockpit speakers.
Electric fans in owners cabin and stern cabins.
L Shaped Galley to starboard with black stone laminated worktop.
Twin stainless steel sinks with pressured water.
Eno gas stove & oven professionally installed with completely new gas piping and two stage regulators, then recertified to meet AGA Gas Standards in 2023.
12V Front & Top Opening Fridge incl. Freezer compartment.
ENO 1423 stove s/steel gimballed 2 burner hob, thermostatic oven open sea.
Hot Water
Isotemp Electric water heater + heat exchanger from engine. 240V power supply from shore power.
Ground Tackle
Electric Anchor windlass + chain and bow control handset.
Lewmar Delta 20kg anchor with 50m 10mm galvanised chain plus 10m warp. 20.4kg plough secondary anchor plus 5m 10mm chain & 50m warp.
Safety Gear
EPIRB in companionway (exp 2027), Danbuoy, MOB retrieval, 6 off 150N Auto PFD. 3 off Fire extinguishers in saloon main and aft cabins. Fire blanket in Galley. Jackstays for side decks. Lee sheets on all bunks.
Bilge Pumps
1 x Electric & 1 x Manual bilge pumps.
Batteries: 3 x Varta 12V 95Ah house batteries 2017,1 x Optima start battery 750 CCA 55Ah. Emergency parallel switch.
Victron (BMV Smart battery monitor) 240V Shore Power and cable. 12V TV antenna splitter to masthead antenna. 400W Solar mounted to bimini. Victron Smart charge controller (Bluetooth controlled via app). USB charging points: 4 in Saloon, 2 in main cabin, 1 in each aft cabin.
LED Cabin Lighting throughout including lights fitted to bimini. LED reading lights in cabins.
Interior lighting. LED Navigation lights, plus anchor light and steaming lights.
Electronics / Navigation
Simrad NSX 16 EVO 3 Chartplotter (2017) in centre of cockpit. Screen mirroring to phone/iPad via Wi-Fi & Link app. 2 x Simrad IS20 multi-displays on mast bracket. 3 x Simrad multi-displays in cockpit. 1 x B&G multi-display in cockpit. Simrad IS20 wind instrument on mast bracket. Simrad Auto-pilot with AP24 control at helm. Compass at helm.
ICOM M330GE DSC VHF (March 23) w/ speaker switched in the cockpit. AIS Class B Transponder.
Sail Inventory
Carbon mainsail Ian Short Sails with Harken Windward Traveller car (new '22). Single Line 2 Reefs, all controlled from the cockpit. Cruising mainsail Ian Short 2017. North Assy Gennaker (A2) with sock, Code 0 Ian Short Sails with a furlex removable, continuous line furler. 2 x Symmetrical spinnakers (1 x masthead, 1 x fractional). Self Tacking Jib (new'17) Ian Short Sails. Carbon Genoa (new '21) Ian Short Sails. North Storm jib (unused). Facnor Genoa furler.
Mast / Rigging
Sparcraft Anodized aluminium mast decked stepped. Sparcraft anodized aluminium boom new 2023.
Twin swept 9/10 fractional rig. 2 steps at deck level on mast. Stainless Steel Wire Rigging all replaced 2017. All running rigging lead back to cockpit. Running rigging regularly updated. Spinnaker Pole on mast mounted track for easy storage. Lewmar genoa tracks and cars pin stoppable. Boom brake and lines rigged to boom returning to coach house clutch. One flag Halyard.
Deck Gear
Andersen Winches - 2 x Primary, Lewmar 3 x Halyard / x + Lewmar 1 x Electric coachroof winch. Spinlock Rope Jammers. Harken Windward Traveler system installed by current owner is set up so it may be easily removed and the original mainsheet configuration was with centre-boom sheeting to the mainsheet winch from the coach house can easily be retrofitted for convenience of cruising if preferred.
The folding cockpit table has had its stainless steel metalwork modified to allow it to be removed allowing a more open plan cockpit, but this can be easily be reassembled if required. This upgrade was designed so the table can be in/out very easily. S/steel swimming ladder. Side Boarding gates. Cockpit Cushions. Boathook. Fenders and warps. Deck wash. Rope bags in cockpit. Extensive spares for engine, sails and rigging. Keel and rudder inspection March 2023.
Altex No. 5 applied (2 coats applied and three on leading edges), Propspeed applied to sail drive and Prop, Mar 2023.

Peter Mactier
The Quays Marina,
1856 Pittwater Road
Church Point NSW Australia

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