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Old 04-01-2007, 18:50   #1
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Hans Christian Yachts?

I stumbled upon Hans Christian yachts whilst looking through yachtworld a few days ago. Does anyone have any insight, views or personal experience with them, particularly in view of blue water cruising and liveaboard suitability?
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Old 04-01-2007, 18:55   #2
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The closest you can get to a wood boat, without having a wood boat. I think they are great. We have an member here, Michael, who has made a circumnavigation solo on a 43. I will see if I can encourage him to get on and make a comment or two.
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Hans Christians are great sea boats. Good sturdy passage makers. Had a friend deliver one 43 from Saipan to Honolulu a few years back. Only had one cleat pull out due to vertical force overload. Saipan to Honolulu is an upwind sail so it took them quite a time into heavy weather. They always felt safe.
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We've got pals with a 45 - lovely little ship feel to the yacht when underway and lots of character in the appearance. Not the fastest boat around - but certainly one of the prettiest.
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We had a Lord Nelson 35 which was designed by a former Hans dealer and several of his friends. Long story short, they got cut off when they suggested improvements to the HC33. Have a look for either a 35 or a 41.

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