SHE IS SPECTACULAR!!!!!
Blue Water Boats writes, “Built like a tank and laden with teak, the Hans Christian 38 Traditional (sometimes known as the 38T) is a heavy displacement double-ender that oozes the classic feel of a bygone age. ...It traces its origins back to the work of Colin Archer,” the noted Norwegian naval architect and shipbuilder whose legendary boat designs inspired “the demand for the salty Scandinavian double-ended styling.”
“The Hans Christian 38T is beautiful visually and incredibly seaworthy with many circumnavigations under her belt. Owners love their live-aboard comfort and “Cadillac ride.” Due to her solidly constructed 26,500 pound hull which incorporate 9,800 pounds of lead encapsulated 6 feet down in the hull, she is stable, sea-kindly and dry with no bobbing or banging around, even in the rough stuff.
“Above the waterline, the styling is classic Hans Christian; a long bowsprit, a springy sheerline, and rounded canoe stern with large dollops of teak all over. Below the waterline you’ll find a heavy displacement hull with very rounded sections, a full keel with a forefoot cutaway and a big “barn door” rudder…. They are solid boats overbuilt to cruise in safety and comfort.”
This blue-water cutter is unquestionably the strongest, best constructed and finished boat in its class. Designed by American Harwood Ives, built by Chinese boat builders in Taiwan under the supervision of German engineers, finished by Chinese craftsman carpenters, and outfitted with all-American built hardware, this boat combines the best of all worlds.
Even a boat as well built as the Hans Christian 38T has some inherent problems that, with age, need to be addressed. In the case of Windfall, which has been maintained immaculately, these issues have been addressed and corrected.
The Perfect Family Weekender
When folks think of Hans Christian, they mostly think about its pedigree as an off shore sailboat, but for us, it was the perfect family weekender. We moved from a smaller boat to Windfall when our two kids got to the age when they would only come along if they could each bring a friend. Its large bimini shaded cockpit provides comfortable seating for six or seven adults, and its spacious deck for even more (the kids would hang out on the bow). Sleeping compartments at bow and stern make for plenty of privacy.
Its hand crafted teak interior is like fine furniture. Features like an odor-free Vacu-flush toilet, tile shower, air conditioner and heater, generous queen sized sleeping accommodations, custom comfort mattress, fold-away flat screen TV, inverter to provide 110v power at anchor, full galley with three burner gas stove, oven and microwave and much more make it a home away from home.
Windfall is a classic whose exterior lines, wood finish and bright work will make her the most beautiful boat where ever you might take her. Her interior creature comforts make spending a weekend or a week on the boat with another couple or kids or just yourselves feel more like staying at a luxury resort than camping out. Her cutter rig and roller furling make her easy to sail and her sea-kindly ride provides a smooth, comfortable sail in any sea or weather. She is truly the perfect family weekender.
Stern Pulpit (Boomkin)
List of Important Upgrades
Sails and Rigging
Hull and Ground Tackle
Aft double cabin
Head and Shower
Potable Water System
Black Water System
The Hans Christian 38T, designed by American Harwood Ives, built in Taiwan by Shin Fa Industries Yachts in Taiwan using Chinese carpenters under the supervision of German engineers, has the reputation of one of the most solid boats ever build. Its hull is hand laminated fiberglass using polyester resin with strand mat and woven roving. The thick laminate schedule general consists of up to 24 layers of 24 oz. woven roving and 1.5 oz. mat. The deck and cabin top are cored. There is a 9,800 lb cast lead ballast fiber glassed into the keel.
LOA: 47 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 6 in
LOA: 37 ft 11 in
LWL: 33 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Ballast: 9,800 lbs
Displacement: 26,500 lbs
Hull Speed (Theoretical) – 7.69 kt.
Hull Speed Actual – 8.1 kt.