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Hans Christian 33

A Nautical Marvel

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She's a sturdy one, built for the open seas, and has seen her fair share of horizons.

When it comes to luxury yachts, the Hans Christian 33 model isn’t just a name; it’s a benchmark. It encapsulates the finest aspects of yachting, combining classic design with impeccable craftsmanship. Let’s anchor our focus on this sea marvel and chart its distinguishing features.

Hans Christian 33: A Reliable Old Dame of the Seas

The Hans Christian 33, also known as the Hans Christian 33 Traditional and the Traditional 33, is a Taiwanese sailboat designed by Harwood Ives. She first graced the waters in 1980, and since then, 168 of her kind have been built. This design is an evolution of the Hans Christian 38 and 42, and she’s been built by several shipyards over the years, including Hans Christian Yachts, Hansa Yachts Und Shifbau, and Shing Fa Boatbuilding Company, to name a few.

Technical Specs:

The Hans Christian 33 is not just about luxury. It offers a smooth sailing experience, even in the choppiest of waters. Thanks to its sturdy build and simple but durable propulsion system.

  • Displacement: 19,000 lb (8,618 kg)
  • Draft: 5.50 ft (1.68 m)
  • Hull Type: Monohull, made of Fiberglass
  • LOA (Length Overall): 33.75 ft (10.29 m)
  • LWL (Length Waterline): 29.17 ft (8.89 m)
  • Beam: 11.67 ft (3.56 m)
  • Engine: Yanmar diesel engine
  • Keel/Board Type: Long keel
  • Rig Type: Bermuda rig with a Cutter rigged sloop
  • Total Sail Area: 599.70 sq ft (55.714 m2)

She’s a recreational keelboat, predominantly made of fiberglass with some fine wood trim. With a cutter rig, a spooned raked stern, and a bulbous rounded transom, she’s a sight to behold. The Hans Christian 33 has a keel-mounted rudder controlled by a wheel, an optional bowsprit, and a fixed long keel. She’s powered by a Japanese Yanmar diesel engine, which is quite simple to maintenance and can making long voyages a breeze.

Below deck, she offers unconventional accommodations, with a double Pullman berth aft on the starboard side and another forward on the port side. The galley is conveniently located on the port side, just aft of the dinette table. The boat makes extensive use of teak above decks and mahogany below, giving her that classic, timeless look wher every inch resonates with grandeur.

A Sailor's Perspective:

 Having sailed her, I can tell you she’s seakindly, without the tendency to bounce or bob over waves. She’s not the fastest dame on the water (but that’s what we don’t expect from the ladies, right?), but she’s reliable. The Hans Christian 33 is a stout, safe, and comfortable bluewater cruiser. But, like any old dame, she requires some maintenance, especially if you want to keep her teak decks and wooden elements in Bristol fashion.

In my opinion, I’ve come across many vessels, but the HC 33 holds a special place in my heart. Small but brave. She’s not just a boat; she’s a trusted companion on the open seas. So, if you’re looking for a reliable, classic sailboat that has stood the test of time, the Hans Christian 33 might just be the one for you. Safe sailing, mate.   ?‍☠️?

Here are some selling offers for the Hans Christian 33 yacht:

Hans Christian 33

1986 Hans Christian 33

  • 1986 Hans Christian 33

    Low hours on the engine
    New fridge compressor
    New navigation equipment
    Mast & Boom painted


33.75 FT (10.29 M)




Sleeps: 6, 3 berths


$ 89,000

SY Dragonquest sailing from FLorida do Maryland


48 FT / 14.63M




6 in 3 cabins


$ 129,000

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What is unique about the Hans Christian Yacht HC33 model?

The HC33 is renowned for its classic design, exceptional craftsmanship, and superior seaworthiness. It combines traditional aesthetics with modern technology, offering a perfect blend of comfort, durability, and performance. Its full keel design ensures stability and safety in all sea conditions, making it an ideal choice for long-distance cruising and liveaboard sailors.

What are the key specifications of the HC33?

The HC33 typically features a length overall (LOA) of 33 feet, a beam of approximately 11 feet, and a draft of around 5 feet 6 inches. It is equipped with a reliable diesel engine, a spacious cockpit, and a comfortable interior layout designed for long voyages. Please note, specifications can vary by model year, so we recommend checking the specific details for each yacht.

How many berths does the HC33 have?

The HC33 model is designed to comfortably accommodate up to 4-6 people, with a master cabin and additional berths in the salon area. The interior layout maximizes space and comfort, making it ideal for families or couples seeking adventure on the high seas.

What sailing capabilities does the HC33 offer?

The HC33 is admired for its sturdy construction and excellent sailing performance in a wide range of conditions. Its full keel and heavy displacement contribute to a smooth and stable ride, while its sail plan is designed for easy handling and efficiency. Whether you’re navigating coastal waters or undertaking an ocean crossing, the HC33 is capable and reliable.

Can the HC33 be customized?

Yes, there are a range of customization options for the HC33 to meet the specific needs and preferences of our clients. From interior finishes and layout adjustments to rigging and electronics upgrades, our team works closely with each buyer to create their perfect yacht.

What is the process for purchasing an HC33?

The process begins with a consultation to discuss your needs and preferences, followed by a review of available inventory or the customization options for a new build. Once you’ve selected your yacht, we’ll guide you through the purchase process, including financing options, insurance, and preparation for delivery.

How do I maintain my HC33?

We provide comprehensive maintenance guidelines and support for all Hans Christian Yachts. Regular maintenance tasks include hull and deck inspections, engine and systems checks, and sail and rigging care. We also recommend professional servicing at recommended intervals to ensure your yacht remains in top condition. Just ask 🙂

Is there a community or support network for HC33 owners?

Yes, we have a vibrant community of Hans Christian Yacht owners who share advice, experiences, and organize meet-ups. New HC33 owners are encouraged to join our community to connect with fellow enthusiasts and access a wealth of knowledge and support.

How does the HC33 perform in heavy weather?

The HC33 is built to handle heavy weather with confidence. Its solid construction, full keel design, and balanced sail plan provide stability and control in challenging conditions. Owners report excellent performance and comfort in a variety of weather scenarios.

Where can I see an HC33 in person?

To view an HC33, please contact us to arrange a visit with one of yacht broker. We can also connect you with current owners willing to share their experiences and show their yachts.