'Heart', my Hans Christian 43T is for Sale
by owner Mike Pope

The Hans Christian 43T was conceived by ocean roving sailors for comfort, ease of handling and safety. The HC 43T is in all respects a comfortable, well proven and very sturdy cruising boat with loads of storage space and attractive looks. Despite her full keel and displacement, she's definitely not a slow boat.

Hans Christian 42 'Heart', stern to'Heart', our canoe-sterned Hans Christian 42H cutter

'Heart' has a large cozy and safe cockpit with fitted cushions. She has two double cabins, two single saloon berths, a head with independent shower stall. Varnished solid teak interior, well equipped galley and a new gimbled propane stove. Bedding, tools, spares etc included in the sale. Underwater surfaces are epoxy coated (no blisters).

Moulded as a single piece laminate of 24 layers, 5.6 tonne encapsulated ballast, cutter rig with a deck stepped single spreader mast. The deck is sandwich cored laminate for insulation and strength. Original teak decking.

We bought 'Heart' in 2013 from from her original owner from Texas. He had sailed the Pacific and the Far East in the 80’s and 90’s.

Hans Christian 42 'Heart', ashore 2The clinker tender in on the foredeck is not included in the sale

General Information

Builders: Ta Shing Yacht Building Co, Taiwan/King Dragon Yacht Industry
Design: George Stadel/Harwood Ives
Built: June 1984 (completed)
Flag/Off No: British/918982
GRP Hull: #084 HIN: XSA300438404
LOA: 14.53m (47’ 8”) LOD: 12.97m (42’ 7”)
LWL: 11.23m (36’ 10”) Beam: 3.96m (13’ 10”) Draft: 1.83m (6’ 0”)
Displacement: 15 tonnes (half loaded)
GRT Net: 18.27 tonnes Ballast: 12,300lb/5398 kg
Mast height: 50’/15.24 Above WL: 58’/17.68
Fuel: Aft tanks: 587lt Forward tank: 560lt Total: 1155lt
Prop: Kiwi prop: K4 15318 RH20.50 at 23°
Engine: Mercedes Nanni 4.240 72HP (53Kw)
Gearbox: Hurth HBW 220.2.7R, Nr.02.9719 Ratio 2.8:1
Sail Areas: Sail area 98m² (1061)
Hull Speed: 8.13 knots Ballast/Displacement ratio : 39% (moderate stiffness)
Displ/Length: 209.3 (Moderate)
Insurance/valuation survey 2022
Stored ashore since February 2020

Hans Christian 42 'Heart', ashore 1Her full keel and impressive bowsprit

'Heart' has been methodically refitted over 2 years at Classic Works, a shipyard near Marseille in 2013/2016. This refit work and upgrading included:

  • Rudder and hull repairs, repainted with 2-part linear polyurethane;
  • Teak deck repairs and recaulking;
  • Removal of rig, repainting spars, and rewiring mast;
  • Re-wired windlass, installed windlass battery and electrics upgrade;
  • Bowsprit removed, repaired and recoated with Awlgrip;
  • Windlass mounting reinforced with new bolts;
  • Replacing old chain plate fastenings and bowsprit rigging;
  • Removal and complete overhaul of the engine, prop shaft, fuel, cooling & exhaust systems;
  • New 4 blade folding propeller fitted;
  • Upgrades to electrical AC & DC system, batteries, isolators, LED lighting;
  • Simplification of old & redundant equipment and electronics;
  • Danfoss water cooled refrigerator system, fridge plates and electrics;
  • New safety gear, offshore life raft, PLB, lifejackets, flares;
  • Wet sandblast to remove all bottom coatings, drying, filling/fairing and anti-osmosis protection with epoxy primer coatings (2016);
  • New chain and Delta type anchor;
  • New standing rigging (2019);
  • New water heater and gas stove (2020).
Hans Christian 42 'Heart', propHer well-protected 4-blade folding prop

Accommodation: (two cabin, two head layout)

  • A forward cabin with double berth, hanging locker, 2 lockers and 3 drawers;
  • Bathroom with sink, marble surface, chemical WC toilet and separate shower compartment;
  • Opposite the bathroom are 2 large illuminated hanging lockers, 2 cave lockers and 1 drawer;
  • Further aft opens the saloon in a wide-open arrangement with the galley aft in the same area entered from the cockpit deck downwards through the companionway;
  • Pull out single berth to starboard and a single fixed berth outboard on the portside;
  • Storage under and behind the U-shaped seating/table and also to starboard, book storage;
  • Fully accessible engine space. Good bilge access via solid teak floor traps;
  • Fitted bug screens on all 14 bronze portlights, skylight, deck hatches and companionway;
  • Blakes stainless steel diesel cabin heater;
  • JVC Stereo radio & CD player, Bluetooth, Cybernet speakers;
  • Opposite the galley on the starboard side there is a navigation station and chart storage;
  • Another cabin is located aft on the port side that has double berth, storage hanging locker and drawer;
  • Across from this cabin there is a second bathroom washbasin and a second WC. It is not a cabin as in drawing below, but is presently used for maintenance equipment, vice, tools, spares etc.

HC42, 'Heart', Layout planHans Christian 42H Accommodation Plan
Hans Christian 42 'Heart', saloon 2The saloon, looking forward...
Hans Christian 42 'Heart', saloon 1...and looking aft


  • Refrigerator top and side opening, 140 l, 12v Danfoss water cooled compressor;
  • Freezer compartment 55l, not equipped to cool;
  • Double sink, drains direct overboard;
  • Original brass fresh and salt water handpumps;
  • ENO Gascoigne gas stove with oven & grill. GPL forward deck locker with 12v shutoff in galley;
  • Microwave oven, coffee machine, electric kettle, cooking and dining equipment.
Hans Christian 42 'Heart', galleyThe galley is at the foot of the companionway, on the port side


  • NASA echo sounder;
  • Garmin GPS;
  • SSE Radar detector;
  • Richie steering compass;
  • Henry Brown hand bearing compass;
  • Selection of nautical charts;
  • Brass ships barometer and clock;
  • Barograph;
  • JRC Navtex receiver;
  • Fixed King VHF transceiver;
  • Navicom handheld VHF (2024);
  • Mini InReach satellite tracker/messaging transceiver.
Hans Christian 42 'Heart', nav stationThe navigation station is at the foot of the companionway, on the starboard side

Engine & Drive:

  • 72HP Mercedes 4.240 Nanni diesel, controlled by twin levers;
  • The engine was removed in 2014/15, entirely dismantled and fully reconditioned at 3500 hours. Engine mounts replaced in 2015. Work report with photos and bills available;
  • Fire extinguishing system with remote pull-release;
  • Propeller: 4-blade feathering KiwiProp, 2016 + spare 3 blade bronze fixed prop;
  • PSS Shaft seal, single length s/s shaft;
Hans Christian 42 'Heart', engineHer reconditioned engine


  • Fuel capacity: 660 L approx. in two aft tanks. Addition 560l tank under forward berth;
  • Racor fuel separator. New fuel filler hoses , tanks cleaned.

Bilge Pumps:

  • 1 x 12v high volume submersible;
  • 1 x 12v low volume submersible;
  • 1 x PAR diaphragm 12v pump with oil separator;
  • Engine fresh water flushing valve with emergency bilge suction;
  • 1 x hand pump in cockpit.


  • Mechanical with quadrant cables & chain to wheel pedestal. Emergency steering tiller;
  • Autohelm 6000 autopilot with hydraulic cylinder, remote control

Spars & Rigging:

  • Aluminium by Forespar, painted white Awlgrip;
  • All standing rigging replaced in August 2019, bobstay ends, whiskers and turnbuckles, whisker chain plates bolts;
  • Lewmar and Barlow winches removed and serviced.


  • Pro-furl 100% genoa & integrated halyard furling staysail (no boom);
  • Fully battened mainsail (North Sails) & lazy-bag/lazy-jacks. All serviced 2023;
  • Large cruising MPS in sock;
  • Medium spinnaker, storm jib.


  • 6-man Arimar Ocean life raft, canister, 2015, last serviced 2018;
  • 5 lifejackets, inflatable;
  • 1 fire blanket;
  • 4 portable ABC extinguishers;
  • 1 McMurdo PLB with GPS;
  • 1 MOB Life sling;
  • 1 Life buoy with light;
  • Emergency red lighting below;
  • Carbon monoxide detector/alarm;
  • Safe-T-Alert bilge/fire/and gas alarm system.


  • Service batteries: 320A 12V, Victron lead carbon, 2023;
  • 1 x AGM starter battery (2022) 1 AGM windlass battery (2022);
  • Charging: 2 x engine driven alternators of 35 & 90 amp;
  • Freedom 10 - 30A charger/110v inverter 1200 watt;
  • 1 x 15A PowerSaver smart charger. 1 x 15A auto charger for windlass battery;
  • 220 volt socket system, and a 220 to 110 volt 3kW isolating transformer for domestic circuit;
  • Galvanic Isolator;
  • Provision for flexible solar panels with Victron 15A MPPT regulator;
  • All original lighting but with LED bulbs.

Fresh Water:

  • Fresh water capacity: 600 L approx in 3 tanks;
  • Pressure freshwater system, 25l hot-water cube heater by shore power & engine;
  • Deck shower connection aft cockpit.


  • Teak side-decks and cockpit and cabin roof re-caulked in 2015;
  • Lofrans windlass, 90 mt 10mm chain, Kobra 20kg anchor, CQR 25k anchor with 90m warp/chain;
  • 3 deck storage boxes, 1 large cockpit locker;
  • Swimming ladder, boat hook, mooring warps, FW hose, cockpit cushions (2023);
  • Dive bottle & regulator;
  • Top Climber mast ascender.
  • Cockpit dodger & side screens, Bimini/helmsman awning;
  • Teak folding cockpit table.

Asking Price & Contacting the Owner

Hans Christian 42 'Heart', stern to'Heart', awaiting her new owner...

The asking price for 'Heart' is €119,000 (TVA/VAT paid).

She's currently berthed ashore at Port Saint Louis du Rhone in the South of France where her owner Mike Pope is asking €119,000 (TVA/VAT paid) for her.

You can contact Mike here...

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