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43' Hans Christian Telstar 1985 43

  • Price: $129,000
  • Model Year: 1985
  • Boat Ref: 6230915
  • Location: Jacksonville FL, United States
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  • Broker Name: Tom Morton
  • Tel. 904-377-9446

43' Hans Christian Telstar 1985 43

GRACE is a ready to go example of the classic Hans Christian 43 Telstar, and she is priced to SELL!

A low hours Yanmar engine, along with many upgrades,  make this world class bluewater cruiser an outstanding value.  

So set sail and realize your dreams across the horizon!

The 43 Hans Christian is a very capable cutter rigged offshore cruising yacht. GRACE  is in outstanding condition and she features the preferred Telstar keel option which has a cutaway forefoot creating a modified fin keel and a skeg hung rudder. This underbody configuration provides much improved safety, performance and maneuverability than the traditional model.

GRACE was custom ordered with a 12000 Lb. encapsulated lead keel instead of the standard iron keel that most Hans Christian yachts were configured with.

The all teak interior of the 43 Telstar is warm, comfortable and inviting. She features three private staterooms, a large main salon and a spacious head with a separate stall shower. Her chefs galley is fully functional with everything needed to efficiently prepare gourmet meals underway for the crew. 16 opening port lights, 5 opening deck hatches and 5 dorade vents provide excellent ventilation for cruising in the tropics.

The Hans Christian 43 Telstar was designed and built to be a comfortable and safe yacht, capable of sailing any ocean in the world. . The interior; layout and beautiful traditional yacht finish provide a warm and safe home either at the dock or at sea.  GRACE is well equipped and ready to sail.  

  • Full SpecsOpen or Close
    • Construction: GRP
    • Length: 43 ft
    • Beam: 14' 0"
    • Displacement: 31500 lbs
    • Max Draft: 6' 0"
    • Ballast: 12300 lbs
    • LOA: 53 feet
    • LWL: 37 feet
    • Bridge Clearance: 64 feet
    Speed and Distance
    • Single Berth No.: 2
    • Double Berth No.: 2
    • Cabin No.: 3
    • Head No.: 1
    • Number of Engines: 1
    • EngineType: Inboard
    • Engine(s) Make: Yanmar
    • Engine Year: 2008
    • Engine Fuel: Diesel
    • Engine Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
    • Engine Hours: 300
    • Engine Horsepower: 54.0 hp
    • Fuel: 1 x 175 gallons
    • Water: 1 x 180 gallons
    • Holding: 1 x 20 gallons
    • Windlass: Electric
  • DescriptionsOpen or Close

    Accommodation, Specifications, and Equipment

    Builder: Hans Christian/King Dragon Yard (Taiwan)

    Designer: Harwood Ives


    LOA: 52.5 feet                             LWL: 36.83 feet

    Beam: 13.83 feet                         Displacement: 31500 pound

    Bridge Clearance: 64 feet            Ballast: 12300 pound

    Cruising Speed: 6 knots               Max Speed: 8 knots


    Fuel: 175 gallon      Water: 180 gallon       Holding: 20 gallon


    Large offset double berth in the owner’s stateroom forward, which also includes an upholstered seat, chest of drawers, and hanging locker. There is shelf space, two opening ports, an opening hatch, and a 110V outlet. Storage under berth as well.
    A head  with a separate shower stall  is located just aft of forward stateroom to port (marble countertop) with another hanging locker to starboard across from the head.

    The main salon is very roomy with comfortable settees, port and starboard, that will seat 10 around a large dining table with fold-down leaf. The dining table can be raised allowing a double berth to be pulled out on the starboard settee and still allow passage through the salon. All salon cushions reupholstered 2017

    There is a large ‘butterfly’ hatch that opens on port and starboard and provides tremendous light and ventilation below.

    The galley is located aft of the main salon to port and has extensive storage with double SS deep sinks, hot and cold pressure water , hand pumps, brass fixtures, marble countertops, refrigeration , microwave in separate raised space, 3-burner propane stove and oven  with propane solenoid in galley, and overhead wine glass rack. Two propane tanks are specially fitted into forward deck locker.

    The navigation station is opposite the galley to starboard and features a navigation desk that  5 feet long with significant storage under the desktop and in lockers below

    In addition to the AC/DC panel, there is a full complement of  electronics including ICOM vhf , Raymarine e80 chart plotter, Raymarine autopilot, wind and depth instruments, and more. There is a 110V outlet and a cigarette charger port as well as a ships clock and barometer.
    There are two separate aft cabins that are fully enclosed. The port cabin has a large double berth, 3 opening ports, lights, a hanging locker, an upholstered seat and storage. The starboard berth is somewhat smaller but can still accommodate 2 people. It has a hanging locker and storage as well as 2 opening ports and lighting.
    The engine is located beneath the galley and port settee with excellent access.
    The wood joinerwork below decks is magnificent.

    Engine / Mechanicals
    2008 Yanmar 54 HP diesel  
    2004 transmission i 
    16” 3-blade prop New pillow bearing for shaft 2017

    Double SS Sinks
    Hot and cold pressure water
    Hand pumps as well (New brass hand pump for hot water in 2014)
    Top and front loading refrigerator (New Seafrost system in 2009) – fully serviced in 2014
    Extensive storage
    3 burner Princess propane stove and oven  
    2 10 lb. tanks custom mounted in forward deck locker  
    New Microwave in overhead built-in cabinet.

    SS coffee Maker

    Electronics & Navigation
    Raymarine 24K Radar Antenna mounted on mast  
    Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS Sensor mounted in stern (New 2011)
    Raymarine E-80 Multi-Function Display mounted at nav station with remote keyboard Raymarine Depth/Speed/Distance/Temp unit mounted over companionway with repeaters at helm

    Raymarine Smartpilot autopilot wit dual heads at helm and cockpit and wireless remote.

    Raymarine E-120Multi-Function Display mounted at helm 

    Tri-Lens Radar Reflector mounted on mast (New 2004)
    ICOM M602 VHF radio at Nav Station, integrated with GPS 
    Nav lights on deck and tricolor on masthead along with anchor light and steaming light (anchor light and new tricolor on masthead with LEDs New in 2017)
    LED Spreader lights, port and starboard (New 2013)
    Fusion MSRA70 AM/FM Stereo with speakers in main salon

    Sony LCD TV in salon

    Three 8D AGM house batteries with 660 Amps total (New 2017)
    Group 27 AGM starter battery (New 2017)
    80 Amp Alternator  
    Xantrex 3000  w Inverter/Charger (New 2017)
    75W Solar Panel  integrated with Charger 
    30 Amp AC Shore Power connection port and 50’ shore power cable
    AC power outlets in galley, head, Nav station, main salon, and forward and aft cabins (with GFI units port and starboard)
    AC/DC panel at Nav station
    CO2 Warning system
    Upgrade of electrical wiring systems in 2008

    Plumbing & Water
    Par MAX III Electric Water Heater  
    20 gallon plastic holding tank  
     Forward fresh water tank (plastic) New in 2005
    Raritan Head  
    Shower stall hardware New in 2010

    Sails & Rigging
    Cutter rigged: ≈1,100+ sq. ft. sail area
    Chainplates removed, reworked, and rebedded in 2004
    New Mainsail 2011 (408.75 sq. ft. – 4 full battens – 9 oz. Dacron – ACE Sail makers, East Lyme, Connecticut.)
    New Lazy Jacks 2011
    Strong® Sail Track System installed 2011 with New Mainsail.
    Yankee (140 cruising genoa made of CXP7 material) 588 sq. ft. Like new – made by UK Halsey Sailmakers, Mystic, CT USA) on bow sprit with Pro Furl 42
    Boomed self-tacking jib
    2 spinnaker sails (good condition, one in spinnaker sock)
    Spinnaker pole on mast with reaching strut.
    2 Barient 32 self-tailing primary cockpit winches  
    2 Barient 27 self-tailing in cockpit port and starboard of companionway
    2 Barient winches on mast

    Deck & Hull
    White hull with green cove and boot stripes
    Modified full keel
    Green Sunbrella sail cover and Dodger (New 2017)
    Teak steering wheel at a bronze pinnacle which includes a lighted Ritchie Compass
    Custom cockpit cushions
    Plastimo Life Raft (out-of-date)
    Four teak deck boxes
    All bronze deck hardware
    All bronze port lights
    Boom gallows forward of the cockpit
    Harken traveler forward of the cockpit
    Four stainless steel dorade vents
    Handhold support braces with belaying pins at each side of mast
    Double stainless steel lifelines with port and starboard gates
    Two plow anchors 35# and 55# with all chain rode
    A large kedge anchor (stored below deck)
    Double anchor roller on bow pulpit
    Lofrans’ electric windlass  
    Sampson post in bow
    Bow deck washdown

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