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1983 Hans Christian MKII

$100,000 USD

  • $100,000 USD
  • Mike Wood
  • Active
  • Used
  • Cruiser Racer Sailboats
  • 1983
  • Hans Christian
  • MKII
  • New Bern, North Carolina, US
  • Sail
  • 38ft / 11.58 m
  • 12ft 6in / 3.81 m
  • Fiberglass
  • 2016-03-26
  • 2016-10-02
  • 2253039

$20,0000 Price drop - MOTIVATED SELLER



I have had people question if this boat is truly a MK II because it has a  V-berth instead of a Pullman berth.  This MK II was specially ordered with a king size V-berth.  See the history of the MK II in the full specifications section.

Hans Christian yachts are hand built, rugged world cruisers, known for their kindly sea keeping ability. The Hans Christian 38 MK II is also noted  as a traditionally styled yacht that sails with remarkable performance.  Not to be confused with the HC 38 Traditional, the MK II carries more sail on a taller rig, a wider beam, a better sail area to displacement ratio and increased volume of tankage. The full keel with a balanced rudder helps to maintain a good course over ground and the cutter rig offers a multitude of sail configurations. It's not surprising that this is a boat that is chosen by many serious blue water sailors. The interior is made by highly skilled craftsmen using only the finest materials. Nearly all of the interior is solid Burmese Teak with teak and holly soles..



SEA RENITY was in freshwater from new in 1983 until 2011. She is now located in New Bern NC where the water is approximately 95% fresh and 5% salt water. Her second Owner purchased her in May 2011. After doing numerous up grades in 2011/2012 his plans changed and she was sold to her current Owner. Her current Owner purchased her in April 2013 and cruised her until recently. His plans have also now changed. Reluctantly he is putting her up for sale her after installing numerous upgrades including many new electronics, new hull paint, new Bimini & Dodger, new bottom paint and much more. To see all the upgrades to this beautiful world cruiser please take a look the full Specs.


The very nice teak interior features a forward stateroom that sleeps two in comfort.  There  are two night stands and a large hanging locker with overhead shelf plus a seat with  cushion. Aft of the forward cabin is the roomy head with a shower and ample ventilation. There are three large storage cabinets plus a marble counter.  Opposite to starboard is a large hanging locker and shelf storage with overhead chart storage.. Aft to port in the main salon there is a large L-shaped dinette and curved settee. The fixed dining table accommodates 6 and has three large drawers. To Starboard is a large settee with additional pull out and lee cloth. The interior upholstery is brown leather. Both Settees have outboard shelves and storage lockers. Further aft to starboard is the aft facing sit-down nav desk with a very large desk top. Aft of the nav station is the separate second cabin with double bed, To port is the galley with a centerline counter with double deep stainless steel sinks and storage drawers. The galley is designed to be used safely in all sea conditions. There are eight opening bronze ports with screens, a large hatch over the main salon and a forward hatch in the forward cabin for plenty of ventilation. Both hatches can be hinged for either forward or rear facing.  There are  (4) Caframo Bora 12v fans and(1) Hella 12v Fan for air circulation and window screens.

If you are in the market for that unique boat don't miss this rare opportunity.


The galley Located to port at foot of companionway and it is spacious and efficient. It has a Island with deep twin stainless steel sinks and storage drawers.  Abundant counter space and storage bins for flatware, cutlery, pots and pans.

• Hillerange 3 burner gimbaled stove with oven (LPG)
• Deep top loading well insulated Adler Barbour 12V refrigeration
• Pressure hot and cold water w/accumulator tank
• Manual sea water and fresh water pumps
• Abundant counter space and storage bins
• (2014) 2nd 10 lb Propane tank added


  • (2014) Raymarine EV-400 Autopilot w/type 2 drive unit and P70 Control Head
  • (2014) Raymarine i60 wind & Masthead Speed
  • (2014) Raymarine p70 Depth Transducer 50/200 KHZ
  • (2014) Raymarine e7d Multifunction Chartplotter/Display w/Navpod
  • (2014) Raymarine Raydome RD418HD High Definition Radar System
  • (2014) Shakespeare 5215 VHF Antenna
  • (2014) Perko Steaming Light
  • (2014) (2) LED TACO Spreader Lights
  • (2014) Stecktonics STM-403 LED Tri Color/Anchor Light
  • (2014) All new complete mast wiring
  • Raytheon 53 DSC VHF
  • Samsung 32" TV with Sound Bar
  • SONY AM/FM/CD Stereo SIRIUS compatible w/ wireless remote.
  • Binnacle mounted Danforth compass
  • Weems and Plath clock and barometer
  • (2013) 406 EPIRB


AC-DC ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS: 120v AC Marinco 30 amp shore power receptacle. Shore power cord. 15 amp Charles battery charger-converter. 12 Volt Engine alternator. Total of four 12v batteries; 3-house and one engine start. Guest battery selector switch. AC-DC distribution panel with master and individual breakers. All new DC breakers in 2011.and a new panel added dedicated to the new navionics. 110v interior outlets and lighting.  12v interior lighting. 12v navigation and running lights

  • • (2013) Solar panels, (2) Kyocera 245W Polycrystalline
    • (2013) MPPT Controller, Morning Star TriStar 45amp plus TS-RM-2 Remote meter
    • (2013) Xantraz PROwatt SW 1000 watt Inverter (2013).
    • (2013) (4) 12 volt outlets added

Sails & Rigging

  • Single spreader cutter rig. Total sail area: approximately 535 sq ft. I=49' J=22' E= 12'05" Kenyon painted aluminum mast and boom. Deck stepped mast supported on heavy duty compression post below. 1x19 stainless steel strand standing rigging – professionally inspected in 2011. – includes two spare halyards. Outboard Genoa tracks. Adjustable heavy bronze main traveler on cabin top. Club boom for hank-on staysail. Whisker pole track on mast.
  • (2012) New mainsail
  • Horizon Genoa in fair condition
  • Horizon staysail in good condition
  • Profurl roller furling system for headsails.
  • (2012) All new running rigging installed in
  • (2013) New Headstay
  • WINCHES: Barlow 2-speed 27ST Primaries. Barlow 24ST on starboard cabin top. Mast winches include Barlow 21ST, 24ST and 38ST. Two Spinlock line clutches on mast. Barlow #10 winch on boom.


45 LB CQR with Nylon and chain rode

(2013) 35 lb Lemar Delta fast set on 250' chain& snubber

(2011) Lofrans electric windlass w/ reverse and wireless remote control

(2013) All new Lifelines, connectors, w/ Prt & Stb gates with 2 pelican hooks

(2013) Hull paint (Alexseal)

(2013) Custom made Bimini, dodger, and davits all using 2" tubular stainless steel; 4:1 blocks for davits; davit extension(s)

(2013) Rub Rails - Custom made High density PVC thru hull bolted every 9"

(2013) Removed all teak from decks & cabin roof; fabricated Fiberglass fore and side deck panels and 3/8" D-cell panels for coach roof; all epoxied and glassed in; New paint and top coated with KIWI Grip non-skid paint

(2014) Awning - Custom Self Standing 

(2016) new painted boot stripe

(2016)  New Bottom Paint

Propulsion Systems

AUXILIARY DIESEL: Yanmar 3QM30, 30 hp, FWC diesel, approx 2480 hours – mostly fresh water use. Racor fuel filter with vacuum gauge. New water pump in 2012. New engine mounts, new stainless steel shaft, new coupling, new cutlass bearing in 2012 and a PSS dripless shaft seal installed in 2013.  Kanzaki 3:1 reduction gear. Stainless steel shaft. Fixed 3-blade bronze prop.

Mark II History

Hans Christian 38 Mk II
Author: W. L.
Updated: 9 Dec, 2012

In Brief
The Hans Christian 38 MkII dates back to 1978, introduced only two years on from its predecessor, the popular Hans Christian 38 Traditional. They share the same designer and the same Taiwanese boatyard, Shin Fa. To the untrained eye, it’s easy to mistake the two. The 38 MkII continues with the same family looks and configuration; a traditional heavy displacement double-ender, with a springy sheerline, large bowsprit and a cutter rig. However the MkII has some important improvements made to its underbody.
In the interests of more boat speed, the beam was carried further forward and aft, the bottom sections flattened and the turn of the bilge was tightened. The forefoot to the keel was made shallower and the rudder placed further aft. Followers of boat design will note Bob Perry had great success with evolving this kind of hull form in a similar direction with his series of performance double-ended full keelers like the Tayana 37 (1975), Baba 40 (1980), and Tashiba 36 (1985).
In addition to the hull changes, to mitigate its predecessor’s tendency for weather helm, the mast was moved 12 inches forward, and to improve light air performance the rig was three feet taller and carried 11% more canvas. The result was a boat that performed substantially better all round, it pointed higher and could move much better in light airs.

Belowdecks, the 38 MkII can be immediately recognized by her sink which is mounted on an island bench, gone is the U-shaped galley. Another important change worth considering is the placement of the engine to under the companionway stairs, in the 38T this was located under the sink which provided better accessibility.
Although the 38 MkII offered better performance, it’s somewhat surprising that the original 38 Traditional was considerably more popular. We’re told by Craig Beckwith, VP of Sales for Hans Christian Yachts during that period, the better performing Telstar Keel** offered on the 38 Traditional took a lot of the market from the MkII, and for financial reasons the Telstar Keel did not become an option on the MkII. In total 87 MkII boats were built with production ceasing around 1989, roughly the time when Hans Christian Yachts shifted their operations to Thailand. The molds have survived (though in rather bad condition) and in theory the boat could be produced once again, with some investment in refurbishing the molds.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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