Used Hans Christian 38 MK II Cutter Sailboat For Sale 48 pictures

United Yacht Sales presents this Cutter 1981 Hans Christian 38 MK II boat for sale.

  • This Hans Christian 38 MK II offered at $102,000
  • Powered by single Yanmar 3JH3E / 860 hrs
  • The boat located in San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas, Sonora (map below) and ready for viewing
  • The listing has been updated and on a market since May 29th 2021

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The finest example of the classic Hans Christian MKII that is on the market today. Known for both its classic beauty and seaworthiness, this MKII has been lovingly maintained. Hull gelcoat cracks have just been repaired, two coats of epoxy paint and fresh bottom paint. All thru-hulls just inspected and serviced or replaced.

Teak decks just treated with Cemco, interior varnish just touched up. New packing on cutlass bearing.

Her heavy displacement gives her the renowned “Cadillac ride” underway. Low-hours engine (repowered in 2001) is a testament to her sailing ability. She is a Baja Ha Ha veteran who found her home in Mexico in 2017, after 18 years of coastal cruising in California.

She sits at her slip awaiting her next owners who can take advantage of her location on the shores of the world’s aquarium in the Sea of Cortez and all its wonderful anchorages.

Vessel Walkthrough

Cutter-rigged Harwood Ives-designed full keel bluewater cruiser. Solid hand-laid fiberglass hull with longitudinal stringers, made in Taiwan.

Deck is hand-laid with luan plywood core and Teak plank decking overlay. Keel is traditional lead ballast encapsulated, no keel bolts. Barn-door rudder is solid fiberglass, protected by full skeg. High bulwarks with scuppers. Teak cap rail. Six bronze oversized cleats. Bulwark chocks. SS bow pulpit anchoring platform. Stern rail with Forespar engine hoist. Mast pulpits. Teak handrails on cabin top. Rear cockpit wheel steering, binnacle mounted compass, high combings and deep seating in the cockpit.

Below decks: Head with shower and sink is full forward, behind split chain locker. Pullman berth to port, with custom queen-sized bed and hanging lockers with lighting.

Continuing aft is the main salon, central seating around dinette with generous storage behind and under seating. Island bench galley sink aft of dinette table. Full galley to port of companionway. Quarter berth to starboard of companionway. Continuing forward on the starboard side is the navigation station followed by the settee. Mounted on the forward bulkhead is the Dickinson Newport diesel heater.


The unique signature island bench style galley sink is the showpiece of this design for the HC MKII:

  – Pedestal sink with two deep SS basins and electric macerator
  – Fresh and salt water spigots
  – Force 10 three-burner propane stove and oven
  – Adler barbour top-loading fridge/freezer
  – Full complement of cooking equipment included


Sleeps 4 adults in 2 staterooms, plus 2 more in the main salon’s convertible dinette and settee Great liveability and comfort below-decks Master cabin is forward with queen-sized pullman berth Guest cabin to starboard and aft, in a generously-sized quarter berth Bedding for both berths included

Mechanical Equipment

Head forward amidships - electric flush Lectrasan holding tank system Y-Valve to holding tank Electric Water Heater 5 gallon Rule heavy-duty 1000 gpm electric submersible bilge pump Electric secondary bilge pump Manual diaphragm bilge pump Groco Raw water sea strainers Racor fuel filters Fuel shut off: at propane stove and engine Heater: Dickinson Newport Prop: Bronze 16” X 12 on 1 ½” shaft Cutlass bearing


Anchors: (2) 35 lbs. CQR anchors with 300’ chain to starboard; 150’ chain and 150’ nylon twist line to port Lofrans Tigress Windlass Stern light anchor in rear berth Dodger (2006) and soft bimini (2017) (6) Total solar panels, 3 hard and 3 flexible (2) Teak and lexan ceiling hatches Forespar lifting crane (2017) Double SS lifelines with gates on starboard and port (2008) (2) Red 5 gallon gas tanks (2017) (6) Yellow 5 gallon diesel jugs (2015) Brand new Magma BBQ with cover (2021) Fenders and dock lines Emergency ditch bag


Primary jib sheet - Barient #27, self tailing Main sheet - Barient #24, self tailing Secondary staysail - Lewmar #30 Two Barient halyard winches on the mast Reefing winch on the boom - Barient #17 Two Barient metal winch handles

Electronics and Helm

Navigation station is to starboard, forward of the quarter berth.

  – Raymarine A65 wifi chartplotter (2014)
  – Raymarine EV1 ACU400 autopilot (2014)
  – Raymarine wind, depth, speed sensors (2014)
  – Raymarine AIS (2015)
  – Fusion bluetooth stereo with interior and exterior speakers (2015)
  – Standard Horizon fixed mount VHF (2017)
  – ICOM Handheld VHF (2017)
  – Iridium Go! Satellite wifi cell phone (2017)


2) 255 amp Lifeline AGM house batteries (2014) (1) 100 amp AGM engine battery (2014) Magnum Pure Sine Wave Inverter/Charger (2017) Ample Power EMON II (3) Flexible solar panels on bimini (2017) (3) Hard solar panels on deck (2017) (2) Victron MPPT bluetooth solar charge controllers (2017)

Engine Details and Mechanical Equipment

Engine: Yanmar 3JH3E 3-cylinder diesel Engine year: 2001 Horsepower: 40hp Fuel type: Diesel Hours since new: 860 hours Engine spare parts Full start up and shut down procedures documented

Sails and Rigging

Cruise Equipped.


Main: Quantum 5 batten double reef 2013 (reported in excellent condition)

  – Harken Batcars on main
  – Dutchman flaking system

Jib: Quantum furling 140% 2013 (reported in excellent condition)

  – Harken furler (with foam that allows partial furling/reefing)

Staysail: Quantum hanked storm grade 2013

Spinnaker: Cruising light with ATN sock Original (reported in very good condition)

Hanked on storm sail

Running Rigging:


  – Main 105’ 7/16 ‘Crystaline’
  – Jib 115’ 3/8 'Crystaline’
  – Staysail 65’ 3/8 'Crystaline’
  – Spinnaker 115’ 3/8 'Lazerline’


  – Main 65’ 1/2 Cotton Braid
  – Jib 45’ 1/2 Cotton Braid
  – Staysail 45’ 1/2 Cotton Braid
  – Furler 45’ 3/8 Cotton Braid
  – 1st Reef 35’ 3/8 ‘Crystaline’
  – 2nd Reef 50’ 3/8 ‘Crystaline’
  – Outhaul 20’ 3/8 Cotton Braid

SS Standing Rigging (replaced in 2013):

  – Dolphin Striker, bowsprit ring, chainplates 2013
  – Stays and turnbuckles 2013
  – Aluminum mast, boom and staysail boom repainted 2003
  – Bowsprit and samson posts 2008

Forespar whisker pole

Preventer/Boom brake: with block and pulleys


Four fire extinguishers Six Type II PFDs located under pullman berth Two throwable cushions


  – Owner's personal effects

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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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Approximate boat location – San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas, Sonora

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United Yacht Sales

(772) 272-1792
/ Stuart, FL

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