Used Hans Christian Ketch 43 Cruiser Sailboat For Sale 16 pictures

Boat Description

43 Hans Christian Ketch 78 Naiad

Built at the Ta Shing Yacht Building Company in Taiwan in 1978, the HC 43 is known for the high degree of wood joinery. Naiad is rough around the edges, but the soul and bones of a true offshore capable yacht are solid. Any reasonable offer considered. With some work shell be suitable for many more adventures.

Naiad would make a great candidate for living aboard while personalizing her to the new owners tastes.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

LOA: 43 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 0 in
LWL: 36 ft 10 in
Length on Deck: 43 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 31500 lbs
Ballast: 12300 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 57 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 5 in

Total Power: 50 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Chrysler
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 50 HP

Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Maximum Speed: 7 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: 3 Stainless steel (225 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 (150 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Plastic


U-shaped galley to port. Navigation station to starboard. Main cabin located on the portside behind galley. Large central living area and spacious interior, V-berth and guest head forward with plenty of storage.


– Force 10 propane 3-burner stove/oven
– Kenmore microwave oven
– 6-gallon water heater
– Pressure water system
– 2-stainless steel sinks

Electronics and Navigation

– Felcor depth sounder
– Tiller pilot
– Danforth compass
– JRC with chart plotter GPS
– JRC 24 mile radar


– 45LB CQR anchor with 220 chain and rode
– 15LB Danforth anchor with chain
– Simpson-Lawrence manual windlass
– Dodger and sail covers
– Anchor light
– Running lights / spreader light
– Steaming light tricolor light
– Bow pulpit, rails
– Lifelines, stanchions
– Boarding gates
– Dock lines
– Fenders
– Cockpit cushions
– 4-stainless cowling vents


LOA 51

Date of last bottom paint 2015

Engine and Mechanical

– Emergency engine stop
– Raw water sea strainer
– Engine fuel shut-off valves
– Cockpit engine controls
– Shaft replace (2014)
– 1-manual, 1-electric bilge pumps
– Wheel steering
– Manual head
– Plastic holding tank
– Engine rebuilt in 2003

Electrical System

– 12V DC / 110 AC
– 12V Starter battery
– 12V House battery
– 40-amp Truecharge multi-stage battery charger
– 30-amp shore power cord
– Wind generator
– 4-Kyocera solar panels (520 watts)
– 1800 watt Prosine inverter

Sails and Rigging

– Wire standing rigging
– Aluminum deck stepped mast
– Mainsheet traveler
– Roller furler: Harken headsail


– 3-Barient #21
– 2-Barient #18
– 2-Barient #28


– Main
– Mizzen
– 120% and 150% Genoas, staysail, cruising spinnaker
– Lazy jacks


– Bell
– Emergency tiller
– MOB pole
– Fire extinguishers
– Life jackets

Other Features and Equipment

– Force 10 propane cabin heater
– Teak decks recently replaced


All personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.


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.

Approximate boat location: San Diego, California



originally $84,900
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