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Boat Description

43 Hans Christian Ketch 78 Naiad

Naiad A true Diamond in the Rough

Built at the Ta Shing Yacht Building Company in Taiwan in 1978, the HC 43 is known for the high degree of wood craftsmanship evident throughout the interior and exterior, fix and finish. 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.

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

Fresh Water Tanks: 3 Stainless steel (207 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 (120 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
– Kenmore microwave oven
– 6-gallon water heater
– Pressure water system
– 2-stainless steel sinks

Electronics and Navigation

– Felcor wind direction
– Felcor speed and distance logs
– Felcor depth sounder
– Autopilot: Windvane
– Danforth compass
– JRC with plotter GPS
– JRC chart plotter
– JRC 24 mile radar


– 45LB CQR anchor
– Simpson-Lawrence manual windlass
– Dodger and sail covers
– Outboard Mercury 10 HP
– Anchor light
– Deck light
– Running lights spreader light
– Steaming light tricolor light
– Bow pulpit, rails
– Lifelines, stanchions
– Boarding gates
– Dock lines
– Fenders
– Outboard motor
– Windvane steering
– Cockpit cushions
– 4-stainless cowling vents


LOA 51

Engine and Mechanical

– Emergency engine stop
– Raw water sea strainer
– Engine fuel shut-off valves
– Cockpit engine controls
– Manual engine fire extinguishing
– 1-manual, 1-electric bilge pumps
– Wheel steering
– Manual head
– Plastic holding tank

Electrical System

– 12V DC
– 12V starter battery
– House battery
– 40-amp Truecharge multi-stage battery charger
– 30-amp shore power cord

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


– Bell
– Emergency tiller
– MOB pole

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