Best Buy In The World On The Newest Christina On Earth!
The Hans Christian 43 Christina represents the final word in high
quality, heavy duty go anywhere cruising yachts that came out of the
Far East at the end of the 20th century.
As a 1999 model, Ideal 1 is reported to be the very last of these
incredible cruising yachts built in Thailand before production costs
made them unaffordable for the general public. To replace this boat
with a similar model today would likely cost upwards of $900k!
The story behind the Christina model is best described by Hans
Christian guru Craig Beck who was for many years one of the two main
importers of these yachts for the American market. He described the
“The project started in 1984. A total of 34 boats of this model were
built. The designer, Scott Sprague designed this series of yachts to
produce superior cruising speed and a stiff sailing yacht, due to the
faster turn of the hull which presents a hard shoulder to leeward,
with good weatherly performance for a medium displacement yacht. The
long cord fin and the ½ skeg rudder provide excellent tracking, along
with great maneuverability and a light helm. The interior of these
yachts are a testament to the legendary craftsmanship of the Hans
Christian yachts and truly a masterpiece to be seen. The Christina 43
deck layout was designed with safety and manageability in mind. This
produced a yacht that is the epitome of what a proper cruising yacht
Ideal 1s sail plan is easily managed by just one person and with her
double roller furling headsails, large self-tailing winches and rigid
vang, reefing is a breeze.
Her cockpit is quite well protected and features and heavy duty
offshore dodger with optically clear isinglass windows and substantial
boom gallows for when the main is furled or when the trysail is
hoisted on its separate track.
She features a full complement of recent Raymarine electronics
including radar on a substantial stern arch, AIS, charter plotter and
all the usual things like AWS, depth and speed logs and autopilot, all
2010 or newer. She has dockside air conditioning and a washer a dryer
as well as flat screen TV and DVD player so you will not be roughing
it aboard Ideal 1. Her stereo system is recent and ipod ready and her
sumptuous interior will give you great pleasure as you entertain or
just relax below.
Ideal 1 has been lovingly maintained by her careful and meticulous
owners and is in very good overall condition. She has recently had all
of her standing rigging replaced and her cruising gear is in top notch
condition. This fine vessel would be an excellent choice for anyone
wishing a relatively young and super well-made cruiser capable of
taking you anywhere in the world in safety and comfort.