1979 Hans Christian 38 Traditional

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Yacht Overview

Make: Hans Christian

Model: 38 Traditional

Year: 1979

Length: 38′

Located In: Green Cove Springs, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: unleaded

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8301774


Just returned from her winter cruise to the Bahamas, Heure Bleue is back on the market with a major price reduction!  This is a heavy displacement double-ender cutter that is both beautiful visually and incredibly seaworthy with many circumnavigations to their credit.  Above the waterline, the styling is classic Hans Christian; a long bowsprit, springy sheerline, and rounded canoe stern with lots of teak.  Below the waterline you’ll find a hull with very rounded sections, a full keel with cutaway forefoot, and a big “barn door” rudder.  The HC 38T is unquestionably the strongest, best constructed, and finished boat in its class. 


“Heure Bleue” has been cruised from Florida to the Bahamas only three or four months of the year for the past nine years.  The current owners purchased her in 2012 when she was fresh out of an extensive refit.  She is extremely well equipped for the knowledgeable cruising sailor who can appreciate her many seaworthy qualities.  She’s just been laid up in Green Cove Springs, Florida, for the hurricane season and her Canadian owners are moving forward to their next adventure. 

The sale of this boat now includes 2015 AB 10 ft aluminum dinghy with 2019 Yamaha 30hp two-stroke outboard, and a Honda EU 2000i portable generator.  





Full Specs

Boat Name

Heure Bleue


LOA: 38
LWL: 33
Beam: 12.33 ft
Maximum Draft: 6 ft
Displacement: 27,500 lb
Ballast: 9,800 lb
Bridge Clearance: 55 ft


Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH4-TE
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 75|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard

Engine Brand: Yamaha
Engine Model: 30 - two stroke
Engine/Fuel Type: unleaded
Engine Power: 30|horsepower
Engine Type: Outboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 3 (30 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 2 (45 Gallon)
Holding Tanks: 1 (14.5 Gallon)


Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1

Owner upgrades

Batteries:  2 x 8D 12 volt Lifeline AGM (house)

                  1 x Group 34 12 volt AGM (engine start)


Hart Systems Tank Tender gauges monitor 5 water/diesel tanks throughout the boat


Anchors and ground tackle:  1 x Rocna 73 lb. w/200+ ft. BBB galv. chain (new 2019)

                                              1 x Fortress FX 37
                                              1 x Fortress FX 23

ALL Simrad electronics NEW in 2015!!

Simrad forward scan transducer for sonar.

Simrad WR-10 wireless remote and BT-1 base station for autopilot.

Simrad - NAIS-400 Class B AIS with NSPL400 splitter.


Monitor windvane self-steering 

Kiss wind generator 

New teak decks 2010 

Outboard motor hoist for dinghy motor 

Barrier coat 2011/12 

Switlik MOB pack on pushpit




Galley is set up with a Force 10 three burner propane stove with oven, stainless steel double sink with hot and cold pressure water, fresh water and raw water foot pumps, and Seagull IV water filter.  She has two refrigerators; a 12 volt Adler Barbour and a CoolBlue Marine.  Countertops are Corian.  


"Heure Bleue" is laid out with v-berth and portside quarter berth cabin sleeping accommodations, large comfortable saloon, spacious galley, and plenty of stowage space.  

12v fans in all cabin spaces

Custom bedding in v-berth



The Yanmar 4JH4-TE turbo diesel, 75 hp, re-powered this boat in 2007/08.  It is equipped with a standard Yanmar 80 amp alternator (rebuilt in 2019) and a double-pulley Balmar 150 amp (new 2019).  The propulsion system is also equipped with dual Racor fuel filters, 12 volt fuel pump, and an Algae X fuel polishing unit. 



Sail inventory

Doyle main w/3 reef points, full batten

Doyle roller furl genoa (Yankee) w/beige UV strip

Doyle 135% genoa (spare)

Self-tacking Doyle staysail w/1 reef point

Storm trysail

Doyle asymmetrical spinnaker (red) w/chute

Sail track new 2020/2021 - Tides Marine mod. CMP

Boom brake / preventer 



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