1989 Hans Christian 38 Telstar

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Yacht Overview

Make: Hans Christian

Model: 38 Telstar

Year: 1989

Length: 37.75′

Located In: Riviera Beach, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8843299


Red Sky is one of the finest examples of the Hans Christian 38 Telstar model. She was the second to last built of the 38′ Telstar model. She has recently been through an extensive,18-month, $75,000 refit. 

Hans Christian only built 33 of the 38′ Telstar models. The last 3 built were semi-custom. The main difference in design is she has a fully skegged rudder instead a full keel to the rudder like in the 38T hull.

Her interior layout is different than of most the standard 38T model; also referred to as the 38 Traditional. The main salon is more open with easy access to the main salon settee & dining table. Part of the reason for the main salon feeling more open & spacious is due to both the head and the shower being located forward of the port settee bulkhead. The compression post is closer to the port bulkhead as well.

This is the second owner. He holds degrees in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering. He also has his A.S. in Marine Diesel systems. The refit he has done with the Rigging, Decking, Electrical and the Mechanical systems, on this sailing vessel, is outstanding. 

Please read the extensive list of upgrades & the refitting done on this sailing vessel. All of the electrical systems, refrigeration, temperature sensors & controls, combined with the overall integration of these systems is impressive. You can access a myriad of display options via an LCD panel and also via bluetooth & wifi, through the custom designed software application, that can be downloaded to any smart phone or tablet.

She is priced to sell quickly. The owner would like to sell her before hurricane season is upon us. She is a true Blue Water sailing vessel & a rare find with all newly upgraded state of the art systems.

Full Specs

Boat Name

Red Sky


LOA: 37.75
Beam: 12.25 ft
Maximum Draft: 6 ft
Bridge Clearance: 61 ft
Headroom: 6.5 ft


Engine Brand: YANMAR
Engine Model: 4JH-HTE
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 65|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (40 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (50 Gallon)
Holding Tanks: 1 (20 Gallon)


Number of single berths: 1
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1

1989 Hans Christian 38 Telstar

Red Sky (formerly Thermopylae) is the second to last HC38 Telstar made (sistership to Horizon). She recently went through an extensive $75k refit/upgrades started at Indiantown Marina in August 2021.

Before launch underwater hull was taken down to glass and given five layers of InterProtect 2000E barrier coat and 3 coats of ablative bottom paint (4 at the waterline).

US Documented and Registered in FL.

Works include but not limited to the following:

 -NEW SeaWater Pro 40 GPH Dual Membrane Watermaker, A/C 110 Volt 970 Watts (New 2023) Pickled but never used,



-Navigation Chartplotter B&G Zeus³ 9 chartplotter with C-MAP cartography for Atlantic (New 2022)

-Radar Halo 20+ (New 2022)

-Radar Mount Scan Strut radar mount (New 2022) Displays Triton² Digital display (New 2022)

-VHF/AIS Simrad RS40 VHF/AIS Receiver (New 2022)

-Wind sensor B&G WS310 electronic anemometer (New 2022)

-Depth B&G ForwardScan Transducer kit (New 2022)

-Depth/Speed/Temp DST800 Depth, Speed, Temperature Sensor with Plastic Housing (New 2022)

-Charts C-Map charts for Atlantic (New 2022)

-Electronic Compass Simrad Precision 9 Gyro compass (New 2022)

-Associated NMEA 2000 back bone and cabling (New 2022)



-Batteries (QTY 2) Ampere Time 12V 300Ah Lithium LiFePO4 Battery, Built-in 200A BMS, FCC&UL Certificates (New 2022)

-Inverter/Charger Victron MultiPlus 3000VA 120V 60Hz 12V (New 2022)

-Interface Victron Energy Interface MK3-USB - VE.Bus to USB (New 2022)

-Monitor Victron Cerbo GX (New 2022) Display Victron GX Touch 50 Dislay (New 2022)

-Wind Generator Silentwind Pro with Hybrid Charge Controller (New 2023)

-Solar Charge Contr (QTY 2) Victron MPPT 100/50 Smart Solar W/ Bluetooth MPPT (New 2022)

-Solar panels (QTY 8) HQST 100 Watt 12V Monocrystalline Solar Panel High Efficiency Module (New 2022)

-Smart Shunt Victron SmartShunt 500Amp Battery Monitor W/ Bluetooth (New 2022)

-Battery Monitor Victron Smart Sense W/ Bluetooth (New 2022) With all associated new Ancor cabling, Blue Sea Systems components, fuses, and bus, etc (New 2022)

-Alternator Balmar XT-DF-170-J10-KIT alternator kit (New 2022) -

-External Regulator Balmar MC-618 External Regulator (New 2022)

-Monitor Balmar SG210 Battery Monitor, includes 2” Color Display (New 2022)

-Bluetooth Balmar SG2-0300 Bluetooth Gateway (New 2022)

-Shunt Balmar SG2-0100 SmartShunt (New 2022)

-Temperature Sensors Alternator Sensor MC-TS-A and Battery Sensor MC-TS-B (New 2022)

-Pulley Conversion Kit Balmar 48-YSP-4JH-F Pulley Kit for Yanmar 4JH-HTE, J10 belt (New 2022) With all associated new Ancor cabling, Blue Sea Systems components, fuses, and bus, etc (New 2022)



-Galley Hot Water Heater Isotemp SPA 15 Marine Water Heater - 4 Gallon, 115 Volt AC (New 2022)

-Sounding Sensors (QTY 2) KUS USA Sounding sensors for fresh water tanks (New 2022)

-Convection Oven Samsung Convection Microwave MC12J8035CT (New 2022)

-Induction Cooktop Empava Electric induction stove IDCX12B2 (New 2022)

-Breakers (2) 120v systems 15 amp and 20 amp for power supply (New 2022)

-Compressor for Freezer Isotherm 2553 Compact Classic Water Cooled Refrigeration Component System (New 2022)

-Freezer Controller Isotherm ITC Digital Display Intelligent Temperature Control (New 2022) Compressor for Fridge Isotherm GE 150 Compact Air Cooled Refrigeration Component System(New 2022)

-Temp Sensors (2) Victron temp sensors for freezer/refrigerator (New 2022)



-Main and Forward Cabin Lighting Multicolor RGBW surround LED lighting Bluetooth with remote (New 2022)

-Lighting (9) LED overhead lights (New 2022)

-Lighting LED curtesy lights (New 2022)

-Charging Stations (4) Multiport chargers with 4 outlets, 3 USB A ports, and 1 USB C port (New 2022) With all associated cabling and fuses: Blue Sea Systems (New 2022)

-Head Lighting LED vanity lighting (New 2022)

-Electric Head Jabsco Electric Head 3600319 (New 2022) With all associated cabling and fuses: Blue Sea Systems (New 2022)

-Deck Cockpit Lighting Multicolor RGBW LED lighting on hard dodger (New 2022)

-Cockpit Fuse Panel (10) Blue Sea Systems Fuse panel (New 2022) Cockpit Switch Panel Weather tight switch panel with USB chargers (New 2022)

-Masthead /Foredeck Aqua Signal Series 40 LED Combo Masthead And Foredeck Light 800102 (New 2022)

-Tri-color/ Anchor Aqua Signal Series 40 LED Tri-Color/Anchor/Strobe Light Black Housing 40806-7 (New 2022)

-Stern Light Aqua Signal Series 40 LED 135 stern light LED (New 2022)

-Side Lights (QTY 2) Aqua Signal Series 40 LED R/G 112.5 side light LED (New 2022)