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1982 Hans Christian 43 Traditional

Bradenton, Florida




  • "Calypso" is one of the finest Hans Christian 43T available in the country.
  • She is READY to cruise to ANY destination you might choose and she is ready NOW!
  • Owners are realistic and are standing by to seamlessly transition the new Captain and First Mate into ownership.

Make your cruising dream a reality on this magnificent world cruiser, fully refurbished and ready to cruise the seven seas in comfort and safety. This classic cruising yacht underwent a complete $100k refit 2009/2012 replacing every mechanical, electrical, galley, safety system, including a complete refurbished robust Isuzu diesel engine, new Awlgrip paint on hull and masts, 20  GPH watermaker, and 140W solar with MPPT, A/C with heat, sanitation systems and electronics. Since her refit she has been used lightly and maintained to a standard most of us could only hope to emulate. This boat is ready to cruise immediately. Complete maintenance history and extensive spares are included on this ONE OWNER yacht.

We invite your most rigid inspection. WELCOME ABOARD and prepare to be IMPRESSED!



Basic Boat Info

Price: $149,000
Boat Name: Calypso
Make: Hans Christian
Model: 43 Traditional
Year: 1982
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Harwood Ives
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 43 ft
Waterline Length: 36'10 ft
Beam: 13'10 ft
Max Draft: 6 ft
Displacement: 31,500 lb
Bridge Clearance: 64 ft
Ballast: 12,300 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Isuzu
  • Model: C-240
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 60hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1982
  • Engine Hours: 435


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 120 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 208 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 25 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Ketch, Cruisers


Gary Monnell
EMAIL: GARY'S CELL PHONE: 727-403-5456 We realize your time is important and you may drive a long distance so please call in advance to schedule an appointment.
Whiteaker Yacht Sales


Whiteaker Yacht Sales
1035 Riverside Drive
Palmetto, Florida, US, 34221

Description and Features

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 This Hans Christian 43T was custom built for it's one and only owner to provide a safe, secure, easy to sail cruising vessel. The owner demanded a warm, cozy live aboard interior atmosphere built to the highest standards to withstand the rigors of long distance offshore sailing while providing the safety necessary to visit foreign ports in comfort. Her design requirements specified heavy scantlings, brass and stainless hardware and a sail configurations that offers maximum flexibility for short handed crew on extended voyages. Her comfort and motion at sea were strongly considered to reduce fatigue on long passages. Likewise, her moderate displacement allows for load carrying capability to accommodate cruising stores and spares. Her beauty, warmth and functionality are recognized where ever Hans Christian yachts appear in the cruising community. Calypso has a proven history of considerable long range cruising. With her recent extensive refit, significant equipment inventory, many spare parts and upgraded systems, this cruising vessel is ready to explore the world again.

This classic cruising yacht underwent a $100K refit in 2009-2012 that replaced/upgraded virtually every mechanical, electrical, hull safety and sail control systems. This boat has been beautifully maintained by her owner and clearly shows pride in ownership. Calypso is ready to again cross oceans1 The entire vessel is finished with hand-laid teak and custom bronze reflecting the finest quality and workmanship dictated by her Scandinavian design heritage. The cabin sole is all teak and holly. There are three private staterooms with one of these also serving as a workroom/storage area for use during long range cruising. There is one exquisite head complete with separate tiled ensuite shower and marble vanity. Forward is a full sized extended custom berth with a custom folding box spring mattress and custom shelving. Cabin fans and AC vents provide comfort during those warm tropical nights. Ample custom large drawers and shelving and hanging lockers assure liveaboard amenities. Overhead hatches in all cabins with a magnificent custom butterfly hatch in th4e main salon,14 bronze opening ports and 5 large dorade vents provide fresh air ventilation. All openings have screens and the portlights include rain deflectors as well. The main salon is elegantly appointed with custom all teak fold out dining table providing dining seating for up to 8-10 crew. On the portside is also a snug sea berth when on long passages with helping crew. When cruising in northern latitudes a custom tiled alcove houses a bronze and stainless fireplace to warm the cabin in snug anchorages. Custom blue/grey ultra-suede upholstery and large bookcase assure a homey snug feeling at night. There also is a 16,500 BTU air conditioning/reverse cycle heating system for comfort in port. A very spacious and efficient galley with Corian countertops and custom double stainless sinks, three burner gimballed propane gas stove with oven and full-size microwave will delight the galley crew. Custom galley storage and pantry assure ease of use in all conditions whether in port or on the high seas. Across from the galley is a comfortable nav station with it's own cushioned seat and seat back. Complete instrumentation is included and allows the Captain/First Mate to plan voyages, communicate with other cruisers or the non-boating world and even operate the vessel totally from below decks. The aft port double cabin is a custom double berth with overhead hatch and three opening ports as well as three cabin fans for ventilation. To starboard is a single berth/workshop area with hanging locker and overhead hatch and two fully screened opening ports. The complete vessel history is available for this one owner yacht. All maintenance records and upgrade history is included. This is a USCG documented vessel.

  • Custom upholstery throughout
  • Custom teak & holly folding dining table
  • Custom box spring mattress
  • Custom foam mattress in aft double cabin
  • Custom tiled fireplace heater alcove
  • Custom interior lighting including white and red night lighting
  • Custom interior mood lights
  • New cabin halogen reading lights
  • Custom teak shelving throughout all cabins
  • Custom decorative pillows
  • Custom bedding in all cabins
  • Custom cockpit cushions
  • Custom cockpit table (hinged)
  • Custom Corian countertops in galley
  • Built in full size microwave
  • Two fully independent refrigerator/ freezer systems (Adler Barbour)
  • NEW COCKPIT DODGER with special LED cockpit lighting
  • Full cockpit side curtains and bimini
  • Sun covers for all deck areas
  • Hammock
  • Flopper-Stopper
  • Fully insulated cabin areas
  • Custom pressurized hot/cold water system with Groco Paragon Sr. Pump Assy.
  • Custom Antartic fireplace with brass and stainless accents
  • Custom tiled shower with special drain system
  • Electric Tecma freshwater head with all valving and 25 gal. holding tank system
  • Custom screening on all port lights and hatches
  • European design Force 10 propane range with oven
  • Custom cookware and silverware
  • Cooling fans in all cabins
  • Dinghy davits
  • Yamaha 15hp outboard
  • Yamaha 6hp outboard
  • Dinghy anchors (2) and boarding ladder
  • Bilge Buster environmental system in head cabin area
  • Surface Dive scuba compressor Assy.
  • Solar Sun showers
  • Five large stainless dorade vents
  • Custom stinless butterfly hatch guards
  • Custom stainless main hatch security guard
  • Fresh water deck and anchor wash down capability
  • Screens on all opening ports and hatches
  • Force 10 BBQ with propane tank
  • Weems & Plath ships clock and barometer
  • Outdoor and indoor temperature and humidity instumentation
  • Mermaid 16,500 BTU AC and heating system
  • Raritan Electro San type 1 MSD
  • Raritan new holding tank with O/B discharge pump and approved valves
  • Cabin fans (10)
  • Hatch wind scoop
  • Fenders and covers
  • Many docking lines
  • Custom outboard brackets on mast pulpits
  • Interior teak cabinetry and joinery that is absolutely amazing!
  • Fresh bottom paint (Pettit) 2 coat (2019)
  • Fresh hull buff and wax (2019)
  • Owner prepared operations manual on board
  • Standard Horizon GPS 175 C GPS(3) linked and integrated to PC in nav
  • Standard Horizon CP512 GPS chartplotter linked to autopilot
  • Standard Horizon GPS 150C GPS
  • Standard Horizon GPS 150 GPS (spare)
  • Furuno 821 36 nm radar
  • Furuno 1621 16nm radar
  • ICOM M-802 SSB/Ham
  • ICOM M100 Marine VHF
  • Iridium satellite phone system
  • Horizon SPECTRUM VHF w/ remote
  • Data Marine offshore depth sounder
  • Data Marine S200 DL depth sounder
  • Data Marine S100KL knot/speed log
  • Data Marine wind indicator (with remote at nav station)
  • Sgc-230 Automatic SSB Ant. coupler
  • Autohelm 7000 autopilot w/ remote
  • Autohelm 6000 autopilot
  • Autohelm autopilot nav interface
  • SVS system voltage monitor
  • Stereo KSFX 434 w/ remote
  • JVE CFX-99 CD player
  • 150 Watt stereo amp.
  • Inside and outside entertainment speakers
  • Pioneer XM satellite radio system
  • Canon color printer
  • Nobeltec navigation system & charts 
  • SCS PTC-11 Multimode PACTOR controller
  • SCS PTC-11 Pro Pactor controller
  • StatPower 3000 watt inverter/charger w/ remote
  • Prosine inverter
  • SALT systems monitor
  • Tank Tender 4-tank level monitor (fuel and water tanks)
  • Marinetics remote circuit breaker panel
  • Blue Sea systems remote circuit breaker panel
  • Flat panel color TV
  • Fujion Polaris 7x50 binoculars
  • ITT Night Mariner 260 scope
  • Motorola T5725 bow-stern communicators
  • West Marine active AIS-1000 system


  • Prosine 100 amp/ 3000 watt battery charger/inverter
  • Capacity for 1200 AH battery bank - (8) Interstate 6v house, (2) Duracell 12v - engine & bow thruster
  • Custom electrical panels with 37 circuit breakers (Distributed for engineering design)
  • Isuzu C-240 60 hp diesel engine (435 hrs since total rebuild)
    • Heavy duty 150 amp large frame Neech-level alternator
    • Balmar 210 amp second alternator
    • Balmar Max-charge dual alternator 3-step regulator/controller
    • Fresh water cooling system with custom remote mount heat exchanger
    • Custom JABSCO salt water cooling pump
    • Heavy duty flywheel
    • Twin (selectable) Racor fuel filters/water strainers
    • Fully insulated engine room with custom lighting
    • Noise filters on all alternator circuits
    • Automatic Halon fire extinguisher in engine area
    • Temperature sensors on enginealternator (2)
    • Groco sea water strainers (2) for engine cooling
    • Custom sea water cooling pump system
    • AIRSEP system on engine crankcase
    • All new motor mounts
  • Borg Warner heavy duty transmission with custom cooler
  • MaxProp VP 3-blade 22 inch feathering prop
  • Propeller drive shaft grounding brush system
  • All thru-hulls bonded and grounded
  • 12 Gallon hot water tank (stainless)
  • Custom Mar-Gas safety propane gas (20 gallon capacity) w/ propane sniffers/alarms 
  • Mar Gas remote propane tank monitor and control system
  • Honda 2000 watt generator
  • Seven solar panels (fixed and flexible) adjustable for tilt and positioning
  • Solar panel regulators (adjustable)
  • Ampair 100 wind generator with regulator (adjustable)
  • Adler Barbour refrigerator/ freezer (2 systems)
  • Spectra Catalina reverse osmosis watermaker system w/ remote control panel
  • Paragon Senior pressurized water system for galley, head and outside outlets
  • Electric cabin heaters
  • Three electric bilge pumps with auto switches and alarms
  • One manual Whale type "Gusher" bilge pump
  • Electric pumps for shower drain and galley sink drain (macerator types)
  • Deck lighting (forward and aft in cabin)
  • SRS battery voltage monitor
  • SALT battery system monitor w/ remote capability
  • Color flat panel TV on custom mount system
  • Custom DVD player
  • Water/fuel tank tender gauge system
  • 208 gal. stainless water tanks
  • 120 gal. black iron fuel tanks w/ electric auxillary pump and valving
  • 8-hand held fire extinguishers
  • Halon fire extinguisher in engine compartment
  • IMTRA Side-Power 10hp bow thruster
  • Deck lighting from both mainmast and mizzen mast (for cockpit)
  • 30 amp shore power (dual) systems
  • All new mast wiring (both masts)
  • Yamaha 15hp OB engine
  • Yamaha 6hp OB engine
Deck and Safety Gear
  • ACR 406 Mhz. EPIRB
  • Switlik search & rescue 6-person offshore life raft (SAR6) with canister & deck cradle (needs certification)
  • Two MOB pole horse-shoe buoys
  • Lifesling MOB system
  • Masthead LED strobe/anchor/running light
  • Custom boarding ladder
  • MOB emergency ladder
  • MOB 6-part hoisting tackle
  • Custom cockpit emergency lighting
  • Air horns
  • Day/night flares (SOLAS)
  • SOLAS parachute flares
  • GMDSS VHF radio (Horizon)
  • ICOM VHF radio
  • AIS tranceiver system
  • Handheld ICOM VHF radio
  • Abandon ship bag fully loaded
  • Fire/smoke detectors
  • Auto-inflatable life vests with harnesses (2) and tethers
  • Life harnesses with tethers (2)
  • Personal strobes (4)
  • Four offshore life vests
  • Floating cushions
  • Deck run tether lines
  • All heavy duty lifelines
  • Fire extinguishers in cockpit (2) & cabin areas (6)
  • Halon auto fire system in engine room
  • LED safety spot lights
  • MARGAS sealed propane system with 4 leak detectors & remote controls
  • Radar reflector
  • Radars (2) with guard zone capabilities (Furuno)
  • Boat pole
  • MOB strobe lights (2)
  • Extensive offshore first aid kit
  • Dinghy davits with 6:1 purchase and stabilization bar
  • Rebuilt Lofrans Atlas electrical anchor windlass
  • Horizon Spectrum VHF with DMSS distress alert capability
  • ITT night vision binoculars
  • Fujion binoculars
  • ICOM IC-M802 SSB with DMSS distress alert capability
  • Double lifelines
  • Emergency manual bilge pump
  • Three electric bilge pumps
  • Five anchors
  • CQR 60lb primary anchor w/ 200' 3/8 BBB chain
  • CQR 45lb secondary anchor w/ 50' 3/8 BBB chain & 400' 3/4" rode
  • 45lb. Al. Fortress storm anchor w/ dedicated 3/8 BBB chain
  • Ships bell
  • Emergency tiller
  • Tapered plugs for all thru hulls
  • Jack lines and pad eyes for safety harnesses
  • On Watch timer for cockpit
  • Handheld emergency VHF
  • Bilge high water alarm
  • Propane leak alarms
  • Type 2 offshore life jackets
  • Inflatable life SOSpenders
  • Mast rails with teak Belay pins and deck boxes
  • Signaling flares and rocckets
  • Exceptionally well kept teak decks were lightly sanded, re-caulked and re-bunged at Renovators in St. Petersburg
Sails and Rigging
  • 7 Sails
    • Mizzen (9.25 oz), 2 reef points, lazy jacks
    • Mizzen (8.25 oz), 2 reef points, lazy jacks
    • Main (10.25 oz), 3 reef points, lazy jacks, full battens
    • Staysail (9.25 oz), roller furling (North radial)
    • Jib (8 oz), roller furling (North radial)
    • Yankee (9.25 oz), roller furling (90%)
    • Storm Staysail (12 oz) roller furling
    • Cruising Spinnaker (1.5 oz) with deployment sock, light use
    • Mizzen riding sail (New 2005)
    • All sails are in good - very good condition
  • Kenyon Spars LPG painted
    • Tall main mast with double spreaders (Kenyon 6092 section)
    • Mizzen mast with single spreaders & jumper (Kenyon 4365 section)
    • Oversized standing rigging (New 2001) All rigging dye  Penetrant inspected 2010)
    • 3/8x19
    • 5/16x19
    • Masts and booms stripped and repainted in 2010 during total refit
    • Chain plates removed, inspected and electro polished during 2010 refit
  • New dodger by Lippincott (2019)
  • 2 Barient winches (self tailing)
  • All running rigging (low stretch) (New 2010)
  • Running backstays with 4 part tackles
  • Gaurhauer jib and spinnaker cars
  • Adjustable downwind pole
  • 6 winch handles
  • Boom Brake system
  • Down Wind pole and rigging
  • PROFURL furling systems on jib and staysail
  • Block and tackle forestay system for spinnaker
  • New sail covers (2017)
  • Custom main sail heavy duty traveler system
  • Boomkin
  • Boom gallows
Extensive Spares Inventory
  • Complete engine spares
    • Alternators (2)
    • Fuel injectors (4)
    • Gasket kit (complete)
    • Fuel injector lines
    • Glow plugs (4)
    • Fresh water pumps (2)
    • Salt water pumps and impellers (5)
    • Filters - fuel & oil (10)
    • Belts (10 sets)
    • Engine mounts (1 set)
    • Shutdown solenoid
    • Throttle cable
    • Shift cable
    • Heat exchangers (water/oil/trans)
    • All gauges
    • New Isuzu fuel injection pump (complete)
  • Transmission: Complete rebuild spares including drive plate & shaft coupling
  • Spectra Catalina watermaker
    • Low pressure boost pump
    • High pressure pump rebuild kit
    • All filters (10 sets)
    • Cleaning & Biocide chemicals
    • Control pressure module Assy.
  • Paragon pressure water pump system
    • Complete spare pump and drive motor
    • pressure regulators (2)
    • Spare pump assy. (3)
    • Rebuild kits for all pumps
  • Adler Barbour refer. systems - control modules (2) & thermostats (2)
  • Shower sump pump and rebuild kit (1)
  • Bilge pump rebuild kits (2)
  • Galley sink rebuild kit
  • Portlight gaskets/seals (all)
  • Steering cables & chain
  • Autopilot - complete new computer, control module, linear drive
  • Sail/running rigging : shackles, sheaves, halyards, complete sail repair supplies, blocks, winches
Broker Comment

Simply put, "Calypso" is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a sailing couple who are looking to enjoy the "bluewater" world of cruising, or perhaps just living aboard an exceptional yacht. You will never find a more capable, robust, well maintained, warm and inviting world cruiser no matter how long you search or how far you travel. Recognize "Calypso" for what she is.... A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY!

Owners are realistic in their expectations and are standing by to capably transition Calypso's new Captain and First Mate aboard.

Calypso's Journey
  • 1982 - Arrived by ship from Taiwan
  • 1982-85  Seattle area
  • 1985-2001 Southern California
  • 2001-2003 Sea of Cortez
  • 2004 - El Salvador
  • 2005 - Nicaragua/ Costa Rica/ Panama Canal
  • 2006 - San Blas Islands
  • 2007 - Western Caribbean/ Roatan
  • 2008 - Key West/ St. Petersburg
  • 2009-2012 Professionally re-fit
  • 2013-2016 Florida West Coast
  • 2016-2019 Laid up at Snead Island Boatworks



Personal gear, artwork, decorator lamps


Owner's personal items not listed here are not a part of the sale. Details of this vessel are offered in good faith but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. While efforts are made to keep this listing up to date, information provided at the time of listing is subject to change if the vessel is on the market for an extended time.  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.



Owner's personal items not listed here are not a part of the sale. Details of this vessel are offered in good faith but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. While efforts are made to keep this listing up to date, information provided at the time of listing is subject to change if the vessel is on the market for an extended time.  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.

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