HANS CHRISTIAN 38T (TELSTAR KEEL)

HANS CHRISTIAN 38T (TELSTAR KEEL) drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type:
Cutter
LOA:
37.92 ft / 11.56 m
LWL:
33.00 ft / 10.06 m
Beam:
12.33 ft / 3.76 m
S.A. (reported):
887.00 ft2 / 82.40 m2
Draft (max):
6.00 ft / 1.83 m
Displacement:
27,500 lb / 12,474 kg
Ballast:
9,800 lb / 4,445 kg
S.A./Disp.:
15.64
Bal./Disp.:
35.64
Disp./Len.:
341.62
Construction:
FG
First Built:
1976
Builder:
Anderson Yachts Ltd. (TAIWAN)
Designer:
Harwood Ives

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
15.64
Bal./Disp.:
35.64
Disp./Len.:
341.62
Comfort Ratio:
43.44
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.64
S#:
1.37

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
49.50 ft / 15.09 m
J:
22.00 ft / 6.71 m
P:
44.80 ft / 13.66 m
E:
15.30 ft / 4.66 m
S.A. Fore:
544.50 ft2 / 50.59 m2
S.A. Main:
342.72 ft2 / 31.84 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
887.22 ft2 / 82.43 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
15.64
Est. Forestay Len.:
54.17 ft / 16.51 m

Notes

Three versions of the HC 38 were produced though basic dimensions were similar. One version was designated the 'Traditional Cutter' or HANS CHRISTIAN 38T. Another version, usually referred to as the HANS CHRISTIAN 38 MKII (introduced in 1978 and built at another yard), has a slightly different hull shape, rig and interior. A few of both versions were delivered with a ketch rig.
This version has a new underbody (with separate rudder on skeg) called the 'telstar keel' and was introduced in 1984. (Available on HC 38T only.) See HANS CHRISTIAN 38T for more details.
Altogether, it is thought that around 210 HANS CHRISTIAN 38s were built.
Thanks to Steve Cleary for providing corrections.

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