TAIGA is a Hans Christian 33T bluewater auxiliary cutter that was designed by Harwood Ives and constructed in the Hansa Yachts shipyard in Taiwan. Hansa Yachts built the Hans Christian line from 1980 to 1987. She is hull number 73 of a total of 155 HC 33T's that were built. The yachts built in the Hansa yard are known to be superior in quality to earlier or subsequent builds that were done in other yards.
TAIGA spent most of her life in Lake Michigan and the clear, clean fresh waters of Flathead Lake in Montana. She was used only in the summer and stored on the hard in the winters. In July of 2013 TAIGA was upgraded and commissioned for ocean voyaging in Seattle, WA. Since then she has cruised the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and down the coast to San Francisco Bay.
What separates the HC33 from the larger boats in the Hans Christian line is her exceptional ease of handling.Under sail, she?s seakindly without the tendency to bounce or bob over waves and she is very comfortable when the going gets rough.
TAIGA shows like a new yacht! With a Yanmar Diesel Engine, a Westerbeke Diesel Generator and extensive sail inventory, she is ready to cruise in comfort.
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Designed by Harwood Ives and introduced in 1980, the Hans Christian 33 is the smallest in the family of sturdy double-enders offered by Hans Christian Yachts. Like all boats from the Hans Christian line of that era, the HC33 is a heavy displacement double-ender, solid and seaworthy. She oozes the traditional feel with extensive use of teak inside and out.
At first glance youâ€™ll notice the springy sheerline, large bowsprit and a cutter rig thatâ€™s become a favorite among blue water aficionados. Overhangs are quite moderate making for a long LWL for her size and a good hull speed. Below the waterline is a full keel with an aggressively shaped forefoot cutaway and a large rudder thatâ€™s hung at the very aft extremity of the boat. Compared to previous Hans Christian boats, the turn of the bilge has been tightened up and the HC33 carries more shoulder in the underwater sections which has resulted in more form stability (righting effort).
She was one of the more innovative boats at her introduction with an internal layout that utilized every nook and cranny that even today has yet to be surpassed. Ives, having designed the previous 38T, 38MkII and 43 moved the interior furniture outwards closer to the hull. The galley was located below the deck and molded fiberglass tankage (both water and fuel) was located in the keel cavity for stability.
Upon entering the yacht one is immediately impressed with the extensive use of teak. The interior is warm, rich and nautical. At the base of the companionway the spacious galley is located to port. Across from the galley to starboard is a private stateroom with a large double berth and a hanging locker. Moving forward there is an L shaped dinette to port with a straight settee across to starboard. This straight settee expands to make a comfortable single berth that will accommodate a 6'4" person. The chart table and Navigation station is just forward of the starboard settee. Forward to port is a pullman berth with banks of drawers and cabinets below. Directly across to starboard is a huge hanging locker storage cabinet with large double doors. All the way forward in the bow is the large head with a separate stall shower.
The galley is extremely functional at the base of the companionway. There are two opening port lights to provide excellent ventilation, communication with the cockpit and natural light. There is a large capacity 12V deep feezer under the aft counter as well as a large top loading cold plate refrigerator in the counter top. The sink is close to center on an angled counter and the chef can easily work this galley in rough conditions. There is a tremendous amount of storage in cabinets, drawers and a large top loading dry storage box in the counter top.
TAIGA features a Westerbeke 3KW Diesel Powered Generator in a sound shield mounted in the lazarrette. This feature along with her Magna Sine Inverter / Charger system make cruising and extended periods at anchor stress free and comfortable. It is unusual to find a yacht this size with these features.
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