37' (11.28m)

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1981 37' HANS CHRISTIAN YACHTS Cruising Sailboat Cardinal Virginia United States
$159,000 USD

The 1981 37' HANS CHRISTIAN YACHTS Cruising Sailboat Moonstone is a sail boat for sale located in Cardinal, Virginia, United States.

Moonstone is a rare offering of a Hans Christian Pilot 39 House. With her dark green hull, bowsprit and wooden bulwarks, she is a head-turner. The hull is (thick) solid fibreglass, she was built in the days when 'more was better'. With full keel, canoe stern, high bulwarks, long bowsprit to increase sail area, cutter rig, this vessel is dry, sails well and is sea-kindly. The ability to steer her from the cockpit or from inside make her ideal for high latitude sailing. Her interior layout is unusual and would allow a crew of 4 to live comfortably. 

She is in splendid condition having had 2 major refits since 2012.  The previous owner started the process from 2012 - 2014 in California. Thereafter she was trucked to South Carolina where she sat on the hard for some years until the current owners bought her in 2017.  They completed numerous, thoughtful, upgrades between 2018 and 2020, making this a ready-to-go blue water cruiser. 

The 75 HP Yanmar 4JHX-TE engine has 92 hours
The Westerbeke 5.5 KW Generator has less than 50 hours

Some upgrades (see full specifications for a full list):

  • Aircon (2 Units)
  • High Output (125A) Alternator
  • Bowthruster
  • New electronics (2018)
  • Autopilot
  • Harken Furling forestays (2018)
  • Foresails re-cut to fit furlers
  • 6 Firefly House Batteries (2018)
  • Wind Generator
  • Inverter
  • Battery charger & monitor
  • 2 x Spade Anchors
  • Upgraded winches
  • Outboard motor mount
  • F Rib Dinghy (2018)
  • Life Raft
  • New Stove and Fridge (2018)

and a LOT more.

If you are looking to do some serious cruising in a classic sailboat, come and see Moonstone.

Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this 1981 37' HANS CHRISTIAN YACHTS Cruising Sailboat Moonstone yacht for sale in Cardinal, Virginia, USA today!

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LENGTH 37' (11.28m)
BUILT 1981
DRAFT 6' (1.83m)
LOCATION Cardinal, Virginia, USA
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The HC Pilothouse is unusual in that you step down only 1 step into the interior, so galley and salon are on almost the same level as the cockpit. Entry is through a large, old-style door which latches onto the back of the pilothouse when open. The interior wood is a light  teak which has taken on a gold hue over time.

Step into the galley from the cockpit and fridge and stove are to port and the double S/S sink directly ahead.  To starboard is a large work area that can be used as chart table or galley prep counter.  Forward of the work area is an opening which gives access to a large cubby against the hull and the aft quarterberth which is a 3/4 bunk.

The salon consists of raised seating port and starboard.  The vertical surfaces of the pilothouse is interspersed with large opening portlights, which allow good visibility from inside as well as light and ventilation.  The starboard settee seats 2, the port settee is L-shaped,  around the dining table.  There is a copious storage beneath both settees.  The floorboards of the salon and galley pull up to allow access to the engine, generator, batteries and filters. 

The inside helm is forward of the port settee, with a comfortable seat, footrest and easy access to electrical panel, battery switches and engine instruments. The wheel is up against the bulkhead.

Step down 2 steps to the forward accommodation and there is another, single, quarterberth to starboard. At the base of the stairs, backing onto the steering station is a cabinet which gives access to wiring. To port is a large head with tiled walls & floor and teak floor grating.  The shower, with mixer tap is to port as you enter and the head and basin against the hull.  

The main cabin is forward, with double pullman berth to port.  Storage under the berth and in cabinets to starboard as well as a basin & vanity starboard forward.  In the bow is a storage compartment with tiled floor and walls, storage lockers lining the upper hull. The bowthruster motor us under a raised bench and access to the anchor locker through the forward bulkhead. There is a shower to starboard, which can be used to wash down gear.. or people. A large hatch overhead provides light and ventilation and a good means of moving gear.


  • Dickinson Mediterranean 3-burner stove w/ oven (2018)
  • Microwave
  • SeaFrost top/front loading fridge (2018)
  • Double S/S sink w/ mixer faucet
  • Hot and cold pressurized water
  • Custom teak upper cabinets (2018) 
  • Kitchen storage space re-worked & improved (2018)


  • Westerbeke 5.5kw Generator w/ <50 hours
  • Magnum 2812 Inverter/Charger (2018)
  • Xantrex Multistage Battery Charger 
  • ProMariner Marine Gen 2 Battery Charger
  • Raritan 20G water heater
  • 2 x Dometic Reverse Cycle Aircon (12K & 10K BTU)
  • Marine Kinetix  MK 4 Wind Generator & Controller
  • Blue Seas remote battery monitor
  • 6 x Gr31 Firefly 12V House Batteries (2018)
  • 1 x AGM 12V Engine Start Battery (2018)
  • 1 x AGM 12V Generator Start Battery (2018)
  • 2 x AGM 12V Bowthruster Batteries (under forward berth)
  • 2 x Shorepower cables
  • 2 x Shorepower outlets
  • Various adaptors & pigtails
  • LED Lights throughout - including nav lights (tri-color not installed)


  • Yanmar 4JH4TX2 75HP engine w/ 92 hours (2014)
  • 3 Blade fixed prop
  • Actisense engine monitor
  • Amptech 125A Alternator
  • Balmar external regulator
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Wesmar Bowthruster (2013)
  • Westerbeke 5.5 KW generator w/ < 50 hrs  (2014)
  • Diesel tanks inspected and cleaned 
  • PSS dripless seal
  • New steering cylinder, wheel, hydraulic lines & controls (2018)
  • Fuel system refurbished 2012-4 including new center fuel tank (3 fuel tanks)


New Suite of Electronics 2018

  • Raymarine Autopilot
  • Raymarine Axiom Chartplotter
  • Raymarine Vesper GPS
  • Raymarine Digital Radar
  • Vesper XB8000 AIS w/ wifi
  • Vesper Marine VHF/AIS/FM Antenna Splitter
  • Raymarine i70s Depthsounder
  • Raymarine i70s Wind Instrument
  • Airmar Speed & Temp 

Sails & Rigging

  • Classic Mainsail (repaired & 2 reefing lines added 2018)
  • Genoa (Re-cut and made to fit furler 2018)
  • Jib (recut and made to fit furler 2018)
  • Cruising Spinnaker (2018)
  • Harken roller furling forestay and inner forestay (2018)
  • Standing rigging replaced during 2012 - 2014
  • Running rigging replaced (2018)
  • Barient 23ST winch on mast
  • Barient 40ST winch on mast
  • Barient winch on boom
  • Traveller on rear end of cabintop
  • Lewmar 44ST secondary winches on cabin top (upgraded 2018)
  • Lewmar 50ST Primary winches on cockpit coaming (upgraded 2018)

Hull, Deck & Cockpit

  • Starboard hull repainted 2020
  • Full keel 
  • Wooden bowsprit (7')
  • Teak platform on bowsprit w/
  • S/S bow pulpit surrounding platform
  • Double bow roller
  • 66lb Spade Anchor w/ 290' chain
  • 55lb Spade Anchor w/ 50' chain & 130' rode
  • Lofrans Tigres Electric Windlass 
  • Sampson post
  • High bulwarks w/ teak toe rails
  • Fibreglass decks, coachroof and cabintops
  • Teak handholds on coachroof and cabin top
  • 4 Dorades on coachroof
  • 2 granny bars w/ belay pins on either side of mast
  • 2 'treasure chests' attached to base of granny bars
  • Propane tank affixed to port granny bar
  • Hatches in coachroof (re-bedded 2018)
  • 11 Bronze opening portlights in pilothouse (re-bedded 2018)
  • Cockpit has teak coaming and back rests
  • Fibreglass cockpit seats
  • Raised, curved teak hatch behind wheel gives access to steering
  • Captain's chair w/ custom base
  • Cockpit lockers
  • Mahogany door
  • Pedestal w/ wheel & instrument pod
  • New lifelines (2019)
  • Custom S/S cockpit railing , added height, extended to full length of cockpit (2020) 
  • Outboard motor hoist (2019)
  • Dickinson Sea-B-Q (2019)

Safety Gear & Dinghy

  • 11' F Rib Dinghy w/ chaps & dodger (2018)
  • ACR Personal Locator GPS (2018)
  • Winslow Liferaft (2019)
  • Lifesling
  • Fenders 
  • Lines

Refit 2017-2019

  • All hatches and portlights re-bedded
  • Deck under mast step replaced/repaired.
  • LED bowlight
  • LED interior lights
  • SeaFrost refrigerator
  • Dickinson Stove
  • Dickinson BBQ
  • Overhead cabinets in galley & re-configured galley storage
  • Harken furling forestays installed
  • Foresails re-cut for furling gear
  • Reefing points added to Main Sail
  • Cruising Spinnaker
  • New electronics suite (see details)
  • Steering cylinder, wheel, hydraulic lines & controls
  • New Batteries & Blue Seas remote battery monitor and battery switch
  • Stern pulpit
  • Teak outboard bracket
  • Winches upgraded
  • 4 new teak winch pads
  • 2 Spade anchors  w/ chain & rode
  • 2 Aluminum propane tanks w/ stern rail mounts
  • Outboard motor lift.

Refit 2012-2014

  • Yanmar 75 HP engine
  • Westerbeke 5.5KW Generator
  • New plumbing
  • New wiring
  • CruiseAir Aircon installed (2 units)
  • Standing rigging replaced
  • Raritan Sea Era head
  • New faucets, shower & sink
  • Water heater 
  • Lofrans Electric windlass
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Groco pressurized water storage tank
  • Wesmar Bowthruster
  • Fireboy Automatic Fire extinguishing system
  • New mattresses & settee cushions
  • Hull painted

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Jon & Anne Hutchings
Yazu Yachting
PO Box 456 Deltaville, Virginia, 23043 USA

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