1981 Hans Christian Pilot House


YACHT DETAILS: 1981 Hans Christian Pilot House








Deltaville, VA
$159,000 USD
39 ft
6 ft
12.42 ft
60 ft









(1) 250|gallon
(1) 120|gallon
(1) 32|gallon


Moonstone is a rare offering of a 39ft Hans Christian Pilot House and is located in Mathews, VA. With her dark green hull, bowsprit and wooden bulwarks, she is a head-turner. The hull is (thick) solid fiberglass, 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 unique 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.  She was trucked from California 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
New electronics (2018)
Harken Furling forestays (2018)
6 Firefly House Batteries (2018)
Wind Generator (2018)
Inverter  (2018)
Battery charger & monitor  (2018)
2 x Spade Anchors w/ chain and rode (2018)
Upgraded winches
Outboard motor mount
Fiberglass Rib Dinghy (2018)
EPIRB (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.


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, traditional 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 is 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)
  • 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  (2018)
  • ProMariner Marine Gen 2 Battery Charger (2018)
  • Raritan 20G water heater
  • 2 x Dometic Reverse Cycle Aircon (12K & 10K BTU)
  • Marine Kinetix  MK 4 Wind Generator & Controller (2018)
  • Blue Seas remote battery monitor (2018)
  • 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)
  • 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 
  • Classic Mainsail (serviced by Quantum & 2 reefing lines added 2018)
  • Genoa (serviced by Quantum 2018)
  • Jib (serviced by Quantum 2018)
  • Cruising Spinnaker (2018)
  • Harken roller furling forestay and inner forestay (2018)
  • Standing rigging New  (2014)
  • Running rigging New (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)
  • Mantis Anchor Harness (2018)
  • Starboard hull repainted 2020
  • Full keel 
  • Bowthruster
  • Wooden bowsprit (7′)
  • Teak platform on bowsprit 
  • S/S bow pulpit surrounding platform
  • Double bow roller
  • 66lb Spade Anchor w/ 290′ chain (2018)
  • 55lb Spade Anchor w/ 50′ chain & 130′ rode  (2018)
  • Lofrans Tigres Electric Windlass 
  • Sampson post
  • High bulwarks w/ teak toe rails
  • Fiberglass 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
  • Fiberglass 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)
  • EPIRB (2018)
  • ACR Personal Locator GPS (2018)
  • Winslow 4-person Liferaft (2018)
  • Lifesling (2018)
  • Fenders 
  • Lines
  • 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 new 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.
  • 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
  • Disclaimer
    The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. 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.

    Jon and Anne Hutchings
    YaZu Yachting
    Deltaville, VA 23043

    Contact the listing brokers, Jon or Anne Hutchings at YaZu Yachting in the heart of Deltaville, boating capital of Virginia. 
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