1999 Hans Christian Offshore Explorer 4750

  • Price: SOLD
  • Year: 1999
  • Length: 48ft
  • Located In: Newport Beach, CA

This Hans Christian Offshore Explorer 4750 is the quintessential blue water sailing yacht and one of the most desirable vessels ever constructed. With her proven passage making capabilities, the stout Hans Christian build itself is synonymous with extraordinary craftmanship and engineering to offer those adventurous sailors an opportunity to take to the open water for endless cruising delights.

Acclaimed designer, Chuck Paine, meticulously combined an ideal displacement with a long waterline and paired it with a full rig and bulb keel to deliver the Offshore Explorer's stand out performance and high-speed ocean voyaging. This vessel has been intimately cared for with all the accoutrements and upgrades to fulfill any sailor's appetite and fully prepared to take you on your next circumnavigation.

This vessel has been blessed with a strict maintenance plan including weekly washdowns, bi-annual detailing, monthly bottom cleanings and anodes replaced as recommended. The owners have taken great pride in making prudent and progressive steps towards further outfitting this yacht for proper cruising. The original commissioned owners have since contacted me and were pleased to see her continuing to make memories and passages for those adventurous cruisers who appreciate a quality vessel.

Notable upgrades/maintenance recently completed:

  • New Bottom paint - 2021
  • New Quantum Cross-cut CW 2000 - 110% Dacron Furling Jib Sail
  • Main Boom Furler full service
  • New Garmin GPSMAP 8612xsv MFD/Sonar with US, Can, Bahamas card
  • New GATM 38 GPS/GLONASS Antenna
  • New Garmin AIS 800 Blackbox Transceiver
  • New Firefly 4V L16 AGM, 450 Ahr batteries
  • New Victron inverter/charger with MultiPlus 12/3000/120-50 120V
  • New Victron Digital Multi Control 200/200Amp
  • New Victron Battery Monitor BMV-712 Smart, 0-90 V DC
  • New Victron SmartSolar MPPT 100/20
  • New Victron VE.Direct LoRaWAN US902-928 module
  • New Victron Cerbo and GX Touch Screen Battery Monitor
  • New Dickinson Marine Mediterranean Three Burner Gas Stove
  • New Propane vapor detector
  • New Peplink BR1 Mini LTE Gateway for US Carriers, w/AC Adapter & Antenna
  • New Laird Tech 3G/4G Multi-Ban Antenna
  • New Fusion Apollo Marine Entertainment System with Built-in Wi-Fi Upgrade
  • New Garmin GPSMAP 1242xsv with SideVu, ClearVu and Traditional Sonar with Mapping, 12" display
  • New Garmin GMR Fantom 24-inch Dome Radar with MotionScope Technology
  • New dinghy outboard engine tank, hose and filling valve
  • New Protective blue canvas that covers the whole boat - stern to bow
  • New oversized bilge pump
  • New forward sump pump
  • New heads (2)
  • New sanitation hoses - black water tank to Y-valve and added No-Odor Super Head Hose from y-valve to black water tank
  • New interior Hella Fans
  • New main fresh-water pump
  • New accumulator tank
  • Complete generator service 2021
  • New removable Mesh/Sunbrella dual function covers for overhead hatches with ability to have screen and black out portholes
  • New strataglass dodger windows

Please contact Tim Barry at 949-274-5063

Manufacturer Provided Description
The Hans Christian Offshore Explorer 4750 features quality construction with ease of handling, living comfort and general performance in a top quality cruising sailboat. The hull offers raw speed potential due to long waterlines, a high range of positive stability, and sufficient bow overhang to deflect boarding seas. The large center cockpit features an aft helm that allows for better visibility and produces a much more seakindly motion with less pitching. A canvas dodger is standard and a fixed dodger / deckhouse is optional. The deck has been designed for single-handed sailing with the main halyard and reefing lines led back to an electric winch in the cockpit. Primary winches are less than a step away from the helmsman. Standard features include deck accessed lockers that provide storage, a sail locker with watertight bulkheads and its own bilge pump, and a swim platform with an integrated locker for bonus storage. Belowdecks, the interior features a traditional three-stateroom layout with two heads, each with a shower stall. Comfortably sleeping six, this layout provides real comfort for extended living aboard. The aft owners' stateroom with six feet, four inches of headroom, two hatches, operable ports, and two cowl vents, together with its queen berth, vanity, tall hanging locker, storage, and en suite head completes an exquisitely comfortable master stateroom. An optional washer / dryer or large clothes hamper is built into the separate shower stall. The forward stateroom with its queen-size berth and en suite head is truly luxurious with two large hatches, two operable ports and a cowl vent for excellent ventilation. Other standard features include a bureau, hanging locker, bench, and lock-off storage. The port cabin features an oversized sliding door, as well as a passageway sliding door opposite the mast.

Class: Cruiser
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Shape: Monohull
Length Overall:47.92ft
Max Draft:5.92ft
Cabin Headroom:6.5ft
Length at Waterline:41.5ft
Dry Weight:34,000Lb
Fresh Water Tanks:270 Gallons
Fuel Tanks:180 Gallons
Engine Make & Model:Yanmar - 4JH2-HTE
Total Power:75 HP
Engine Type:Inboard
Drive Type:Direct Drive
Engine/Fuel Type:Diesel
Deck Highlights:
  • Wind generator
  • Shell Solar panels
  • Stainless steel davit
  • Dinghy outboard hoist
  • Transom retractable telescoping swim ladder
  • Ample deck storage throughout
  • Hydrostatic six-person life raft
  • Hot/cold freshwater transom shower
  • Teak transom steps with storage
  • Tough end tempered port lights
  • Rocket launcher rod holders
  • Emergency tiller
  • Lewmar winches (electric and manual)
  • Dodger and Bimini
  • Inflatable dinghy included
  • Courtesy lighting and spotlights
  • Maxwell windlass VWC2200 (with foot pedal switches)
  • Dual anchors (Bruce and Lewmar Delta)
  • Extra storm anchor lockers on bow
  • Walk through bow pulpit for various docking and mooring scenarios
  • Stainless steel stanchions and lifelines
  • Lewmar winch handles and winch receivers
  • Whitlock deck hatch fasteners
  • Smart Plug (shore power receptacle)
  • MarinCo (shore power receptacle)
  • Windlass emergency handle
  • Anchor wash
  • Stainless steel pelican hooks
  • Reiker clinometer
  • Teak deck cockpit with upgraded cushions
  • Varnished vented companionway door
  • Upgraded grey non-skid through decks
  • Par salt water pump
  • Magma propane rail mounted grill
  • Varnished Edson Helm and pedestal
  • Ritchie compass and binnacle
Rig Highlights:
  • All running rigging leads to cockpit for single handed cruising
  • Quantum Cross-cut CW 2000 110% Dacron Furling Jib Sail with UV cover
  • Pro Furl Jib furler
  • Main sail Dacron with in-boom Furler – serviced 2021
  • Spinnaker sail
  • Storm sail
  • Jack lines
  • Safety lanyards (snap into jacklines and anchors in cockpit) 
  • Extra jib sheets
  • Mosquito cockpit
  • Set of paper charts
  • Cockpit bimini side covers
  • Role of spare sunbrella canvas
  • Spare autopilot
  • Adjustable forestay
  • Stainless steel Gibb shrouds
  • Gibb adjustable turnbuckles
  • Spinnaker Pole
  • Mast walker steps
  • Lewmar and Harken jammers
  • Harken & Lewmar sheaves
  • Spreader lights
  • Navigation lights
  • Compass light
  • Throwable life ring
  • Adjustable runners
  • Mast head Tri-Nav light
  • Harken traveler sheaves
  • Wichard shackles
  • Mast height to water line: 62.75ft
Mechanical & Electrical Highlights:
  • Yanmar 4JH2-THE diesel engine – 5390 hours (clean oil samples)
  • Vetus bow thruster
  • Northern lights generator – 3108 hours
  • NavPod Ocean Navigation helm
  • Bose speakers and exterior audio system
  • Raymarine auto pilot
  • Garmin XSV touch screen MFD (navigation, sonar, radar, apps)
  • Standard Horizon Matrix GX200 VHF Radio
  • Fusion Apollo touch screen stereo system
  • Victron energy charging and monitoring gauges
  • Seadog DC outlet
  • Adjustable overhead navigation light - day & night (red & white)
  • Raymarine ST60+ true & apparent wind direction and speed gauge
  • Raymarine Speed over Ground gauge
  • Raymarine Depth Gauge
  • Hart tank tender fuel & water gauges
  • Oil change pump
  • Overboard macerator pump
  • Fuel transfer pump
  • Primary and emergency bilge pumps (upgraded)
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • Fireboy Automatic fire suppression system
  • Redundant navigation displays and controls at Nav Table (interior)
Interior Highlights:
  • Three stateroom, two head configuration
  • Full beam Master stateroom with walk around berth
  • Forward VIP stateroom
  • Port forward twin bunk guest stateroom
  • Teak & Holly floors
  • Adjustable leaf salon table
  • Large L-shaped settee
  • Overhead portholes and windows (allows plenty of light and compliments high ceilings)
  • CruisAir – Heat & Air Conditioning (SMX II digital displays)
  • Hella turbo fans
  • Splendide Washer/Dryer
  • 12-gallon hot water heater
  • OceanAir restractable privacy blinds
  • Sunbrella/mesh dual function over head port light covers (acts as venting screen or black out)
  • Overhead and courtesy lighting
  • Bose speakers
  • EPIRB (portable emergency position indicating radio beacon)
  • Stainless steel hatch push latches
  • Hanging lockers & custom drawers
  • Large sail locker forward
  • Two water tight bulkheads in bow
  • Stainless steel Carin overhead reading lights
  • 110V outlets
  • Salon settee can slide out to double as additional berth
  • Jabsco Heads (NEW!)
  • Rule shower sump pump
  • Abundant storage throughout
Galley Highlights:
  • Mediterranean stove and oven (gimble unit)
  • Teak accent Glacier Fridge and Freezer with Guardian controls
  • Dual stainless-steel sinks
  • Granite counter tops
  • TelStar Microwave
  • Overhead lighting
  • Xintex Carbon Monoxide detector
  • Magnetic mounting cutlery
  • Manual fresh water foot pump
  • Par freshwater pump
Broker remarks:
If you’re seeking a stout sailing yacht with blue water cruising in your sights, you should seriously consider this vessel. Beyond her ideal rig design and perfectly balanced ratio of sail area to displacement, the Offshore Explorer has been crafted with performance, practicality, and convenience in mind. The engine room can be accessed by all sides for inspections and service. The aft peak permits easy access to the steering column and rudder shaft seal. The halyards and sheets all lead to the centrally located cockpit where electric winches allow for light lifting and easy handling. There is a bow thruster to offer simplicity when docking in close quarters. Custom cruising features were added at inception from the famed mind of Nigel Calder. This vessel is large enough to take you around the world safely and in comfort. She has a plethora of critical upgrades in all the right areas with recently installed electronics, jib sail, main sail boom furler, AGM batteries, heads, stereo, pumps; the list goes on. There are digital and paper manuals, schematics, drawings and specifications available!

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