Hanse 430e - Kite Runner - SOLD



Listing Id 5131665 Length 43.00 Feet
Condition Used Type Power
Make Hanse Year 2008
Model 430E Engine Type Diesel 53.8Hp
Hull Style Single Hull Type GRP
Stock Number Kite Runner 2024



'Kite Runner' is a 2008 Hanse 430e exclusively listed for sale with YOTI on Sydney's Port Hacking. This is a beautiful example of the Hanse 430e, designed by Judel/Vrolijk & Co. It's clear from the design, the tall rig and the materials selected for construction that this elegant yacht is performance oriented.

Kite Runner was built with the advantages of epoxy; lighter weight, greater strength, and imperviousness to osmotic blistering. This was an expensive option for the 430e version built of hand-laid glass with coring above the waterline and in the deck. This epoxy version is built of post-cured prepreg cloth with a Core-cell foam core in the hull not balsa like many of the others.

Upon boarding, one is immediately struck by the meticulous care and attention invested by the current owners, evident in the boat's excellent condition - from the highly polished hull to the well-maintained teak decks, beautifully presented interior.

The wide cockpit accommodates crews of various sizes. It's easy to move around the deck, thanks to low coamings, secure footing, and covered lines leading from the mast to the cockpit. The open transom makes loading and unloading people and gear to a dock or dinghy simple. Kite Runner has been fitted with an end-boom German main sheeting via a new Harken windward traveler system which greatly improves her sailing performance allowing mainsheet control from both helm positions. Importantly, the traveler is easily removed and the mainsheet re-led back to the coach roof for cruise mode. Equally the cockpit table can be installed.

Descending below decks reveals the sylishly crafted and presented interior. This owners' version features a three-cabin, two-head layout, spacious galley, twin seats with navigation area to port, and a large U-shaped settee to starboard. The forward owners' cabin boasts an oversized double berth with an ensuite, while twin cabins aft share the other sizable head. Both heads have separate shower stalls. The yacht is powered by a near new (2022) Yanmar 57 HP engine with low engine hours, complemented by a Max Power bow thruster. She has had her skin fittings and seacocks recently replaced throughout, along with new rudder bearings.

The Hanse 430 has a distinctly modern interior finish. Cabinetry is flush-surfaced and precisely fitted, and the grabrails outboard of the seats blend neatly into the. While this boat is unquestionably strong and seaworthy enough to cross oceans, the interior makes it clear that its main mission is stylish cruising.
On deck, Kite Runner's decks are clutter-free, boasting flush set hatches, and all working lines run aft to the cockpit. The sail wardrobe includes a carbon mainsail (2022), furling carbon genoa (2021), North Gennaker (with a sock), Code 0 on its own furler, and two downwind symmetrical spinnakers and a North storm jib (unused). In addition, a modern Dacron Mainsail (2017) and self-tacking jib (2017) make cruising and deliveries a calm and enjoyable experience. The jib also doubles as a #3 headsail for racing.

In the words of her owners, "As experienced yachties we looked far and wide before settling on Kite Runner. For us she ticked all the boxes with a wide open cockpit served with an electric winch that is designed to satisfy any halyard or sheet needed. The bow thruster makes docking easy. Downstairs she provides every home comfort with large cabins with roomy bunk space. A modern smart 12v TV in the main cabin for those late night movies. The two bathrooms have separate shower stalls with electric heads and room to change. The galley has a huge side and top door fridge/freezer and new Eno gas appliance which was end to end installed to meet the current standards. The saloon is spacious with a large smart 12v TV and modern entertainment system which is neatly networked in with yachts navigation system via Wifi, Bluetooth and NMEA 2000.

Her strength lays in her sailing prowess. Kite Runner is strong, safe and fast (Ocean A rated). Cruising she just gobbles up the miles comfortably and when club racing or at the occasional regatta she is a show pony, always at the pointy end of the fleet with her tall mast and impressive sail wardrobe she can hold her own on any stage. "

Recent sails, rigging, instruments, and engine mean all those very expensive components are covered for years to come. Freshly polished, Kite Runner is primed for further blue water exploration, luxurious coastal cruising or club racing.

If you seek an exceptional 43-ft cruising yacht, small enough for two yet spacious enough for family and friends, contact Peter Mactier for additional information and to schedule an inspection on Sydney's beautiful Port Hacking.