About CarolMarie

The CarolMarie is a 1980 Hans Christian 38 MKII designed by Harwood Ives and built in Shin Fa Shipyards. The Hans Christian 38 MkII is a traditional heavy displacement double-ender, with a  large bowsprit and a cutter rig.  For greater speed, the beam was carried further forward and aft, the bottom sections flattened and the turn of the bilge was tightened. Interestingly the forefoot to the keel was made shallower and the rudder placed further aft being shielded on both top and bottom with an iron bridge. The mast was moved 12 inches forward, and to improve light air performance the rig was three feet taller than her sister design the HC38T; thus allowing her to carry 11% more canvas.


In the cabin the sink is mounted on an island bench with an L-shape sette around the table mid ship.
The chart table is forward in this area of the boat terminating a large couch.
L-Shaped Settee
Aft of the couch on the starboard side is an enclosed full berth with a queen size bed. Another feature worth noting is the placement of the engine to under the companionway stairs for better accessibility to the engine.

Chart Table

Pullman Berth
 Forward of the main salon is a pullman berth again with a queen size bed and amble closet and draws opposite the berth.  Moving forward is the head and vanity sinks, leading to the Vee-Shower enclosed.


LOA: 46′ 0″
LOD: 37′ 9″
LWL: 33′ 0″
Beam: 12′ 6″
Draft: 6′ 0″
Displacement: 27,500 lbs.
Ballast: 10,300 lbs. (Iron encapsulated)
Sail Area: 923 sq. ft.
Engine: 37HP Isuzu Diesel
Fuel: 145 US. Gal.
Water: 170 US. Gal.
Holding: 25 US. Gal.