The SOLEIL DU NORD is a 1991 model Hans Christian Yachts Independence 45 Pilothouse Trawler. She is hull #18 of this model series and was the last of Hans Christian Yachts-produced "'45's". She has a single FORD SABRE 225L TI turbocharged diesel rated at 221 HP with which she'll cruise comfortably at 7.5-8 knots and burn only 2.75 GPH!
Purchased as "new" by very experienced Owners, the SOLEIL DU NORD is a fine example of a lightly-used & well-maintained quality cruising yacht. This Independence 45 was built to the highest standards by Hans Christian Yachts from a collaborative design by James Backus & Gary Grant and with excellent workmanship & materials. The SOLEIL DU NORD does have the prerequisite inventory that one would expect to find aboard as a review of the Listing will certainly illustrate.
The SOLEIL DU NORD is offered for brokerage sale as the Owner has opted to move on after 28 years of enjoyment that included some extended cruising. Presently at her storage facility in the lower New York area, she's available to view by appointment. Any prospects that are qualified for the SOLEIL DU NORD will not fail to be impressed with her attributes, pedigree and capabilities. As she's one of the best choices for power cruising on the market today, appointments for viewings are certainly to be encouraged.
For more information regarding the 1991 Hans Christian Independence 45 Pilothouse Trawler, the SOLEIL DU NORD, you can contact her Central Agent, Randy Altemus of Brewer Yacht Sales, at (cell) 203 512 0847 or email at "raltemus(at)breweryacht.com".
Please contact Randy Altemus at 203-512-0847
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
SOLEIL DU NORD
Designer: James Backus & Gray Grant
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Semi-Displacement
LOA: 44 ft 6 in
Beam: 14 ft 6 in
LWL: 40 ft 10 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 9 in
Displacement: 38000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 13 ft 6 in
Deadrise: 16 ° at Transom
Dry Weight: 36000 lbs
Total Power: 221 HP
Engine Brand: FORD SABRE
Year Built: 1991
Engine Model: FORD SABRE 225L TI Turbo (6) Cylinder
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2115
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 221 HP
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Hull & Deck
The Hans Christian Independence 45 is constructed with a sold fiberglass hull below the waterline. The outer laminates have Vinylester laminates & resin for osmotic blistering protection. The hull has a double foam sandwich core from approximately 6" above the waterline to the deck-hull joint area.
Length of Hull: 44'-6"
Length Overall: 48'-6" (note: including swim platform)
The structural reinforcement stringer sections in the hull are cored for additional strength.
The hull layup schedule consists of up to 24 layers of 24 oz. woven roving and 1.5 oz mat.
There are internal steel plates incorporated for equipment-mounting.
Large stainless steel chafe plate for bow area to provide protection from ground tackle contact
Long full-run tapered keel underbody
Single hung bronze rudder secured with a heavy-duty bronze shoe.
NORTHERN LIGHTS, 9.5 kW, FWC (Model #M753W23) w/ S-3C Control Panel (note: newer unit & installation to replace the original genset as same make / model)
Sound Shield Box for generator
RACOR fuel filter
Boat Deck light
(12) Dome overhead lights throughput
(6) Reading lights, brass finish throughout
(4) Swivel lights, adjustable (Master Cabin)
Florescent light (Master Cabin Head)
Courtesy lights, red safety, throughout
The SOLEIL DU NORD is powered by a single FORD SABRE 225L TI (6) cylinder Turbo Marine Diesel that's rated at 221 HP at 2500 RPM's. This classic 380 cu/in engine was marinized by SABRE ENGINES LTD of the UK.
The yacht's Engine Room is in outstanding condition and clearly has been well-maintained over the years.
Engine Hours: 2,115 (approximate)
Fuel Capacity: 600 USG
Fuel Tanks: (5) Black Iron & sealed w/ fiberglass mat & expoxy
Boat Deck netting for lifelines (note: Medium Blue, see photos)
Owner personal possessions
Misc decor items
Art work & pictures
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.