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Boat Description
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Boat ID: 3416
Boat Name: Candide
Year Built: 1985
Boat Builder/Design: Hans Christian
Boat Type/Rig: Cutter
Hull Material: Fiber Glass
Boat Current Location:
Washington, D.C., Washington D.C., USA
Home Port: Jacksonville
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Boat website URL:
Owner/Contact: Robert (19211)
Boat Seeking Crew? Yes
Main Boat Activity: CoastalCruise
Departure Date: Now
Crew Ad Title:
Unfettered Use Of My Hans Christian For 6 Months...

Boat For Sale?  No  Price: $USD Local Price:   in:
LOD (feet):49.0     ;LWL: 33 Beam: 12.9    ;Draft: 6
Displacement:30000(lb); Fuel(gal): 100 Ballast:16000(lb); Water(gal): 90
Dinghy: WestMarine Outboard:Mercury 8

How would you like to have exclusive use of a 38’ Hans Christian Traditional sailboat for 6 months or so? For the right person(s), this could be a fantastic opportunity! The Situation: I have lived aboard Candide for 18 years, and she’s currently docked in downtown Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, I recently had to return to Jacksonville, Florida, to care for an elderly parent. I had to resign from my job as I can no longer meet its extensive travel requirements. I need to have the boat relocated from Washington, D.C., to Jacksonville, Florida. With my mother’s medical situation, I do not have the freedom to move the boat myself. I could hire crew to move her for me, of course, but I’m hoping to find a cheaper alternative. I’m looking for an individual or couple with sailing experience who would like to enjoy the vessel for six months or so…exploring the Chesapeake and Eastern Seaboard on a legendary, world-class, blue-water sailboat. In exchange for unfettered use of Candide, the only requirement is to deliver her safely to Jacksonville, Florida, at some point in 2015. The Boat: You can read about Candide at The boat is very well equipped with: Cutter rigging (one mast; jib, stay, and main sails) 39-HP Yanmar diesel Hydraulic ram autopilot 100 gallon water capacity 90 gallon fuel capacity (diesel) 6 gallon hot water capacity 5 bilge pumps (three installed, two backups) EPIRB satellite emergency transponder Digital Windspeed / Direction indicator Depth Sounder GPS / Color Chartplotter CQR and Plow anchors Electric anchor windless RIB dinghy with 8 HP outboard Extensive tools for virtually every type of engine, mechanical, or electrical repair. And she's comfortable to live on with the following amenities: Hot and cold running water 5.5 kw diesel generator Ice maker (33 lbs./day) Gas oven with 3-burner range Gas BBQ grill 22,000 BTU air conditioner / heater 2 private sleeping quarters 1 head with shower and toilet Refrigerator and freezer 2 full-size, folding bicycles 2000 Watt inverter 12V, 645 Amp Hour house bank batteries What I’m asking of you: Commit to delivering the boat to Jacksonville, Florida, by a mutually agreeable date (I’m extremely flexible on the date). Already have significant sailing experience. If you want to take the boat offshore, you’ll need to have offshore experience. Have BoatUS / SeaTow service. Pay for fuel and any docking you may wish to do. Provide three references who can attest to your boating experience. Be able to perform basic mechanical and electrical repairs that may arise on the voyage. Agree to a weekly check-in with me via phone or e-mail. Not have any illegal drugs on the boat at any time. Operate the vessel in compliance with all applicable laws and good seamanship practices. Sign a contract that describes our agreement. What you can expect of me: I will meet you in Washington, D.C., several days before your departure. We’ll go over every inch of Candide until you’re comfortable with her operations and quarks (yes, as with every boat, she has a few). We’ll take the boat out for a couple of days in the Potomac. We’ll sail, anchor, motor, spend a night or two together on board away from shore. Basically, we’ll take a “shakedown” mini-cruise. I’ll be available via phone at any time to troubleshoot any problems that may arise during the voyage. Bottom Line: You may be thinking, “Hey! This guy just wants to find someone who will move his boat for free!” That’s very perceptive of you; you’re exactly right! My personal situation has changed, money and time are tight for me, and I’m looking for a free delivery. My goal is to find a trustworthy, experienced person or couple who would appreciate the unfettered use of Candide for several months and will agree to deliver her to Jacksonville, Florida, at some point in 2015. If you’re interested in this opportunity, please send me an e-mail at describing the reasons for your interest, your contact information, and anything else you care to divulge. Sincerely, -Robert Doty