£160,000 tax paid

UK VAT paid and UKCA RCR certified

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelHans Christian 48T AC
DesignerScott Sprague & Robert M. Granafei
Boat NameWicked Lady
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingLondon, United Kingdom


LOA17.37m (56'0")
LWL14.63m (47'0")
Beam4.52m (14'0")
Draft2.13m (6'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineYanmar 110hp
Keel TypeLong Keel

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James McNeil
Broker - Grabau International South Coast (UK)

+44(0)7979 907210

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    One of just two aft-cockpit examples of the legendary Hans Christian 48T canoe-sterned ‘go-anywhere’ bluewater cruiser. UK located, UKCA RCR certified and UK VAT paid. A unique opportunity.


    With just two owners since new, ‘WICKED LADY’ represents a very rare opportunity to acquire one of just two aft-cockpit variants of this legendary hand-built design. Recently imported to the UK, WICKED LADY will be sold with the latest UKCA RCR compliancy, along with UK VAT-paid status and UK/European 220vAC 50Hz electrics.

    Simply perfect for liveaboard sailing and with the capability to go anywhere on the world’s oceans in comfort and safety, WICKED LADY is easily handled thanks to her electric in-mast furling mainsail and roller furling headsail. She also benefits from numerous updates over recent seasons including a replacement Yanmar 110hp engine 220vAC generator, replacement standing rigging and so on.

    Her specification highlights include:-
    • Aft cockpit variant
    • Long-keel and canoe-sterned hull configuration for excellent directional stability and sea-keeping
    • Updated Yanmar engine and transmission with Max-Prop feathering propeller
    • Bow thruster (requires repair) with wireless remote control.
    • Replaced pulpit and teak grate – 2018.
    • Electric in-mast furling mast.
    • All standing rigging inspected and renewed in 2018.
    • Replaced 4kw genset.
    • Inverter.
    • Air conditioning, heating and 12vDC Electric fans.
    • Fusion Entertainment System with Built-In Wi-Fi.
    • Workshop.
    • Electric flush head.
    • Gas oven/stove/broil oven.
    • Fridge with keel cooler.
    • Gas BBQ.
    • Sprayhood and bimini/cockpit tent.
    • Radar, Furuno sailing instruments, autopilot and AIS
    • Satellite phone.
    • 2x Electric windlasses.
    • Inflatable dinghy with outboard motor.


    “WICKED LADY is an HC48 built in Taiwan in 1987 - a much respected and admired make popular in the USA, with a solid full keel and incredible teak interiors, designed for world cruising for a couple or family in comfort and style. She’s one of around 200 of this length, and one of only two custom-made with the rear cockpit design.

    We bought her from the original owner. He commissioned her in 1987 from the Hansa boat yard in Taiwan - with a rear cockpit rather than central, which allows for a huge roomy saloon. He modified her in a couple of other ways too - adding a workshop, opting for a solid GRP deck (many other HCs had a core) and extra-strong glass around the chainplates.

    She was delivered to him in California where he kept her for many years. In the 2000s he semi-retired and brought her to the BVIs and offered occasional high-end day charters for 6-8 people. He later retired as a liveaboard in Curacao in the ABCs. As he was getting on a bit in years he downsized to a HC33 (testament to the joy of HCs!)

    We bought her in Curacao in 2019 and sailed her to the BVIs before shipping her home to the UK. (She sailed beautifully, like a train on tracks). We’ve been working on her in Southampton and later St Kats.”

    She has full UK VAT paid UK, UKCA compliancy and has been rewired for 220vAC, and has a new diesel heating system. She has a full suite of electronics.



    RCD/RCR Status:
    • We understand that the vessel will be sold with fresh UKCA RCR (Recreational Craft Regulations) compliancy certification

    Hull Construction:
    • Hand consolidated GRP laminate.
    • Green coloured GRP topsides.
    • GRP formed internal structural members.
    • Plywood bulkheads, finished in teak cladding.
    • Additional GRP strengthening around the chainplates.
    • Moulded simulated planking finish to topsides.
    • Teak rubbing strakes and top planks.
    • Raised bulwarks.

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Heavyweight, hand consolidated GRP laminate.
    • Incorporating coachroof superstructure and self-draining cockpit.
    • Moulded bulwark outboard of side deck.
    • Teak capping rail.
    • Teak eyebrow running around coachroof sides.
    • Teak cladding being “glued and screwed” to finish; cockpit seat backs, helm pedestal base, side decks, coach roof and foredeck.

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Encapsulated long fin keel.
    • Skeg hung rudder.


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 110hp Inter-cooled Turbo Diesel - Fitted 2011.
    • Borg Warner Transmission – Fitted 2011.
    • Racor dual fuel filter and water separator with pressure gauge, switching valve, and lift pressure pump.
    • Upgraded Yanmar panel with gauges and remote start separate throttle and shifter at the helm behind a transparent hinged screen.
    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Engine hours: unknown.
    • Engine last serviced – 2019.

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Max Prop Feathering 3-blade propeller — factory re-conditioned 2011.
    • X-Turn bow thruster with wireless remote – requires repairs when vessel out of the water.
    • 1.75” S/S Shaft custom made by Nautool – fitted 2011.
    • Teak steering wheel with stainless steel spokes.
    • Emergency steering system with tiller.


    Voltage systems:
    • 12vDC primary domestic system and rewired for 220vAC 50hz – carried out over two years (2020 – 2022) via shorepower, generator, inverter.

    Battery Banks:
    • 2 x Group 24 Glass Matt Batteries servicing the bow thruster, batteries – 2019.
    • Victron battery charger serving the bow thruster batteries.
    • Service batteries and engine start battery.
    • 2x Cole Hersee battery parallel switches located in the workshop for engine and service battery banks.
    Chargers & Inverters:
    • Victron Quattro 12v 3000VA (Charger and inverter).

    • Next Gen 4 kw Gen-Set with sound shield - fitted 2015.
    • Generator last serviced – 2019.
    • Generator hours – unknown.

    • 12v Engine-mounted alternator.

    • 220vAC shore power system.
    • Smartplug shore power cable and inlet, positioned to the aft starboard quarter of the cockpit coaming.
    • Victron Lynx Power bar and distributor (busbar).
    • Victron Cerbo GX (remote monitoring hub for Victron).
    • Victron GX Touch (display battery state of charge, power consumption, power harvest from PV, generator, and mains).
    • 220vAC outlets through the interior with USB charging points.


    Fresh Water:
    • 12vDC pressure system.
    • Hot water supplied via engine cooling with calorifier or via immersion heater element from shore power in an insulated hot water tank.
    • Hot and Cold pressurised water system feeding:
    • Workshop heads sink.
    • Galley.
    • Forward heads sink.
    • Option to run shower off onboard water tanks, or directly from shorepower.
    • through electric shower.
    • Cockpit shower.
    • Accumulator.
    • Calorifier.
    • Additional electric shower for in port.

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 1x 12v DC Automatic electric bilge pump to the workshop with a further electric pump lower down the system.
    • 1x Manual bilge pump to the cockpit – 2021.
    • 1x Electric pump to the en-suite heads bath.
    • Bilge pump override switch at AC/DC panel.

    Gas System:
    • 2x Gas /carbon monoxide alarms.


    • 2x diesel fuel tanks moulded into keel: 1x tank of approximately 454-litres capacity and 1x tank of approximately 321-litres (total of approximately 775-litres).

    Fresh Water:
    • 2x fresh water-tanks moulded into keel: 1x: approximately 946-litres capacity and 1x tank of approximately 567-litres.
    • Additional 1x fresh water tank of approximately 113-litres (never used).

    Holding Tanks:
    • 1x former stainless steel water tank converted to a holding tank to the forward heads with deck pump out.

    • Raymarine Axiom 7 GPS with wi-fi and bluetooth.
    • Furuno FI-70 Radar.
    • 3 x F170 Furuno sailing instruments.
    • Simrad autopilot and head unit (autopilot ram not functional).
    • Helming compass.
    • AIS transponder.

    Communications Equipment:
    • Iridium 9555 Sat Phone.
    • 2 x portable VHFs.
    • Raymarine AIS 650 Transciever.
    • Raymarine 70 VHF with AIS and GPS.

    Navigation Lights:
    • Hella navigation lights.
    • Aquasignal LED Tri light.
    • VHF radio aerial to the lower portside mast spreader.


    • Gimballed Dickenson Mediterranean 3-burner stove with broil oven.
    • Frigoboat front & top loading fridge with keel cooler and full-length shelf and dividers. Larger compressor with mechanical thermostat and digital controller. Fridge has been re-insulated – spring 2022.
    • Ice maker.
    • Stainless steel double bowl sink & hot & cold Moen tap with a down sprayer and soap dispenser (tap from 2016).

    • Copper small bath/shower with a tiled surround with 12v sump pump.
    • 2x Dometic Masterflush electric flush marine heads.
    • Option to run shower off onboard water tanks, or directly from shorepower through an electric shower.
    • Hot & cold pressurised showers and taps in heads.

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • Planar 9D diesel fired warm air heating system with 5x interior outlets.
    • Durade deck vents.
    • 12v Electric fans.
    Air Conditioning:
    • 1x 110v Air conditioning unit positioned in the Galley to service the saloon.

    • Fusion Apollo Marine Entertainment System with Built-In Wi-Fi - MS-RA770.
    • Fusion 4 channel.
    • 2x Fusion cockpit speakers.

    Interior Lighting:
    • Range of reading and downlights throughout the interior.
    • Night red coloured lighting.


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Up to 4-berths in 2-cabins plus saloon. Two heads.

    Accommodation Finish:
    • High-quality hand built aged forest grown Burma teak interior joinery with a high gloss finish and with cream coloured upholstery to the saloon seating.
    • Teak and holly to the cabin sole.
    • Solid panel head linings with contrasting teak battening.
    • Fly screens to all opening port holes.

    Description of Accommodation from Forward:

    Chain locker:
    • Divided between port and starboard into two sections and fore and aft into two sections.
    • The aft sections are for chain and line storage. The forward sections are for sails or line
    • storage.
    • Perko 12v waterproof lamp.

    • Full boat width copper small bath/shower with tiled surround and sump with 12v sump pump.
    • Brass showerhead and thermostatic control valve.
    • Teak grate to sole.
    • Ample lockers.
    • Dometic Masterflush electric flush marine heads inset to a timber surround and hinged lid, (holding tank serving forward heads).
    • The countertop is Carrera marble.
    • Twin towel rail and further hand towel holder.
    • 240v Electric shaver point.
    • A large hatch provides air and ventilation.
    • Solid teak door separates the head from the rest of the boat.

    Owner’s Cabin:
    • Master queen pullman style bunk to port with 6x large drawers underneath and two large lockers .
    • Across from the bunk is a 5’ long hanging locker with 2x smaller lockers underneath. On the top is a bookshelf.
    • 2x Lewmar hatches, one in the walkway and one over the berth.
    • Split solid teak doors separate the cabin from the saloon.
    • 2x brass reading lights.

    • U-shaped sofa to the port side with a large teak dining table.
    • Outboard of the dining area are two large lockers with stain glass doors.
    • Across from the dining area is a 7’ long sofa with arm rests.
    • Under the sofa are 2x drawers which also have access from above.
    • Behind the sofa are 2x lockers fore and aft with stain glass doors and between them 3x storage lockers with teak louvred doors for ventilation.

    • Positioned to the port side aft of the saloon.
    • Countertop which is all Carrera marble with raised timber fiddles.
    • Top and front opening refrigerator.
    • Ice maker.
    • 2x Large storage lockers fore and aft.
    • Gimballed Dickerson Mediterranean stove with 3-burners and oven.
    • Below the stove is a storage locker.
    • Separate crockery locker above the refrigerator.
    • Deep storage locker on the forward end of the counter.
    • 2x Large bins behind a teak door which are on sliders for pot and pan storage.
    • Integrated cutting board and 4x drawers for general kitchen implements etc.
    • 2x Shelf stowage locker.
    • Wine and whiskey glass cabinet.
    • Aft bulkhead has a further locker with an electrical outlet.
    • Approximately 5’ long dual shelf bottle rack.
    • Approximately 5’ long butterfly hatch which provides the galley with light and air.
    • Lewmar hatch over the cooking area for ventilation.
    • To starboard opposite the main galley area is a banquet with Carrera marble countertop.
    • Under the countertop is a large locker which can also be used as a hanging locker.
    Navigation Area:
    • Located further aft and to starboard.
    • Approximately 6’ x 3’ foot chart table, navigator chair.
    • 2x Large drawers.
    • 3x Drawers and a locker.
    • 2x electrical panels.
    • Fusion stereo connected to cockpit speakers.
    • Electronics and communication equipment.
    Quarter cabin/Sea Cabin:
    • Positioned to starboard.
    • Accessed via solid bi-fold doors.
    • Sleeping bunk.
    • Hanging locker.
    • 1x drawer.
    • Approximately 6’ long book/storage shelf.
    • 2x Opening ports.
    • Midships is the companion way leading to the cockpit.
    • Steps and framing are solid teak and are hinged to allow access to one bank of batteries and the engine compartment.
    • Positioned to starboard.
    • Accessed via a solid teak door.
    • Over approximately 16 sq ft of work bench.
    • A large deep locker for long term storage,.
    • A large locker under the sink.
    • 5x Drawers for tool storage.
    • 2x Long lockers with sliding doors for storage.
    • 2x Large louvre fronted doors which open to 3x large drawers on rollers for various storage.
    • The top of the aft facing counter is hinged to open to a large storage area.
    • Lewmar Ocean Hatch for ventilation and light – 2016.

    Guest/Day Heads:
    • Accessed via the workshop.
    • Dometic Masterflush electric flush marine heads inset to a timber surround and hinged lid.
    • Lockers.
    • Sink with hot and cold taps,
    • Countertop of Carrera marble.
    • Medicine cabinet.
    • Lewmar hatch for light and ventilation.
    • Joinery to heads re-varnished – spring 2022.


    • Hood Stoway masthead rigged painted aluminium in-mast furling mast with electric drive and two pairs of inline spreaders assisting with downwind sailing. All controls are in the companionway to save going forward.
    • Painted aluminium boom.
    • All standing rigging inspected and renewed - 2018.
    • Schaefer System 3100 Genoa roller furler.
    • Single line backstay.
    • Boom topping lift.
    • Most fittings are Sta-Lock - 2018.
    • Dual Lewmar Big Boat jib cars port and starboard, being positioned on the toe rail - 2015.
    • Dual Lewmar Big Boat Preventers.
    • All running rigging new in 2017 or 2018.
    • All stanchions new in 2018.
    • Mast mounted fore deck light.
    • Burgee halyard to starboard.
    • A new Harken Big Boat traveller with dual controls and roller bearing cars - 2017.
    • Navtec Hydro backstay tensioner - factory reconditioned 2020.
    • Spreader lights.

    • 2 x Barient 37 Bronze self-tailing primary winches.
    • 2 x Lewmar 40 electric self-tailing winches, One for the out-haul and one for the jib furler.
    • 3 x Barient 27 self-tailing bronze winches positioned on the mast.
    • 1x Barient 28 self-tailing bronze winch for the main sheet.
    • 1 x Barlow stainless steel 15 winch for the topping lift.

    • Doyle dacron mainsail - 2016.
    • North Sails dacron 100% Working jib - 2007.
    • Hong Kong Sailmakers 120 % Nylon Drifter - 2007.

    • Stainless steel pulpit extending out to the end of the bowsprit and stainless steel pushpit.
    • Replaced pulpit and teak grate – 2018.
    • Stainless steel stanchions – 2018.
    • Stainless steel guard wires and gates to port and starboard.
    • Teak grab rails running along the coachroof.
    • Stainless steel hoop over the durade deck vents.
    • Stainless steel sprayhood frame.
    • Stainless steel Bimini/cockpit tent frame.
    • Port and starboard bronze rollers.
    • Life raft deck brackets immediately forward of the mast.
    • Stainless steel mast pulpits.
    • 2x Teak deck storage trunks.
    • Jack Line mounts and jack lines – 2018.
    • Metal and timber boom rest/support.
    • Outboard motor bracket to the pushpit.
    • Stainless steel hinged bathing ladder to the transom.
    • Magma stainless steel gas BBQ mounted aft of the cockpit coaming.
    • Folding cockpit table with cup holders.

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Port and starboard bronze anchor rollers.
    • Port and starboard 150l lighthouse windlasses.
    • 2 x CQR 45-pound plough anchors with approximately 200ft of anchor chain.
    • Appropriate mooring cleats, with closed fairleads to the raised bulwarks.
    • Various mooring warps and fenders.
    • 2x Boat hooks.

    Tender & Outboard:
    • Zodiac Wave 275 rollup dinghy.
    • Yamaha 5hp outboard motor – 2018.

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • Sprayhood with stainless steel grabrail.
    • Cockpit bimini.
    • Cockpit cushions.
    • 2x Canvas windlass covers.


    General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

    Lifesaving Equipment:
    • Jon Buoy Inflatable Danbuoy with Horseshoe.
    • Ocean Safety 4-person life raft – service is due (last one – 2018)
    • 1 x EPIRB.
    • Emergency boarding ladder.
    • Fire extinguishers.

    Fire control:
    • Mabo Liquid engine fire extinguisher.

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying: London, United Kingdom.

    Available to view strictly by appointment.

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment.

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

    Lead Broker: James McNeil – Grabau International (South Coast)
    Tel: +44 (0)7979 907210
    Email: james@grabauinternational.com

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