About our Sailing Vessel: Mi Gitana  
Make/Model: Hans Christian 48 Traditional, built in Taiwan (link to Hans Christian Website) 
Boat Designer: Scott Sprague 
Rigging/Design: Custom Ketch/Cutter with a Center Cockpit  (only one built of this design) 
Length Overall: 57 Feet 
Length On Deck: 48 Feet 
Beam: 14' 3" 
Draft: 6' 6" 
Weight (displacement): (Empty) 44,000 pounds (22 tons), (Loaded) approximately 50,000 pounds (25 tons) 
Fuel Tankage: 150 gallons (plus extra 50 gallons carried on deck for a total of 200 gallons) 
Water Tankage: 200 gallons 
Maximum Speed: 8.6 knots 
Year Built: 1986 
Date Michele and Joe assumed Ownership: October 31st, 1997 
Previously: 1 owner, boat Commissioned with name: 7 Won Ton 
Engine: 300D  88hp  Mercedes Diesel 
Sail Inventory: 8 sails (100% jib, 120% jib, 150% jib, Cruising Spinnaker, Staysail, Storm sail, Full Battened Main, Mizzen plus spare main), Plus Gale Rider 
       Storm Drogue 
Exterior Description: 2 Masts, Fiberglass Hull, Golden Burmese Teak decks, 3/4 full keel, White with Burgundy accents  
Interior Description: Custom hand-crafted solid Golden Burmese Teak interior, 2 private berthing cabins (both with 2 full heads and tiled showers), galley, and 
       main salon with dining table that accommodates 6; sleeps 5 in 3 compartments; slate marble counters in galley and heads 
List of Some of Equipment aboard: 4-person Liferaft, Inflatable dinghy with 2 outboard motors, diving air compressor (to fill dive tanks), 3 dive tanks (plus all diving equipment for 2 people), 4 solar panels, Generator, Radar, Chart Plotter, 2 laptop computers with all electronic computerized charting, 5 GPS's, 2 Single Side Band Radios (with e-mail capability), 3 VHF radios, 2 EPIRBs (emergency satellite beaconing system to locate our boat in case of emergency), Night Vision Binoculars, Watermaker (to convert saltwater to fresh drinking water), Refrigerator/freezer, separate icemaker, microwave, stove/oven,  TV/VCR/Stereo/CD music system with interior and exterior speakers, central air-conditioning and heating, propane Barbecue, and even a Blender, Cuisinart (food processor) and a Breadmaker 
NOTE As of 7/2006, Mi Gitana has sadly been put up for sale: If you are interested in more information on a FULL LIST OF EQUIPMENT included in her sale price CLICK HERE: 
About Mi Gitana's Name: 
     Most boat's have a story behind the name of their boat, as do we.  Mi Gitana is Spanish for "My Gypsy Girl."  Our choice comes from an endearment that Michele's Dad called her ever since she was very young... he called her his Gypsy Girl or "GG" for short.  And the word Gypsy conjures up a meaning of Wanderer or person who travels from place to place, and hence, we also felt was a good name for a boat.  And because of that, upon research of boat names, Joe and Michele found there to be a lot of boats with the word Gypsy (or clever spellings such as Gypsea) included in their names. Wanting to be different, Joe and Michele decided to take the Spanish rendition of the name Michele's Dad had always called her, and 7 Won Ton (the boat's previous name) was re-christened Mi Gitana in December of 1997, 1 month after her change of ownership. 
   Interior Cut-Away Drawings...                                                           Silhouette drawing... 
  Mi Gitana's previous "life" (1997) as 7 Won Ton                          Mi Gitana TODAY (2006)--Indonesian Island anchorage 
Interior Galley and Salon 
Galley with marble countertops and companionway (left)                               Salon (port side) 
 Note Salon table above and below is pictured in folded up position... it expands out large enough for 8 place settings. 
                                               Salon Starboard Side 
                                    (Note: Starboard Settee has "lee cloth" and easily converted to seaberth/pilot's berth)                              
                   Golden Burmese Teak Bulkheads                                          Etched Glass Cabinets 
 Hallway and Master Cabin 
        Hallway to Master Cabin (engine room door on right)                       Master Cabin in Stern of Boat 
Note: Arched doorways and cabinets throughout all cabins and rounded corners  
               Master Cabin Head with electric marine toilet, marble countertops, and fully tiled separate shower 
Forward (Guest or Crew) Cabin and Kingsize Bunk (Storage canvas bags hanging on bulkhead) 
Note: Forward/Guest Head to left of left below photo, but no photo is currently posted, but it has a toilet, sink and full separate tiled shower 
Engine Room: Easy access and large enough to stand in with easy access 
   Mercedes 300 D Marinized by Nani Diesel                    Northern Lights Generator and Heat Inverter 
   Bow sprit and 2 mounted bow anchors                           Foredeck with New Maxwell 3000 windlass 
                                    Stern with AB Dinghy on Davits 
    Davits folded back (dinghy off )                                         Lewmar Bronze Winch on Teak Caprail 
Teak Cockpit, Helm, Dodger (with 2 solar panels)                      Teak and Bronze Wheel and Bornze Binacle 
Teak Cockpit Table folded out                                         Mi Gitana at Current Location: Raffles Marina, Singapore 
Out of Water/Haul Out Shots of Mi Gitana 
Keel... new anti-fouling bottom paint 5/2006 
Mi Gitana Underway (only 3 sails up and going fast!) 
Mi Gitana at Bora Bora, French Polynesia... and this is what it is all about!!! 
Go To About Michele and Joe 
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