International H Boat for sale

Hamble South Coast, United Kingdom

Listed price £14,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
International H Boat
Used sail boat for sale
$18,101 USD | Listed price £14,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Hans Groop
Length overall
Length waterline
1.60 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Hamble South Coast, United Kingdom

About this International H Boat


The H Boat was designed by the renowned Finnish designer Hans Groop in 1967 with further minor modifications to the design by Paul Elvstrom in 1971. It gained 'International' Status in 1977.

With over 5000 boats having been built in total, the 'International H Boat' is one of the most popular sailing yacht classes in the world.

This particular boat 'Bert' was purchased by the owner of 'Yachting Sports UK Ltd' in Hamble, Southampton with the sole intention of giving it a complete refit from stem to stern. This refit was completed in 2017 since when the boat has been used for both local cruising in the Solent and some selected high profile racing events such as the 'Round the Island Race' ('RTI') and the 'Double Handed Nab Tower Race' where it performed exceptionally well.

Now for sale as the owner has a new challenge awaiting, 'Bert' represents a unique and very rare opportunity to acquire what must be considered to be one of the best H Boats available anywhere.

The following description will give some indication of the work undertaken during the refit and since.

Refit Works:

Originally an Artenko built International H boat.

Stripped back to bare hull and deck for undercover refit at Yachting Sports UK Ltd's premises in Hamble.

Refit Completed 2017.


Hull and deck completely refurbished and painted in 'Vestal White Awlcraft 2000'

Deck paint panels in 'International Interdeck'.

New keel structure throughout.

Skeg has been removed and custom made spade rudder fitted complete with roller bearings.

Retractable stainless steel mooring cleats.

Custom 'legged' stanchions powder coated in black.

Stainless steel guard wires.

Deck gear new in 2017 except original stainless 'Anderson' spinnaker winches.

Carbon tiller.

'Spinlock' tiller extension.

New Windows.

......and so much more!


Full interior rebuild, only main bulkhead is original timber.

Complete new interior furniture.

All new interior overhead linings and custom made coach roof side linings.

Teak and Holly effect laminate floorboards.

New seat cushions & foams.

All new upholstery.


All new wiring in marine grade tinned cable.

2 domestic batteries.

240 Volt Shore power and 12 Volt battery charger.

Custom electrical panel with engraved boat name and motif & 12 Volt battery meter.

LED back lighting to coach roof side linings.

Blue LED floor lighting through interior and cockpit.

LED boom light and reading lights

USB 12v sockets

Fusion bluetooth stereo.


'Tacktick' Boat Speed and Depth Sounder.


'Aquafax' 2.2m inflatable tender.

'Suzuki' 2.5 hp Longshaft outboard engine on transom mount (brand new, never used). The complete outboard and bracket arrangement come off for racing and store in the aft locker leaving only two small fixings tracks on the transom.

Electrical Bilge Pump.

Mooring Lines.

Fenders & Lines.

Spars, Rigging & Sails:


New standing rigging.

New running rigging.

Custom made stainless steel chainplates.

New 'Z Spars' extended spreaders.

Mast and boom have been wrapped in black vinyl.

Black powder coated spinnaker pole.

Extended 'AG spars' boom fitted to move mainsheet track out of the cockpit.

Custom made jammer boxes for Jib sheets.

Jib sheets work on a 2:1 / 8:1 ratio (coarse and fine tuning).

SAILS (General & Cruising):

Cruising main with slides 2016 (Has had limited use).

Cruising Jib 2016 (Has had limited use).

Quantum kevlar No. 2. jib (circa 2010 but still a reasonably good sail).

Banks No. 3. in Dacron (came with the boat but still OK).

SAILS (Performance):

Hyde Laminate main (new for RTI 2019).

Hyde Laminate jib()new for RTI 2018).

Hyde Spinnaker (new for RTI 2018).

Hyde code 0 (brand new just arrived for RTI 2020 never hoisted).


It is extremely rare to find a boat like 'Bert' that has been refitted so extensively and to this level of attention to detail. The above refit descriptions only give an indication of what is required and the work that has been completed to bring the boat up to this level.

If you are looking for a little 'Classic' with beautiful lines, sparkling sailing performance whether cruising or racing and totally 'ready to go', then take the opportunity to come and see 'Bert' for yourself. The owner will be delighted to explain everything he did during the refit and talk you through every aspect of this wonderful boat.


"....'Bert' has been raced only a few times since I have owned it. She was put together with the 'Round the Island Race' (RTI) in mind, results amongst others have been;

8th in class 'RTI 2017'.

8th overall 'RTI 2019'.

1st 'Double Handed Nab Tower Race 2019'.

Mostly she has been used for weekending around the solent.

Her Rating: IRC tcc 0.840


Within the above specification and details, 'New' relates to works completed or items replaced during the refit ending in 2017 unless stated otherwise.

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Suzuki 2.5 HP Long Shaft
Engine hours
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Passenger capacity

Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars, their accuracy is not guaranteed. They are intended as guides only and as such do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective purchaser is advised to check all particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted, which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part. All dimensions, performance figures & range notes given are approximate and should be treated as a guide only. Pictures may be from a brochure or of a similar vessel. Engine hours shown are correct at the time of preparation of the particulars, but will vary with usage. Availability of specific vessels may be subject to change, we therefore recommend you call for confirmation.

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