The Hanse Concept
The courage to think outside the box, the will to simply do things differently, and the conviction that this is right – these are the values which make HANSE yachts the most innovative and well-conceived yachts on the market.
HANSE FAST CRUISING
Fast sailing in all conditions
Hanse yachts are designed by the finest yacht designers in the world. Most of the range is designed by judel/vrolijk & co that draw from their experience from the America’s Cup and they have adapted that experience to the serial production of yachts. This means that Hanse yachts guarantee a high level of fun and speed. For years now, Hanse has been a trendsetter in simplifying sailing and making it faster. Hanse always stands for innovative design and continuous development of cruising sail boats. The hull shapes are developed with focus on performance and comfort. Hanse yachts hulls are further optimised by taking the latest research results in the field of hydrodynamics into account. This reflects in the vertically designed bow and stern of all Hanse yachts, a feature that allows them to achieve a very long waterline and consequently a significantly increased hull speed. The sail-plan is also optimised. The mast is positioned further to aft, resulting in a larger surface of the self-tacking jib, which benefits performance in light winds. The surface areas of the main sail and jib are very well balanced and that translates into a balanced sailing performance. Hanse yachts stay very neutral in steering under sails. They can stand more heeling, allowing the reefing to be postponed for even stronger winds. Naturally, a fast-sailing yacht is not complete without quality sails aimed at performance. Even in the standard version, Hanse yachts are equipped with high-quality sails by Quantum; these are developed to match the construction and performance of Hanse yachts.
HANSE EASY SAILING
Ideal for small crews or singlehanded sailing
Sailing Hanse yachts is incredibly easy thanks to the self-tacking jib and the fact that all the halyards, extensors and sheets are led to the helmsman position. Hanse models can be sailed easily with a small crew or even singlehandedly. How large a crew do you actually need on a Hanse yacht? If you feel like it, you can sail it all by yourself. In addition to great sailing performance, Hanse places great importance on simplified handling of their yachts. They call this concept Easy Sailing and Hanse is way ahead of the competition regarding this aspect of sailing. Hanse yachts are equipped with an integrated self-tacking jib and that allows fast single-handed tacking without cranking. This truly deserves to be called easy sailing! Running of all halyards, sheets and cunninghams directly to the helmsman is also unique in its class. This enables the helmsman to manoeuvre the boat under sails all by himself from astern – even in stronger winds when a deep keel provides a high level of stability. We are not talking only about sheeting in and slackening of sails, but also setting or reducing sails. All this can be done easily from the wheel. Hanse also typically uses the double-sided main sheet system which can usually be seen on large ocean going racing yachts. As all the sail controls are led to the helmsman, the upper deck remains completely free of winches and clamps while the cockpit is not cluttered by a main sheet lead. The easy handling is not reserved only for sailing. With a combination of bow thruster, stern thruster and deep rudder, docking and casting off turns into child’s play, even in the smallest of harbours.
HANSE INDIVIDUAL CUSTOMIZATION
Individual approach to yacht design
A vast selection of options, layouts, colours, fabrics, wood and floorings makes every Hanse yacht a unique creation. The Hanse Individual Cabin Concept is unique in serial yacht production! Hanse offers you a selection of colours for the hulls gelcoat and water line. For those who choose to have a lacquered hull surface instead of gelcoat, the range of colour design is almost limitless. With Hanse it is a bit like with an interior design studio, you can design your very own yacht that suits your individual needs. Choose from multiple cabin layout combinations, optional equipment, a multitude of types of wood for furniture and flooring and a broad range of fabrics and colours. The choices can be combined in more than 1,000 ways.
HANSE INNOVATIVE DESIGN
Breaking rules, setting trends
As it has been confirmed by numerous awards, the Hanse brand is known for innovative design of the exterior and interior of its yachts. Modern shapes, colours and fittings make every Hanse yacht really attractive while the innovative design solutions also make it very practical. Hanse stands for innovative design as a guideline in developing each new Hanse yacht. It features modern design and innovative technical solutions that are usually associated with custom luxury yachts. The key is combining modern looks and practicality with the aim of achieving customer satisfaction which is always a priority. For example, the angle of the companionway is very flat, which is a new introduction, and that means that you walk on the stairs instead of climbing the ladder when you are exiting or entering the cabin. The cabins receive a lot of light and air through the numerous portholes, hull windows and hatches. There is plenty of space in the cabins with a lot of wardrobe space, generous navigation area, heads and showers. All this is elegantly designed and low maintenance. The deck and the coach roof are clear, with all the ropes hidden away and all the hatches flush with the deck, so there is nothing to trip over. This also provides plenty of flat spaces for sunbathing. A roomy cockpit is well organized for sailing and relaxing while the passage between two steering wheels gives you easy access to a large foldable bathing platform. Larger Hanse models are even equipped with a garage for a tender under the cockpit.