Category Archives: Hanse

Hanse 455 June 2015 Review

To write that 45ft (13.7m) is the new 35ft (10.6m) is, on the face of it, patent nonsense. But when it comes to yachts there is at least an element of truth lurking within this goobledigook. A few years ago, a 35-footer was about the standard size for a cruising yacht- the happy medium that many …

Hanse 415 September 2016 Review

“Handsome addition to the Auckland Fleet. Like its earlier sisters, it emphasizes comfort, performance and ease of handling within a contemporary and distinctive design. The interior is modern and bright, with plenty of opening hatches to admit light and fresh air. A striking design and functional feature is the centerline overhead double hatch, with fore and aft …

Hanse 455 December 2015 Review

On the outside you look and think, yes it is a Hanse. But in a lot of ways this is quite a different beast to previous Hanse’s. From the design table of Judel/Vrolijk the hull is shaped to provide more performance. In the quiet day we took it for a spin I was indeed impressed with …

Hanse 315 Yachting World Review January 2016

Hanse Yachts may have found a healthy formula for success with its larger yachts, but its entry-level Hanse 315 proves that size bears no relation to enjoyment afloat. The Hanse 315 is an example of a large firm concentrating the best of its products into a more compact, feature-rich yet user-friendly version. We found in our test …

October 2016 Boating New Zealand Hanse 315

Wayne Ormandy describes himself as a novice in sailing but he seemed pretty relaxed when we met for a sail at the Tasman Bay Cruising Club, Nelson. His new yacht Phantasea, the first Hanse 315 in New Zealand, is near the marina ramp, prime spot, and moored stern-to so that stepping aboard on the lowered …

Feb 2017 Boating New Zealand Hanse 455

Following its 2015 debut, Hanse’s mid-sized 455 cruiser (13.95m LOA) has quickly become one the the marque’s most popular models. And with eight sold here so far, the yacht’s shaping up as New Zealand’s favourite Hanse. I’ve sailed plenty of Hanses and I’ll confess it becomes difficult to find another way of saying how easy …

Feb 2017 Sails Magazine Hanse 315

Small is Beautiful – Hanse has released a completely new entry level cruiser but as editor, Scott Alle discovers, innovative design ensures the 315 boasts the space and comfort normally found on bigger, more expensive boats… The company’s entry level cruiser has nearly all the amenities you would expect of a larger offering, cleverly configured …

March 2017 – Boat Sales – Hanse 315

The hot new entry- level yacht with the lot from the big German yard The German manufacturer Hanse is doing an excellent job with its latest 315. This new sail-cruiser has been swamped with praise since its launch last year. That’s because she is a ‘proper yacht’, that can sail offshore yet is reasonably priced.

Boating New Zealand April 2018 1

“We did heaps of research before deciding,” says Harley, “and were taken by her excellent sail area-to-displacement ratio. And the Judel-Vrolijk design team is, of course, highly-regarded. But most importantly, the boat’s easily-handled by a small crew and can be sailed single-handed if necessary.” Boating New Zealand joins new Hanse 418 owner Harley and family …