Hanse Yachts – A Story of Success

Hanse yachts is the production yacht success story of recent times. The company was founded by racing sailor and former Admiral’s Cup winner, Michael Schmidt in the late 90’s. His passion was to build stunning looking yachts that were strong, fast and easy to sail. The Hanse Group is the now the second largest boat builder in the world with order levels during 2021 exceeding their previous best year ever.

Hanse Yachts have been “Breaking Rules & Setting Trends” for 30 years and today they are doing it again with the release of the new Hanse 460.  A new design direction for Hanse but one that fully embraces the original DNA of the company being strong, fast and easy to sail.


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Hanse Original Self-Tacking Headsail

The self-tacking headsail is an integral part the design of every Hanse yacht from day one.

It’s part of a performance rig which has a tall mast, and large mainsail and this means fast, easy sailing.

Quality steering systems are are built in Denmark by Jefa.

And the interiors are stylish and contemporary. You’ll find real wood veneer on every cupboard door and the standard microfibre upholstery is exceptional.

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Hanse 315 – Pocket Rocket

The Hanse 315 is the perfect introduction to yachting – a neat little 31ft yacht that’s fun and easy to sail but also big on performance.

She sleeps 5 and has excellent interior headroom and exceptional natural light. The tall rig and large sail area makes her one of the top performers in her class.Read more

Hanse 458 – The New Best Seller

New Hanse 458 – Trendsetting design and exciting performance.

The new 8 series from Hanse – seaworthiness and elegance, sportiness and comfort, functionality and design. The Hanse 458 is all about refinement.Read more

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