The Perfect Yacht Design

How do you build the perfect yacht? Where do you start? The only place is with a great design. Hanse employ the best yacht designers in the world. Judel/Vrolijik design every Hanse yacht. They are quite simply the best designers of cruising and racing yachts in the world. Their designs win awards…and their yachts win races. Judel/Vrolijk shot to fame when ‘Alinghi’ won the America’s cup. And they have over 20 years experience designing the very best yachts. And once Hanse have the perfect yacht design their excellence in engineering and production produces yachts of exceptional strength and quality. Outstanding design backed by German engineering makes the Hanse Yachts unrivalled amongst production yachts.


The Hanse Easy Sailing Concept is legendary. Hanse invented the integrated self-tacking jib and were the first to bring all the lines aft to the helm position.

Easy Sailing – Individual Customisation

This means you can sail your Hanse solo or short handed while your guests chill.

The deck is free of lines and fittings delivering comfort and space both at sea and when you’re relaxing at anchor.

The new range of Hanses take individual customisation to the next level with a huge choice of technical features, layouts, flooring, fabrics and wall coverings. Your Hanse Yacht will be uniquely yours.

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Hanse Engineering – the Best of Everything

They engineer the yacht with precision.

The formula is simple. Here’s some examples…

Hanse use a vinylester resin in the lay-up of every hull. So your Hanse yacht is strong yet light and virtually impervious to any water penetration or osmosis.

Every Hanse keel is fixed to the hull with stainless (not mild) steel bolts and 20mm thick backing plates. The bulkheads are glassed in laminate to the deck and the hull. Your can be confident your Hanse will safely cross any oceans with you.

Hanse Steering and Performance Rig

Hanse steering systems are built in Denmark by Jefa. Jefa have manufactured rudder and steering products since 1980 and they are recognised as world leaders in this field. 

A self-tacking jib 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, a large mainsail and a tall headsail. For you it means your Hanse yacht is beautifully balanced and you can sail fast with ease.

And if you’re after performance you’ll like what Hanse offer as standard on all their yachts.

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Top Quality Interiors

Hanse understand how important great design is at every stage of the process. So in true Hanse style they turn to the best.

Design Unlimited and Birgit Schnasse are heavily involved in producing fabulous, contemporary interiors with incredible attention to detail.

As always quality is the word at every stage. For example you’ll find a real wood veneer on every cupboard door. The standard microfibre for the upholstery is exceptional, or you can upgrade to Italian leather if you choose. You’ll love the top and bottom loading fridges, separate showers and huge number of opening hatches.

For more detail and virtual tours of the interiors – check out the individual model pages for each of the Hanse yachts.

What’s the Hanse Yachts mission?

Hanse Yachts AG builds and develops state of the art sailing yachts with exacting standards of design, performance, seaworthiness and handling.

As the industry leader for innovation all models are built with the latest technological advancements in cutting edge facilities with incredible attention to detail, quality control and precision.

The Hanse Yachts facilities are amongst the most advanced in the world and the evidence of their passion and scientific approach can be seen in each of the stunning yachts they produce.

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Windcraft enhances Hanse’s Success in Australia & NZ

Team Windcraft has grown into a hugely successful company with offices in Pittwater, Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand. As the country’s leading Yacht Importer Windcraft has unparalleled expertise and experience in the Yachting world.

Windcraft has the skills and passion to ensure that your experience is exactly as it should be, from the very beginning of your yacht adventure and throughout your yachting life.

When you buy a Hanse yacht you buy into the Hanse family and our unrivalled service team take care of you and your yacht. We are here every step of the way, whether you are completely new to sailing or an experienced yachtsman, we know how to help you enjoy your time on the water and make the very most from your investment.

Thinking about buying a new boat?

We have a diverse range of skills in our team who have been assisting clients with this for more than 20 years and we are here to help. Windcraft manages the largest portfolio of European production brands across Australia and NZ, but if we don't have what you need then we will help you find it.