Category Archives: Hanse 455

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 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 …

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 …