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 opening to allow breeze to flow whether or anchor, or moored.

Considerable attention has been devoted to ease of handling, making short- handed racing or cruising a no-stress affair. “I even intend to do some single-handed sailing and wouldn’t hesitate to take it out on my own.”

The mainsail hoists straight out of its permanently mounted zip-up boom cover with electric winch taking care of the gruntwork. The self-tacking jib makes tacking a simple matter of turning the wheel. Sheet winches fail easily to hand with plenty of stoppers and an automatic anchoring system makes sloping in and out of bays effortless.”