Hanse 415: More than a facelift

Hanse's latest model was unveiled last month

20 February 2012.
By Michael Good

The new 415, which takes the place of the successful Hanse 400, got its world premiere at the boat show in Düsseldorf in January.

Hanse 415

The Hanse 415 is right on trend, with a large beam aft and longer waterline

Designed by Judel/Vrolijk & Co, just as her predecessor was, Hanse says it is more than an evolution of the 400. The length of the waterline increased by 60 centimetres and there’s more beam aft, which creates all kinds of additional space in the aft cabin and in the cockpit. While the sail area remains unchanged, the new model is expected to be more lively under sail.

Hanse 415

The 415 features a low coach roof and T-shaped keel

Long companionway hatch, gently descending steps into the cabin, bright interior, low-slung coach roof, German Admiral’s Cup mainsheet system, folding swim platform, control lines led under deck, a T-keel, self-tending jib and vinylester used in the hull laminate plus the option of Hanse’s Smart Mooring System are the most notable features of the 415.

Hanse 415

Note the large cockpit, long companionway hatch, control lines tucked under deck and a German Admiral’s Cup mainsheet system

The boast is offered in two different interior layouts, with two or three staterooms, with a variable pantry and one or two lavatories. For more details see Hanse Yachts.

This article was re-published with kind permission of YACHT, Europe’s largest sailing publication.

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