The new Hanse 455 is designed around the desire for stress-free, push-button sailing featuring a shallow draught, twin wheels for easier access to the fold-down bathing platform, concealed halyards and control lines that all lead to the helm positions. See for yourself with boats.com reviewer, Rupert Holmes in this Hanse 455 video recorded at London Boat Show.

 

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On deck, the benches either side of the companionway are well set back into the side decks creating a wide open feel to the cockpit. There is a decent-sized helmsman's seat as well with some interesting storage options in the lockers beneath. On the foredeck there is a double sun lounge – an unusual feature on a sailing yacht – made possible by the self-tacking jib.

Hanse 455 video: first look aboard

Hanse 455 video: first look aboard recorded at London Boat Show.



The companionway stairs descend at a shallow angle and lead into a very spacious, wide-open main salon featuring strip lighting on on the ceiling and your choice of fabric and wood finish. Over 20 portholes aid ventilation and natural light down below as well.

For comparison check out the Dehler 46 video on boats.com or our full length Bestewind 50 review.

Written by: Rupert Holmes
Rupert Holmes has more than 70,000 miles of offshore cruising and racing experience, in waters ranging from the North Sea to the Southern Ocean and Cape Horn. He writes about all aspects of boat ownership and marine travel, including destinations, seamanship and maintenance, as well as undertaking regular new boat and gear tests. He currently sails around 5,000 miles per year and in the past couple of seasons has cruised from the UK to the Azores, as well as winning his class in the 2014 two-handed Round Britain and Ireland Race. He also owns two yachts, one based in the Mediterranean and the other in the UK.
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