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.
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.
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.