AU­TUMN BOAT SHOW PRE­VIEW SPE­CIAL

Four new Hanses

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Hanse shows no sign of slow­ing the pace of its new yacht de­vel­op­ment with the an­nounce­ment that it will be show­ing four new sail­ing mod­els at this au­tumn's boat shows. The un­veil­ing of a new mid-size fleet, which in­cludes the 348, 388, 418 and 548, comes af­ter the com­pany launched its two largest cur­rent mod­els (the 588 and 675) only last year.

The largest of the new mid-size mod­els, the 548, which is nom­i­nated for Euro­pean Yacht of the Year 2018, has an en­tirely new hull and deck de­sign, while the three smaller mod­els have new decks, rigs and keels. A sig­nif­i­cant change is the move from T-keels to L-shape keels. De­sign­ers Judel/vrolijk felt the shape to be more ef­fi­cient and ef­fec­tive for this size of cruis­ing yacht. In fu­ture, the en­tire Hanse range, with the ex­cep­tion of the per­for­mance ver­sions of the larger mod­els, will be de­signed with L-shape keels. The mod­els launch­ing this au­tumn also have slightly taller rigs than past Hanse mod­els.

The new mod­els fol­low the lead of the 588 and 675, al­low­ing more nat­u­ral light down be­low through hull and deck port­lights, for ex­am­ple. The 548 in par­tic­u­lar in­cludes sim­i­lar op­tions to the 588, such as a hard top bi­mini, cock­pit wet­bar and a sec­ond forestay.

Hanse has im­ple­mented the same qual­ity of in­te­rior fin­ish and fur­nish­ings right down its range. The 548 boasts a ten­der garage and, by steal­ing space from the star­board aft cabin, the port cabin looks enor­mous – nearly as large as the for­ward mas­ter cabin.

Prices ex VAT

348: €91,900; 388: €114,900; 418: €145,900; 548: €349,000

Shows: The 388, 418 and 548 will all be shown at both the Cannes and Southamp­ton boat shows. There will also be a 675 at Cannes and a 588 at Southamp­ton.

Hanse’s new 548 has a huge amount of cock­pit liv­ing space be­low the op­tional hard top bi­mini

Hanse 388

The Hanse 348. Right: the in­te­rior of the 548

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