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The Perfect Yacht Design

How do you build the perfect yacht?   Where do you start?  The only place is with a great design.

Hanse employ the best yacht designers in the world. Judel/Vrolijik design every Hanse yacht.  They are quite simply the best designers of cruising and racing yachts in the world.

Their designs win awards…and their yachts win races. Judel/Vrolijk shot to fame when ‘Alinghi’ won the America’s cup.

And they have over 20 years experience designing the very best yachts.

And once Hanse have the perfect yacht design?

Hanse Engineering - the Best of Everything

They engineer the yacht with precision.

The formula is simple. Here’s some examples…

Hanse use a vinylester resin in the lay-up of every hull.  So your Hanse yacht is strong yet light and virtually impervious to any water penetration or osmosis.

Every Hanse keel is fixed to the hull with stainless (not mild) steel bolts and 20mm thick backing plates.  The bulkheads are glassed in laminate to the deck and the hull. Your can be confident your Hanse will safely cross any oceans with you.

Here’s more detail about how Hanse build quality

Hanse Steering and Performance Rig

Hanse steering systems are built in Denmark by Jefa.  Jefa have manufactured rudder and steering products since 1980 and they are recognised as world leaders in this field.  More detailed information about Hanse yacht steering systems.

And the Hanse rig? Let’s start with the self-tacking headsail

A self-tacking jib is an integral part the design of every Hanse yacht from day one.  It’s part of a performance rig which has a tall mast, a large mainsail and a tall headsail.  For you it means your Hanse yacht is beautifully balanced and you can sail fast with ease.

And if you’re after performance you’ll like what Hanse offer as standard on all their yachts. Read about Hanse’s tapered masts, top quality sails and performance rigging.

Top Quality Interiors

Hanse understand how important great design is at every stage of the process.  So in true Hanse style they turn to the best.

Design Unlimited and Birgit Schnasse are heavily involved in producing fabulous, contemporary interiors with incredible attention to detail.

As always quality is the word at every stage.  For example you’ll find a real wood veneer on every cupboard door.  The standard microfibre for the upholstery is exceptional, or you can upgrade to Italian leather if you choose. You’ll love the top and bottom loading fridges, separate showers and huge number of opening hatches.

For more detail and virtual tours of the interiors – check out the Hanse 315 – Hanse 345 – Hanse 385 – Hanse 455 – Hanse 505 – Hanse 575 – Hanse 675

Who Founded Hanse?

To start and drive a company like Hanse you clearly need a great leader.

Michael Schmidt is a successful racing sailor with an Admirals’s cup victory to his name.

He’s passionate about building stunning looking yachts which sail well. Schmidt backed his judgement and turned his passion into success.

Started in the late 1990s, Hanse yachts is now one of the fastest growing boat yards in Europe.  The Hanse group even managed to expand during the GFC!

Windcraft Bring Hanse's Success to Australia

Peter Hrones is another passionate leader. He toured Europe for 24 months to find the best yachts in the world.

And once he’d found the best boats… he brought them home to Australia.

Team Windcraft has grown into a hugely successful company with offices in Pittwater, Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand.

When you buy a Hanse yacht you buy into the Hanse family and our unrivalled service team take care of you and your yacht.

Want to chat about the Hanse range? Here’s how to contact Team Windcraft