The Hanse 315 – known as the Pocket Rocket – is a sleek, sporty innovative design from the team at Judel/Vrolijk A neat little yacht at 31 ft. Which is big on performance…
– Hanse original self tacking headsail – Tall rig and large main sail – Option for cockpit traveller – Standard tiller steering / Optional double wheel steering – Self-draining anchor locker with electric windlass – Sleeps 5 – two private cabins with versatile layouts – Excellent interior headroom in saloon – Exceptional natural light
Experienced sailors will love the clean deck lines, large cockpit and the deep L shape keel optimised for performance sailing. If you’re new to yachting you’ll find the 315 very easy to sail. Especially with the Hanse easy sail option – the main and jib sheet lead aft to the helm position.
And if you need a little extra help… no problem! Our in-house sailing advisor Ric Hawkins will have you sailing off into the sunset in no time.
This model has reached new design heights… with a modern hull shape, deep keel and straight bow. The tall rig and large sail area makes her one of the best performers in her class. The Hanse 315 is the first in her size to receive CE category A.
A well thought out deck means an intelligent use of space – including clean deck lines and a continuous bulwark instead of a foot rail.
The deep L- shape keel is optimised for performance making the 315 light and responsive on the helm.
Hanse Yachts may have found a healthy formula for success with its larger yachts, but its entry-level Hanse 315 proves that size bears no relation to enjoyment afloat.
We found in our test – see the full report in Yachting World February 2016 issue – that she is perhaps the best compact production yacht launched in recent years.
With steering… tiller control is standard, but the 315 can be equipped with twin steering wheels as an option. If you choose twin helms, the large folding cockpit table transforms the cockpit into your out-door dining area – perfect for sharing sunset drinks and dinner.
The two steering wheels have secured fixed helm seats, offering you a relaxing seat at the wheel.
The foldable platform gives you easy access to the sea or pontoon. And underway it makes the cockpit safe and secure for all.
Hanse use a vinylester resin in the hull construction which increases strength and reduces weight. As with all Hanse Yachts, you can choose the exterior… design your Hanse from bimini to bottom with a large range of material colours.
Other features include a quality headsail furler and multifunctional bow fitting with an anchor roller and gennaker attachment point.
You’ll also appreciate the self-draining anchor locker with electronic windlass and storage space.
The interior of the 315 is incredibly spacious for a small yacht with lots of natural light and enough room for a crew of 4 people. The clever use of space means an impressive standing height of 1.91m in the companionway with 1.77 m forward. The cleverly lowered floor means the exterior structure remains flat and elegant.
The saloon companionway steps over the engine with 2 settees along the side and folding saloon table, lockers and shelves. There’s also ample storage in the saloon, pantry and cabins.
Galley – You’ll enjoy a touch of luxury in the galley with Quartz black worktops. A stainless steel sink and 2 burner gas with oven makes for easy meal preparation on board.
Head and shower – Large head with separated shower and a holding tank of 35 litres
Luxury finishes – The interior accommodation is made of high quality marine plywood, mahogany and satin varnish. Optional choices of light Italian Oak or warm American Cherry. The high quality upholstery selections are easy to clean and looks great for years.
There are two layout versions available in the bow.
Option 1 – Open bulkhead with large double berth and a shelf for travel bag
Option 2 – Closed bulkhead with small seat and variable double berth.
Astern, there is a double guest berth under the cockpit, which provides a comfortable king size berth. This is separated from the saloon by a door. You can also sleep longways and use this as a large single berth. A combined locker and shelf gives you storage space. All berths are over 2m.
Small is beautiful…
Hanse has released a completely new entry level cruiser. But as editor, Scott Alle discovers, innovative design ensures the 315 boasts the space and comfort normally found on bigger, more expensive boats…
The company’s entry-level cruiser has nearly all the amenities you would expect of a larder offering, cleverly configured in a compact package which has significant advantages over its larger stablemates. This is to be admired because it’s more difficult to build a small boat than a larger one.
Hanse Brand manger Mary Bickley chats to Above and Beyond boating about the reasons people choose smaller yachts.
Make sure you don’t miss:
0:45 – Why the switch to smaller yachts?
1:00 – Mooring or marina berth?
1:45 – How about longer passages on a smaller boat?
2:55 – Do the costs of a smaller boat make a difference?
Wayne Ormandy describes himself as a novice in sailing but he seemed pretty relaxed when we met for a sail at the Tasman Bay Cruising Club, Nelson. His new yacht Phantasea, the first Hanse 315 in New Zealand, is near the marina ramp, prime spot, and moored stern-to so that stepping aboard on the lowered transom is easy.
“It’s proving to be a nice easy boat to learn,” Wayne says. “There’s nothing complicated about it. For people who want to become proficient sailors, it’s ideal because it’s easy to handle but there’s enough performance there to practice with and improve your skills.”
Judged by 11 journalists from 11 European nations. Here’s what they had to say…
“A family-friendly pocket cruiser the Hanse 315 has a seductive hull shape that proves a delight to sail and has the beam for a cockpit and aft cabin space. The 315 stimulates the small end of the new yacht market admirably. Space is apportioned wisely, with standing headroom and a great aft cabin. The Hanse 315 is a highly versatile and impressive new compact cruiser.”
The new Hanse 315 has been awarded “Sailboat of the Year 2016” at HISWA – the largest boat show in the Netherlands.
The independent jury made up of editors from the largest Dutch sailing magazines were impressed with the distinctive exterior design, comfortable interior and easy sailing concept.
Here’s what they had to say…
‘The new Hanse 315 is a yacht with a good finish, a spacious cockpit, much comfort and surprisingly good sailing characteristics. In short, it’s a hit!”
According to the Judges
“The Hanse had a lot going on in 31 feet, starting with two good cabins, one forward and one aft,” said Tim Murphy. “There’s also a full head with a larger separate shower; space in the forepeak not only with a good berth, but also an area where you can sit down and change your clothes; and a full working galley.
And it was a fun boat to sail. So you have a complete package for a couple to sleep comfortably, cook fine meals and even live aboard for stretches at a time.” Read more
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