Hanse 415 – The New Best Seller?
New for 2012, the Hanse 415 has a lot to live up to… after all her predecessor the 400 is Australia’s best selling 40 foot yacht… ever.
We want you to be very clear about one thing.
The 415 is not an upgraded version of the 400.
She’s a completely new design reflecting modern demands for state-of-the-art, fast cruising yachts.
Sailing the 415
As with all Hanse yachts the 415 sails beautifully.
Hanse have extended the waterline by 60cm and kept the same sail area bringing her increased hull speed.
The hull is a modern Judel/Vrolijk design with some increased width especially at the rear. For you this means a better use of space down below and on deck.
You’ll love the spacious, safe and comfortable cockpit with a wide walk-through to the large, easy-fold bathing platform.
The Hanse 415 is incredibly easy to handle.
All lines lead aft to winches in easy reach of the twin helm positions and of course the legendary Hanse self-tacking headsail is standard.
Hanse 415 Interior
Thanks to the clever new hull design you’ll find the 415 has around 10% more space down below compared to the 400.
If you’re tall you’ll appreciate the increased headroom.
Light floods through the large opening coach roof hatches and opening port holes… and a gorgeous cross-breeze flows through your cabins and saloon at anchor or in the marina.
There is a huge choice of layouts
For example you can choose from two different versions of the galley… the classic L- shaped standard size or the extended size with heaps of work space, storage and optional luxuries including a second fridge.
If you’re planning to cross oceans you might choose the utility room which doubles as a great work area. And you can opt for one or two heads and one or two aft cabins.
Want to chat about the 415? Here’s how to contact Team Windcraft
May 2013 Cruising World Review
“It really performs beautifully under sail,” noted BOTY Judge Ed Sherman.
“Even when overpowered, it’s like driving a big dinghy.”
The 415, drawn by Judel/Vrolijk & Co., with an interior by Hanse’s Water Vision, is the latest entry in the builder’s lineup of sailboats that are, by design, both exciting and simple to sail.
Controls—a pair of single reef lines, halyards, and a main and a jib sheet—are led to winches set just forward of the two helm stations, where they’re easy to reach and kept tamed by rope clutches.
August 2012 The West Australian Review
Not feeling worthy of pursuing your sailing dreams due to lack of experience?
Well think again!
Be inspired by the owners of “Misty Eyes”. Their limited boating experience was overridden by a strong passion for the sea and a lifelong dream. They started sailing lessons and pride themselves on being fast learners…
“…the 415 is something completely new in state-of-the art sailing. In fact, the user-friendliness of this sleek machine is the very reason the new owners decided to buy it.
One would think if you’re going to pay more than $300,000 for a boat, you would be a fairly experienced mariner. Not so.”