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.
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.
Notice how everything you need is within easy reach of the twin helm positions.
The German mainsheet system allows you to adjust the main from either side and the self-tacking headsail means your guests don’t need to move when you go about.
Your guests will love the spacious, comfortable and well protected cockpit. The sturdy cockpit table has stainless steel handrails and heaps of storage and is the ideal spot for the chartplotter.
There’s lots of side space for cup holders and trays plus watertight stowage for your mobile phone and other small personal belongings.
All your halyards, sheets and reefing lines run below the decks to the helm positions. And there are big lockers to store your lines and fenders.
The hull-deck joint is plain and smooth – new technology eliminates toerail fixings. The elegantly styled coach roof is low which means it is safe to walk on even when the 415 heels.
You’ll love the large, easy to fold bathing platform with teak decking. This is great for swimming at anchor or easy access from the marina or dinghy. And cruising families will appreciate the dedicated life raft stowage.
The hull and deck are laminated as a sandwich construction with a balsa core and Vinylester resin.
Below the waterline you’ll find substantial solid hull laminate with a strong inner structure for extra safety.
The modern and effective T-keel has extra safe keel hull assembly thanks to the the massive bottom structure and strong, high quality stainless steel bolts.
The 415 is categorised by GL as A – Ocean Going.
The Hanse 415 is incredibly easy to handle under sail thanks to the self-tacking headsail, fully battened main, lead aft lines and single line reefing.
And if you have a tight marina spot you can opt for the Hanse SMS berthing system to make parking a breeze.
The SMS is a joystick manoeuvring system with bow and stern thrusters integrated with the main drive. You can move sideways, diagonally or even spin in circles… happy days!
Light floods through the large opening coach roof hatches and opening port holes… and a lovely cross-breeze flows through your saloon and cabins at anchor or in the marina.
There are even 6 hull windows so you can cook and relax with a sea view!
Hanse yacht interiors are modern loft-style. You can stamp your creative touch on the interior by choosing from a wide range of woods, floorboards and upholstery.
Hanse designers always think hard about the ambience inside your yacht. You’ll really appreciate the indirect lighting with optional LED overhead lights.
There’s plenty of space around the large saloon table and if you like to entertain you can choose the extra large galley option giving you heaps of workspace and storage.
You can even add a second drawer fridge, microwave and espresso maker. You can choose your own interior layout from a choice of forward, saloon and aft sections… it’s like designing your own yacht.
Access to the 415 interior is easy thanks to a low threshold, optimised staircase angle and solid stainless steel handrails.
The patented cascade washboard system is neat and easy to use and you can lock it at the half open position.
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The Standard 415 Layout is a 2 cabin version.
The A1 option in the bow gives you a generous double V-berth with shelves along the hull and large hanging lockers on the port and starboard sides.
You’ll notice a useful seat to starboard and a vanity table on the port side. The entire cabin is really light and airy thanks to 2 large and 2 smaller opening hatches and 2 hull port holes.
The B1 central section is also light and airy with 2 large, flush opening hatches. There’s a large head with separate shower cubicle.
You can opt to have the U-shaped settee as a sliding double berth which is ideal when extra friends join you for the weekend.The extra large L-shaped galley is beautifully equipped with heaps of storage and bench space and a top and front opening fridge. For a bit more luxury you can even choose to have a second drawer fridge and a microwave and espresso maker.
The C1 option aft gives you a one double cabin with an opening hatch and port hole. For more comfort you can opt for a multifunctional locker and adjusting backrest. The large storage space on the starboard side is perfect for long distance cruising or storing your racing sails. You can access this space from the saloon and cockpit.
The A2 version forward gives you an ensuite for the owner’s cabin. The head includes a shower, lockers and a mirror all finished with great modern Hanse European styling.
The C2 option gives you a second double cabin aft. Both cabins have opening hatches and port holes bringing you light and a lovely cross breeze through the berths at anchor.
If you choose the C3 option you get the great combination of a huge storage area aft and a utility room with a work top and optional second fridge.
Ross Smith thought that his dream of owning his own yacht was a good few years off. Until a chance sighting of a 415 at Darling Harbour, Sydney set him on a slightly different path. One that has him owning a yacht that spends 6 months in Pittwater and 6 months in the beautiful Whitsunday islands.
Two summers and two beautiful locations to explore. Plus the added bonus of the ‘delivery’ trips up and down the East Coast of Australia. Read Ross’ story here
The 415 performs beautifully thanks to her:
The 415 also handles like a dream thanks to the long rudder and quality Jefa yacht steering system.
“Handsome addition to the Auckland Fleet.
Like its earlier sisters, it emphasizes comfort, performance and ease of handling within a contemporary and distinctive design.
The interior is modern and bright, with plenty of opening hatches to admit light and fresh air. A striking design and functional feature is the centerline overhead double hatch, with fore and aft opening to allow breeze to flow whether or anchor, or moored.
Considerable attention has been devoted to ease of handling, making short- handed racing or cruising a no-stress affair. “I even intend to do some single-handed sailing and wouldn’t hesitate to take it out on my own.”
The mainsail hoists straight out of its permanently mounted zip-up boom cover with electric winch taking care of the gruntwork. The self-tacking jib makes tacking a simple matter of turning the wheel. Sheet winches fail easily to hand with plenty of stoppers and an automatic anchoring system makes sloping in and out of bays effortless.”
“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.
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.”
As part of the Windcraft Group and with over 400 yachts imported into Australia and New Zealand the team at Team Windcraft delivers the highest standards of service.
Picking up a boat on the other side of the world can be an all-consuming minefield… at Team Windcraft we’ll make sure it’s the experience of a lifetime for you and your family.