The Hanse 455 is a distinctive and powerful performer. With the largest and best equipped cockpit in its class, performance rigging and flexible layout options, the 455 is setting new standards.
– Sleek deckline design – Largest and most innovative cockpit in its class – All halyards, sheets, trimming and reefing lines run completely covered by the deck to the aft helm positions. – Self tacking headsail – Elegant coach roof with integrated, curved, flush hatches – Performance rig – 10% larger than the previous model – Extra safe T-speed keel with strong high quality stainless steel bolts – Elegant hull-deck joint with solid and safe bulwark – Vinylester hull with carbon composite main bulkhead – Extra large hull windows in saloon for improved sea view – Increased number of opening hatches offering exceptional light and ventilation – Multiple layout options including choice of 3 or 4 cabins
Top end luxuries, like super-yacht style pop-down cleats, are standard on the 455. All exceptional features for a yacht of this size.
The 455 has heaps of performance yet is a breeze to sail short-handed.
You’ll love spending time in the largest and most innovative cockpit in the class.
The 455 has the classic Hanse sleek deckline design, with a new dedicated sun-baking area.
Compared to the previous model this yacht has 10% more sail area, a larger rig and new fixed helm seats with additional storage space.
And a solid level bathing platform that’s just one step down and offers easy access to the water for swimming and for boarding smaller watercraft. And if you’re out cruising with the family?… you can sail the 455 single handed!
All lines lead aft to the cockpit. And with standard electric winches and the Hanse self-tacking headsail… and sailing is a breeze.
You can design your 455 to suit your lifestyle with seemingly endless combinations of interior layouts, including up to four cabins with two heads, a choice of wood finishes for furniture and floors, and numerous upholstery choices.
The standard layout above has 3 cabins and an island bed in the master suite with separate shower and head.
This option includes 2 swivel chairs on the port side with a coffee table.
Thee third layout diagram shows the A2 option with two separate forward cabins.
If you are considering a lifestyle investment this 4 cabin layout might be perfect for you!
Following its 2015 debut, Hanse’s mid-sized 455 cruiser (13.95m LOA) has quickly become one of the marque’s most popular models. And with eight sold here so far, the yacht’s shaping up as New Zealand’s favourite Hanse.
I’ve sailed plenty of Hanses and I’ll confess it becomes difficult to find another way of saying how easy they are to handle.
Instead, I’ll pass the baton to the owners of this brand new 455, who took delivery of her just before Christmas and departed four days later on a maiden 10-day cruise around the Hauraki Gulf.
Nothing remarkable in that – other than they had never sailed before and that this is their first-ever yacht.
To write that 45ft (13.7m) is the new 35ft (10.6m) is, on the face of it, patent nonsense. But when it comes to yachts there is at least an element of truth lurking within this goobledigook.
A few years ago, a 35-footer was about the standard size for a cruising yacht- the happy medium that many of us aspired to. Times have changed, however, and I would venture to suggest that nowadays that measure of the average-sized yacht we aspire to own is closer to 45ft.
Which brings us rather neatly to the new Hanse 455 – launched toward the end of the year by the German boatbuilder with the aim of cornering this lucrative sector of the market.
On recent evidence, you’d have to say it has done just that, with sales of the yacht in UK in 2015 well into double figures.
On the outside you look and think, yes it is a Hanse. But in a lot of ways this is quite a different beast to previous Hanse’s.
From the design table of Judel/Vrolijk the hull is shaped to provide more performance. In the quiet day we took it for a spin I was indeed impressed with its light wind speeds; in only 4.5 knots of breeze we could point under 30° and still do 4.5kts.
Note, these speeds were with the standard selftacking jib. I noted the headsail did lose a bit of its fast shape when the breeze got over ten knots, but it is still more than adequate for cruising.
It should hit theoretical hull speed of 8.5kts in 16kts of breeze at 60° true wind angle. About standard for this size.
A noted downside of a self-tacking jib can be a lack of sail power when sailing off the wind.
This is probably where Judel/Vrolijk come in with a fast hull shape and the inclusion of the asymmetrical Code 0 on a Selden furler. Read more here
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