Hanse yachts have a lot to live up to with their new 40 footer the Hanse 415. Its predecessor the 400 was streets ahead of its time and enjoyed the longest run and most sales of any 40 foot yacht in Australia.
Windcraft MD Peter Hrones knows how critically important the 40 foot model is to any yacht range and so made sure he had significant input into the all new 415 design. Hrones wanted this yacht to be perfect for Australian conditions.
Hrones inspected the yacht at the Dusseldorf Boat Show earlier this year and concluded that once again Hanse have it right with the 415.
“I am delighted with the new Hanse 415” Hrones remarked
“This is a classy, upmarket yacht with perfect proportions and a spacious feel. The cockpit is laid out by sailors for sailors – it will be incredibly easy to sail with the family. The atmosphere down below is light, modern and airy with superb attention to detail. I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of Australia’s first Hanse 415 in June.”
The combination of a Judel/Vrolijk designed hull, a 60cm longer waterline and high-aspect sail plan brings outstanding performance. The safe and well-protected cockpit has generous storage and a large bathing platform. All lines lead aft to winches at the twin helm positions. The self-tacking headsail and German mainsheet system (allowing sailors to adjust the main from the windward or leeward side) makes sailing short or single handed a breeze.
The companionway has a retractable cascade washboard, user-friendly staircase angle and a watertight stowage area for phones and keys. The interior is a light, airy loft-style with a large choice of layouts to suit couples and families for long distance cruising or playing.
Team Windcraft is the importer of Hanse Yachts for Australia and New Zealand.