July 12 2021
For this radical change, the German shipyard Hanse drew its inspiration in France, and more precisely, in La Rochelle, from the naval architecture firm Berret-Racoupeau!
At the heart of this very significant evolution, a new hull design, a new cockpit layout and an interior design that is more versatile than ever.
The challenge proposed to Berret Racoupeau, in collaboration with the Hanse development team, was to design a family cruising boat that was as simple as possible to operate, but whose performance would not be degraded. And all this in a sporty, modern exterior design as well as an outstanding interior design with exclusive details.
Hanse product manager Andreas Unger explains on ActuNautique Yachting Art: "Our new Hanse 460 is a Hanse through and through. Thanks to the flexible option list, the customer can configure the boat in countless variations, both on deck and below. In addition, we have focused on very balanced sailing performance through a tall rig with a large sail area, various keel options and a clever deck layout. Add to this the new sporty design and the typical Hanse handling and you have a winning package all round."
The hull of the new Hanse 460:
The newly developed hydrodynamic hull manages the balance between a narrow waterline, for better hull speed, and a wide hull above the waterline with fore and aft chines, giving the largest possible interior space. The inverted bow allows the boat to pitch less in strong winds, while the pronounced bow chines keep the foredeck as dry as possible.
The Hanse 460's deck layout:
The new deck design features 14 opening hatches and eight opening windows to provide maximum light and ventilation below deck. Numerous options allow for optimal customization of the cockpit. These include an electric swim platform with stairs, a wet bar with sink and grill, and telescoping davits that can be lowered flush with the cockpit floor when not in use. The optional hardtop can be equipped with a fixed windshield and solar panels to generate renewable energy, and blends seamlessly with the boat's aerodynamic silhouette.
The Hanse 460's rigging:
Sail areas of 114 m² upwind and 234 m² downwind underline the Hanse 460's enormous performance potential. The standard bowsprit with integrated anchor arm serves as a forward tack for the headsail and gennaker and can accommodate a second forestay for the genoa or reacher. Optional electric furlers for the mainsail and headsail, as well as electric winches, are as much a part of the Hanse's typical handling as the mandatory self-tacking jib. In addition to the standard jib, a 105% jib and a 145% genoa cover are also available as headsails.
What's new inside the Hanse 460?
No less than 48 layout combinations give customers every opportunity to configure their Hanse 460 to suit their needs. Whether it's an owner's yacht with a suite including an en suite bathroom and two comfortable aft cabins, or a charter yacht with 10 berths and three bathrooms, everything is possible.
The galley can also be fully adapted to the customer's wishes. In addition to the various refrigerator and freezer options, there is also room for a wine cellar, a dishwasher and a three-burner gas stove with oven in the longitudinal or U-shaped pantry, which can be customized with various colors and surface materials.
Another optional highlight is the map table with a forward-facing seat, which is unmatched in this class. The extensive list of options, from a washing machine in the laundry room to flat screens in the main cabin and salon, is topped off by the Flagship Package, which includes exclusive fabrics and materials as well as a hidden bar behind the fold-down backrest in the salon.
The Hanse shipyard is located in Greifswald, Northern Germany