New 2016,. The Hanse 505 has been named boat of the year in a number of countries. A luxury range performance cruiser/racer yacht the Hanse 505 comes fresh from the drawing board of the admirable team of Judel/Vrolijk, famed for, among many others the design for the America’s Cup winner, Alinghi. With such a design pedigree it is little wonder that the 505 is a stunning vessel with serious potential for speed. The good news is that comfort hasn’t been compromised and here at Sailing GB we have quickly come to realise that when it comes to getting that blend of comfort and speed right, the Hanse range ticks all the boxes.
The real pleasure comes when you put up her sails and take her for a spin. This is a yacht with serious offshore cruising potential, yet she is just as comfortable on short hops. Her powerful rig, sleek hull and long waterline all guarantee exhilarating sailing, while her deep, high aspect rudder ensure she is well mannered even in the wildest conditions.The emphasis with the 505 has been performance and comfort combined with ease of handling and, despite being 50′ long, her self tacking jib and well thought out set up ensure that this is a yacht that can be easily managed shorthanded.
Looking forward from the roomy cockpit, the Hanse’s wide open deck is heaven for any sun worshipper. There is simply acres of space to laze around.Head below decks and the boat is light airy and above all luxurious with all the creature comforts that the modern yachtsman requires and bags of room besides. She can comfortably sleep up to 11, but her broad beam and immense volume mean you could carry more for a day sail. For those who love their gadgets, there are all sorts of goodies to try out both above and below deck, including hydraulic winches, push button anchoring from the comfort of the cockpit and the latest navigation gizmos.
Whether you charter the Hanse 505 for a day or a week,you will be hard pushed to find a yacht better set up for chartering and more likely to allow you to come off the water with a smile on your face. The boat is fully coded up to MCA standards and just waiting to be taken sailing.