Hanse 540 – Saga

Design: Hanse Yachts (Judel&Vrolijk) Year: 2012
Category: Luxury/Performance Length: 16.45m
Coding: MCA Cat2. RORC Cat1. ISAF Beam: 4.91m
Cabins: 5 Draft: 2.43m
Berths: 13 Rig: Fractional (21m)
Heads: 4 sails: 13/Spin & Chute
Showers: 5 Engine: Yanmar 110hp
Fridge: Yes Thruster: Yes
Freezer: Yes Navigation: Garmin & Simrad (Upgrade 2015)
Hot water: Yes Cooker: Gas x3 Burner
Watermaker: Yes Microwave: Yes
Generator: Yes BBQ: Gas
Accolades Round Britain & Ireland Race
IRC 1 First Place. Sept 2015
Top Speed:
17.5 knots

The Hanse 540 is the yacht of choice for Sailing GB and there are plenty of reasons why. This is a vessel which provides the ideal blend of cruising comfort and lively performance. With her long waterline length, the Hanse has an excellent turn of speed, while her broad beam ensures that she is stiffer and more stable than many yachts of comparable size. This translates to better performance, more power and less bouncing around. Her beam also ensures that there is ample room below for all of the luxuries that the modern yachtsman has come to expect. Our experience in the charter industry has also shown that a yacht in to 50-60ft size bracket provides the ideal mix of intimacy while still affording a good degree of personal space and privacy. The large, open plan saloon on the 540 has also proved to be a big hit, as this is a light, airy area, offering the perfect social environment. Enjoy the exciting activities by day and join in on the fun evening festivities; our yachts are well known for there party spirit!

All our Yachts are fully coded by the Marine Coastguard Agency in their very stringent offshore racing category. The yachts are also geared up for international offshore racing category 1 specification (ISAF Cat.1) We supply all safety equipment such as lifejackets and include wet weather gear.

Innovative Design

For those who want a bit more background on the Hanse 540 she came from the drawing board of the well known yacht designers Judel and Vrolijk, a pair known for producing many notable racing vessels, including the Americas Cup winner Alinghi  to name one of many.

The pair has also proved a dab hand at taming the blistering pace of their racing yachts in order to produce high performance cruisers, such as the Hanse 540. Marry that with Hanse’s well respected reputation for producing comfortable, easily handled yachts with light, spacious interiors and you have a winning formula. This is a yacht as comfortable racing around the cans as it is racing across oceans.

Inside, the 540 boasts accommodation for 14, plus crew, all with en-suite bathrooms. Whilst the vessel can sleep 14, its wide decks and spacious salon mean that you can accommodate far more for a day sail if you wished, making this a great boat for a post-race soiree.

Here is a full list of the specifications, features, technologies and comforts you can expect on-board:

  • Watermaker for offshore expeditions
  • Onboard Generator
  • High 26.25 metre mast
  • Draft 2.43m ideal for performance yet shallow enough for the Solent
  • 5 Double Cabins 13 berths
  • Ensuite bathrooms x 4
  • Hot water showers x 4
  • Folding Propeller for additional performance
  • Category A Ocean Rating
  • RORC and ISAF Cat. 1 rated for offshore racing (high Spec. safety and racing category)
  • IRC Rated for racing
  • MCA Cat 2 safety coded
  • Epoxy sandwich vacuum hull for strength, stiffness, light weight
  • Back Stay adjuster for racing performance
  • Tri- Radial laminate mainsail fully battened 85.10m sqm
  • Gennaker ‘ Momentum ‘asymmetric with snuffer 195m sq full radial design
  • Spinnaker ‘ Momentum ‘ asymmetric with snuffer 288m sq full radial design
  • 105% Genoa 69m sq
  • 90% Laminate headsail

  • ISAF compliant heavy weather jib, storm jib and trysail
  • SOLAS B Lifeguard ISAF raft ( highest spec ) 8 man x 2
  • Life Jackets commodore auto inflate with harness x 17
  • GULL matching Oilies jackets & trousers x 17
  • Reckman Self Furling Genoa system
  • SEA START 24 hour response
  • Onboard WIFI zone to 50 miles offshore
  • Teak Deck thermal & sound insulated
  • Electric Windlass
  • Garmin twin GPS plotter, radar, EPIRB tracking, wind instruments
  • Yanmar engine 110 horsepower turbo charged
  • Bowthruster SidePower SE130
  • Spade rudder self aligning
  • Swimming platform
  • Garage
  • Twin steering wheels
  • Electric winch
  • Stereo
  • TV
  • Twin fridge/freezer

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