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Old 28-06-2011, 01:23   #1
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I was wondering the communities opinion on the Hansen range.

I know, they are production boats and come with all the shortfalls such a boat has but where do they sit in comparison to others in the production stable, what would you see as there strength and weakness?
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Old 29-06-2011, 01:15   #2
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A guy in our marina has the 545 and loves it...easy to sail...not real top end but fast and capable...he's been on several 2 to 3 day passages with it in the eastern med, and always gets back home.
They are very inexpensive, from what he says.
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I was wondering the communities opinion on the Hansen range.

I know, they are production boats and come with all the shortfalls such a boat has but where do they sit in comparison to others in the production stable, what would you see as there strength and weakness?
Strengths: Very easy to sail with self tacking headsail. Manoeuvers well under power & well supported by the Australian Distributor. They have a good owners group and website. Modern and funky interiors if that's what you like. A fine boat if it's limited to doing what it's designed for. Ideal for short coastal trips and busy waterways where you might have to be dodging Ferries, Ships and weekend races on Sydney Harbour.

Weakness: Most definately built to a price point and it is reflected in build quality. Would need to increase fuel & water storage and upgrade fittings and standard inclusions like anchors to be a serious cruiser and even then they are too lightly built. Despite that there are some out there crossing oceans. Disturbingly low AVS on some models.

Just my opinion, Greg
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Re: Hanse Yachts

Many, possibly all Hanse models use aluminum rudder posts. There have been instances of rapid corrosion in this critical appendage. I noted that the Sydney area firm that commissions new Hanses won't use copper based anti-fouling anywhere near the spade rudder because of this.

For me, this alone would be a deal breaker.

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I was amazed at the number of Hanses I saw sailing in the fiords of Norway a few years ago. When I commented on this to a Norwegian friend, he replied, "Ya! Good cheap yachts!"
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Re: Hanse Yachts

The interior always struck the admiral as an unusual finish which doesn't win any points although I note the new models are going a different way.

They just seemed to be very prolific in pittwater for a relatively new brand in OZ and appear to hold there value Very well here.

I think the NSW distributor does a very good job.
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The interior always struck the admiral as an unusual finish which doesn't win any points although I note the new models are going a different way.

They just seemed to be very prolific in pittwater for a relatively new brand in OZ and appear to hold there value Very well here.

I think the NSW distributor does a very good job.
The interior to me, is BLAH, not what I'd consider "homey".
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They just seemed to be very prolific in pittwater for a relatively new brand in OZ and appear to hold there value Very well here.
They are prolific in Pittwater because that's where the national distributor is and the national distributor is a very good and innovative marketer. If you make one inquiry on their website you are their newest best friend and from that point on you get continual emails about every event & new thing. Once they get you it seems that they do support their product well, within the limits of it being a "built to a price production boat". If your happy with that you'll have plenty of friends on Pittwater.

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Having owned another brand production boat, where they wouldn't even return your calls after the cheque cleared.

They are a long way ahead of the competition.
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Good solid yachts. Make a few mods, mainly bigger tankage ad they'll cross oceans too

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If you have any questions on Hanse 470 model just go ahead.
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Re: Hanse Yachts

The Hanse-Group owner just sold his stake in the Hanse-Group,
after bringing Hanse to the stock-market, couple of years ago.
The Hanse-Group includes brands like Moody and Dehler, and is a
competitor in the mass production mainly to Bavaria Yachts.
Both german products, reliable quality, but of course, not
like the swedish brands i.e. Hallberg-Rassy or Malö.
The variety of products is quite wide, with Moody, Dehler, and Fjord
in addition to the Hanse -range.
Hanse is trying to meet both, the charter-companies requirements, as well as the private owners market, you still will wish to change certain things,
like mentioned above.
Overall, good value for money.
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We are thinking about buying a 385... Anyone got one. What do you think..?
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