sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Yacht Feature: Hanse 345
Yacht Feature: Hanse 345

'Easy to sail solo'    .

She's just been selected as 'Boat of the Year' by an Italian magazine, she's compact, affordable (well it's all relative) and easily sailed by a solo sailor. It's the Hanse 345.

Compact size - 34ft -  .. .  
Why did they choose her? Its statemet quoted the 'balance between speed and sailing', with a concentration on ease of sailing, so that whether you are just a beginner or a seasoned old salt you will get the same pleasure out of making her sail well. The other advantage - so important for short-handed cruising sailors is that it has cleverly thought-out controls for the halyards, sheets and reefing lines. The all come back to the cockpit.

Below, they found that the layout and materials were intelligent, comfortable and practical, with light airy living spaces beyond what you would expect in a 34ft boat.

Spacious for the size of the boat -  .. .  

They agreed that the Hanse Group and Judel/Vrolijk Design team must have been listening carefully to existing customers and created a yacht that harmonised with their wishes.

Here are the key features that make the Hanse 345 well worth looking at for a boat of its size:

* Amazingly for such a boat, there are twin wheels giving you great access and visibility at the helm
* Because cruising sailors hope to spend lots of time at anchor, the huge bathing platform is a great plus
* If you really want three cabins it's possible, unusual for a 34ft boat.
* The seating in the cockpit area has been maximised, larger than previous Hanse's
* New 'light strips' below, and no less than five hatches
* As said before, all lines lead back to be accessubke to each of the helms
* The self-tacking headsail makes short-handed sailing also much easier
* There are even optional electric winches

Hanse 345 interior angles -  .. .  

For more information about this boat, go to the Hanse website


by Nancy Knudsen

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=103832

9:24 PM Thu 15 Nov 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Yacht feature

Related News Stories:

04 Nov 2012  Yacht of the Week: the Oyster 100
26 Oct 2012  Yacht of the Week: The Xc 42 from X-yachts
17 Oct 2012  Yacht Feature: The Dufour 36 Performance
07 Oct 2012  Yacht Feature: The Beneteau Sense 55
04 Oct 2012  New performance cruising catamaran bows to the market
02 Oct 2012  Yacht Feature: The new Hélia 44 for 2013
15 Sep 2012  Yacht Feature - the Morris 48GT: more different than you think
15 Sep 2012  Wave catamaran wins coveted design award
07 Sep 2012  Yacht feature: AY480 - a yacht for sailing around the world
18 Aug 2012  Swan 80S expands Nautor's Swan Maxi Range
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

























































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,










29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT