Fast sailing in all conditions. Sailing yachts from Hanse are designed by judel/vrolijk & co, one of the best yacht designers in the world. Experiences from the Americas Cup are adapted for use in series yacht building. This guarantees a high level of fun and speed. FAST CRUISING: SAIL FAST AND SAFELY For many years now, we at Hanse have been setting trends towards simplifying sailing and making it faster. Traditionally, our name stands for innovative design and we have continuously developed our cruising sail boats. For instance, we have further developed the hull shapes not only by focusing on improved sailing performance and comfort alone, but also with a view on improving the lines. Together with the well-respected constructors of yachts at Judel/Vrolijk & Co, renown throughout the world for their victorious yachts in the America's Cup and in international offshore races, we have further optimised the Hanse yachts on the basis of the latest research results in the field of hydrodynamics. Thus, the Hanse yachts consequently feature vertically designed stem and stern shapes. This allows us to achieve a very long waterline. The resultant effect: a significantly increased hull speed! Likewise more effective is the optimised sail-plan. The mast was positioned further to aft. This resulted in the self-tacking jib increasing in surface area, which benefits in particular the performance in light winds. The distribution of surface area between main sail and foresail is very harmoniously balanced – the yachts feature a very balanced sailing performance indeed. Hanse yachts steer very neutrally and stress-free. They accept more heeling and therefore allow for reefing at a later point in time. Naturally, a fast-sailing yacht is not complete without prime quality sails featuring in-built performance. Even in the standard version, we equip our Hanse yachts with high-quality sails by Elvström; these are developed according to and on the basis of the construction data and performance capability of our yachts.