Spanish flag, VAT and spanish taxes payed.
YANMAR 4JH4E 40cv, sail drive, GORI 3 blades folding proppeller.
The 400’s hull is laid up by hand with a balsa core above the waterline to reduce weight and insulate the interior. Bulkheads are bonded to the hull sides and deck for increased stiffness and—as with the entire Hanse line-based vinylester resins are included in the outer hull laminate for osmosis resistance. The boat’s deep T-keel keeps the ballast low and gives her a good, healthy righting moment. A high-aspect balanced spade rudder extends down almost to the keel foot for maximum bite in the water
Sails and Rigging
Main sail full battened Regatta sándwich Kevlar/Mylar ELVSTROM 55m2
Main sail full batten Dacron high tenacity NORT SAILS 45 M2
Génoa Regata membrana Technora155% ELVSTROM
Furling genoa All Round 135% Dacron high tenacity ADVANCE SAILS
Jib Regata horizontal battened 100% Membrana Technora ELVSTROM
Self taking jib 115% Dacron high tenacity NORTH SAILS
Gennaker ELVSTROM 0,75 oz with socket 120m2
Spinnaker HOOD with socket
All sails has ORC Certificate
DYNEEMA running rigging.
Rodkiker with German system
Demutiplication (1+1+3+3) for rodkiker
Main sheet with German system with 4 deck pulleys
Main sheet battcar with demultiplication x 3
All spi and genaker deck rigging
Reinforced forward pulpit for tack gennaker pulley
Walden boom system
Adjustable battcars for genoa sheets
Adjustable Back Stay with demultiplication (1+1+1+3)
Up grade for winches: Roof 2×48, 2×48 primary, 2×46 main sheet.
Spy rigging with ball bearings cars 100/100 Harken, Spi pole Harken
Lewmar bowsprit for Genaker
Performed rudder and keel
All hull sea cocks performed
Rigging: I 16.50m J 4.62m P 16.20m E 5.57m
RAYMARINE: Multifunction screen E80 in cockpit, 2 X WIND ST60, 2 X Tridata ST60, Automatic pilot ST6001+ remote control, VHF + Dsc RAY 54E with double station.
Navtex CLIPPER receiver.
Forward master cabin with head insuitte, aft starboard extra doublé cabin, aft port double cabin. Aft head with separate shower. Portside chartable, L shape kitchen.
Electric windlass LEWMAR 1000w + 75m chain 10mm + DELTA anchor 16Kg, sprayhood, bimini with side extensions, cockpit cushions, under boom light LEDs, cockpit table + extension with cover, helm covers, hot/cold cockpit shower, LEDS navigation lights, ZODIAC tender + YAMAHA 4T/2,5CV, etc…
Interior comfort, appliances
Mahogany woodworks, Clear oak floors, Cream upholsteries
Aircon AIR SYSTEM WEBASTO 20000BTU, Extra Large fridge 130L, kitchen + oven, microwaves MIELE, TV full LED, LG radio CD with loudspeakers JBL in/out, boiler 50L, Waste tank, 2 WC electrics.
Electric circuit 220v/12v, inverter 400W, services batteries 2 x 150Ah VICTRON GEL, engine battery 1 x 85 Ah, VICTRON batteries display. Inteligent charging system ADVERC, batteries display PHILIPPI.
Life raft revised 2018, ACR SATELITE epirb ¿?
First owner boat, never chartered, just private use. Usual navigation in Valencia´s coastal waters. Highly upgraded to race. Excellent trimming.
Yearly engine serviced. Yearly hull sanded and spray antifouling with International Micron 77.
Comments by Yacht and Boat review
No yacht is easier to sail. Hoist the main, unfurl the jib, go. When tacking, the greatest expenditure of effort is made when the helmsman changes sides.
Judel/Vrolijk have given the hull of the 400e a healthy displacement/length ratio and the sail area/displacement figure confirms the 400e has the physical properties needed for a broder race career than the 411 it replaces.
An important factor is the ‘e’ in 400e ? it stands for epoxy and is listed as an option by Hanse and importer Peter Hrones will specify the epoxy lay-up for all boats for the Australian market. One of the numerous advantages is that the epoxy saves 500kg; displacement drops from 8500kg to 8000kg.
The keel is like a reversed ‘L’ in profile; the bulb projects aft of the trailing edge. As is the current fashion, the rudder is very deep. A shallower keel (and rudder) can be requested as an option.
The Hanse’s dual cruiser/racer role is evident in the cockpit. The wheel is right aft and, on this boat, the mainsheet traveller is on the coachroof. The mainsheet is led to the portside primary winch right alongside the steering station. The jib sheet goes to starboard; the helmsman can work the boat without moving from the steering position. But let’s face it, with a self-tacking jib, not much work is needed anyway.
Hanse are smart; if you want to emphasise the racer side of your cruiser/racer’s dual personality, you can order the mainsheet traveller mounted across the cockpit right in front of the heavy duty steering binnacle.
But you sacrifice the nice folding table mounted on the front of the pedestal. The designers have moved the headsail furler right into the bow to maximise the jib’s sail area. There are tracks for a genoa of 135-140 per cent, but the yacht’s polar diagrams show the jib to be at a very small disadvantage to the genoa. The differences show up only when two-sail reaching in lighter airs.
Hanses appear to be extremely well built. There are seven keel bolts for extra strength on the 400e and six of them take a 65mm socket.
The 400 is not quite as dramatic, but the Hanse style is unmistakeable. The furnishings are in cubes and squares; the timber trim uses shut lines and shadow lines for dramatic effect. I would say it is a bit Bauhaus if I was sure what Bauhaus is. The boat we sailed was trimmed in Hanse’s trademark mahogany with an ultra high-gloss finish. You can order cherry or beech trim, which is lighter in colour, and you can also have a satin finish.
You can have two or three cabins and a choice of five layouts for the forward cabin, normally the owner’s cabin, which is common practice these days. If you opt for two cabins you are rewarded with a longer galley bench and a huge lazarette under the cockpit’s starboard-side seat.
With one of the three-cabin layouts you get a head in the owner’s cabin forward. The boat shown here has only one bathroom (on the portside, aft of amidships) but it has a separate shower area so the room doesn’t get soaked. There’s a small seat if you insist on showering when the boat is underway. The five layout options show two versions with settees to port, and three (including our boat) with the navigation table between two seats, creating seating for two more at dinner.
The galley is an ‘L’ layout on the starboard side. The fridge has a front-opening door feature which eliminates that head-down, arse-up scratching to reach the bottom of the unit. It’s easy to clean, too.
No yacht is easier to sail. Hoist the main, unfurl the jib, go. When tacking, the greatest expenditure of effort is made when the helmsman changes sides. Come to think of it, the helmsman doesn’t need to change sides. Because I like quiet, contemplative, recreational sailing I find the self-tacker irresistible, and what it means to family sailing is easy to imagine. Because the hardware is in place for a genoa, the self-tacker demands no sacrifice.
The sails on this boat were still hot from the sail maker and we hoisted the main and unfurled the jib for the first time ever. Initially, the battens tended to invert, and we took up the jib halyard a fraction, but with a little breeze the sails settled into their task and the boat came to life. When we got the gust of the day, perhaps even 8 knots, she kicked up her heels and galloped, with good acceleration. After that the sea breeze gave up and faded.
The steering is light but positive (no lost action) and lowish-geared. Under power that big rudder swung to starboard a little under the wash from the 40hp Yanmar and the folding prop.
In only a few years Hanse has developed from a near unknown in Australia to an established brand. I really liked the 411 (still available to order), which was great value at $311k. The 400e, which succeeds it here, is well priced and, if the hull numbers are any guide, she should have an edge in performance. The increased sail means that gap between jib and genoa is even smaller. There’s a little bit more of the racer, but this exacts no sacrifice, as there is a little bit more of the cruiser, too.
ACCORDING TO HANSE
While a Hanse may not be a true “work of art” owners know that Hanse yachts are masters in the composition of fine sailing yachts. Masterminds and hard-working hands combine to assemble a Hanse from single elements, just like a composer blending his notes into a single theme. From the first beat until the final chord Hanse conduct the whole composition.
This composition begins with the making of forms. The core competence of yacht building is to design, to draw, and to laminate the hull and deck in the forms. Laminating demands experience. Chemical engineers at Hanse work with the GRP and Epoxy, not unskilled staff. The core of your Hanse is composed of resins and mats where this kind of craft is a tradition.
A composition is awkward when different materials are used together. In the case of the keel or the chain plates, Hanse optionally use a zinc-plated bottom construction. Hanse has done its research with the Fraunhofer-Institute about the properties of GRP and metal and this allows it to properly and professionally blend these two materials. The following rule applies for sandwich works, foam below the waterline, balsa above waterline.