The Hanse 400, a fractional sloop, was designed by Judel/Vrolijk & Co and built in Germany by Hanse Yachts.
Underwater Profile: Bulb fin keel and spade rudder
Hull Material: GRP
Length Overall: 40'2" (12.2m)
Waterline Length: 35'5" (10.8m)
Beam: 13'3" (4.0m)
Draft: 6'6" (2.0m)
Rig Type: Fractional sloop
Displacement: 18,739lb (8,500kg)
Builder: Hanse Yachts (Germany)
Year First Built: 2006
Owners Association: Hanse Owners Club
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1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 20.4
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 34.3
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 188
4. Comfort Ratio: 25.2
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 2.0
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 20.4 suggests that, in the right hands, the Hanse 400 will have enough performance to leave many other sailboats of similar waterline length well astern.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 34.3 would usually mean that the Hanse 400 would have a tendency to heel excessively in a gust, and need to be reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze.
However, as she has much of her ballast concentrated in a bulb at the foot of the keel, she's likely to be considerably stiffer than her published Ballast/Displacement Ratio might suggest.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 188, tells us the Hanse 400 is clearly a light displacement sailboat. If she's loaded with too much heavy cruising gear her performance will suffer dramatically.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 25.2 suggests that crew comfort of a Hanse 400 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser with moderate stability, which is not encouraging news for anyone prone to seasickness.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 2.0 is on the cusp of suitability for an ocean passage, so venture offshore with caution.
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