The Hanse 458, a fractional sloop, was designed by Judel/Vrolijk & Co and built in Germany by Hanse Yachts.
Underwater Profile: L-shaped bulb keel & spade rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 46'1" (14.0m)
Waterline Length: 43'0" (12.2m)
Beam: 14'4" (4.4m)
Draft: 7'4" (2.2m)*
Rig Type: Fractional sloop
Displacement: 25,794lb (11,700kg)
Ballast: 7,496lb (3,400kg)
Designer: Judel/Vrolijk & Co
Builder: Hanse Yachts (Germany)
Year First Built: 2018
* Shallow draft version available: 6'0" (1.8m)
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1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 19.9
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 29.1
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 180
4. Comfort Ratio: 27.4
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.9
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 19.9 suggests that the Hanse 458 will, in the right conditions, approach her maximum hull speed readily and satisfy the sailing performance expectations of most cruising sailors.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 29.1 would usually mean that the Hanse 458 would have a tendency to heel uncomfortably 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 her L-shaped bulb keel, she's likely to be considerably stiffer than her published Ballast/Displacement Ratio might suggest.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 180, tells us the Hanse 458 is a light displacement sailboat. If she's loaded with too much heavy cruising gear her performance will suffer to a degree.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 27.4 suggests that crew comfort of a Hanse 458 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser with moderate stability, which is not the best of news for anyone prone to seasickness.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.9 indicates that a Hanse 458 would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0.
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