The Hanse 458 Sailboat
Specs & Key Performance Indicators

The Hanse 458, a fractional sloop, was designed by Judel/Vrolijk & Co and built in Germany by Hanse Yachts.

The Hanse 458 sailboatThe Hanse 456

Published Specification for the Hanse 458

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)

Hanse 458 sailplan & underwater profileHanse 458 Sailplan & Underwater Profile
Hanse 458 Interior LayoutOne of the several interior layout options available for the Hanse 458


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Published Design Ratios for the Hanse 458

1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 19.9

  • Less than 16 would be considered under-powered;
  • 16 to 20 would indicate reasonably good performance;
  • Over 20 suggests relatively high performance.

2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 29.1

  • Under 40: less stiff, less powerful
  • Over 40: stiffer, more powerful

3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 180

  • Under 100: Ultralight
  • 100 to 200: Light
  • 200 to 275: Moderate
  • 275 to 350: Heavy
  • Over 350: Ultraheavy

4. Comfort Ratio: 27.4

  • Under 20 indicates a lightweight racing boat
  • 20 to 30 indicates a coastal cruiser
  • 30 to 40 indicates a moderate offshore cruising boat
  • 40 to 50 indicates a heavy offshore boat
  • Over 50 indicates an extremely heavy offshore boat

5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.9

  • Under 2.0 (the lower the better): Better suited for ocean passages
  • Over 2.0: Less suited for ocean passages

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Summary Analysis of the Design Ratios for the Hanse 458

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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