The Hanse 460 Sailboat
Specs & Key Performance Indicators

The Hanse 460, a fractional sloop, was designed by Berret-Racoupeau and built in Germany by Hanse Yachts.

A Hanse 460 sailboatA Hanse 460 flying a reacher on the optional Solent Rig

Published Specification for the Hanse 460

Underwater Profile: L-shaped bulb fin keel & spade rudder

Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall: 47'11" (14.6m)

Waterline Length: 42'10" (13.1m)

Beam: 15'9" (4.8m)

Draft: 7'5" (2.3m)*

Rig Type: Fractional sloop, with optional Solent Rig

Displacement: 27,690lb (12,560kg)

Ballast: 7,408lb (3,360kg)

Designer: Berret-Racoupeau

Builder: Hanse Yachts (Germany)

Year First Built: 2022

* Shallow draft version available: 5'9" (1.8m)

Hanse 460 sail plan & underwater profileHanse 460 Sailplan & Underwater Profile
Hanse 460 Interior LayoutOne of the interior layout options for the Hanse 460


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Published Design Ratios for the Hanse 460

1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 21.5

  • 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: 26.9

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

3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 158

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

4. Comfort Ratio: 24.6

  • 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: 2.1

  • 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 460

1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 21.5 suggests that, in the right hands, the Hanse 460 will have enough performance to leave most other sailboats of similar waterline length well astern. 

2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 26.9 would usually mean that the Hanse 460 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 keel, she's likely to be considerably stiffer than her published Ballast/Displacement Ratio might suggest.

3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 158 tells us the Hanse 460 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 24.6 suggests that crew comfort of a Hanse 460 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 of 2.1 tells us that a Hanse 460 would not be as good a choice of sailboat for ocean passage-making, owing to the increased risk of capsize in strong winds and heavy seas when compared to a sailboat with a CSF of less than 2.0.

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