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 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)
Builder: Hanse Yachts (Germany)
Year First Built: 2022
* Shallow draft version available: 5'9" (1.8m)
Hanse 460 Sailplan & Underwater Profile
One 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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