The renowned builder of quality sailboats, Hanse Yachts, continues to offer yachts that span the needs of the cruising community. The company’s current fleet includes 10 sailboats that range from the 315, a 31-footer that is a great introduction to sailboat cruising, up to the flagship of the builder’s line, the Hanse 675, a 70-foot yacht that provides all of the amenities one would expect on a luxury yacht capable of going anywhere.
Now, Hanse adds yet another yacht to its latest model lineup. The exciting new Hanse 510 continues the design philosophy at Hanse to produce sailing yachts that are both easy to sail and offer fast cruising potential to their crew who want to enjoy quality time on the water.
The new yacht has a LOA of 52.5 feet and a waterline length of 47.3 feet, which puts it in the upper end of the current Hanse line, just behind the Hanse 548 in terms of size and suitability for sailing whatever the owner’s cruising plans.
As with all Hanse sailing yachts, it has a modern hull shape incorporating the latest in performance features to ensure a dry boat that is both easy to sail yet faster than a traditional, sluggish cruiser. This includes chines in the bow and stern sections of the hull to increase interior volume to the yacht, while a slimmer waterline beam provides higher speed potential to take advantage of good sailing conditions.
The boat also sports a reverse-shaped bow to reduce pitching motion at sea. Unlike a conventional bow that goes into a wave and increases its buoyancy as it lifts then falls from wave to wave, the reverse shape eliminates that pitching motion, which is both uncomfortable and slows down forward progress.
The boat’s design is from the La Rochelle, France-based firm of Berret-Racoupeau, which intelligently blends goods sailing performance with a thoroughly modern interior. Hanse overlays this design with its expertise in offering almost unheard-of levels of customization to satisfy any individual preferences.
At its core, the Hanse 510 emphasizes a roomy cockpit, large but manageable sail plan, and overall performance that is easily managed by a couple.
The boat comes rigged with a self-tacking jib and all lines run back to the cockpit for simple sail handling the 710sq ft mainsail and various headsails. The jib is 570sq ft and the reacher measures 1,011sq ft, set up using a Solent-style rig on the custom bowsprit. Air draft of the deck-stepped mast is just over 77 feet above the waterline. Optional electric furling systems and winches make light work of handling halyards and sheets for the optimum in performance, short handed sailing.
Not to be missed and what really sets the Hanse 510 apart from other sailboats in its class is the amazing level of customization offered by the company. The boat can be ordered with a number of options and choices for hull colors, interior layouts, fabrics, interior and exterior trim and finishes, even flooring and furniture surfaces. Beginning with a layout of one master stateroom with two guest staterooms, subsequent layout options include configurations all the way up to a charter model with 10 berths and a separate skipper’s cabin.
Fourteen opening hatches and eight windows and ports ensure lots of interior light and ventilation of the contemporary interior.
Following this Hanse theme of utmost personalization, the hull is available in a variety of gelcoat, painted, and painted metallic finishes. In addition, one can customize each yacht to be the perfect interpretation of owner inclinations, including nine choices for finished cockpit seating, from natural teak to eight variations of synthetic materials.
The standard boat comes with a single, 80hp saildrive, although an upgraded, optional 110hp diesel is also available. The specs for the standard Hanse 510 include a displacement of 36,500lbs, a beam of 16.1 feet, and there are two keels available for either 6.6-foot draft or the deeper, more performance-oriented 7.12-foot draft of the medium L-shaped iron keel.
The Hanse 510 comes with a unique dinghy garage built into the transom that can house up to an 8.8-foot inflatable tender, tucked into a dedicated space under the cockpit. To further extend the utility of this cruising feature, one can opt for the optional Smart Tender System, a boom mechanism that provides single person handling to launch and retrieve the dinghy from the stern platform of the boat.
The extensive list of options includes a fixed hardtop over the cockpit, solar panels, and retractable bow and stern thrusters. Even the swim platform is more of a full-size bathing and sunning platform than simply a way to get out of the water after a relaxing swim.
The Hanse 510 comes with a CE rating of A-12, so it is well suited for those who want to venture to distant horizons. The standard water tankage is 120 gallons, and the fuel capacity is 53 gallons, ideal for most coastal cruising.
Offered in three, four, and five staterooms, the Hanse 510 could be your perfect getaway, an ideal cruiser for a couple, a family, and a good choice for larger charter parties who consider life on the water to be a group activity.
Check out the new Hanse 510, as well as the other models in the Hanse cruising fleet. Each can satisfy your plans to enjoy Easy Sailing and Fast Cruising.
|Length Overall:||52' 5|
|Length at Water Level:||47' 3|
|Max Draft:||6' 6|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||53 gallons|
|Water Tank Capacity:||119 gallons|