Hanse 388 2017 sailing yacht walkthrough – Athens Boat Present 2017
As section of our ongoing analysis to establish the fantastic minor sailing boat for us, we obtained up near and personalized with the most up-to-date product Hanse 388 at the Athens Boat Present in November 2017.
We have been maintaining an eye on all of the new types the German boat builder, started by racing sailor and Admiral’s Cup winner Michael Schmidt in the late ‘90s, has introduced at any time considering that our nautical genes woke up and poked us into taking sailing seriously. Hanse is quite new to the activity as opposed to its set up European opponents and credits its achievements to its collaboration with award-winning yacht designers Judel/Vrolijk & Co.
We have been impressed with the strong, durable establish of the 388, roomy wide-system cockpit with twin sporty Y-spoke wheels, wide bathing system and the smooth modern traces and styling above and down below deck.
She has an airy, voluminous galley into which loads of mild flows – even in an artificially-lit exhibition corridor – thanks to many hull home windows and twin smoked glass skylights flanking the companionway. Even though the skylights are a terrific plan, we would have preferred the floor to be non-slip so as to keep away from any horrible mishaps as one particular is strolling throughout the deck and into the cockpit.
This version’s saloon experienced an L-formed galley with excellent storage, a heat dim mahogany interior, saloon table with a concealed bar compartment fantastic for storing wine, and desirable cream fabric upholstering. Hanse has a large array of customization alternatives, from teak or artificial teak decks to fabric or leather furnishings of several shades.
It highlighted a decent-sized V-berth and two aft cabins with what seem to be fairly comfortable mattresses, and a head incorporating bathroom and shower head. What we found strange was a next WC in the grasp cabin, which was missing a wash basin, an added that can be added. A next WC or head on a boat of this sizing is normally welcome while, in this situation, we would have valued extra cupboard area in the cabin as a substitute.
Aiming squarely at the cruiser-racer market place and, obviously, sailing couples of all ages, Hanse claims the 388 is one particular of the fastest yachts in its course and can clock up a top rated pace of eight.1 knots at 140 levels to the wind in 14 knots accurate wind.
We seen that all traces guide to the helm which, jointly with an built-in self-tacking jib and a one particular-rope reef process, should really allow for uncomplicated limited-handed sailing.
We’re quite curious to see how the 388 handles in the oft windy, rough and tumble Aegean and are wondering why we really do not see extra Hanse boats in Greek marinas thinking of they feel to offer excellent value, a high quality establish and impressive style and design and seem quite perfectly-suited to cruising in the Mediterranean.
Online video by Carlo Raciti www.carloraciti.com