Hanse 345

4.8 from 5 Reviews


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Hanse continues to refine its range of cruisers

Chris Beeson
Yachting Monthly  
Reviewed Sep 2016
I thought we were chancing it by going out in conditions that most cruisers would sensibly avoid but she acquitted herself very well. I was very pleasantly surprised that we didn’t lose control once, despite her prodigious beam. She behaved well and the Jefa steering system was a delight as ever...
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Hanse designers have engineered simplicity into the 345

Jen Brett
Reviewed Sep 2016
They say the easier something is to do, the more likely you are to do it. And so one fine late September day I seized upon an opportunity to test that maxim on a sail of the new Hanse 345. My first observation? I relished just how simple it could be to get under way and sail up Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay compared with getting under way in my 44-foot ketch with its big overlapping genoa.
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Simple sailing at an attractive price

Tim Thomas
Reviewed Sep 2016
It wasn't that long ago a yacht around the 32-foot mark was considered perfectly adequate for most inshore and offshore sailing ambitions, and if you wanted an around-the-world shorthander you would have been looking for something around the 40-foot mark - any bigger than that and the yacht would have been deemed too big to handle. How things have changed...
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A little yacht with a lot going for it

Geoff Middleton
Reviewed Sep 2016
Hanse needs little or no introduction -- especially in Sydney -- as importer, Windcraft, has been bringing the German brand into Australia from its Pittwater base for the past 13 years and is now marketing the yachts fairly heavily in the other states, too.

We first laid eyes on the latest yacht in the range, the 345, at its Australian debut at the Melbourne boat show and, with some innovative changes over the model it replaces, we couldn’t wait to go sailing...
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Performance, choices, and layout are convincing

Suzana Prochazka
Reviewed Sep 2016
The first look confirms it’s a Hanse. Absolutely. In addition to the volume, it’s the angular shape of the windows and the cabin top that betray Greifswald as the boat’s origin. Supporting clues also can be found in the self-tacking jib, the high freeboard, and the wide stern. But there is just as much that’s different...
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