Hanse 505

5.0 from 4 Reviews


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An appealing combination of easy handling and excellent sailing speed

Sam Burkhart
Reviewed Sep 2016
Standard power for the Hanse 505 is a Volvo-Penta D2-75 (72 horsepower) equipped with sail drive. The compact engine nestles low in the bilge, so there’s ample space above it to install a gen-set or other auxiliary equipment. Access to the machinery space is outstanding with a hinged lid forward and removable panels on the sides. Cruising at 8.4 knots with the engine turning 2,200 rpm, I measured 71 dBA in the saloon. Wide-open throttle yielded 9.3 knots at 2,899 rpm, but still only 74 dBA. This is accomplished with decent, but unexceptional soundproofing, so by simply adding airtight seals to more of the access panels, there’s a good chance of achieving...
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The future is out there sailing already and it looks a lot like a Hanse 505

George Day
Reviewed Sep 2016
Motoring away from Miamarina, the 505 handled very easily under power. Her large spade rudder had plenty of bite and the twin wheels allow you to choose your steering position for maximum visibility forward over the low cabin top. The saildrive unit is positioned quite far forward so there is very little cavitation on the rudder from prop wash. Yet, there is enough water flow even at slow speeds to allow for precise maneuvering...
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Should satisfy most owner and charter fleet needs

Allan Whiting
Reviewed Sep 2016
The Hanse 505 sail yacht is the latest release in the Hanse 5 series. Replacing the Hanse 495, this mini-575 cruising yacht is an evolution of the previous model.

The new Hanse 505 responds to buyer requests for improvements to the 495 and does so effectively with four different cabin layouts that should satisfy most owner and charter fleet needs. Clever sailplan design makes entertaining under sail stress-free for a host and guests, but the sailboat can be specified with the emphasis on more performance if required...
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Hanse 505: Sailing into the Future

Fridtjof Gunkel
Reviewed Sep 2016
New is still the word that sells when it comes to boats of all types, including sailboats. In economically difficult times large boat builders still bet on continuous updates of their model lines, in search of improvements. Bavaria just finished a complete revamp, Beneteau introduced a new type of product with the convertible Oceanis 38, Jenneau launched a performance boat and continued work on their Sun Odyssey line...
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The boats built by this German yard just keep getting better and better

Duncan Kent
Reviewed Sep 2016
Following on the success of its 575 model, this new mid-range cruiser from Hanse is set to appeal to aspiring bluewater cruisers. Although the Judel/Vrolijk design team created her as a fast cruiser, at 14 tons dry weight the 505 is no lightweight flyer. Instead she relies on a powerful rig, a long waterline and a sleek underbody to ensure fast passage times and exciting sailing.

The 505’s hull is laid up by hand with a balsa core above the waterline to reduce weight and insulate the interior. Bulkheads are bonded to the hull sides and deck for increased stiffness...
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