|Rob Williams Reviews|
|Rob Williams Reviews|
Powerful striking and distinctive; she's a further development of the Hanse Range. The strong rig brings the performance on the water and the boat is loaded with quality materials and equipment.
The T-Keel is standard and two shallower keels are options. The boat is controlled with two steering wheels and one rudder. A Volvo Penta D2-55 with 53hp (39kW) and sail drive is installed as standard.
The standard interior of the new Hanse 455 is a spacious three-cabin layout, but there's also a four-cabin layout, which should prove popular with owners and charter companies alike.
Light and air is distributed through the entire boat via the 20 portholes, which help to create a pleasant cabin climate and making the area below deck unbelievably light.
In the saloon, there is a choice of a generous U-shaped sofa to starboard and a comfortable settee opposite is offered as standard, with the option of replacing the settee with a small table and two swivel chairs. The spacious, light-filled cabins are combined with two heads.
The forward cabin is equipped with a WC and basin and a spacious shower on starboard; almost like home. The second wet area is located at the rear of the saloon and is also equipped with a large partitioned off shower. The new Hanse 455 also has the largest cockpit in its class which gives her owners enough space to sail in comfort and for relaxing hours in the port.
Large pods on the steering pedestals fit the image of the boat and hold all the important instruments and control panels for navigation and the function of the boat.
The gear is easy to operate and is designed so that the yacht can also be sailed with just a small crew with a self-tacking jib standard and the winches close to the helmsman position so the helmsman can be operate all halyards and sheets.
There is ample storage space in the cockpit with a large storage locker under the benches and in the cockpit floor, as well as storage compartments for smaller equipment items, such as binoculars and mobile phones, adjacent to the deck hatchway. There is also a large sail locker in the bow, which can be accessed from the deck and offers ample space for sails, fenders and bulky items.
The Hanse Design Team has even come up with the option of a large sun lounger with a size of 1.90 x 1.55m, perfect for relaxing, on the cabin in front of the mast. The first boat is due to be completed in July 2014.
The price of the new Hanse 455 in standard configuration is Euro 169,900.00, which represents excellent value for a yacht of this quality.
Catana has international renown as builders of performance and luxury hi-tech cruising catamarans; it is the choice of many longdistance cruisers. Catana hasjust introduced its Bali Catamarans for the recreational and charter markets. The Bali Cats offer exceptional comfort and feature many innovations that will appeal to their owners. The first of the new range, the BALI 45 is being built now; her features are numerous.
The flush deck is a spacious open area and her forward cockpit allows for seating and a large, safe, sun-bathing area. She is easily maneuvered from her optional helm stations; either on the saloon bulkhead, or on the flybridge. The self-tacking headsail gives ease of short-handed sailing with an uncluttered cockpit while options are available to increase rig power.
Her optional three- or four-cabin layouts feature innovative high-quality design and fittings, comfort and optimized natural ventilation. There's a single bow cabin available on the three-cabin version and two bow cabins in the four-cabin layout.
The hulls are constructed out of GRP infused PVC Foam Sandwich, with the bottom of a solid GRP fused with antiosmotic protection. The deck is also GRP infused Foam Sandwich with reinforcements...not your average boat!
Huge water and fuel tanks are standard as is a large-volume refrigerator. As you would expect from Catana, the standard specification is very complete. This, in combination with an extensive options list, gives you a boat that you can personalize to your requirements.
The innovative features of the BALI CATS and the pedigree of their Catana heritage ensure this range will prove very popular, while setting new standards in the recreational and charter markets.