|Rob Williams Reviews|
Hanse Yachts have just released details of their specially discounted option packages valid from July 2015 to January 2016. All too frequently when companies do this, it is with unpopular options that rarely sell: but not so Hanse. Details of the items in the Early Bird Package for each model and the appropriate timing and savings of the deal are right hand.
Question: When does a big man look small?
Answer: When he is standing in the bow of the new Hanse 675 mould!!
Hanse Yachts will certainly turn a few heads with their newly released Sealine F530. The eye-catching double-length hull window and unique bow dinette area are particularly appealing. Her three spacious double cabins, two heads with separate showers and spacious plan offer great live-aboard characteristics for six people, and she's rated to take double that number on day trips. The master cabin is amidships; the best place for maximizing size and reducing noise.
The large family size fly-bridge offers real wind in your hair boating. She has two seats helm station plus two co-pilot seats on the other side plus an optional big bimini. Her Bow Area features a good sized "U"- shaped dinette with the option to lower the table to create a sunpad and a further option is a large aluminum framed bimini. The area has a sound system controlled from the bridge, or by its own remote.
Fore/aft access is easy and secure with a wide side-deck that is integrated in the moulding. The cockpit's Big "L"-shaped sofa gives great comfort. Her bi-fold door and tilting window create an open-space area between the cockpit and the salon and the salon's 40 inch TV can be seen from cockpit.
A one-piece windshield at the helm station affords unique visibility, safety and light while the co-pilot seat can be converted into a chaise longue. A side door opens to the sidedeck. The salon's convivial and functional layout possibilities able allows flexibility in use and the "U"-shaped sofa that can be transformed into a double-facing sofa with big windows on both sides for a panoramic view. The tilting window and extendable outside surfaces transforms the galley into an elegant wet bar between the salon and the cockpit aft, the optional crew cabin has a toilet and an optional integrated washer-dryer machine.
The spacious engine room can accommodate extra options such as a huge ARG Anti Rolling Gyro, a Watermaker, a generator and a built-in box for an extendable passerella. A swimming platform able to carry up to a 320cm tender and comes with an optional 600kg high/low electro-hydraulic lift. A ladder with handrail embedded in the bathing platform and a retractable gangway is optional. Overall, the F530 offers the security of an excellently engineered yacht and her sophisticated layout solutions showcase Hanse's high attention to detail. She compares favourably in price and quality with competitors in her market.