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Hanse 400, Godwit
A new addition to the Cruising 40 fleet for 2012. The Hanse 400 sets a new standard for combining speed, comfort, and ease of handling and was the European Yacht of the Year for 2006.

The most notable feature on deck is the self tacking jib. To keep the foredeck clear, the jib sheet leads from the clew of the sail to a block on a traveler (which runs in front of the mast), then enters the mast up high and joins the other control lines leading aft to the cockpit. The twin wheels combined with rod link steering system gives the boat an extremely responsive helm. The sail plan has plenty of power but it's easy to reduce sail with the one line reefing system. The cockpit has Swim Platformteak covered seats and the transom folds out to make a swim platform.

Down below the three cabin layout is well ventilated and bright thanks to the use of white laminates in the bulkheads. The galley features a fridge with both top and front access. The aft head has a separate shower stall.

Go to the Hanse web site for more info and check out a review of the Hanse 400 in Cruising World.

Cruising 40 members can daysail the Hanse 400 or take it for extended cruises of up to 7 days.


Number in Fleet 1
Year 2012
LOA 39' 4"
LWL 35' 5"
Draft 6' 8 "
Beam 13' 3"
Displacement 18,519 lb.
Ballast 6426 lb.
Fuel 37 Gal.
Water 86 Gal.
SA 952 sq. ft.
Bridge Clearance 67'

Hanse 400 Profile

Hanse 400
Equipment and Accommodations

  • 38 HP Volvo Diesel with Sail Drive
  • Main, 100% jib, Asymmetrical Spinnaker
  • Electric Halyard Winch
  • Lazy Jacks with Lazy Bag
  • Hot and Cold Pressure Water
  • Cockpit Shower
  • Swim Ladder
  • 110 Shore Power
  • Battery Charger
  • Inverter
  • Propane Stove with Oven
  • 12 Volt Refrigeration
  • VHF Radio
  • GPS Chart Plotter
  • AM/FM/CD player
  • Knot Meter
  • Depth Sounder
  • Wind Instrument
  • Forward V-Berth Stateroom
  • 2 Aft Cabins with Double Berths
  • 2 Heads
  • Separate Shower in aft Head
  • Windlass

Hanse 400 Layout


Hanse 400 Cockpit

Hanse Promotional Video