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Hanse 415, Avrora

A new addition to the Cruising 40 fleet for 2014. The Hanse 415 is designed by Friedrich Judel and Rolf Vrolijk, the designer of the victorious America's Cup racer Alinghi.

As with all the other Hanse models, the 415 features a self tacking jib. The sheet and other control lines lead aft to the cockpit coamings near the helm. This arrangement, along with the electric winches, make sail handling a breeze.

The twin carbon 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 teak 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 settee in the main salon can be converted to a double bunk. The aft head has a separate shower stall.

Go to the Hanse website for more info and check out a review of the Hanse 415 in Sailing Magazine.

Cruising 40 members can daysail the Hanse 415 or take it for extended cruises of up to 7 days.


Number in Fleet 1
Year 2014
LOA 40' 8"
LWL 37' 5"
Draft 6' 11 "
Beam 13' 8"
Displacement 19,621 lb.
Ballast 6393 lb.
Fuel 42 Gal.
Water 136 Gal.
SA 936 sq. ft.
Bridge Clearance 68'

Equipment and Accommodations

  • 38 HP Volvo Diesel with Sail Drive
  • Bow Thruster
  • Main, 100% jib, Asymmetrical Spinnaker
  • Electric Halyard Winch
  • Dodger
  • 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
  • B&G GPS Chart Plotter
  • B&G Knot/Depth/Wind
  • B&G Auto Pilot
  • Forward Stateroom with Head
  • 2 Aft Cabins with Double Berths
  • Separate Shower in aft Head
  • Windlass