Hanse 458

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The Hanse 458 is one of the builder's newest models for sailors who prefer to set their own trend. The exterior lines of the 458 are unmistakable, contemporary, and elegantly flow from the transom to the tip of the bow. The interior is as equally impressive with more volume that you would anticipate being on a 46' luxury sailboat. Nominated as the "Best Cruising Yacht" in 2018 by The British Yachting Awards, the quality of the Hanse 458 is certainly no secret. Each Hanse Yacht produced is different than the last because every owner is different. Hanse offers unprecedented customization opportunities to make your sailboat personal to you. Seattle Yachts is here to help you build your new Hanse every step of the way with our experienced new build management team.

Hanse's goal is to make you feel completely at home while on the water and the 458 executes that extremely well. The materials and construction techniques used are among the very best possible and the design by Judel/vrolijk and Company ensures a smooth, speedy performance. The combination of "perfectly harmonized" lateral plan with the pre-balanced rudder guarantees optimal performance. Best of all, Hanse makes it easy by allowing for complete control of the vessel by a single person.

Here are a few of the features that make the Hanse 458 unique:

  • The high rig on the 458 allows for a large sail area at the masthead. The wind is normally stable at this height which can increase the speed of the vessel and keep good balance.
  • The 458 has both a steep stern and a straight stem. This design attribute provides a long waterline at any heeling angle which results in superior speed.
  • The sail has been trimmed for optimal performance and there is an adjustable backstay included. This enables both the mast and the profile of the sail to adapt to the wind as it changes.
  • Hanse Yachts invented the integrated self-tacking jib system so all the lines go to the helm. Captains can now sail alone or enjoy more of the time with guests on board without working so much.
  • The deck of the 458 is very smooth and clean. The halyards and sheets are hidden below deck.
  • You have the ability to control the entire Helmsman system from the cockpit.

The main deck is noticeably clean and spacious. It is has a modern look that focuses on the enjoyment aspect of the experience. The cockpit area on the deck consists of two L-shaped lounges for sitting or sunbathing. A folding table opens up to provide a fantastic area for dining al fresco. There is a sink and barbecue grill integrated near the helm for easy serving. Hanse design has changed sailing dramatically as now everyone can enjoy the cruise without ropes in the way and the entertainment space tidy.

Stepping into the salon of the 458, you will immediately notice several things - there is a lot of indirect sunlight filling the cabin, everything is organized well, the color palettes are calming, and there seems to be a lot more space than other boats in its class. All furniture is hand-crafted by Hanse so it fits perfectly with the space and flow of the interior. Whether entertaining or enjoying the peace of the ocean, the Hanse 485 offers a spectacular indoor living area that never feels dark or cramped.

There are two layout variations offered on the 458 which can include up to 9 bunk beds on board. The owner's suite is spacious and includes a lavish private bathroom. Hull-side windows and opening skylights allow light and fresh air to circulate through the owner's cabin and guest staterooms. The attention to detail in each bedroom is second to none, allowing all on board a perfect night's sleep at sea.

Below is a boat test video from Sailing Today where they review the 458 in depth:

Length Overall: 46' 1
Length at Water Level: 40'
Beam: 14' 4
Max Draft: 6.2' - 7.4'
Displacement: 25,794 lbs. - 26,675 lbs.
Fuel Tank Capacity: 55 Gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 119 Gallons

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