Elegant performance cruiser by the famous Judel/Vrolijck team--they also designed the America's Cup-winning Alinghi and this pedigree shows both in how the 370 looks and how she sails. As the German sailing magazine Yacht notes, Hanses are "beautiful and well constructed yachts with exciting sailing qualities at a more than attractive price", and though Hanse isn't yet as well known here as in Europe, this is changing: there's a wait of almost a year for a new Hanse.
The 370 started with ideas for a new Judel/Vrolijk construction, called "Schuddelfrost", a cross-over concept yacht based on the 371 (the 370's predecessor) with maximum beam, maximum speed and maximum living comfort, and they seem to have hit the nail on the head as the 370 became one of the company's all time best sellers (and the racer/cruiser concepts embodied in the 370 have been incorporated in most subsequent Hanse designs).
This particular low time (420 hours) example is an Awlgripped dark blue hulled beauty that shows very nicely inside and out. Note that she's a 370E, with the "E" denoting Epoxy--the hull is constructed using epoxy instead of vinylester resins, the benefits of epoxy over vinlyster are numerous (in a nutshell, epoxy is light and very strong, it's also EXPENSIVE!), and Hanse is one of only a handful of production boatbuilders to use this technique; click on FULL SPECS above for a more detailed discussion.
Also note that this boat is short-listed for a slip in the Sausalito Yacht Harbor--there's a very long wait to get into the marina here so this is a material benefit if you're able to take advantage...
Vessel shown by appointment, please.
Forward stateroom with triangle double, step aft to salon with two built in seats with navigation/cocktail table between them on port side, C-shaped settee with dinette starboard. Continue aft to head with shower to port, with second stateroom far aft port side; this stateroom has a huge berth (at least queen size) extending under the cockpit.
L-shaped long galley starboard with sail locker accessible thru bulkhead door far starboard.
Note bright, airy, Euro-style modern interior, 6' 1 headroom.
Long L-shaped galley starboard aft of salon has Corian countertops, twin stainless steel sinks with hot/cold pressure water (eight gallon hot water heater, engine and AC fired), deep icebox with refrigeration, stainless steel two burner propane stove with oven.
Two Simrad DS 33 color chartplotters, Simrad autopilot, two Simrad windspeed/direction indicators, two Simrad multifunction displays (depth/knot/log), Uniden UM525 VHF radio, Ritchie magnetic compass at binnacle.
Jensen AM/FM/CD stereo.
110V AC / 12V DC. Thirty amp shorepower service to three batteries in two banks with parallel switch.
Deck stepped double spreader anodized aluminum mast with and 1x19 stainless steel standing rigging, coachroof mounted mainsheet with Harken mainsheet and traveler, aluminum boom with Selden rigid vang, Dacron fully battened mainsail with two reef points and Dutchman system, all lines lead thru 10 Spinlock rope clutches to cockpit. 115% self-tacking jib on roller furler with inboard genoa track, six #46 Lewmar winches (one of which is electric).
Hull hand built with prepreg fiberglass fabrics in epoxy, vacuum bagged with Corecell foam then postcured. Cored decks with teak overlay, fin keel with stainless steel keel bolts and spade rudder, bulkheads bonded to hull. Last hauled summer of 2017, diver down every six weeks.
Lewmar electric windlass with remote, Fortress FX-16 anchor with chain and line rode. Double lifelines, six mooring cleats.
Hanse Yachts is one of a only a very few production boat builders who have implemented the use of epoxy resin into their new E line. Epoxy has previously only been used on high end custom or semi-custom yachts, or America's Cup or Volvo Cup racers, where reduced weight and laminate quality are key factors and budgets are virtually unlimited.
Hanse Yachts: Advantages of Epoxy
– Better adhesive properties (the ability to bond to the reinforcement or core)
– Longer working time, reducing building phase and secondary bonding
– Superior mechanical properties (particularly Strength and Stiffness) from material itself and through process ability (vacuum bagging, optimum strength to weight ratio)
– Improved resistance to fatigue and micro cracking
– Reduced degradation from water ingress
Hanse Yachts: Advantages of Epoxy – Weight and Strength
– Reduced hull weight compared to Polyester through increased strength and stiffness of Epoxy laminates (at design stage).
– Use of alternative construction method, only possible because of certain working properties of Epoxy (like vacuum bagging techniques) leading to:
– Controlled (and increased) fibre volume fraction to optimise strength to weight ratio: strength/modulus are fibre dominated properties, therefore more fibre, better properties.
– As a guideline, a 45-50 foot boat built in Epoxy can weight up to 1000kg less than it’s equivalent polyester version.
Hanse Yachts: Improved Construction Method
– As a part of the construction method, Hanse Yachts have chosen to ”Vacuum bag” the Epoxy boats. This process reduces any potential excess resin and removes air entrapment, which improves weight and add strength to the hulls.
Hanse Yachts : Advantages of Epoxy – Water Penetration and Osmosis
– Both Polyester and Vinylester resins are prone to water degradation and osmosis due to their molecular structures.
– As a result, a thin polyester laminate can be expect to retain only 65% of its Interlaminar Shear Strength after immersion over a period of a year (or saturation), compared to 90% for an Epoxy laminate.
– Due to the building method chosen by Hanse Yacht, the effect of osmosis is completely removed, but limited to the outer surface of the boat. There is no possibility of osmosis on the structure.
– To delay the onset of osmosis, it is still necessary and recommended to use Epoxy resin primers before the application of antifouling.
Advantages of Epoxy – Fatigue and Micro Cracking
– Epoxy resins are superior at withstanding cyclic loads and therefore Epoxy boat hulls stay stiffer for longer.
– When boats are highly loaded, e.g bumped into the dock or from high rig loads, micro cracking failure can occur within the laminate. Epoxy resin resistance to micro cracking is much higher than Polyester.
– The resale value of a boat whose structure is unaffected by osmosis and whose fatigue properties are better is likely to remain higher; the boat will remain ”stiffer” for longer.