Boating NZ : FREE TO READ April 2014
LEFT: A small wine cellar built into the saloon floor keeps your favourite tipple at the right temperature. CENTRE: The master cabin is dominated by a large, island bed. The en suite’s split – a separate shower and toilet. RIGHT: Unusually for modern yachts, the nav station’s a decent size. convenient, stylish liveability. The 575’s cockpit is, I think, one of smartest pieces of design I’ve seen on a boat of this size. Her enormous, 5.20m beam is carried well aft, and the cockpit makes good use of it. There are two cockpit tables, side-by-side, which enable a logical walkway down the centre, between the helms, to a large fold-down transom. While this arrangement makes for seriously spacious bench settees around the tables, the area can also be transformed into a vast, sunbed/lounger. The tables are mounted on electrically controlled hydraulic pedestals; a flick of a switch on the helmstation lowers them to bench level. An insert and additional squabs complete the transition. Very cool – and another reason for those electric winches. Why have a sweaty grinder on the primary winch spoiling the view? Clambering aboard over the 575’s side decks is not going to look particularly elegant. It’s much smarter to make your entrance via the aft platform which will be a “Accentuating the space is the crisp, angular styling – a contemporary palette of off-white bulkheads and high-gloss cherrywood cabinets.” 28 Boating New Zealand April 2014 REVIEW_Hanse_April14.indd 28 18/03/2014 5:54:27 p.m.
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