Boating NZ : FREE TO READ April 2014
All sheets lead to the cockpit and tail neatly into bins just aft of the primaries. The 575’s high freeboard might require some nimble manoeuvring when berthing – fortunately she has a bow and a stern thruster, operated by joysticks at the helm. The cockpit’s two tables create a comfortable passage to the companionway. six overhead hatches, complemented by portlights in the coachroof and in the hull, just above the waterline. One of Hanse’s hallmarks is offering buyers lots of options – including layouts. The 575 is available in six. This one is the standard version, a symmetrical master suite up in the forepeak, with two identical cabins aft. The master’s en suite is split with the head to port and shower to starboard. The two aft cabins share a large bathroom to starboard, divided into a shower and a head. Where other layouts see a third en suite bathroom added to port, this boat has a fourth cabin with two bunk beds – ideal for children. Again, natural light pours into the master cabin through three large hatches and portlights. Dominating the cabin is a large island bed, surrounded by wide parcel shelves with matching his and her hanging lockers either side. If you need more storage, there’s a cavern under the bed. The aft cabins don’t have quite as much headroom, especially as you get into the berths, but deliver the same sense of space. I like the vertical LED strip- lighting used in all the hanging lockers. They’re activated when the doors open. I especially like the saloon. Its large table is entirely surrounded by bench 30 Boating New Zealand April 2014 REVIEW_Hanse_April14.indd 30 18/03/2014 5:55:24 p.m.
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