Boating NZ : FREE TO READ February 2014
➤ loa 10.40m ➤ lwl 9.55m ➤ beam 3.50m ➤ draft 1.87m (standard) 1.55m (opt) ➤ displacement 6.2 tonnes ➤ ballast 2,030 kg (std) 2,200 kg (opt) ➤ engine Volvo 27hp (18hp std) ➤ fresh water 230 litres ➤ fuel tank 160 litres ➤ total sail area 55m2 ➤ main sail 32.5m2 ➤ self-tacking jib 22.5m2 ➤ rig I 13.4m, J 3.88m, P 12.7m, E4.35m ➤ CE Certificate A (ocean) ➤ priced from $279,000 NZD ➤ design Judel / Vrolijk & co ➤ agents Windcraft New Zealand 09 413 9465, email email@example.com .nz Hanse 345 with a two-way switch with a red light option for preserving night vision. Deploying the nifty, slide-out cover over the two-burner, gimballed gas cooker, there’s plenty of working surface in the galley. There’s good stowage, and the dual, top and front access to the fridge/freezer is a bonus. The nav station, opposite, faces aft, with the port settee as a seat. It’s too small to be of practical use for traditional, paper- chart navigation – best leave that job to the B&G chartplotter. I like the USB port in the switchboard above the chart table: a convenient charging station for mobile phones, iPads and iPods. The 345 is an attractive package – spacious, comfortable, simple to sail and, at $279,000 for the base boat, competitively priced. For beginner sailors, Lady GoGa’s easy systems help to keep things under control. When the wind and adrenalin do pick up, there’s lots in reserve for white- knuckled excitement. 36 Boating New Zealand February 2014 tested_Hanse_Feb14.indd 36 17/01/2014 10:34:22 a.m.
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