The first Hanse 460 produced is launched by crane in the Greifswald Ryck river

Countdown for the world premiere

First Hanse 460 is in the water

The first sea trial with the new Hanse 460 on the Greifswalder Bodden was very promising. After careful development and design work, the approximately 47-foot-long sailing yacht was the first in her model series to complete her maiden voyage. 

The first Hanse 460 motors out to open seas for test sail
Hanse 460 sets sail for the first time on the Baltic Sea
First Hanse 460 crew works on main sail while at sea
Hanse 460 bow crashes through Baltic Sea waves
Looking up at Hanse 460 mast while at sail

In a fresh breeze of 12 to 22 knots, the development team from HanseYachts AG and the experts from Quantum Sails cast off the lines for a test sail. Both the performance of the new hydrodynamic hull design and the comfortable handling during manoeuvres generated enthusiasm. With a speed of 7 knots downwind and 12 knots top speed under mainsail and reacher, the yacht gave a first taste of her potential.  


“The Hanse 460 fully met our expectations and proved very agile under sail. She always remained controllable under sail as well as under motor thanks to the direct rudder feedback and good manoeuvrability. In the large cockpit, we even stayed dry without a spray hood in relatively high seas on the Bodden.”Andreas Unger, Product Manager Hanse

Around 150 sailboats of the new model series have already been ordered, a successful start for the yacht already nominated for Europe's Yacht of the Year 2022. Celebrate the world premiere with us from October 12 to 17 at the Salon Nautico Internacional de Barcelona in Spain. Convince yourself of the elegant lines and discover the exclusive, open concept below deck of our new development. Book your appointment now in our Boat show calendar and secure your personal viewing of the Hanse 460.