The Hanse 460 has been named "European Yacht of the Year 2022" by an international jury of experts.
Due to corona, the award ceremony was held online again this year, as the water sports show boot Düsseldorf, where the awards are traditionally presented at the flagship gala, had to be cancelled once more.
In the Family Cruiser category, the Hanse 460 prevailed against renowned competitors such as the Dufour 470 or the Oceanis 34, and was thus able to claim the world's most important award in the sailboat industry.
In addition to the vote of the twelve-member jury, consisting of the editors-in-chief of the most important European sailing magazines, the Hanse 460 also clearly won the readers' vote of the German sailing magazine Yacht.
Toby Hodges, Yachting World - Great Britain: "The Hanse 460 convinces with attractive aesthetics, offers enjoyable sailing and the feeling of an even bigger yacht."
Pasi Nuutinen, Vene - Finland: "Old Hanse values have been preserved, plus decent quality and value for money."
Andreas Unger, Product Manager Hanse: "We are incredibly proud to have brought the Oscar of the sailing industry back to Greifswald. The entire team has worked passionately on the boat and fought for this success. Our decision to work with the designers from Berret-Racoupeau for the first time has been proven absolutely right. This success, also in terms of sales figures, is overwhelming."
The Hanse 460 combines radically innovative design with traditional Hanse values such as fast cruising and easy sailing. The newly developed, hydrodynamic hull manages the balancing act between a narrow waterline, for better hull speed, and a wide hull above the waterline with chines fore and aft, giving the greatest possible interior space.
The new deck design has 14 opening hatches and eight opening windows to offer maximum light and ventilation below deck.
Generous sail areas of 114sqm upwind and 234sqm downwind point to the enormous performance potential of the Hanse 460. The standard bowsprit with integrated anchor arm serves as a forward tack point for headsail and gennaker and can take a second forestay for genoa or reacher.
No fewer than 48 layout combinations give customers every opportunity to configure their Hanse 460 to suit their needs.