Designing a cruising boat in the 30-foot range is a special challenge for yacht designers. The builder and their customers want everything aboard that you would find on a 40-footer but without the extra size and cost. All cruising sailboats are the results of a compromise between performance, comfort and cost so the trick is to make a pocket cruiser not look like a compromise but like a proper little yacht instead. Not easy.
But, in the Hanse 315, the designers and builders have come very close to that special outcome of making it look easy, right and having yacht-style. The hull has a plumb bow with an extended bow roller that doubles as a sprit for flying a gennaker. The sheer is flat and the cabin above it remarkably low considering the need for over six feet of headroom in the cabin. The stern is squared-off and a swim platform and ladder fold neatly out from there. Read More