After selling more than 200 Hanse 460s in just a few years, Hanse is rolling out the big sister to this popular mid-sized model—the 510. Designed by Berret-Racoupeau, the design brief focused on fast, comfortable cruising and easy sailing. Performance is enhanced by the wave-piercing reverse bow and chines fore and aft that maximize volume above the waterline while keeping less wetted surface below. The boat is semi-customizable with numerous options for every area of the boat.
The cockpit’s primary function is pleasure, with large seating areas port and starboard with a table at each. Owners have the option of a T-top to shelter the cockpit. A clear path from companionway to the stern bisects the tables. Aft, a large platform folds down to reveal a massive dinghy garage.
The sailing is done from the back of the boat, where twin helm stations are equipped with all the necessary tech—up to two 12-inch B&G chartplotters—and winches beside and just in front of the helms. The boat is set up for simple sailing, with a self-tacking jib standard and all the lines covered and led aft behind the lounging cockpit to this sailing station.
Belowdecks, myriad layouts include two double cabins aft with a luxurious owner’s suite forward, two aft cabins and two forward, two singles forward and two doubles aft, and from two to four heads depending on layout. A livable crew cabin is also an option, as is a storage room with laundry capabilities. Ventilation throughout is enhanced by more than a dozen opening hatches and windows, and a large nav station in the salon can double as an office space. Quartz countertops in the galley and heads add a touch of luxury. For those heading off for long passages, a cruising upgrade will add six LiFOS 105Ah Li-ion batteries.
LOA 52’7” (with bowsprit) LWL 47’3” Beam 16’1” Draft 7’10” (other keel options offered) Displacement 37,037 lbs Sail Area 1,312 sq ft (main and jib), Engine 80hp
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