S/Y Hanseat IV is the result of careful planning and design with classic appearance and a beautiful sheer line.
An extremely rigid hull construction with a 45 mm red cedar core and multiple inner and outer layer of epoxy GRP was chosen. The outer layer was additionally fitted with 1.5mm layers of Kevlar for improved impact resistance.
The interior boasts a tasteful, classic raised and fielded paneled in American Cherry with blue leather in the upper saloon and fabrics from France and the USA in the lower saloon. The lower or dining saloon caters for a cozy space in the yacht to read or entertain friends in front of the open flame fireplace or dine in style.
The decks layout with Burmese teak decks provides safe working space and storage-lockers for all kinds of decks gear and also houses the two reel winches for the main halyard and the staysail sheet. A spacious cockpit provides ample space to work with no ropes or winches interfering. Two wheels and two consoles provide excellent stations to navigate from with all instruments available in multiple numbers. Consoles, chart table and owner's cabin show repeaters of all main instruments.
To manoeuvre the yacht in the narrowest marinas is a sheer delight. The variable controllable pitch propeller and the 45 Hp Bow thruster give exactly what is required in such circumstances. To motor over longer distance is smooth with noise levels in owner's cabin below 45 db and in saloons around 55 db. Cruising speed at economical consumption is around 9.5 knots and 3900 liters of fuel give a range under engine of approximately 2500 nm. Sailing the yacht is a real pleasure. The mainsail, which is operated by the Leisure Furl patented carbon boom can be hoisted hydraulically either by 24 V battery power or by PTO connected to the main engine. The fully battened sail with a considerable broach shows an excellent shape even in reefed condition. Reefing is merely a matter of pushing a button. Obviously the sail can in case of need be operated manually. The Genoa, also furled by the push of a button, just like the self tacking staysail are efficient and provide an excellent forward trust to the yacht.
The obvious place onboard to enjoy in the Mediterranean climate (the yacht has her base port in the eastern Mediterranean Sea) is the spacious cockpit. The cockpit table allows 8 to dine under a sunroof, which furls out of the boom and is fixed to telescopic stanchions. A cockpit fridge ensures drinks are pleasantly chilled. A huge aft deck allows space to sunbathe or fish with two fishing rods. At night a swim with the surrounding water being illuminated by underwater lights gives an extra thrill to those lucky ones.
|Length Overall :||24.6m|
|Length waterline :||18.90m|
|Fuel capacity :||3950 litres|
|Water capacity :||2750 litres|
|Naval Architecture :||Dixon Yacht Design|
|Deck/interior stylist :||Dixon Yacht Design|
|Shipyard :||Austral Yachts|