Video Tour: Hanse 348

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“It’s a smaller-size Hanse cruiser, but with some big-boat features,” says SAIL’s Cruising Editor, Charles J. Doane. At last fall’s Annapolis Boat Show, Doane had a chance to take a close look at the new Hanse 348. Some of the boat’s highlights include under-deck galleries for the control lines running aft to the cockpit and improved lazyjack positioning. Doane also talks deck layout, sail options, living space and how it all fits together on a small cruiser.

Hanse 348 Specifications

LOA 34ft 1in; LWL 31ft 4in; BEAM 11ft 5in; DRAFT 5ft 1in (shoal); 6ft 5in (standard); DISPLACEMENT 13,889lb (standard); BALLAST 4,630lb (standard); SAIL AREA 630 square feet; FUEL/WATER (GAL) 42/57; ENGINE Yanmar 21hp diesel (saildrive); BALLAST RATIO 30; SA/D RATIO 18; D/L RATIO 201

DESIGNER Judel/Vrolijk & Co.

BUILDER Hanse Yachts, Greifswald, Germany

U.S. DISTRIBUTOR Hanse Yacht USA, Newburyport, MA, 978-358-8336,

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