Down below, the mahogany interior, white upholstery and trim, and laminate floors make for a bright, cheery accommodation plan. The head and galley are to port and starboard of the companionway, respectively, with a generous U-shaped settee just forward of the cook. The clever, opposing navigation station has been rendered with two comfortable armchairs flanking a nav table, doubling the space as both a work area and a nice spot for socializing. Our test boat was laid out with twin double cabins aft and an owner's stateroom forward. Storage space was in abundance, some of the best we've seen in a 40-footer. As a midsize performance cruiser, the Hanse 400e hits all the marks.