Quick Look: Hanse 470e

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The second model offered by Hanse in its updated “e” series is the 470e, which shows off well the crisp deck styling and gets a real big-boat look with its flush foredeck. Anchoring gear is tucked under a hatch in the foredeck to keep it from spoiling the lines, and from snagging on lines, not that there are many for it to tangle with-the sole foresail is a self-tacking jib.

Twin wheels set the tone for the cockpit, where all control lines lead under the deck to port and starboard winches. A channel molded onto the coachroof around the companionway opening houses the folded-down dodger.

With lots of volume to fill, the “Individual Cabin Concept” system of interior modules offers a variety of ways to compose living quarters to suit a slew of preferences.

Hanse 470e Specs

LOA: 46′ 7″
LWL: 41′ 4″
Beam: 14′ 8″
Draft: 8′ 6″/7′ 7″/6′ 5″
Sail Area: 1186 sq. ft
Displacement: 26,923 lbs
Water: 116 gal
Fuel: 66 gal
Engines: Yanmar 54 hp
Designer: Judel/Vrolijk
Hanse Yachts AG