Company founder Michael Schmidt insists that boats with the Hanse name sail well and efficiently. Designers Judel/Vrolijk ensure they do, and lay out the deck gear to make sailing the boat easy. The anchor and its roller support retract to stow under the foredeck, to be deployed at the touch of a button when the occasion demands. The jib is self-tacking, so the helmsman can go about his business while others in the crew sit back. Flush hatches smooth out the already crisp lines of the superstructure.