New boat from Hanse and it seems a very interesting one, a serious competitor to the new Jeanneau 379, the Hanse 385.
The boat is a bit more heavy than the Jeanneau but I am sure it will have an epoxy option (as all the other Hanses) and that will make the weight close, it has more ballast all in a full bulb and that will give it more righting moment and more power. It carries a bit more sail but is also more beamier. That means more sail power but also more drag.
They didn't show any images of the interior but I will hope (without many expectations) that this one can have a less IKEA interior. The layout is just very good especially on the two cabin version that has an amazing galley for a 38ft.
I also like the rest of the boat, well, I would have preferred it a bit thinner, but that's it. The boat looks good, and has one or two good ideas. One of them is to have all the winches in a lateral position. That will allow it more flexibility in their use and probably will allow a German sheeting system and not to have the need of changing lines all the time, as on the Jeanneaus. The front one for the Genoa, the back one for the mainsail.
The back winch, like in the Jeanneau, is very close to the wheel and solo sailing will be easy. The boat has not a traveler, but the Hanse main-sheet system. Well it seems that it works relatively well but I would have preferred a traveler. That would not be a problem if they maintain the same politic they used to have: They will mount one. They even used to mount one aft, if you wanted, near the wheel at least on the 40ft and 43ft. Maybe they will do it on this one also
The transom seems great also, with a big bathing platform and with a central open place to let you have lotīs of place at the wheel and a lateral seats that will be very handy with the boat heeled (the lateral part of the other seat will provide foot support). I has a dedicated space for a liferaft and seems to be well designed to give a stable downwind ride.
This seems to be a great boat, so much better than the 375. I only hope they will not mess up the interior, as usual