A Hanse 400 in the slings at Port Solent for a “hoist and hold” during a pre-purchase survey by Guy Nicholls, Solent Marine Surveys.

The Hanse are a range that are known particularly well by this surveyor as I have recently bought one myself! I’ve been impressed with the build quality for a production vessel, the deck in particular being too thick for a standard electric winch that when fitted, required an extra spacer as the deck was too thick for the standard one to engage the spindle correctly! They also sail better than some other production cruisers which is important to me.