A Hanse 470e in Hamble for a pre-purchase marine survey by Guy Nicholls. The Hanse 470e, the “e” standing for epoxy, are incredibly strong – built with a vacuum bagged prepreg epoxy/Corecell foam sandwich construction which is then post cured. They feature a huge galvanised steel grid connecting the keel and chainplate loads, which is fully laminated into the hull structure, together with fully laminated in bulkheads rather than the common use of adhesive epoxy paste as a means of bonding the vessel’s bulkheads and tray matrix. A very strongly built vessel, they don’t make them like that anymore!