Compared with the Hanse 355, the hull length and width of the 345 are somewhat smaller, but the length of the water line is virtually the same and the overall weight is lighter. This means that the potential top speed of the Hanse 345 is the same as its predecessor. The hull and superstructure needed to be redesigned in order to optimise the space on and below deck. The new exterior design, with its elegant, elongated coachroof, slightly raised freeboard and broader hull at the stern, was perfect for creating a significantly increased living area: the cockpit is very spacious, with a solid table and, thanks to the double steering system, it is easy to walk out onto the wide bathing platform. The 345 shows off the Hanse Easy Sailing concept at its best. All the halyards, sheets and reefing lines are covered as they run towards the back, where they can be operated from the helmsman's position. The Hanse 345 is most definitely suitable for singlehanded sailing!
All the characteristic features of Hanse yachts can be found on the new 345 too. The Hanse 345 can be operated by the helmsman independently, including setting, trimming and reefing the sails. High stability, speed, a balanced sail plan – naturally with battened main sail and integrated Hanse self-tacking-jib-system as standard equipment – effective appendices, such as the T-shaped keel and high-performance rudder system: all these provide the basis for good performance and relaxed, safe sailing. At Hanse, the standard sails comes from Elvström Sails in Denmark, as does the FCL laminate Sails (Fast Cruising Laminate, optional), specially designed by Danish Olympic champion Jesper Bank.
Mast length above WL
Total sail area
|10.40 m | 34'1"
9.99 m | 32'8"
9.55 m | 31'3"
3.50 m | 11'5"
1.87 m | 6'1" (std.) 1.55 m | 5'1" (opt.)
approx. 6.20 t | approx. 13,640 lb
approx. 2,030 kg | approx. 4,470 lb (std.)
13,3 kW / 18 HP
approx. 230 l
approx. 160 l
approx. 15.75 m | approx. 51'7"
approx. 55 m² | approx. 592 sq ft
approx. 32.50 m² | approx. 350 sq ft
approx. 22.50 m² | approx. 242 sq ft