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Hanse 508 furling mainsail

The Hanse 508, here in "furling mainsail" version, is a 49’ monohull sailboat designed by Fietje Judel and Rolf E. Vrolijk. She was built by Hanse (Germany) and made of sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester. The production started in 2018 .

The Hanse 508 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Shoal draft and Medium draft.

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Hanse 508's   Main Features
Model Hanse 508
Version Furling mainsail
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Fietje Judel
Rolf E. Vrolijk
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 2018
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Keel :
L-shaped keel (with bulb)
Helm 2 wheels
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Open aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification A
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
275 000
(2019)
Hanse 508's   Main dimensions
Length overall 51’
Hull length 49’
Waterline length 44’ 5”
Beam (width) 15’ 7”
Draft 6’ 6”
Mast height from DWL 72’ 4”
Maximum displacement 33290 lbs
Ballast weight 10428 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron
Hanse 508's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1211 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 2809 sq.ft
Mainsail area 657 sq.ft
Jib area 554 sq.ft
Asymetric spinnaker area 2153 sq.ft
Code 0 area 936 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi (in-mast furling mainsail) 19/20
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire discontinuous
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle 22 °
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 62’ 8”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 20’ 1”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 59’ 5”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 20’ 2”
Hanse 508's   Performances
Righting moment @ 1°iThe righting moment is a moment (torque) that tends to restore a boat to its previous position after a rotational displacement. Its value corresponds to the torque needed to heel the boat for this angle.
Higher the righting moment is for an angle, greater is the stability at this angle.
3038 lbs.ft
Righting moment @ 30°iThe righting moment is a moment (torque) that tends to restore a boat to its previous position after a rotational displacement. Its value corresponds to the torque needed to heel the boat for this angle.
Higher the righting moment is for an angle, greater is the stability at this angle.
65097 lbs.ft
Maximum righting momentiThe righting moment is a moment (torque) that tends to restore a boat to its previous position after a rotational displacement. Its value corresponds to the torque needed to heel the boat for this angle.
Higher the righting moment is for an angle, greater is the stability at this angle.
75947 lbs.ft @ 45.00 °
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
8.93 knots
Hanse 508's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 80 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 74 gal
Hanse 508's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 3 / 5
Berth(s) (min/max) 7 / 10
Head(s) (min/max) 2 / 4
Fresh water tank capacity 166.4 gal
Water heater capacity 5.3 gal
Holding tank capacity 15.9 gal

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