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Hanse 385 Shoal draft

Sailboat specifications

The Hanse 385 is a 35’10” (10.9m) cruising sailboat designed by Judel/Vrolijk (Germany). She was built between 2011 and 2017 by Hanse (Germany). The Shoal draft version features a shorter keel to grant access to shallow areas.

The Hanse 385 is as well listed, on, in Standard version (see all the versions compared).

Hanse 385's main features

Hanse 385
Shoal draft
Hull type
Cruising sailboat
Sailboat builder
Sailboat designer
GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
- Hull: Single skin fiberglass polyester
- Deck: Sandwich balsa fiberglass polyester
First built hull
Last built hull
Keel : L-shaped keel (with bulb)
Twin helm wheels
Single spade rudder
EC design category
 iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)

A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m
B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m
C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m
D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
121 000

Hanse 385's main dimensions

Overall length
37’ 5”11.4 m
Hull length
35’ 10”10.9 m
Waterline length
34’ 1”10.4 m
Beam (width)
12’ 8”3.88 m
5’ 4”1.62 m
Mast height from DWL
56’ 10”17.3 m
Light displacement (MLC)
16755 lb7600 kg
Ballast weight
4850 lb2200 kg
Ballast type
Cast iron

Hanse 385's rig and sails

Upwind sail area
834 ft²77.5 m²
Mainsail area
474 ft²44 m²
Solent area
361 ft²33.5 m²
Jib area
323 ft²30 m²
 iFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay top attachment)
48’ 2”14.7 m
 iFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)
14’ 1”4.3 m
 iMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)
45’ 11”14 m
 iMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)
16’ 8”5.1 m
Rigging type
Sloop Marconi 9/10
Mast configuration
Deck stepped mast
Rotating spars
Number of levels of spreaders
Spreaders angle
Spars construction
Aluminum spars
Standing rigging
1x19 strand wire

Hanse 385's performances

Upwind sail area to displacement
 iThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.

The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size.

Upwind: under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 25 it indicates a fast sailboat.
216 ft²/T20.05 m²/T
Displacement-length ratio (DLR)
 iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length:

a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
Ballast ratio
 iThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the mass of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shapes and the position of the center of gravity, only the boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shapes should be compared.

The higher the ballast ratio is, the greater is the stability.
29 %
Critical hull speed
 iAs 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.
7.83 knots

Hanse 385's auxiliary engine

1 inboard engine
Engine(s) power
27 HP
Fuel type
Fuel tank capacity
42.3 gal160 liters

Hanse 385's accommodations and layout

Closing aft cockpit with opening system
Cabin(s) (min./max.)
2 / 3
Berth(s) (min./max.)
4 / 8
Freshwater tank capacity
79.3 gal300 liters
Fridge/ice-box capacity
34.3 gal130 liters
Maximum headroom
6’ 2”1.9 m
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