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The Hanse 508 is an ideal yacht for long voyages and relaxing cruises in blue waters. The 15.55-meter boat convinces with a progressive design, flawless sailing performance and a unique level of customization options. The characteristic shape of the hull, the tall rig and the sail plan from judel/vorlijk & co ensure fast and easy sailing without compromising the elegant and comfortable life below deck.


FAST CRUISING. The high rig and the perfectly optimized sail plan, combined with a balanced rudder and a deep L-shaped keel, make the HANSE 508 one of the top performers in its class with excellent speed, stability, and safety. The unique hull construction, designed by the famous judel / vrolijk & co with an almost straight bow and stern, creates a long waterline that makes the most of the hull length. The keel is directly attached to the robust floor structure with large stainless steel bolts. The hull has a sandwich multilayer with GRP laminates either side of a balsa core, protected by a vinylester resin layer to prevent osmosis.

EASY SAILING. The HANSE 508 comes with the original self-tacking jib in the standard configuration allowing easy maneuvering. The deck and cockpit area are free of all sheets and halyards and perfectly organized, offering more space and comfort. The German mainsheet system allows the helmsman to adjust the mainsail from both sides of the yacht and always have control without changing position.

CUSTOMIZATIONS. With thousands of different customization options, you can configure your HANSE 508 to make a statement. Choose your technical equipment and interior layout. Pick materials and colors for floors, furniture, upholstery, sprayhood, bimini tops, sails, steering wheels and much more. Upgrade your performance, navigation,, and entertainment. No other line-production brand offers a broader choice of customizations than HANSE. Make your yacht truly yours.



  • A consistently long waterline thanks to the unique shape of the hull with a steep bow and stern.

  • A high rig and a large mainsail.

  • The HANSE's legendary Easy Sail Concept with all halyards and sheets brought to the helm.

  • The original self-tacking jib in the standard configuration.

  • An optional electronic or manual in-mast furling.

  • A second forestay for the gennaker or the reacher.

  • An extra-high bulwark along for maximum safety.

  • An electric anchor windlass for effortless anchoring.

  • An optional wet bar with a BBQ grill, sink and fridge.

  • An innovative sheet storage space extends the helmsman's seat.

  • An extra-spacious cockpit area with large benches and two teak tables lowering electronically (option) to create sunbeds.

  • A spacious deck offers more room for relaxation.

  • A twin-wheel steering system with optional black/white Y-shaped carbon wheels.

  • Comfortable foldable helmsman seats with stairs down to the bathing platform on the starboard side.

  • A massive lazaret under the helmsman seat on the port side.

  • A hydraulic teak bathing platform with intelligent storage space for a trendy bathing ladder that can be upgraded to swimming stairs.

  • A massive locker on the foredeck, including a ladder.


  • Two glass rooftop windows along the companionway, four on the foredeck, eight big and four small deck hatches create a bright and fresh atmosphere below the deck.

  • An intelligent LED lighting system with a sophisticated lighting schema creates a unique atmosphere.

  • A spacious, light, and airy saloon with an L-shaped sofa fitting up to 8 people.

  • The central island has an additional sofa, storage space, and handrails.

  • The saloon table can be lowered down to transform the area into a relaxing lounge.

  • A dedicated navigation desk with a folding stool on the starboard side.

  • A long galley along the port side offers lots of space for storage with two fridge drawers and options for other kitchen appliances.

  • Flexible layout options: eight to ten full-sized berths up to four showers and a separate crew cabin or an optional utility room for additional appliances.

  • A luxurious Silent Master Cabin (noise insulation) with a king-size island bed, big skylights, distinct lights, enormous storage space, and a designer ensuite bathroom.

  • Bright, spacious, and luxurious aft cabins with large wardrobes and ensuite designer bathroom with a separate shower compartment.






Hull length



Draft (L-keel medium)


Engine Diesel

Fuel tank

Fresh water

15.55 m

14.93 m

13.54 m

4.75 m

2.40 m

14.7 t

80 hp

280 l

630 l

Mast length above WL

Total sail area

Main sail

Self-tacking jib

Cabins (min/max)

Berths (min/max)

CE Certificate



22.05 m

117.80 m2

58.70 m2

51.30 m2




judel / vrolijk & co

HanseYachts Design



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