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The award-winning HANSE 588 is an extraordinary yacht that takes the concepts of HANSE's philosophy to the next level. Sophisticated design with long flat construction, aesthetic details, high standards, and first-class elements deliver superior performance, ease of handling, and pleasure.


FAST CRUISING. The high rig and the perfectly optimized sail plan, combined with a balanced rudder and a deep keel, make the HANSE 588 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 full-sandwich multilayer with GRP laminates on either side of a balsa core, protected by a vinylester resin layer to prevent osmosis with carbon reinforcement in the chain-plate areas.

EASY SAILING. The HANSE 588 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 customization options, you can configure your HANSE 588 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.

  • Two forestays (optional) with electronic furling allow for the variety of sail choices fitting any type of sailing.

  • An electric anchor windlass for effortless anchoring.

  • A massive locker on the foredeck, including a ladder convertible into a crew cabin.

  • A spacious deck for large sunbeds featuring high-quality upholstery.

  • An optional carbon T-hard top with a fold-away central ceiling panel letting the sun in. It also comes with an integrated entertainment system and atmospheric lighting concept, transforming the cockpit into an inviting lounge area.

  • An optional outdoor kitchen with an electric 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.

  • An onboard computer interfacing with various control panels and instruments so that all can be controlled from the helm pedestal.

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

  • Comfortable foldable helmsman seats with footrests and stairs down to the bathing platform.

  • A spacious garage with a HANSE tender launch system with windlass and a massive fully integrated hydraulic teak bathing platform for the effortless launch of the tender.

  • A manually foldable or hydraulic retractable gangway for easy onboarding.


  • Two glass rooftop windows along the companionway, eight on the foredeck, with panoramic hull windows and numerous portlights, create light and fresh atmosphere below the deck.

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

  • Exceptional headroom (2.15 m).

  • An ergonomic and massive U-shaped galley (with the option of a freestanding island) on the starboard side with a designer bar top offers lots of space for storage with two fridge drawers and options for other high-quality kitchen appliances.

  • A spacious, light, and airy saloon with 3 meters long glass skylights.

  • A U-shaped dinette on the port side.

  • A comfortable L-shaped sofa with an extendable bench seat on the starboard side.

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

  • A dedicated navigation desk with seating on the saloon's bench seat with a convertible back on the port side.

  • Versatile layout options: three to six cabins with six to eleven full-sized berths. Single or twin master cabins in the front; two guest aft cabins or the second owner's cabin with a guest cabin; an additional guest cabin or utility room on the port side; a sail locker or crew cabin on the foredeck.

  • A luxurious Silent Master Cabin (noise insulation) with a king-size island bed and elegant sideboards on both sides, oversized skylights, distinct lights, enormous storage space including large wardrobes, and a designer ensuite bathroom.

  • Bright, spacious, and luxurious aft cabins with large wardrobes. A spacious VIP cabin, aft to port with a sofa, and an ensuite designer bathroom with dual access.


Hanse 588 Best Boats Sail Magazine 2018 Winner Best Large Monohull 50ft and above




Hull length



Draft (L-keel medium)


Engine Diesel

Fuel tank

Fresh water

17.20 m

16.70 m

15.15 m

5.20 m

2.60 m

22.80 t

110 hp (150 hp)

520 l

770 l

Mast length above WL

Total sail area

Main sail

Self-tacking jib

Cabin min/max

Berths min/max

CE Certificate



25.85 m

156.80 m2

92.80 m2

64.00 m2



A - 12

judel / vrolijk & co

HanseYachts Design



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