New sailing boats can seem quite affordable when looking at their base prices, but then there are the options.
After having talked to the dealer and after having read a lot of discussions on the myHanse forum, including the thread I started myself, here I proudly present the complete list of options, and the reasons why! (Prices are from the Hanse price list, 24% VAT included.)
XW3000 Cruising Package 5443 € (100% early-bird discount)
Teak on cockpit bottom, helmsman footrests, midship cleats, anchor windlass, anchor, extra battery, shower :), warm/cold water, windex, flag pole, fenders, mooring lines, additional winch handle and the Hanse maintenance kit (don’t know what kind of magic is inside, but hopefully we will see).
XW3002 Upgrade – stainless steel anchor with chain 2108 €
Anchor upgrade to 16 kg Ultra with 50 m steel chain. I think this anchor is better sized for the boat so maybe I’ll have to wake up a few times less during the night just to make sure we are about where we should be.
XW4000 Performance Package 7424 € (100% early-bird discount)
GRP steering wheels (they are cool), performance sails (main & jib), dyneema halyards and the Selden main slider system.
XW4001 Upgrade – Secondary Winches 1550 €
Two additional winches. These will be very useful for sailing with a gennaker or code zero (crossover).
XW4100 Gennaker Package 5108 €
A gennaker, squeezer/sock and the halyards, sheets, blocks and padeyes for using it.
XE2001 Lazy bag with lazy jacks (colour selection – not with XE1001) 1103 €
XE2012 Sprayhood with stainless steel stake, 3 windows (1 openable – colour selection) 2467 €
To protect from wind and spray. I actually think this makes the boat much uglier, but well, feeling a bit warmer and maybe also less cold and wet, that is also worth plenty.
XC3001 Cockpit table, stainless steel with folding teak tops 1227 €
A good place to grab on to while sailing. Also I tend to wake up early in the morning and can there really be a better place for my morning coffee!
XC4001 Gateway stanchion 979 €
With high freeboards, it’s really much easier to get ashore and aboard with these. If I have understood correctly what this option actually is.
XG1001 Engine (Diesel, approx. 29 hp) – saildrive, 2-blade folding propeller 1240 €
Upgrade to folding propeller.
XG3101 Bowthruster, 12 V, retractable, incl. battery 9769 €
I think sailing should be more accessible and less of an elusive art form for the invitation-only diy-engineers-of-everything. Getting out and into a harbour is for me by far the most stressful part of sailing, so any (working) technological improvements to that are good and welcome. Interestingly, Volvo is developing “robotic docking” without human intervention, and I do think this is a future to embrace rather than avoid.
Interior & living
XL2002 B2: Saloon with short L-galley, dining area on stb and sofa on port – separate head with shower stall on port (only with XL3002) 830 €
XL3002 C2: 2 aft cabins with double berth and storage space (only with XL2002) 1990 €
These two options basically provide the third cabin. So one cabin for me & Charlotte, one for the girls (Lily & Chasmira), and one for the boys (Oliver & Julius).
XL7200 Chart table lowerable and seat in saloon convertible into double berth 2467 €
And if we ever have some friends over (we hope we do!), they need somewhere to sleep as well.
XM1101 Furniture – Canadian Chestnut 3596 €
As I’ve written before, we’re fans of everything white and light. We prefered (actually Charlotte did) this over the French Oak because the French Oak felt a bit “dirty” and too yellow.
XL7601 Worktop in galley – Seashell White 607 €
XN2002 Upholstery – Valencia (colour selection) 732 €
Upgrade to the cushion colours.
XH4011 Heating, hot air with blowers in saloon and master cabin (not with XH4511) 4402 €
XH4022 Outlet for heating in aft cabins (only with XH4011 and XL3002) 595 €
Heating is quite necessary in the Baltics. Usually (not so much this summer) the air is cool, the water is cool, and the nights and mornings are especially cool.
XW2000 B&G Navigation Package (only with XC3001 or XC3003) 5319 € (100% early-bird discount)
Includes wind/depth/speed/temperature sensors and two B&G multi-displays as well as the actual chart plotter at the cockpit table.
XW2002 Upgrade – Navigation Package 5567 €
Auto pilot and VHF equipment. I think both are quite essential.
XF4500 B&G 4G Broadband Radar (only with XF4000, XF4010 or XF4011) 3410 €
During twenty or so years of sailing I’ve very seldom used the radar, but the two times I’ve had to, in dense fog, it was a great relief to have one. There are a lot of boats moving around without AIS.
XF4600 B&G AIS Class B transponder (only with XF4000, XF4010 or XF4011) 1426 €
Sending out our own AIS signal is a huge upgrade from the small radar reflector 🙂
XH2201 Inverter/charger, 12 V / 1600 W – 60 A, incl. AC panel (only with XH1001) 2839 €
For laptop and other things (Charlotte says: hair dryer and flat iron!).
Nice to haves
XW5000 Comfort Package 4451 €
Cockpit cushions, lots of different additional lights, two vents for roof hatches, blinds for some windows.
XW7000 Entertainment Package 1934 €
Radio, multimedia player with speakers, wireless charging.
XC6001 Bathing platform, manual fold-out with swimming ladder (only with XC1350 or XC1351) 2790 €
Looks beautiful and if summers over here in the Baltics continue to be as warm as this one, then eventually someone will want to actually swim.
Wrapping it up
Writing this post it all became clearer to me. The options add to the price a lot.
I don’t have the courage to calculate the total cost. Will do it later 🙂