Posts filed under: Hanse

The Life Raft Story

This week we finally ordered a life raft for our Hanse 388! The decision process took over a month (!) in calendar time (and who knows how many hours in... Read More

Dates Confirmed, Sort Of

Our dealer sent us dates confirmed by the commissioning yard! On the 29th of April s/y Charlotte will be launched into water and on the 9th of May she will... Read More

The Name!

After a lot of back and forth with our dealer, we’re still not sure when exactly our handover in Greifswald will be. We had planned to go there beforehand with... Read More

Some Day In May

Maiden Voyage is the name of a jazz tune by (the legendary) Herbie Hancock. I used to play it a lot in my previous life as an aspiring jazz pianist,... Read More

Only a Few Hundred Things Left Until Our Hanse 388 Is Ready

The weather in Greifswald is looking good! I just checked the forecast and temperatures don’t seem to drop below freezing anymore. This means that a bunch of yachts, their owners... Read More

Finding a Marina for our Hanse Yacht

Things are looking good! Charlotte is back from her first sailing experience not only alive, but maybe even a bit hungry for more. And in a few months a (probably... Read More

What Is the Cost of a New Hanse 388?

So, we bought our Hanse 388, and there is one thing almost everyone seem to agree on: it is quite expensive to own a sailboat. I keep telling people that... Read More

Our Boat!

It has been an interesting couple of weeks dealing with our financing provider, our insurer as well as the tax authorities of Finland, but as far as I understand, the... Read More

Lots of Red Tape

Whoa! Our dealer just sent us a dropbox folder with the surveyor’s report as well as 100+ pictures of our new boat! ... Read More

Insuring Our Hanse Yacht

Any day now our new Hanse 388 will be delivered to us! (No, not actually really delivered to us physically, but to someone somewhere in Germany, who is acting on... Read More