Hanse 312

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Hanse 312, 2004   £47,950  -  New Listing

The cleanest and best maintained example of a Hanse 312 that we've ever seen!

What can one say? Professionalism prevents the use of the word 'Immaculate' - suffice to say that you will not find a better example. For anyone genuinely wanting to obtain a 'turn-key' yacht, excellent for two and capable of accommodating four, then this must be the one to go for! That said, it should be noted that the current owner bought her with single-handed sailing in mind.

In the accommodation areas, the two of us could only find two small 'bruises' in the cabin sole flooring, a slightly chipped veneer edge on the chart table and the owner-predeclared defect of the galley tap currently needing replacement. We've seen 1 month old 'show boats' with more evident wear and tear than this Hanse 312!

'Isotope' was purchased by her sole owner, a retiring Service officer with the NATO forces in Germany from the Dutch Hanse dealer and immediately brought into the UK under the British Forces Germany personal transportation scheme and was therefore exempt of VAT - Naturally all necessary paperwork has been retained within the laudably comprehensive documentation file that goes with the boat.

That same professional Senior Officer's approach to maintenance and the recording of readiness for service is reflected in the operational manual and the presentation of the vessel throughout. The first genuine buyer, familiar with the Hanse product, who views 'Isotope' will buy and indeed, we shall not be surprised if this example goes under offer, 'unseen' before survey. - Ring us without delay if you would like to discuss any particular aspect, or to be sent the link to more pictures and more 'technical detail' type of pictures.


The Hanse 312 offers up to six berths, with a double aft cabin to starboard of the companionway down into the accommodation; two berths in a forward cabin (with the normal in-filling cushion to convert the berth to a double) and two single berths, one either side within the main saloon.

The accommodation spaces are provided with heat by a diesel-fired hot air unit by Webasto. 

Forward cabin:  with double 'V' berth, and large closed locker over the foot end of the berths. Deep fiddled side storage shelves complimenting the under-berth locklers. Overhead for'hatch (with external cover that allows for ventialtion too ) and two opening portlights for good cross ventilation (each with blinds by 'Oceanair'). Berth cushions are of deeper foam than standard/original and with removable coverings.

Saloon:  Straight seating to port and starboard, with dining table offset slightly to starboard to enhance free movement forward and aft. Two individual seats to port with central chart table. Cushion fabric is of blue 'Alcantara' suede-like material and the cushions are sensibly divided to assist in access to the under berth areas. Deep fiddled storage shelves and closed lockers are fitted to either side of the saloon. LED overhead lighting, with red lighting provided by the chart table light.

Chart table:  Located immediately forward of the heads compartment, to port side and facing forward, the provision for the 'Navigator' is of an adjacent main electrical panel and VHF radio base, with tank and battery state monitors. Raymarine chart plotter repeater and entertainment radio and heating control. Access to the electrical wiring is convenient to the Navigator's seat via the hinged panel.

Galley: L- shaped, the galley is located to starboard, at the foot of the companionway. It features a stainless steel sink supplied with H&C pressurised water (with AC immersion supply in addition to the calorifier; a 95 litre, top-opening refrigerator with Isotherm unit within; a two burner gas cooker with oven. Storage shelves and lockers outboard. Overhead ventilation hatch.

Aft Cabin:  Located to starboard of the companionway; the standard berth cushions were replaced by deeper ones, with removable coverings. The cabin is provided with cross ventilation with two opening portlights and shelved storage, together with a hanging space. Hot air outlet. 'Airflex' berth supports for comfort and under-cushion air flow.

Heads Compartment:  A roomy heads compartment to port with sea toilet (larger, 'standard'-sized bowl), wash basin and shower, two opening ports for good light and ventilation values. Convenient access door aft to cockpit locker for significant hanging space (wet 'Oilies' for example) and access to other gear. Hot air outlet within the heads compartment.

Sails and Spars

The Hanse 312 features a modern and very efficient sail plan, with primary power derived from the mainsail, combining with a high aspect ratio, self-tacking jib ahead of it - to produce the 'slot' benefit on the leading edge of the sail plan.  A lighter 'Gennaker' then provides additional sail area downwind and in light wind conditions.

Two sets of sails (and canvas work) - the original, (now used as the 'winter' set) including:

  • Mainsail by 'East Sails' still very serviceable.
  • Self-tacking Jib by 'North Sails'.
  • Storm Jib - 'never been used'.

Second set - purchased January 2015:

  • Mainsail by North Sails.
  • Self-tacking Jib (also by North).
  • Fresh set of canvas work including sprayhood, cockpit canopy (by Aquarious) and 'Stack-pack' style of mainsail cover.

There is also a Gennaker, with single, continuous line self-furler dating from earlier.

A comprehensive record of receipts for the regular valeting and checking of the sails has been retained.

The vessel's standing rigging was replaced: 2014 and the whole rig has been professionally inspected and any recommendations carried out on an annual basis anyway. Running rigging has been replaced as necessary, with new main halyard (of Dyneema); new jib sheet; new topping lift and backstay adjuster, all supplied as recently as May 2021.

Mechanical and Electrical systems

A Yanmar 2GM20FC, (18HP) diesel drives a two bladed, self-feathering Brunton propeller (2013) via a 'Sail-drive' transmission unit. An independent, through-hull, cooling water inlet with valve has been fitted. The engine was last serviced in September 2020.

Recorded engine hours at end of (August 2020): 1283.3

Three 75 A/hr batteries fitted in total. Two batteries for 'Domestic Services' and one for engine cranking. The batteries are isolated and switched through a rotary switch at the chart table (enabling either battery bank to be used for either function, or indeed all three batteries to be used in parallel), with 12V DC distribution through two circuit breaker panels alongside the navigation area.

Charging by means of engine-driven alternator and photo-voltaic (solar) panel that is laid over and secured to the sprayhood as and when required. A 240V AC battery charger is also fitted for use when connected to a shore-support system.

Navigation Equipment

Fitted in the Cockpit:

  • Steering compass.
  • New Raymarine Axiom 9 colour chart plotter (fitted in May 2021) and Quantum radar.
  • 3 off i70 multifunction displays by Raymarine for speed/depth/CoG/SoG/Wind speed & direction information.
  • The additional [previous] TackTic wind speed & direction instrument has been retained, although the masthead 'wind wand' is stored at home for use - if required.
  • Simrad tiller pilot.

    Fitted at chart table:
  • Raymarine i70 multifunction display for speed/depth/CoG/SoG/Wind speed & direction information.

Deck Equipment

  •  Harken self-tailing winches.
  • Long genoa tracks ( provision for sailing with a conventional Genoa if required)
  • Teak sheathed cockpit seats and sole.
  • High quality extendable tiller extension by Spinlock.
  • Substantial stainless steel bow roller, incorporating an attachment point for the Gennaker/Cruising chute' furler.
  • Acrylic, folding sprayhood.(2)
  • Cockpit canopy. (2).
  • Mainsail 'Stak-Pack' style mainsail cover. (2).
  • Inflatable dinghy by 'Wetline' complete with 2HP Mariner outboard engine.
  • Delta anchor, attached to 30m of chain and 50m of rope.
  • Kedge anchor. 
  • Minimum 8 inflatable fenders, together with new fender skirt.
  • Minimum 6 mooring lines.

Safety Equipment

  • Standard Horizon Matrix GX2200E AIS receiver/GPS DSC VHF radio.
  • SeaMe active radar target enhancer, with repeater/slave speaker and switch in cockpit.
  • Named horseshoe recovery buoy and floating light.
  • Webbing jackstays.
  • Danbuoy.
  • Four person life raft by Ocean Safety in cannister, last serviced March 2021
  • 1 off CO2 and 2 off dry powder fire extinguishers.
  • 2 off automatic 150N life jackets by 'XM' (tested and with certificates dated Feb 2020).
  • Gas alarm.

General note on any safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, EPIRBs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Contact Information

Contact us at the Barbican Yacht Agency on 01752 228855 in the first instance, while this vessel is berthed nearby, it is essential to call in advance to arrange a viewing.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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General Information

Judel/Vrolijk & Co Engineering GmbH
New or used
United Kingdom




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1 x Yanmar 2GM20FC
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About The Seller

Barbican Yacht Agency

Sutton Harbour Marina




United Kingdom

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