2013 HANSE 385

£92,000 tax paid

MCA Cat-2 coded 3-cabin Hanse 385 in great shape

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelHanse 385
DesignerJudel Vrolijk & Co
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingWest Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom


EngineVolvo D1-30 30hp
Engine Hours1600
Fuel Capacity160l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity300l


MCA Cat-2 Coded Hanse 385 with great specification and versatile 3-cabin, 1-heads interior layout. Very well maintained and very well presented throughout.


** Over 80 further photographs available on request **

SULA is a well-presented example of the Hanse 385 class. Designed by the highly regarded Judel & Vrolijk the design offers a modern take on the conventional 38 foot cruising yacht. The sleek appearance and clutter free decks with self-tacking jib produce a boat which is easily handled short or single handed while providing rewarding performance under sail. Below decks the modern design sees large open living spaces with lots of storage creating a comfortable and light living space.

SULA is currently MCA CAT 2 coded by MECAL and operating as a charter boat in the North West of Scotland. Her most recent mid-term inspection was May 2018. She has been operated by the current owners since 2013 and during this period has enjoyed continual maintenance. Below decks she has three double cabins with the saloon converting to provide an additional occasional double, comfortable accommodation for a crew of eight. Offered for sale with a complete inventory she comes with everything required to continue operating in the charter market or to be enjoyed as a private yacht. Her inventory includes full laid teak decks and cockpit, self-tacking jib and tender with outboard.

Currently wintering ashore in the North West of Scotland; easily accessible from Inverness Airport. Viewing is by prior appointment.


Hanse 385 is the 4th new model out of the new Hanse family of Hanse dynamic cruisers, characterized by the optimum space efficiency and comfort from 11m hull as well as the outstanding cruising performances. In a standard equipment you’ll get two steering wheels in the cockpit, fold-down stern boarding platform, optimum deck gear distribution and a self-tacking jib. Spacious and functional interior and safe and enjoyable exterior make Hanse 385 a desirable yacht for sailors appreciating fast cruising or anchoring in a beautiful day.


'Hanse Yachts builds performance-oriented yachts at affordable prices, all designed by Judel and Vrolijk. Hanse’s current sailboat range incorporates a great many practical innovations suggested by previous owners, and the 385 is a very different boat from its predecessor, the 375. More akin to the Hanse 445, 495 and 545, the Hanse 385 boasts twin helms and a drop-down stern platform. She also has improved sailing performance and a sleek, clutter-free deck with flush hatches and hidden control lines.....'

The 385 is a sensibly designed yacht full of practical innovations that can only have been created by someone who knows exactly what it’s like to go cruising under sail. Though she’s not exactly traditional in the classic sense, for a modern boat built to a price, she is surprisingly well thought through and is a sparkling performer under sail.'
Sail Magazine. 'Sailing the Hanse 385'. Duncan Kent, March 2014.



RCD Status:
• Our understanding is that the yacht certified to CE Category A (unlimited ocean voyages)

Hull Construction:
• Single piece GRP moulded hull.
• Isopathalic gelcoat finish externally.
• Vinylester resin consolidated 1st layer of hull laminate to improve resistance to moisture absorption.
• Polyester resin consolidated laminate.
• Plywood main bulkhead fully laminated to hull.
• Moulded internal strutural matrix bonded to hull internally.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• Single piece sandwich construction GRP moulding incorporating cockpit and transom.
• Isopathalic gelcoat finish externally.
• Vinylester resin consolidated 1st layer of hull laminate to improve resistance to moisture absorption.
• Polyester resin consolidated laminate.
• End grain Balsa core material.
• Laid teak decks bonded to GRP decks.

Keel & Rudder:
• Cast iron fin ballast keel.
• Spade rudder.


Engine & gearbox:
• Volvo Penta D1-30. 27hp. Marine diesel engine.
• 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled marine diesel engine.
• Volvo Penta 130S sail drive
• EVC Control system located at starboard side helm.
• The engine is located within a dedicated engine space beneath the cockpit sole. Access being provided to the compartment by hinging up the companionway steps.

Maintenance & Performance:
• Total running hours circa 1600 hours.
• Last serviced spring 2018.

Propulsion & Steering:
• Fixed 2 blade alloy prop.


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC start circuit and 230v AC via shorepower

Battery Banks:
• Engine Bank - x1 Victron Energy AGM 12V, 90Ah
• Domestic Bank - x2 Victron Energy AGM 12V, 165Ah

Charging / Inverter:
• There is a fixed battery charger for when the boat is connected to a shore power 230v supply.

• The batteries are charged from the engine driven alternator controlled via a Sterling voltage sensitive relay.

Other Electrical:
• Hardwired, RCD protected 230AC system powered by shore power connection
• Single 16amp shore power connection.


Fresh Water:
• Fully pressurised hot and cold water system.
• Faucets provided in galley and heads, shower in heads also.
• Hot water provided via calorifier heated from engine or 240v immersion heater element.

Bilge Pumps:
• Manual Bilge Pump - @ port side helm seat.
• Electric Bilge Pump - Manually switched at main panel


• Single 160ltr capacity diesel tank.

Fresh Water:
• Single 300ltr capacity water tank.

Holding Tank:
• Not used. Discharging via deck suction or overboard.

• Depth - Simrad IS40 System
• Log - Simrad IS40 System
• Wind - Simrad IS40 System
• The Simrad IS40 system provides data from the above systems across a data bus system with the data displaying on instrument repeater screens and the MFD.
• Repeater - Simrad IS40 displays x2. Port and starboard helm stations.
• Plotter 1 - Simrad N558 MFD display in cockpit.
• Plotter 2 - Garmin EchoMap Plus 45CV. Standalone unit with integrated depth sounder. Mounted at Nav-Station.
• Radar - Simrad Digital radar.
• Autopilot - Simrad OP10 control integrated with IS40 system. Control panel at starboard side helm. Jefa quadrant drive.
• Compass - Silva Type 125 in cockpit

Communications Equipment:
• VHF - Simrad RS25 with wireless CommandMic.
• Handheld VHF - Icom IC-M35


• Galley Stove - Techimplex 2 burner and oven gas cooker. Gimbal mounted.
• Microwave - LG built in unit outboard of galley worktop.
• Gas System - GasSafe certified April 2018.
• Refrigerator - 130ltr, built in, top loading fridge with stainless steel front loading door to access lower section. Isotherm cooling unit.

• Jabsco manual marine toilet, discharging via holding tank or overboard.

Heating & Ventilation:
• Eberspacher D4 Airtronic, diesel fired, blown air system, outlets in all cabins and heads. Professionally serviced spring 2018.

• Lighting - All LED lighting below decks. Central control panel in saloon. LED Navigation lights.

• Stereo - Fusion Marine RA70N head unit (2018), bluetooth connectivity. Fusion MS-WR600 remote control station in cockpit. Speakers in saloon & cockpit.


Summary of Accommodation:
• Maximum of 7 berths in three double cabins plus one further occasional berth in saloon. One heads.

Accommodation Finish:
• Below decks the boat is contemporary in its design and layout. White bulkheads lighten the living space with the cherry joinery work and trims finished in a rich satin varnish providing a nice contrast. Sole boards are finished in hard-wearing laminate in a traditional teak and holly style.
• Curtains & Blinds - OceanAir blinds for all deck hatches. OceanAir curtains for all portlights.

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
• White head linings with varnished cherry panels on the port and starboard hull sides forward. Large V-shaped double bunk forward with single bench seat starboard aft. Overhead shelves running the length of the bunks overhead. Storage units outboard of seating aft port and starboard. Hanging locker to starboard, shelved lockers to port. Light provided via port and starboard portlights and large opening deck hatch.

Main Saloon:
• Large open plan central living space with saloon, galley and nav-station all open. Wrap around U-shaped seating to starboard with large saloon table fixed centrally. Table has two folding leafs with bottle storage within table base. Two single seats outboard to port. Table provided between seats. Storage provided beneath all seating units and outboard of seat backs to starboard. Selection of lockers and shelves outboard of seating port and starboard.

• Located to starboard side of companionway. Large open galley with L-shaped work top. Generous provision of working space with ample storage. Gimballed gas cooker outboard aft. Large volume built in fridge with top and front loading access. Twin stainless steel sinks. Storage provided outboard and beneath.

Navigation Station:
• Located around the aft single seat on the port side of the saloon. Forward facing seat with chart table forward. Ship's switch panel, VHF and Garmin plotter outboard.

• Dedicated heads compartment to port opposite galley. Manual Jabsco marine toilet, porcelain wash hand basin, dedicated shower stall forward, vanity unit outboard.

Port Aft Cabin:
• Large double bunk. Standing room forward with storage locker unit outboard. Overhead shelve running the length of the bunk outboard overhead. Storage space available beneath bunk.

Starboard Aft Cabin:
• Large double bunk. Standing room forward with storage locker unit outboard. Overhead shelve running the length of the bunk outboard overhead.


• Deck stepped, twin spreader, 9/10ths fractional sloop rig.
• Mast and spars manufactured by Z-Spars in silver anodised alloy.
• Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel wire with chromed bronze rigging screws.
• Selden Furlex 200s roller reefing system on forestay.
• Selden self-tacking track and car for jib, forward of mast.
• Mast car system for fully battened, slab reefing mainsail.
• Single line reefing system in boom
• Adjustable backstay, block and tackle on starboard side.
• Rod type kicker.
• Mid-boom 'German' mainsheet system. Track on coachroof.
• LED Masthead anchor light.
• Mast mounted radar reflector.
• Halyards and reefing lines lead aft to cockpit.
• Banks of 5 Spinlock rope clutches on port and starboard coamings.
• Lazyjacks for Mainsail (2018)

• 2x Lewmar Evo 40, two speed self tailing.
• The boat is configured with all lines being lead aft to Spinlok rope clutches on the port and starboard cockpit coamings with the primary winches also serving as the halyard and reefing winches.

• Mainsail - Fully battened with 3 reefs. White Dacron. Elvstrom Sails (2013)
• Self Tacking Jib - Roller reefing, self tacking. White Dacron. Elvstrom Sails (2013)
• Storm Jib. - Fit on roller furling system foil. Orange. Never used.

• Laid teak decks on fore deck, side decks, cockpit sole and seating.
• GRP moulded non-slip finish on coachroof.
• Moulded GRP toerail outboard.
• Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.
• Stainless steel stanchions supporting stainless steel guard rails running the length of the decks.
• Guardwire gates port and starboard.
• Alloy mooring cleats forward, midships and aft.
• Below decks, self draining anchor locker with single large deck hatch to access. Windlass mounted within anchor locker.
• Self-tacking jib track mounted on deck forward of mast.
• Halyards and reefing lines lead aft to cockpit in ducts under coachroof leaving deck free of obstructions.
• Stainless steel grabrails on coachroof outboard aft.
• Large cockpit with bench seating port and starboard forward and fixed central drop leaf table.
• Twin helm stations aft, port and starboard. Starboard station is master station with engine and autopilot controls.
• Cockpit lockers under seating on port and starboard sides.
• Drop down transom creates walk-thru bathing/boarding platform with laid teak decking.
• Deck Shower - Hot & Cold, not currently connected.

Anchoring & Mooring:
• Bower Anchor - Delta 16kg on 60m, 8mm calibrated chain and 27m anchor braid rode.
• Kedge Anchor - Delta 10kg on 10m, 8mm chain and 32m anchor braid rode.
• Electric Windlass - Quick Genius 1000w, 12v windlass with plug-in remote control. (2018)
• Mooring Warps - x6 Standard warps in octoplait warp. Additional 100m towing warp.
• Fenders - x5 matching with lanyards.

Cushions & Canvas Work:
• Mainsail Cover - Stackpack type cover with mast boot. Blue. Owen Sails. (2017)
• Sprayhood - Blue.
• Pedestal Covers - x2 Blue.
• Cockpit Table cover - Blue.
• Cockpit Cushions - Fitted cushions for port & starboard cockpit bench seating.

Tender & Outboard:
• Tender - Honwave 2.5m inflatable dinghy with alloy floor.
• Outboard - Honda 2.3hp, 4 stroke. (2016)


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, 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.

Life saving:
• Being coded MCA CAT 2 for charter operation the inventory includes all required safety equipment; with the exclusion of the liferaft which is currently hired.
• Liferaft Cradle - Custom made stainless steel cradle on pushpit.
• Jackstays - Webbing type.
• Horseshoe Lifebuoys - x1 with light. x1 with recovery line.
• Danbuoy - x1
• Gas Alarm - Hardwired BEP system.
• Bilge Level Alarm - Hardwired Rule system.
• Lifejackets - x10 Auto inflation with harness. Serviced winter 2017/18
• Fire Extingusher - x4 positioned around the boat. All new 2018.
• Rigging Cutters
• Medical First Aid Kit
• MOB Searchlight - with 12v lead
• Flare Pack
• Fog Horn
• Emergency VHF Antenna
• Thermal Protective Aids
• Smoke Alarms
• Carbon Monoxide Alarms
• Fire Blanket
• First Aid Manual
• Signalling Torch
• Automatic Fire Extingusher in engine compartment.

Viewing arrangements

Lying Loch Torridon, West Highlands, Scotland **Now Wintering Ashore**

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead broker: Mark Cameron
Tel: +44 (0)7988 763254
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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