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2006 40' Hanse 400e

$ 129,500 USD

Stonington, CT, US


Hanse 40' 400e

The Hanse 400e is a superb racer/criuiser with the attributes in-the-know sailors seek - modern design and construction, large volume interior with a roomy, efficient and finely finished layout, two large cabins, a fantastic salon, a huge galley, big cockpit, simple sailing with self taking jib, electric halyard winch, walk-through transom, large storage lockers and more.  

Add to this the Epoxy laminate construction - a significant upgrade in build quality.  Epoxy laminates are generally reserved for custom boats - a very expensive upgrade that reduces weight, increase stiffness and eliminates water permeation into the hull (no need for an epoxy barber coat!).  

LANIVA shows like a much newer boat than her age suggests.  She has been exceptionally well maintained, and needs nothing. We believe this is an exceptional value, especially considering her overall condition and one year old electronics.  Read the 400e reviews - you will be impressed and intrigued - then come see her for yourself.  

Engines (1)

  • Make Yanmar
  • Model 3JH4E
  • Fuel diesel
  • Type Inboard
  • Total HP39
  • Year 2006


SYS Yacht Sales 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.

SYS Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Stonington Yacht Sales.


  • Category Sail
  • Condition Used
  • Hull Material Fiberglass
  • Make Hanse
  • Model 400e
  • Boat Name LANIVA
  • Length Overall 39' 7''
  • Model Year 2006
  • Beam 13' 3''
  • Max Draft 5' 5''
  • Fuel Tank1 x 37|gallon
  • Heads 1
  • Length 40'
  • Length at WaterLine 35' 5''
  • Holding Tank 1 x 14|gallon
  • Fresh Water 1 x 80|gallon
  • Displacement 17,417 lb
  • Ballast Weight 6,426 lb
  • Boat Keel Fin Keel

Full Details


LANIVA has the desirable two-cabin, single head layout. This layout provides the roomiest interior - with large forward and aft cabins, large salon, nav table, a voluminous galley and and large storage area aft of the galley with access from the interior and the cockpit.

The entire interior boasts bright white finishes offset by finely finished cabinetry in Cherry with gloss finishes and lovely upholstery.  The interior of this vessel is pristine - both the openly visible areas and the interior of all cabinets, drawers, bilges, etc.  The exterior is in similar condition. There are very few faults to find.

The forward cabin has an offset, pullman style berth, a large seat, and incredible storage.

The salon has a large u-shaped settee to starboard, with a large dining table and cabinets outboard.  To port there are two seats with a navigation desk between them  This can be utilized as a forward facing or aft facing nav table.  And when not navigating, this is a great arrangement for lounging with a side table between the two seats.

The galley is aft to port and is L-shaped.  Because the boat was built with the two-cabin layout, the galley extends far aft and provides exceptional storage in traders and locker both above and below the counter. There is a double stainless steel sink, a fridge with Isotherm 12 volt fridge/freezer that is accessible both from the top and the front, a two burner stove with oven that appears to have never been used.  Aft of the galley is access to the extraordinary storage area which can also be accessed from the cockpit.  

On the port side is a large head with a separate stall shower.  The shower has a sump.  There is a VacuFlush toilet. The holding tank is above the water line and is gravity fed overboard when offshore.

The aft cabin follows and boast standing headroom and a large berth, as well as ample storage.

Ventilation is provided by three opening cabin top hatches, 10 opening ports, two deck vents and three Hella cabin fans.


  • Garmin chart plotter at helm, 2021
  • Garmin Depth and speed indicator at helm, 2021
  • Garmin wind instrument at helm, 2021
  • Sony Stereo with interior and cockpit speakers
  • Garmin IC-M422 VHF at Nav station
  • RAM mike for VHF at helm
  • ProNautic 40 amp Battery Charger (2017)
  • 110v shore power with two cords
  • Solar panel on bimini
  • Engine start batter - 90 ah AGM
  • House batteries - 385 ah total capacity, AGM
  • Hot water heater
  • Compass at pedestal
  • Overhead lights converted to LED, some are both white and red.


  • Mainsail by North
  • Non-overlapping 95% jib by North, self tacking
  • Doyle "Stack Pack" sail cover with integral lazy jacks
  • Racnor headsail Furler
  • Solid vang
  • Self tending athwartships jib track
  • Overlapping jib tracks with cars
  • Harken Mainsheet traveller on cain top
  • All running rigging led aft
  • Manual multi-purchase backstay adjuster
  • Harken 40 two speed self tailing Utility winch on cabin top
  • Harken Electric 40 two speed self tailing halyard/utility winch on cabin top
  • Harken 46 two speed self tailing primary winches.
  • Dodger
  • Bimini
  • Helm cover
  • Sparcraft mast and boom
  • Single line mainsail reefing


  • Saildrive SD50 (new 2011)
  • Flex-o-fold 3 blade bronze folding propeller
  • Shoal draft keep option
  • Jefa Steering system
  • Interior fans
  • Solid surface counters
  • Syntetic teak and holly cabin sole
  • Electric and manual bilge pumps
  • Cockpit shower
  • Drink holder at helm
  • Folding cockpit table at helm
  • Teak overlay in cockpit - sole and seats
  • Electric Windlass in the anchor locker
  • Plow style anchor
  • All chain rode
  • Swim ladder
  • SS handrails
  • Double lifelines
  • Two winch handles

NOTE:  Engine hours are unknown - however engine room and engine appear like new! Engine oil analysis available for prior two years.

Sail Magazine Review

From Sail Magazine, August 8, 2008

Hanse 400e

Hanse Yachts's stylish 40-foot 400e (the "e" stands for the epoxy resin used in the hull) is the first in the Judel/Vrolijk–designed line the German builder is billing as "crossover boats." It's already made a splash at U.S. boat shows with its clean hull lines and innovative styling belowdecks. I took one out for a test drive off Marblehead, Massachusetts, to see if "crossover boat" is just a different way of saying "performance cruiser"—and to see just how well it crosses over.


The hull is built of hand-laid fiberglass, closed-cell foam core, and epoxy resin for stiffness and osmosis protection. Bulkheads are tabbed into the hull and the deck. Solid-fiberglass stringers provide hull stiffness. The deck is cored fiberglass. A cast-iron keel foil is secured to the hull with oversized stainless-steel bolts and supports a lead bulb.


The 400e carries considerable beam aft, resulting in a big, wide cockpit and generous interior space for the aft cabins—and the proportions are right. While the topsides may be slightly taller than those of other cruising boats in this size range, the extra freeboard doesn't take away from the overall look of the boat (and should help the helmsman stay dry in heavier weather). The helm station is comfortable, sight lines are excellent, and I was happy to see (and use) teak-topped wedges adjacent to the helm that provide excellent footing when the boat is heeled. I found sturdy mooring cleats, two large cockpit lockers, and a deep anchor locker with a recessed windlass—but only a single anchor roller. Over all, the cockpit and deck arrangements should be comfortable on a passage and also work well on the racecourse.


As expected, higher topsides translate into more space belowdecks. The 400e's accommodation plan makes good use of the volume, particularly in the forward cabin, where headroom is excellent and there's enough room to move around outside the bunk. With excellent stowage and ventilation from a large opening deck hatch, there's no question that this is the cabin for the owner. 

The three-cabin, one-head accommodations plan on our test boat is standard, but one of Hanse's selling points is the multitude of interior arrangements available without moving bulkheads or paying custom prices. Buyers select from layout choices for each area of the boat during the ordering process.
The saloon and galley space are comfortable and functional, rather than flashy. The saloon settee has a straight, long seat (perfect for wedging into a sea berth) opposite two bucket seats with a table in between. Putty is used to fill in some gaps in the joinery, but it isn't excessive. The aft cabins are small (but not tiny), and the single head has a big shower stall.


It was a perfect day for a sail: a steady 8-to-10-knot breeze, flat seas, and sunny skies. We flew the standard North Sails dacron sails that come with the boat and had no problem hitting speeds in the 6-knot range. We tacked through 80 degrees upwind, and maximum speed was 6.9 knots in the puffs. The helm was balanced and easy to keep in the groove. All Hanses are rigged with self-tacking jibs, so tacking was a one man job. This is a great setup for cruising and can be enhanced with a larger genoa for light-air days on the racecourse. On a not-so-deep deep reach in the light air, speed stayed close enough to 6 knots to let us postpone starting the engine until we approached the moorings.


We easily made 8 knots under power, and the boat maneuvered nicely through the crowded harbor and stopped quickly when we nosed up to the mooring pennant. Good engine-room insulation kept noise from the 39-horsepower Yanmar to a pleasantly quiet level.



  • Sailing performance
  • Epoxy construction
  • Interior space 


  • Shallow bilge 
  • Caulked woodwork joints
  • Single bow roller CONCLUSION:
    I liked the way the boat handles under sail, its comfortable accommodation plan, and the fact that it's a big 40-footer. The choices of accommodation details sets it apart from other boats at this price point, and it's a well-proportioned, easy-handling, good-looking boat. If crossover means racing potential and comfortable accommodations, it crosses over well.

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