Metal curry clips for the mooring lines, a drone that watches the anchor, the fixed railing with lighting, bow and stern thrusters that can be operated aft and on the forecastle, electric travelers: just a few of the measures taken by the Swiss owner Hans-Peter Glück installed on his new Hanse 455 to make it fit for long journeys with a small crew. With the modifications, Glück is following the findings of the Bonn engineer Wolf-Dieter Mell, who years ago examined sailing in old age with his study "Fit & Sail" and suggested various possible solutions.
The YACHT was on the road with the converted Hanse and was able to test its suitability for use in practice. In the meantime, the boat has successfully completed the long sea trip from Greifswald around Holland, France and Spain to the Adriatic right. What distinguishes the boat, which systems and ideas could go into series production: More on this in the new episode from the "The Special Boat" series.