Hanse Yachts to build new outboard sportsboat in Poland

Hanse Yachts has revealed the first renderings and details of its top-secret new outboard-powered sportsboat model, the Ryck 280. It is likely to be the first of several bigger and smaller runabouts from the newly created brand.

Designed by Bill Dixon’s UK studio, the Ryck 280 is a contemporary walkaround weekender with a reverse-angled bow, similar in style to the Axopar 28 but with a cuddy and heads.

Despite the Ryck 280’s model name, it’s actually 31ft 2 (9.51m) long, including the anchor sprit and engine, while the beam is 9ft 3in (2.81m). Like the Axopar, it features a twin-step hull but it weighs around 240kg more at 2.07 tonnes.

However, unlike the Hanse Group’s other brands such as Sealine and Fjord, the Ryck range will actually be built at a new purpose-built facility in Poland. Ryck joins a growing number of brands such as Nimbus, Saxdor and Dromeas Yachts, intent on grabbing a slice of the fast-growing market for outboard sportsboats from Finnish brand Axopar.

However, the fact that Hanse Yachts is already one of Europe’s highest-volume builders gives it a useful head start.

“Fair play to Hanse for jumping on the bandwagon with another tempting take on the outboard powered walkaround theme,” says MBY editor Hugo Andreae.

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