The Hanse 342 kept the successful properties of the previous model and has been improved. Absolutely a joy to sail and handle, the 342 is well balanced and responsive. The sails (incl. self tacking jib) are easy to handle from the large yet safe cockpit. The transom-door gives good access and doubles as a bathing platform. Big stowage space is directly accessible from the cockpit. Inside a well sized salon with a generously proportioned forward cabin and lots of stowage space. This is a one (private) owner and very well kept yacht.