The Hanse 342 offers all good points of the successful 341 model and more. Absolutely a joy to sail and handle, the 342 is very responsive. The sails (incl. self tacking jib) are well balanced and easy to operate from the large yet safe cockpit. The transom-door gives good access and doubles as a bathing platform. Lots of stowage space so ideal for longer stays onboard. Most stowage space is directly accessible from the cockpit. Inside high gloss finished stylish mahogany with dark blue upholstery for the classic yacht appearance. Good size salon with a generously proportioned forward cabin.