Boat Show News
Auckland On Water Boat Show, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland (29th September – 2nd October 2016)
Whether you are looking to buy a boat, build a boat, get some boat accessories or research professional services, the Auckland On Water Boat Show has everything you need. And Team Windcraft has a superb line up on display this year.
First up, we have lots of shiny new Hanse yachts … there’s the Hanse 385, 415 and 455, which have all arrived since last years show. If you are looking for a performance yacht with a luxurious interior then be sure to check out the Dehler 38. And just arrived off the ship is the Moody 54DS – this show stopper is proving that one level luxury living is super popular in the New Zealand market. So popular that the 4th Moody 54 is already on a ship heading to its new NZ owner!
If powering along the waterways is more your style, then make sure you take a look at a Windcraft Group debut at the show – the Sealine C330. The innovative Bill Dixon design, with bi-fold door and electric sliding roof means you can enjoy seamless indoor-outdoor living on the water. If you are after speed and a bit a thrill then be sure to check out the Axopar 28 Cabin, again a debut in New Zealand.
As usual we will be hosting our special owners drinks on the first night (Thursday 29th) This ‘invite only’ event is always popular, last year 100 guests enjoyed drinks and boating conversation…it’s the perfect way to kick off the show.
In the words of Windcraft’s New Zealand Branch Manager, Dominic Lowe,
“The fact that the majority of our Boat Show line up this year are brand new models and have all been delivered since last years boat show is a reflection on how sales are booming in NZ and the importance of the show. There’s certainly lots of exciting times ahead.”
There will be some great Boat Show Offers on our brands. See you there!
Sydney International Boat Show 2016
We had a great time this year at the Sydney International Boat Show! The Windcraft Group had their largest stand ever with 16 boats lined up, including two Australian premieres.
There was an impressive range of Hanses on show between 38 – 50 foot including the Hanse 385, Hanse 415 and Hanse 505, plus the super popular Hanse 455. The carbon versions of the Dehler 38 and Dehler 46 were greatly admired by performance lovers. And for the first time, the galley down version of the Moody 54 DS was on show before her second Hobart race later this year. As usual the Windcraft marquee was a hive of activity and a big thank you to everyone that came and said hello and had a coffee with us. Hope to see you next year!
Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo – March 2016
The weekend of the 5th and 6th March 2016 marked the 5th Annual Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo.
This fabulous family friendly, and free, event held at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on the beautiful Pittwater, Sydney was the perfect opportunity for Windcraft to showcase two Dehlers – the Dehler 38 and Dehler 46 – plus the glorious Hanse 505.
A relaxed atmosphere and uncrowded walkways gave the steady stream of visitors plenty of opportunity to inspect the boats thoroughly. The Windcraft team were kept busy explaining the merits of all the various brands and models in the Team Windcraft line up.
Why not make it a date for next year?
Auckland On Water Boat Show – Sept 2015
There was something for everyone at the Windcraft display this year at the Auckland On Water Boat Show. The Windcraft display was impressive with Hanses, Dehlers and the Moody 54 all creating quite a buzz.
Team Windcraft had 7 yachts on display, with 5 New Zealand premieres. The sleek Hanse 505 attracted lots of attention with its clever deck and rigging design combined with versatile interior layout providing enough space for up to 5 cabins. Windcraft’s Dominic Lowe says that the modern design of a Hanse is really no more complex on a 50 fter than a 40 fter so even those new to sailing can choose the size to suit and grow into it without being daunted. The owners drinks evening was quite a hit with 80 owners attending and sharing experiences.
To sum up the Boat Show Windcraft’s Dominic Lowe said
“I’m very pleased that the range now includes an entry level model as many sailors had previously thought the Hanse brand out of their reach. I’m delighted at the volume of enquiries – ranging from those in a position to take advantage of the show special to those just beginning the exciting journey of making plans to purchase a boat in the next few years. I look forward to being able to help on that journey.”
A big thank you to everyone who came to see us…see you next time!
Sydney International Boat Show 2015 – Fab Fun in the Sun
We had beautiful sunshine throughout our five days at Sydney International Boat Show at Darling Harbour this year. And Team Windcraft’s impressive display certainly attracted lots of attention.
The Hanse line up was bustling with visitors comparing the various customised fit outs and interior choices of the different sized models.
With the Hanse 455 of particular interest as a show premiere.The Dehlers and Solaris were also greatly admired. In particular the show premiere Dehler 46 impressed many with her luxurious interior for a performance yacht and she looked splendid in the Sydney sunshine.
See you at the next one!
Sydney International Boat Show 2014 – 16 boats on display!
The Windcraft display at Sydney Boat Show this year was absolutely stunning with crowds flocking to jump on board the 16 fabulous yachts and stop for a coffee and a chat in the hospitality area. Visitors spent heaps of time on board the yachts under perfect blue skies checking out the exquisite attention to detail across the range.
Every boat was busy… but if we have a pick any favourites they would be the Australian premieres: Peter’s own Moody 54DS, the exquisite Solaris 42, the hugely successful Hanse 505 and first time at Sydney the Dehler 38.