Fantastic Auckland Boat Show
2014 was the 16th Auckland On Water Boat Show. Held in Auckland’s magnificent Viaduct Harbour over four days, it’s New Zealand’s largest on-water boat show.
In the words of our New Zealand Manager Dominic Lowe
“We pulled out all the stops this year to showcase some of the newly arrived yachts into New Zealand. The positive feedback about the yachts, stand and staff was tremendous!
On numerous occasions we were told that our yachts were the best at the show, that our staff were very professional, helpful and respectful and that our stand set the bench-mark of how stand should be. I think it is fair to say we are all very proud of what we accomplished at this year’s Auckland on water boat show.”
16 Boats for SIBS 2014
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 Moody 54 deck saloon, the Solaris 42 and the Hanse 505.
Melbourne Summer Boat Show
We had a fantastic time at the Melbourne Summer Boat Show this year.
Crowds really enjoyed jumping on board the
Hanse 575 – Big, new and blowing sales expectations out of the water!
Hanse 415 – State-of-the-art fast cruising
Moody 45 DS – Innovative design – panoramic views
Greenline 33 – Award winning hybrid motor cruiser
Keep an eye out for the Hanse 575 out on the Bay over the next few weeks – or come and see her at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club.
She’s berthed right near our office – call in for a chat if you’re passing by!
Auckland Boat Show 2013 – huge success
This year’s Auckland Boat show was a great success for Team Windcraft. Despite some testing weather crowds flocked to see the Hanse yachts on display.
There was massive interest across the range with lots of questions and excitement about the new Hanse 505.
The Windcraft party was a brilliant, fun night with everyone enjoying a few drinks in the warmth of our hopsitality tent.
The Hanse range was awarded best production yacht at show and the Hanse 345 was best in class.
More photos of the New Zealand show here
Read about the Festival Atmosphere at Mandurah Boat Show 2013 here
Awesome Sydney International Boat Show, 1-5 August 2013, Darling Harbour
Sydney 2013 Great Success for Team Windcraft
The show was a great success for the entire Windcraft Group. Managing Director Peter Hrones is delighted that turnover since the show is already at $8.5M. Especially pleasing is that the sales were across the Hanse range from 34ft through to 57ft.
Hanse 575 Big, new and blowing sales expectations out of the water!
Since its launch less than a year ago the 57 foot class Hanse 575 has already exceeded expectations, with a record 70 yachts sold.
She made her Australian debut at the Sydney International Boat Show and impressed the crowds with her sleek contemporary design, unique Hanse features and quality handcrafted finishes that combine to deliver performance sailing and a luxury on-water lifestyle.
In addition to all the signature Hanse features of the 5 series, the 575 also comes with a fully battened mainsail with the option of a furling main, double cockpit tables that convert to a huge sunbaking area, a safer continuous bulwark and a dinghy garage with an easy docking system.
The large loft-style interior offers versatility with a choice of 3, 4, 5, or 6 cabins, a dining area that converts to a king-size lounge and a galley appointed with all the luxuries of home including fridge drawers, dishwasher, ice-maker, microwave and espresso maker.
Hanse 495 performance and on-water luxury lifestyle
What makes the Hanse 495 so incredibly popular?
Her long waterline, sleek hull and performance rig, Jefa steering system, self-tacking headsail, all lines leading aft for single handed sailing, a solid level bathing platform and luxury features, including superyacht-style pop-down cleats are a good start
The 495 also boasts a large cockpit, smart berthing system and a stylish versatile interior by internationally acclaimed Birgit Schnaase Interior Design SID that includes a large saloon and a galley with twin drawer fridges and huge bench space with espresso maker.
Hanse 445 the easy-to-handle luxury performer
The Hanse 445 is a 44 footer with the proven Hanse performance and the space and feel of a 48 footer.
And down below is when you really notice 44 feet of yacht, with her large spacious and versatile interior, a large private owners cabin with separate shower room, and hull windows for light and views.
Hanse 415 – State-of-the-art fast cruising
Launched just last year, the 40-footer Hanse 415 is a graceful performer under sail and with her self-tacking headsail, all lines on hand at aft winches, and twin helms, she is also easy to handle.
Her spacious, safe and comfortable cockpit flows to an easy-fold bathing platform through a wide walk-through.
Below deck, her generous loft-style space features a large saloon table, a spacious galley and a choice of interior layouts and timber and fabric finishes allowing you to give her your personal touch.
Hanse 385 – a performance cruiser with optimum space and comfort
The ever popular Hanse 385 has many outstanding features and a cockpit thats considered the best in this class of yachts.
On and under her clear, tidy decks shes packed with features for performance sailing and enjoyable cruising including a self-tacking headsail, twin wheels with Jefa steering system, multi-function cockpit table, telescoping companionway access, flush hatches, a versatile, light-filled and spacious interior with a sliding berth in the saloon, a choice of one or two cabins and galley, well-appointed with two fridges.
She also features a sliding blind/flyscreen and optional air-conditioning for additional comfort.
More info on Hanse 385.
Moody 45DS deck saloon + innovation = luxury + style
Moody yachts are renowned for sophisticated technology, outstanding design, quality build, functionality and impressive performance under sail.
The innovative design of the Moody 45 Deck Saloon allows you to cruise the oceans while enjoying panoramic views and being protected from the elements.
The generous single level living is perfect for cruising and other user-friendly features include clear uncluttered decks for faster, safer movement and inside and outside helm positions for great visibility.
Its interior is designed by internationally acclaimed Birgit Schnaase and Design Unlimited who are responsible for the interiors of many of the worlds super yachts and features fully appointed saloon, galley and cabins with a choice of layouts and finishes so you can tailor a Moody that is perfect for you.
Moody 45 Classic Traditional styling, quality and comfort
As with every Moody yacht, the 45 classic is designed and crafted with traditional styling, quality materials and modern construction and engineering.
Sailing is a breeze with twin helm positions each with a comfortable bucket seat within easy reach of the primary winches, a self-tacking headsail and powerful electric winches. Aft, the bathing platform raises for safety and security.
Comfort and quality greet you in her generous cockpit, with removable table and broad benchseats, and a bathing platform that raises for safety and security.
Below, a light-filled Birgit Schnasse designed interior features an elegant and warm large saloon with full head room, two tables that comfortably seat eight, a fully appointed kitchen with Corian benchtops, a luxurious private owners cabin, and handcrafted timber cabinetry throughout in your choice of mahogany, teak or American cherrywood.
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Team Windcraft will be at
the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show on May 23 – 26 exhibiting their newest model – the Hanse 345.
The new 34 footer feels like a much larger yacht on the inside and displays beautifully all around. The performance cruiser impressed crowds both at its premiere in Melbourne and the Pittwater Sail Expo this year with its large cockpit and layout for easy shorthanded sailing.
Eyacht‘s eco-friendly Greenline Hybrid 33 and Greenline 40 will also be on show for motor cruisers wanting to reduce their carbon footprint. A perfect motor yacht for Queensland’s waterways and shallow canals.
Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo 2013
The Pittwater Sail Expo March 16 and 17th was a beautiful weekend with lots of sunshine and a blustery Sunday for inspiration in sailing.
Team Windcraft was thrilled to escort spectators onto the brand new Hanse 345.
Hanse’s trademark styling and finish, and efficient design presented beautifully all at an affordable price.
The Hanse 415 also impressed the crowd as it was packed with extras…
…full cruise pack, comfort and navigation pack, entertainment pack and new upgraded Elvstrom sails for fast performance sailing!
Melbourne Summer Boat Show 2013
The Melbourne Summer Boat Show, formerly the Melbourne International Boat and Lifestyle Festival, February 1- 3, 2013, was an exciting event for Team Windcraft this year!
There was a great response from spectators as we premiered the Hanse 345 to Australian boaties, and the Hanse 415 was a first showing in Melbourne.
A Hanse 345 was sold pre-show and test sails were booked for interested buyers.
Hanse 415 at Mandurah Boat Show Western Australia
Team Windcraft showcased the new Hanse 415 at the Mandurah Boat Show in Western Australia October 12 – 14, 2012.
This new state-of-the-art, fast cruiser had a lot to live up to following its predecessor the Hanse 400… after all the 400 was the number one selling 40 footer in Australia…ever!
The new hull design and layout adds about 10% more room below which grabbed a lot of interest for a 40 footer from the boat show crowd.
This Hanse 415 hull #024 was commissioned in Perth by Team Windcraft’s very own full-time Shipwright Dave Griffin.
Sydney International Boat Show 2012
Once again Team Windcraft had the largest sailboat stand at the Sydney Boat Show. And once again we enjoyed 5 days of perfect Sydney weather.
It was great to unveil the much anticipated Hanse 415 and on the very first day of the show we took a deposit on Hanse 415#25 from a Pittwater buyer.
This year our display was further enhanced by the addition of eyachts allowing us to show the Greenline Hybrid range.
“Faultless” Hanse 415
The word we kept hearing from crowds viewing the Hanse 415 was “faultless”.
The new model was appreciated by owners of the smaller Hanse models looking to upgrade as well as the general market.
Potential buyers loved the spacious cockpit with its comfortable, ergonomic seating.
Because all lines lead aft to the helm position, this can be described as almost a ‘guest’ cockpit… non-sailors don’t need to be involved unless they choose to.
The gentle companionway has a perfect angle of slope – you naturally find yourself walking forwards down the steps into the saloon.
Down below the public noted the “very clever, simple solutions”.
Things like the extra part-time berth in the saloon made possible thanks to a lowering chart table, the option for a double berth in the saloon which doesn’t involve changing the table and the enormous dining table showed this boat is incredibly well thought out.
The V-berth with its 4 opening hatches was very well received. People also loved the bathroom with its newly designed shower and draining floor.
Hanse 445 – Beautiful Lines
The Hanse 445 had a beautiful spot at the end of a pontoon which allowed everyone to really enjoy her stunning lines.
As always with Hanse yachts people admired the clean and clear decks and the fact that all the sail controls are right by the helm positions.
And of course sailors recognised the trademark efficiencies of the Judel/Vrolijk hull and rig designed for effortless speed.
The crowds really liked the huge V-berth with island bed and separate shower and head.
Potential buyers also loved the huge amount of cross-ventilation in the saloon from the 7 opening ports and hatches.
Hanse 495 – 50 Foot Yacht You Can Sail Single Handed
The Hanse 495 always makes a strong statement everywhere she goes.
Once again people always remark on the beautiful clean lines and the fact that all lines lead aft to the twin helm positions.
The bonus that you can sail this 50 foot yacht single handed is a huge positive for many buyers.
At SIBS this year buyers also mentioned how great it was to have hull windows giving sea views from the saloon and also the huge amount of light and ventilation down below.
This Hanse 495 was sold before the show and her new owners are looking forward to some fantastic times out on the water.
Hanse 385 – “Heaps of Space”
The comment we heard most about the Hanse 385 was “this yacht has heaps of space – this is a lot of boat for the money!”
Potential buyers really appreciated how light and airy the interior was and the large, well-equipped galley.
The option of a double bed in the saloon when extra-guests stay was very well received.
Many couples and families are finding it hard to choose between the 385 and 415…
Moody 45 DS – “Such Clever Design”
For many the Moody 45 DS is their dream boat – the one they will cross oceans in when they can slow down a little.
As always the Boat Show crowds commented on how clever the design is and how much they love the one level indoor-outdoor living.
People also commented on the quality of the finish and the amazing space and storage for a 45 foot boat.
“Stunning” was the word the crowds used for the Moody 41 AC Classic They particularly love the quality of the fit and finish and the curved glass windscreen.
Windcraft option this boat in such a comprehensive way that all buyers need to do is choose the colour of the upholstery.
A couple from New Zealand placed an order for Moody Classic at the show recognising that this is the ideal boat for Auckland conditions.
Dehler Double Act
People remarked over and over again about the quality of the finish and the well laid out and open cockpits.
There was very strong interest in both models from Sydney locals and interstate visitors.
To chat to us about any of the new yachts we have for sale contact your local Team Windcraft Office
Luxury Yachts at Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo
The Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club March 24-25 2012 was a wonderful event for Windcraft.
It was a great opportunity for locals to view fabulous luxury yachts and a range of marine lifestyle products in Windcraft’s own backyard.
Both cruising yachts attracted alot of interest. A great show overall – close to home, free to enter and a beautiful Autumn day!