Boat Show Round Ups

Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo 2016


Save the date! The weekend of the 5th and 6th March 2016 is the 5th Annual Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo and it promises to be a fun day out for all. This fabulous family friendly event will be held at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on the beautiful Pittwater, Sydney. And best of all it’s FREE!

Windcraft is pleased to announce that we will be showcasing two Dehlers here – the Dehler 38 and Dehler 46. Plus the glorious Hanse 505.This is your chance to get ahead of the game and check out these popular new models in a beautiful location. Any questions? Just chat to our friendly Windcraft team – we’ll be there to help!

Whether you are a professional or a leisure sailor there will be plenty on offer. The event will be jam packed with exhibitors, displays and entertainment. It’s also a great opportunity to visit NSW’s largest sailing club and learn more about their extensive racing, cruising and dinghy programs. See you there!

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 the choice of Hanses, Dehlers and the Moody 54 all creating quite a buzz.

Team Windcraft had 7 yachts on display, with 5 New Zealand premieres. Two new Hanse models premiered here. The sleek Hanse 505 attracted lots of attention with its clever deck and rigging design combined with versatile interior layout, large enough 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 between 70 and 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.”

Team Windcraft had the following on display…

- Hanse 385
- Hanse 455 – New Zealand Premiere
- Hanse 505 – New Zealand Premiere

- Dehler 38
- Dehler 46 – New Zealand Premiere

- Moody 54 Deck Saloon - New Zealand Premiere
- Moody 41 Classic - New Zealand Premiere

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

Windcraft yachts at SIBS 2015

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.

Hanse 455 at SIBS 2015

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.


Dehler yachts at SIBS 2015

Solaris yacht at SIBS 2015

The eyachts team were super busy too with three Australian premieres on display.

The Sealine S330, Sealine C330 and Axopar 28 TT all created quite a buzz.

The following boats were on display at Sydney International Boat Show 2015…

Team Windcraft Display

- Hanse 345
- Hanse 385
- Hanse 415
- Hanse 455 – Australian Premiere
- Hanse 505
- Dehler 38
- Dehler 46 – Australian Premiere
- Moody 54DS
- Moody 45DS
- Solaris ONE 42

eyachts Display

- Sealine S330 – Australian Premiere
- Sealine C330 – Australian Premiere
- Axopar 28 TT – Australian Premiere

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to say hello.

See you at the next one!

Fantastic Auckland Boat Show

Sydney Boat Show 2014

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.”

The Windcraft display included the
- Hanse 575
- Hanse 445
- Hanse 415
- Dehler 41
- Dehler 38
- Greenline 33

auckland Boat Show 2014
Sydney Boat Show 2014
auckland Boat Show 2014
Sydney Boat Show 2014
auckland Boat Show 2014
Sydney Boat Show 2014

16 Boats for SIBS 2014

Sydney Boat Show 2014


Sydney Boat Show 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.

Australian premieres were Peter’s own Moody 54DS, the exquisite Solaris 42, the hugely successful Hanse 505 and first time at Sydney the Dehler 38.

Sydney Boat Show 2014

Melbourne Summer Boat Show

Melbourne 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 445 – Luxury performer – with MAXIMUM offer

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

auckland boat show 2013

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.

Auckland Boat show

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.

A number of new Hanses are now sold to New Zealand owners – 1 Hanse 575, 2x Hanse 445s, 2x Hanse 415 and a Hanse 345.

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

hanse 57 luxury yacht

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

hanse 495 luxury yacht

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

hanse 445 luxury yacht

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 owner’s cabin with separate shower room, and hull windows for light and views.

Hanse 415 – State-of-the-art fast cruising

hanse 415 luxury yacht

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

hanse 385 luxury yacht

The ever popular Hanse 385 has many outstanding features and a cockpit that’s considered the best in this class of yachts.

On and under her clear, tidy decks she’s 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 45 ds

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 world’s 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

moody 45 classic

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 owner’s cabin, and handcrafted timber cabinetry throughout in your choice of mahogany, teak or American cherrywood.

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

SCIBS 2013, luxury yachts

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.

More on the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2013 here

Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo 2013

club marine pittwater sail expo 2013, luxury yachts
pittwater sail expo 2013, luxury yachts

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!

Contact Team Windcraft here for boat show offers and more information

Melbourne Summer Boat Show 2013

melbourne summer boat show 2013, luxury yachts

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.

There was lots of interest on the popular Hanse 445 , Dehler 32, and Moody 45 DS, all excellent boats for Melbourne’s cruising and racing culture.

Eyacht‘s eco-friendly Greenline Hybrid 33 was getting attention from motor cruisers wanting to reduce their carbon footprint while cruising quietly.

Hanse 415 at Mandurah Boat Show Western Australia

mandurah boat show western australia 2013, luxury yachts

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

sydney boat show 2012, luxury yachts

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

sydney boat show 2012, luxury yachts

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.

melbourne boat show 2012, luxury yachts

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.

You can read more about the Hanse 415 here

Hanse 445 – Beautiful Lines

sydney boat show 2012, luxury yachts

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.

Read more about the Hanse 445 here

Hanse 495 – 50 Foot Yacht You Can Sail Single Handed

SIBS 2012,hanse yachts

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.

You can read more about the Hanse 495 here

Hanse 385 – “Heaps of Space”

SIBS 2012,hanse yachts

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…

Choices… Choices…

You can read more about the Hanse 385 here

Moody 45 DS – “Such Clever Design”

melbourne boat show 2012, luxury yachts

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.

You can read more about the Moody 45 Deck Saloon here

“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

SIBS 2012,hanse yachts

The Dehler 32 and Dehler 41 showed off their beautiful performance lines as they sat side by side at the show.

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

sydney boat show 2012, luxury yachts

Luxury Yachts at Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo

Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo, luxury yachts

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.

Team Windcraft proudly displayed the Dehler 41 and Hanse 385.

Both cruising yachts attracted alot of interest. A great show overall – close to home, free to enter and a beautiful Autumn day!

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