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Why Did Chris Dickson MBE Choose a Hanse 505?

Hanse 505…. In the Med this year and next. Caribbean end of next year, Bermuda for Americas Cup, eventually NZ. Why? With my wife and two daughters wanted a well built, reliable and safe, modern family cruiser that sails well and is suitable for shorthanded ocean passages to eventually make its way back to the …

AN INTERNATIONAL BOATING LIFESTYLE WITH A HANSE

  Why not take delivery of a new Hanse in Europe and experience the thrill of an international boating lifestyle.   Sail the magnificent waterways and explore the islands and coastal towns of the Adriatic, a stepping-stone to other popular destinations in the Mediterranean and beyond.   Windcraft have the experience, the knowledge and the …

HANSE 415 – CRUISING THE PACIFIC ISLANDS

Part 1 of 2: Jeremy and Anne Thatcher from New Zealand are poised, ready to embrace the cruising lifestyle with the Pacific Circuit Rally. After 18 months of preparation and planning, their Hanse 415 ‘Athair’ is in prime condition for their first extended ocean voyage to the beautiful Pacific Islands.     The couple joined …

Dehler 42C – A Trilogy of Owners

They say good things come in threes and the new Dehler 42C aptly named ‘Trilogy’, the third boat of three owners, is no exception.   This sailing mad, trio from Melbourne purchased a Hanse 355 seven years ago.  Part owner, Peter Fitzgerald says, ‘we loved our Hanse, but we got the seven-year itch and started …

Melbourne Owners Rally 2019

Sunshine and balmy breezes provided for champagne sailing during the Windcraft Owners Rally held in the waters of Safety Beach on the stunning Mornington Peninsula. A well-known sailing destination with its own casual bare-foot yacht club, this holiday feel location was perfect for a day jam packed with fun and relaxed competition. Windcraft boat owners …

Pittwater Owners Rally 2019

The Windcraft family spirit was buzzing as a fleet of 31 eager boat owners converged on the spectacular Pittwater in Sydney’s Norther Beaches to participate in a day of light-hearted racing and camaraderie.  From rally veterans to first timers – such as Murray and Julie Sheer on Hanse 455 ‘Sheer Fun’ – they came from …

NEW ZEALAND WINDCRAFT OWNERS RALLY 2019

How much better does it get for Windcraft boat owners than to compete in the magnificent waters of the Hauraki Gulf with a fleet of 37 yachts – all for the sheer joy of sailing. The Windcraft Owners Rally fleet of Hanse, Moody and Dehler dominated the seascape with a combination of casual and competitive …

THE BUZZ ON IN-BOOM FURLERS FOR YACHTS

An in-boom furling system will literally change the way you sail.  Sure, it’s a big-ticket item, but the investment will pay handsomely with increased safety, ease of sailing, greater efficiency and a load of other surprising advantages. Imagine hoisting and lowering the main, reefing the sail, and packing it away, from the comfort of the …

VINYL WRAPPING – ALL THE RAGE FOR YACHTS

Yacht owners in Australia are following the trend in Europe and having their boats, new or old, vinyl wrapped in all sorts of bright colours.  Why vinyl wrap? Well for a start it’s cost effective, efficient, personalises your boat and preserves resale value and the hull. Ross Turner, Commissioning Manager, Windcraft Yachts says, ‘the vinyl …