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Hanse 548 Silent Power

Imagine owning a yacht with alternate power – quiet, clean, efficient and economical to run. A global shift towards silent power is giving boat owners plenty to think about. Technology for sustainable power solutions has advanced so dramatically over the years that it has become less cost prohibitive and more popular. New Zealand Windcraft boat owner, …

Hanse 385 Mell Bass Strait Circumnavigation

First time Hanse owners Joan and Adrian MacQuarrie were a little apprehensive when they chose the notorious Bass Strait for their maiden voyage at sea but it wasn’t what they expected.     The legendary hazardous seas and strong winds were nowhere to be seen. Instead, they were greeted by calm waters and light breezes which made for …

In mast furling

It’s a fact…. When it comes to dousing a mainsail after a day on the water a mast furling mainsail is a joy. It’s also a fact that getting a big sail to roll up into a small space can require compromises in both sail shape and roach profile. The essential challenge of mast furling …

Standing Rigging Renewal

Standing Rigging Renewal Information & Timing When should the standing rigging on a yacht be renewed? As with everything on your yacht the standing rigging has a finite life span and should be replaced periodically as it fatigues with time. The standing rigging comprises all the stainless steel wires that are used to support the …

Yachting Sustainability – Ocean Respect Racing

YACHTING SUSTAINABILITY – Ocean Respect Racing shows how to make a difference The Perfect Partnership Ocean Respect Racing, the first professional all-female crew to compete in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race partnered with 11th Hour Racing, a global organisation that promotes ocean health and sustainability through sport. Skipper, Stacey Jackson and her 13 …

SHIFTING WINDS FOR FEMALE SAILORS

Jade Cole of Windcraft Yachts was selected to join the elite crew for the first all-women’s professional sailing team to compete in the 2018 Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Sailing on mini maxi Wild Oats X, Ocean Respect Racing in partnership with 11 th Hour Racing were elated to be 6 th over the …

2018 Hanse Builder Award

Award Ceremony at the “Royal Thames Yacht Club” in London, left to right: Adam Sutton, Yacht Sales Inspiration Marine – Phil Dollin, Director of Inspiration Marine Group – Sam Jefferson, Editor of Sailing Today Magazine HanseYachts AG with the brands Hanse, Dehler, Moody, Varianta, Sealine, Fjord and Privilège was awarded at the “British Yachting Awards” …

Port Stephens Sail Away – a Perfect Introduction to Cruising

Windcraft yacht owners push themselves outside their comfort zone to get up close and personal with their boat the ocean and themselves. Popular with new owners, new sailors and event regulars, Sail Away Port Stephens is the perfect opportunity to get to know your boat and to practice cruising skills. Just a 10-12 hour sail …

Windcraft – Making a Difference

Raffling a brand new 34ft Hanse for a charity was a bold but successful fundraising initiative from Windcraft. With fantastic support from our owners club, our contractors, suppliers and the wider boating community our yacht raffles have raised well over $400,000 for two charities The raffle campaign was inspired by ‘Harry’, a child living with …

A Rally For Every Sailor

Everyone loves a sailing rally especially Windcraft yacht owners who are snapping up the opportunity to join these annual events where the comradery outweighs the competition. 80 yachts and 350 guests spread across Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland came together on the spectacular waterways of their cities for a common purpose, to sail with a community …