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Electric Halyard Winches – Enjoy With Care

Electric halyard winches are now an expected feature on our boats rather than a big boat luxury ! They greatly add to the pleasure of sailing and enhance the ease of sailing so why not. As our Windcraft owners will testify, the easier the boat is to sail, the more you do sail. The initial …

Basics of Trimming Your Headsail

Correct sail trim is not just for racing sailors! Trimming your sails properly will make your boat easier to steer, you will go faster more efficiently and with less heel. Generally more fun on the water! Alby Pratt from North Sails shares his expertise with us – On any boat the headsail is important, not …

Internet Connection At Anchor

Getting internet access on a boat can be frustrating, particularly if you sail in protected areas like Cowan Creek where beautiful anchorages often means no mobile or internet access. For yachts, however, there is a possible solution, taking advantage of your mast to provide better antenna access to a signal, often blocked out by hills …

Dehler – A History Of Success

Germany’s biggest yacht producer has been in the market place for 55 years DEHLER has traditionally been a niche brand in Australia, but a closer examination of race results and the history of this enduring German producer shows it’s a brand well worth putting on any club racer’s list of potential yachts. FROM LITTLE THINGS …

Solaris 50 – Best Boats 2017 Category Winner

The European Performance Cruiser of the Year in 2016, the Solaris 50 was described by judges as, “…sexy, elegant, sophisticated and a positive delight to sail.” Fast forward to 2017 and was the International Best Boat judges turn to give the Solaris the top award. Anthony Bishop, new owner of Team Windcraft, is naturally delighted …

The Relentless Rise Of Hanse Yachts

The Relentless Rise of Hanse Yachts – November 2016 Hanse is the German yacht brand that has rocketed the Hanse Group and Team Windcraft to spectacular success over the past couple of decades. The upward trend looks set to continue thanks to a recent 12 million Euro investment in new manufacturing technology by the Hanse …

Innovative New Hanse 588

Innovative New Hanse 588 – First Model in New 8 Series German yacht builders, the Hanse Group have launched the first model in their new 8 series – the Hanse 588. This 17 metre (58 foot) model is an innovation in yacht building and design. It offers all the space and luxury buyers expect in …

Sail Away On A New Hanse 315

Sail Away on a New Hanse 315 with All You Need for a Year – December 2016 For new sailors yacht ownership can be daunting – there’s a lot to learn. To help new sailors. Team Windcraft have devised a clever starter package, designed especially for first time yacht owners and novice sailors. It includes …

Windcraft’s Premium European Brands To Expand

Windcraft’s Premium European Brands, Solaris and Brenta both set to Expand – October 2016 The Windcraft Group’s premium European brands, Solaris and Brenta are both set to expand in 2017. The two brands will open new high-tech facilities to help advance their production of high quality, luxury yachts and take boatbuilding into the future. Both …