Category Archives: Insight

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 …

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 …

New Zealand’s Top Model – Hanse 455

  Hanse’s most popular model is certainly striking, stunning and stylish. But it takes a certain something to reach top model status and hit the popularity stakes big time! With over 200 sold worldwide (8 sold in NZ alone) in just 18 months. New Zealand is a current hot spot, so we asked Windcraft NZ Branch …

The European Handover Checks & Special Equipment

  Fil, El and Aiden have begun their round the world adventure on new Hanse 455, ‘Tranquilo’.  However, before they set off they shared an insight into the handover process with Windcraft representative Tom Barker in Episode Three of their video series. They also took Tranquilo for her first test sail and tested the energy generator.   How do …

Buying a Yacht to Charter is All About Seizing the Moment

  Winter in the Whitsundays, Summer in Sydney…sounds like a dream doesn’t it? But for Hanse 415 owner, Ross Smith he’s living that dream and sooner than he thought. He believes it’s all about seizing the moment…   And it all started unexpectedly while he was out to dinner in Darling Harbour…   We caught …

From Pittwater to the Med

  Ever dreamt of cruising around the Greek islands on a brand new yacht but worried about the cost?   How about if that new yacht is only a sixth of the price?   Well… with Yacht Share Mediterranean you can cruise the Med for a fraction of the price and that’s just what Peter and his …

Around the World on a Hanse 445

Sailing over 17,000 miles in 21 months with a non-sailing wife (who also preferred not to swim!!)  didn’t deter John Colebourne  from chasing a dream and wanting to tick a few things off the bucket list.   Luckily, wife Shelly was up for the adventure and after 9 months of meticulous planning they picked up their …

Hanse 445 Owners Live the Dream

They say you regret the things you don’t do… but is this Lunacy? Lunacy is the name of Mat and Ally Shepherd’s new Hanse 445.   Why? Well is it crazy to sell your house, buy a yacht and plan a 6 month trip up the East Coast of Australia with 3 young children?   Or …