Category Archives: Insight

A CORPORATE PROFESSIONAL’S LOVE OF SAILING ON HANSE 385

City dweller and corporate professional, Matt Farr is one motivated Hanse owner with a strong desire to get out there and sail – cruising and competitive racing. As a busy professional Matt has strategically organised his life to include his love of sailing on his first yacht, Hanse 385 ‘Lorelei’. He says, ‘I’ve made sure …

SOCIAL RACING AND CRUISING AND WHY WOMEN LOVE IT

Did you know that women are the fastest-growing demographic in the sailing world today?     The professional sailing scene is brimming with successful, highly regarded females who are making their mark on the international circuit.  And their highly publicised presence is attracting more dynamic women into the sport every year. Yet there is another …

HANSE 548 – WHY IS IT SO POPULAR IN NEW ZEALAND?

Seafaring Kiwis and Dominic Lowe who represents Windcraft Yachts have played a key role in the success of the Hanse brands current 8 series which is creating a considerable buzz in the sailing community. A self-confessed nautical enthusiast, Dom has been sailing since he was 5 and has spent the last 23 years of his …

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 …