Category Archives: Insight

MEETING THE TEAM | NICK WARD

Nick Ward, also known as ‘Wardy’ to those in the marine industry, is Windcraft’s Power & Brokerage sales manager. Fjord and Sealine power boats are his new boat brands while his sailing experience and time in the second hand yacht brokerage industry makes him wise beyond his years. His enthusiasm and energy make him a …

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 …

Moody 54 DS Charter

Why Calypso Expeditions chose the Moody 54DS as their luxury flagship yacht Like so many of the best ideas, the concept of Calypso Expeditions was initially conceived after a casual chat between two old friends: Calypso Expeditions founder, Rick Assender, and Andy Fairclough from Flying Fish. When Rick caught up with Andy for a cup …

Hanse 470e called Sunboy

Dear Mr Schmidt, My wife and I owned a Hanse 470e called Sunboy.   My wife, my two daughters, Nikola who was then 14, my daughter Alayna who was then 9 sailed on her in England prior to leaving the UK in May 2009.   We sailed across the Channel to France and then to …

Hanse 400e – what’s not to love?

Her name is Bling, she’s our 14th yacht and the first one we’ve ever had that’s not had us thinking about the next one!  This boat has exceeded out expectations on many fronts: she’s stylish and modern, as all new Hanse’s are, but she outperforms all other production boats in Pittwater – a fast, sleek …

Renaissance Reflections

We have now had Renaissance (Hanse 415) for over six months so I thought it was a good time to reflect on our journey.  After sailing as crew on yachts for many years, an absence for too many years and much encouragement from wife Jennie and family, I decided it was time to get my own yacht. …

“Considering” the Hanse 325

Hi Mary Please find attached some photos of  “Considering” and where we have been. We have had her for just over 12 months after purchasing her from the original owner. She was like brand new.Just about every second weekend Kath and I go to Great Keppel Island either as a day trip or for the …