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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 …

Father and Son Share Magic Times on the Water

Once again Mary, a sincere thanks to you and the team… Please forgive … I also meant to extend a great deal of thanks to you + the Windcraft Team for all your efforts … Nic + I had a great time … it was a pleasure meeting up with others … exceptional … and …

Hanse 400 Success in Tasmania

“Hi Mary I thought I’d keep you up to date on our performance in the Hobart Combined Clubs Long Race Series. We had to beat TasPaints by 6 points in the last race, which I thought was pretty unlikely, but the weather helped by leaving a big hole mid-Derwent where we were able to make …

Why Did Chris Dickson MBE Choose a Hanse 505?

Hanse 505…. In the Med this year and next. Caribbean end of next year, Bermuda for Americas Cup, eventually NZ. Why? With my wife and two daughters wanted a well built, reliable and safe, modern family cruiser that sails well and is suitable for shorthanded ocean passages to eventually make its way back to the …

European Pick Up

Where Exactly in Europe do I pick up my Yacht? You launch your yacht directly from the Hanse Factory on the Baltic Sea. You can cruise the non-tidal Baltic (and perhaps join a rally) before heading over to the UK and then on to the Med. Can you tell me more about the paperwork side …

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 …