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A CORPORATE PROFESSIONAL'S LOVE OF SAILING ON HANSE 385

City dweller and corporate professional, Matt Farr is one motivated Hanse owner with a...

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SOCIAL RACING AND CRUISING AND WHY WOMEN LOVE IT

Did you know that women are the fastest growing demographic in the sailing world today?

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Hanse 548 Video Review – by Boating New Zealand September 2019

Hanse effectively pooled its experiences and learnings with the 545 and started from scratch. This is a new generation of boat.

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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 ...

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Boating New Zealand reviews the Hanse 548

“The T-Top’s best feature is its fold-away central ceiling panel. When it’s retracted the sun pours into the cockpit...

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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...

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DEHLER 42 REVIEW - CLUB MARINE MAGAZINE JUNE 2019

'For the keen club racer to which the Dehler 42 will undoubtedly appeal, a fast hull shape is a prerequisite...'

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HANSE 415 – CRUISING THE PACIFIC ISLANDS

Jeremy and Anne Thatcher from New Zealand are poised, ready to embrace the cruising lifestyle with ...

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Dehler 42C – A Trilogy of Owners

They say good things come in threes and the new Dehler 42C aptly named ‘Trilogy’, the third boat of ...

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THE BUZZ ON IN-BOOM FURLERS FOR YACHTS

An in-boom furling system will literally change the way you sail.  Sure, it’s a big-ticket item, but the investment will pay ...

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VINYL WRAPPING – ALL THE RAGE FOR YACHTS

Yacht owners in Australia are following the trend in Europe and having their boats, new or old, vinyl wrapped

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Silent Power for Hanse 548

Imagine owning a yacht with alternate power – quiet, clean, efficient and economical to run.

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Hanse 385 Mell Bass Strait Circumnavigation

First time Hanse owners Joan and Adrian MacQuarrie were a little apprehensive when they chose the notorious Bass Strait for their maiden voyage at sea but it wasn’t what they expected.

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Solaris 47 Review Ocean Magazine February - 2019 PANACHE and PERFORMANCE

Take a close look with Ocean at this exquisite yacht and understand why as a performance cruiser the Solaris 47 is equally at home on the regatta circuit as on a coastal jaunt.
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IN MAST FURLING

It’s a fact…. When it comes to dousing a mainsail after a day on the water a mast furling mainsail is a joy.

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Standing Rigging Renewal

Information and timing – when should the standing rigging on a yacht be renewed?

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Yachting Sustainability – Ocean Respect Racing

The first professional all-female crew to compete in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race, encouraging stronger female representation in Australian Sailing and Ocean sustainability

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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.

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2018 Hanse Builder Award

HanseYachts AG with the brands Hanse, Dehler, Moody, Varianta, Sealine, Fjord and Privilège was awarded at the “British Yachting Awards”
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Windcraft – Making a Difference

Raffling a brand new 34ft Hanse for a charity was a bold but successful fundraising initiative from Windcraft
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TAKE TO THE OCEAN ON A HANSE

Jeremy and Anne Thatcher’s 415 ‘Athair’, has become a central part of their active and adventurous lifestyle. After meeting in ...
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THE HANSE 385 - A PERFECT FIT FOR SAILING IN NZ

Nicki Jenkins and Paul Skelton saw the Hanse 385 at Windcraft in Auckland and instantly fell in love with her. Since taking ownership ...
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A FAMILY AFFAIR WITH SAILING

‘Audacious’ by name, this Hanse 370 loving family are also audacious by nature. Kirk, Melissa, and Gemma Watson have put ...
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Windcraft - A Rally for Every Sailor

Everyone loves a sailing rally especially Windcraft yacht owners who are snapping up the opportunity to join these annual ...
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The Best Reason to Buy a Yacht

There are many great reasons for buying a yacht but escaping the cold winters and heading north has to be near the top ...
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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 ...
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Anthony's Report from the Dealer Meeting

Windcraft owner Anthony Bishop recently returned from his first Dealer Meeting at the Hanse Factory in north eastern Germany ...
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Headsail Footlines - Why Do They Exist?

7 out of 10 people l sail with don’t know that foot lines exist – let alone why ! A Foot line as the name suggests is the tensioning...
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VISITING LAKE MACQUARIE BY YACHT

Lake Macquarie is the largest coastal salt water lake in Australia. Its area is approximately 100 sq kms ...
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Windcraft Tip - Why Is My Sail Flapping?

How often do we hear this question! It can be really annoying if you think you have trimmed the headsail properly but the leech ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Gas Bottle Check – Handy tips from Nick Jones

Ever wished you had checked your gas level before you left the dock….? Today I’m going to show you a little trick to find out ...
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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 ...
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a Family's First Year as Hanse Owners

A Geelong Race Week win is just one of the highlights of this past year for Megan Jackson and her family...

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The European Handover Checks & Special Equipment

Fil, El and Aiden have begun their round the world adventure on new Hanse 455, ‘Tranquilo’.

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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?

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From Pittwater to the Med

Ever dreamt of cruising around the Greek islands on a brand new yacht but worried about the cost?

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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!!) ...

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Sailing Newbie to Skipper and Competitive Racer

Drew Price took delivery of his Hanse 385 “Time Out” in June 2014.

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Amity shows the fleet the Way!

With Nick from Windcraft on board for Race 9, giving handy hints along the way, Susan and Philip were beaming ...
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Hanse 445 Owners Live the Dream

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?

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Nick Black Sails the World on a Hanse 445

Ever wondered what cruising around the world on a Hanse 445 would be like?

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Simon and Helen Sail their Hanse 385 from Europe to Australia

We’ve sailed from the Baltic down to the UK, past Biscay and down past Portugal into the Med...

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Hanse 375 owners Living the Dream

Deanne and Paul Koelmeyer bought a Hanse 375 in 2010. At that stage they had limited sailing experience but ...
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Rick and Jan sail their Hanse 370

Rick and Jan are cruising around Australia on their Hanse 370 – “Fly South”.

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Hanse 495 Owner Nick Robson talks about his New Yacht

Hanse 495 owner Nick Robson is relatively new to sailing.

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Hanse Yachts – Where Will Your Dreams Take You?

For Hanse 400 owner Frank Stevens his dream sail up the East Coast of Australia ...

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Hanse 325 – Good Things Come in Small Packages

The sailor and the non-sailor. Both loving boating… and both enjoying time on the water together.

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Howard and Coorain tick off one from the Bucket List

Howard Dare and his good ship Coorain embrace the towering seas and high winds to enjoy the magical surrounds of Port Davey Marine Reserve....

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