Comparing New Yachts for Sale?
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But it’s also important for you to choose a yacht dealer with a great record in after sales service.
Here’s some recent testimonials from our Hanse yacht owners.
What a difference a week makes!
Last weekend I was reminded how well Zulu sailed in 10 knots. This weekend we had 15 to 20 and she was a dream to single hand.
Threading thru racing fleets was interesting – the capacity to tack so easily and without notice made it all dead easy.
Hard on the wind she was quick and 20 knots on the beam had Zulu absolutely flying. It was hard getting the smile off my face.
Peter Frame ‘Zulu’ Hanse 375, August 2012
Dear Mary, Bob, Nick, Allan, Dave and the Windcraft Team.
After an eventful trip from Pittwater, Windermere looks beautiful on her mooring at Greenwich, and is creating a lot of interest around the district.
It is lovely to have her home, and be able to walk down and look at her whenever we feel like it , or to be sailing in 10 minutes.
However we did enjoy our time at Bayview with you very much. It was a great experience buying the boat from you and we appreciate all the support and assistance that you have given us. You are such a professional and friendly team to be associated with that you made it very easy for us.
Marina life is great and we got very used to stepping on and off the boat . Going back to a dinghy is taking a little getting used to.
Two old retired guys picked the worst day in three months to bring her home. The reefing set up worked brilliantly with 35 knots on the nose for 3 hours and waves breaking over the top. The boat handled it very well, ( better than it’s crew, we were exhausted.)
Many Thanks to you all. We will catch up soon.
Al and Sue Mc Iver
Al and Sue compared a number of new yachts for sale before they decided on their Hanse 325 – here’s their story
I have been sailing on Pittwater and the Harbour for some 25 years.
Having owned a number of 38′ monohulls and catamarans I decided to scale down to a boat I can easily handle on my own and can also comfortably take five other bodies.
I looked at lots of new yachts for sale -it took some time to find a yacht that met my requirements.
I wanted a well fitted out boat, with a purpose designed self tacking jib (that feature is fantastic) with other good fittings.
The Danish yacht steering system is without a doubt a significant feature.
Like most toys in life the product must also look good!
I think the new Hanse design now common to most hulls is pleasing on the eye and practical.
My sails so far have been in windy conditions and I have been very pleased with performance and ease of a well tested reefing system.
Looking forward to summer and good north easterlies!
Roger Burn ‘Baby Gita’
Spending a lot of money in buying a boat is a pretty emotional experience.
You look at yachts for sale and try to temper the emotion by being realistic in your assessment of the various options.
Lynne and I were looking for a boat which was big enough to be comfortable but small enough to sail short handed.
We wanted the convenience of a proper galley, decent head and shower and plenty of room down below…
… but we didn’t want a floating caravan.
We didn’t want a stripped out racing yacht but we did want a yacht which would be competitive around the buoys and which could undertake a passage quickly and safely.
We looked at a number of yachts and chose the Hanse 370e as fitting our requirements better than the others.
We particularly liked the self-tacking headsail, the large cockpit and large head with separate shower.
We reckon it looks like a proper yacht and we have been delighted in its performance – it points well and is pretty slippery.
We have also been impressed with the continuing interest and support from you guys.
P.S. We had a second over the line and win on handicap yesterday.
We are really enjoying Trim!
She spent her first 6 months on Pittwater, then 6 months at Newcastle CYC, and is currently residing at Marmong Point on Lake Macquarie.
We have found the 370e to be a delight to sail.
The performance is good and the selftacking headsail makes life so easy.
The cabin layout is very spacious and comfortable.
Hope to catch up with all the Hanse crew at Darling Harbour.
Peter and Pamela Ireland – ‘Trim’
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 cruiser.
Great lines, high quality finish and room to swing a large cat, the experience is enhanced further by great after-sales service by a team committed to their product and clients.
The number of new boats in Australia is itself testimony to Hanse – they have got the offering right.
We love this boat – what else can we say? … ”
Charles and Sylvia
When I looked at yachts for sale and bought the 400e I loaded up on the extras needed for comfortable cruising and the ‘long lunch on Sydney Harbour’ type of sailing – the barbie, the dodger and awning etc.
She has proved very comfortable for family outings with the five of us.
I also wanted to do twilights and other club racing, and this is where she is deceptively quick.
I invested in a couple of North’s sails, and we’ve several first places over a range of different courses.
The tall rig and sail area work well, and the self-tacker is a definite advantage in breezes over 20 knots.
Get yourself an asymmetric – they’re so much fun and also handy when cruising.
All in all, a well balanced yacht that is easy to handle and can be competitively campaigned with a family or rock-star crew.
Jeff and Yvette Mitchell