Hydrovane Fall 2020 e-blast

Photo: Olivia swims under Juniper, her Panda 34, after sailing solo to Hawaii @wildernessofwaves
Travitude: (n.) When you feeling grumpy and sassy because you miss travelling.

Southampton, La Rochelle, and US Annapolis Shows Cancelled

Given the cancellation of the boat shows we usually attend at this time of year, we are offering a No-Boat-Show Special for the next week!

Please reach out with any questions and for your quote.

A (refundable) deposit locks in the Special price, and we will accommodate your delivery timeframe whether it is ASAP or months from now.



Asher and Dani are a couple of kiwis, who were living in London and decided to buy a sail boat (Beneteau Oceanis 361) and chase the horizon back to New Zealand. 

"We installed the 'vane in a rush in Tenerife (November 2019), then set out immediately to cross the Atlantic for Barbados - a long shakedown cruise for a new piece of kit! We were very impressed with the performance. Even in surfing conditions, the Hydrovane steered a straight course, much better than our electronic/hydraulic autopilot could manage."

Covid-19 put a brief pause on their plans, but they made the leap out into the Pacific as soon as the time seemed right. 

In their most recent video, posted last week:

"It's not the right time to cross the Pacific and Galapagos is closed so we tackle the 4,000 miles from Panama to French Polynesia against the wind and the current at the wrong time. It is an epically fun adventure though and we loved it!"


Sarah and Will's twin boys, Kipp and Hugo, choose wisely from a drawer full of interesting swag. These little sailors are looking forward to getting back to their life aboard in Mexico soon.

  • Alliage 48 cc 
  • Jeanneau SO 409
  • Contest 35s
  • Bavaria 36
  • Caliber 40
  • 9' Sailboat
  • Yes... nine feet
  • Lagoon 421
  • Island Packet 420
  • Hallberg Rassy 42F

Thomas S., Alliage 48 cc owner, writes: 

The first day we took Aspro out on the sea after the Hydrovane was installed, our old Raymarine autopilot broke down. We were expecting a day of frustrating trial and error to get Claudine, as we call her, to work. 

None of that! At the first instance, she did all the steering and we rapidly learned how to optimize and balance. During the following weeks, we had between less than 10 and more than 25 knots of wind, from close hauled to running, in flat sheltered waters and in ocean waves.

Claudine kept Aspro perfectly on course.

A big thank you to Alfredo and Alberto from Astilleros Lagos in Vigo, Spain for their patience, thinking and perfect installation! 

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