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Optimist Crazy

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Carter Boats are Here!

Two Carter Impressor boats have arrived, and one sailed at Napier for the first of the World qualifiers. It was sailed by Robbie Wooldridge and placed 2nd 10year old and was in the gold fleet. Look out for the blue metalic gelcoat on the aft gunwale and transparent bow and stern. We have ONE boat in stock or you can order your own personalised optimist. Phone now for details.
Check out the quality, dream up a colour scheme and place your order for your personalised boat.
Enquire here to be first to get a price for YOUR Carter Impressor or Racer Optimist

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The difference in our hull versions (Racer and Impressor) refers mainly to visual aspects.
In standard, the Impressor hull is distinguished with:
- transparent aft-transom
- transparent fore-transom
- custom colour - aft-half gunwale
- custom colour - midship
- custom colour - cockipt and anti-skids (fore and aft)
- Q-logo in the fore-cockpit (only on written request).
Otherwise, structurally, both hulls are identical.

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Optimist Crazy is passionate about Optimist sailing. We supply the Carter built optimist here in New Zealand.

Come and see how well built our demonstrater boat is and even take one for a test sail on Lake Pupuke. We have two boats imported for the 2015-16 sailing season. One is for sale now!

" Carter boats are winning regattas" Visit the Carter Optimist Facebook Page to learn whom is winning where.

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CARTER Optimist boats are manufactured with optimal class-measurement parameters and no better measurement figures can be reached.
They build to:
- the lowest class-weight,
- the highest mast with perfect, laser measured alignment,
- lowest daggerboard level,
- optimal weight distribution,
- optimal outer surface finish especially in the bottom.


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The Racer range can come as a standard boat, multi, striper or vario. See the top link opposite. The colours you can choose yourself to make a personalised boat. The construction is the same as the impressor. The price depends on the complexity of the finish. Click on the links opposite to see the possibilities! .

Go to Carter Boatsto learn more about the brand or visit the Carter Optimist facebook page to see who is currently winning regattas in these boats.

Impressor Optimist

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We want Optimist sailors to have fun. You can personalise your boat! Click on the bulleted list opposite to see some of the designs available then pick the colours of gelcoat for your optimist. You can even add transparent panels on the front, transom and sides. See the gallery for ideas.The boat can be ordered with name stickers on the sides and a "made for" plaque inside.

Go to Carter Boatsto learn more about the brand or visit the Carter Optimist facebook page to see who is currently winning regattas in these boats.

Contact Us

Quick Contact

Visit -


37 Sylvan Park Avenue,
Milford, Auckland, North Shore
Phone Neil on 021 724577
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If you require a new boat, a part for your boat or just want a chat about optimists, please phone me on 021 724577. I will try to help you if I can.

The Optimist belowhas arrived and is for sale. Its sister ship is sailing at Wakatere. If you wish to view or test sail / trial the other optimist please phone 021 724577.



A new Carter boat is now
available. See photos below. It can be purchased as just the hull, with rigs and foils or any mix you require. Top and bottom covers are also available.

Call for details and photos or
Phone Neil on 021 724577
To get more details.