Optimist Crazy

A one stop Optimist web site for New Zealand.

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Winner Optimists are distributed by Optimist Crazy. We currently have stock of new and used Winner boats. Please phone 021 724577 for details or visit the online shop for pricing and availability. Special offers will be advertised on our Facebook page,The Shop and TradeMe.

Winner Boats.

Optimist Crazy only bring in the Winner 3D star hull (Not the 12Ti). Winner have improved the 2015 boat after the feedback and testing they did at the World Championship. The midship frame has been made thicker – that give more weight in the center of the boat. Still Winner boats are on minimum weight – just with 250 grams more in the center of the boat. Things that make the 3D STAR unique:

  • -3D improved hull shape
  • -Low friction bottom.
  • -Stiffer hull - obtained by using 15% stiffer foam in the bottom hull.
  • -Advanced Winner maststep: Stiffer, stronger and less wobbling.
  • -Ronstan Orbit block system.
  • -New non-slip infront of the daggerboard case.
  • -New daggerboard plug system (Singapore style).
  • -Stiff midship frame.

These features are not the only things that distinguish a Winner from other optimists. Through Winners obsession with details and strong focus on quality, they have engineered the #1 optimist in the world. Just look at the results!

Winners philosophy is: The best materials and the best craftsmanship generate the best boat!

This creates a more costly boat, but less maintenance and better durability that makes sure the superior sailing performance is retained throughout the boat's lifetime. This assures a longer life span – and thereby making Winner an inexpensive boat in the longer term.

For instance, Winner use the best Gelcoat in the world. This Gelcoat makes Winner able to give the hull a much more hydrodynamic surface. Winner also use fibreglass that is up to 50% more expensive than other fibreglasses. This gives superior torsion resistance and stiffness.

To make sure that every boat, which leaves the factory, is 100% Winner quality, they have invested in the most high-tech and environment friendly optimist plant in the world. Located in Denmark, Winners highly qualified craftsmen are recruited locally and are the best in their field.