10 REASONS TO CHOOSE A WINNER OPTIMIST
1. SUPERIOR CRAFTSMANSHIP
Winner have been dominating world competition for years, so the master craftsmen who build the boats are justified in feeling really proud of what they acheive every day. Further by providing them with a state of the art facility, and training, Winner keeps their boat builders longer, thus retaining their expertise and experience. This means the boats are consistently excellent – you won’t find Winner seconds on the market, quite simply because there aren’t any….
2. FOCUS AND COMMITMENT
Winner only builds one type of boat, the Optimist, so everyone in the company is committed creating the best boat possible. Winner build more boats than any other builder in the world, so the combined skill and knowledge in the company developed over 40 years, is focussed every day on building the world’s best Optimist.
The people who build your Optimist have been doing only that for over 40 years with the focus and committment to excellence mentioned above. Add to that, Winner DK makes certain that each dealer around the world has the expertise to answer your questions and provide the best possible after sales service. We also love to share the knowledge of the best sailors and coaches from around the world, through your local dealer and Team Winner.
4. NO CORNERS CUT
All raw materials are the best money can buy. Our fibreglass is 50% more expensive than others offering greater torsional stiffness in the boats. The adhesives are the same as those developed for the high tech wind turbines you see throughout Europe. Components are all from the finest names in the industry. So as you can see, Winner is committed to the best raw materials, the best factory, and the best hardware – no exceptions.
5. CONTROLLED CONSTRUCTION
Fibreglass boats start life as rolls of cloth and barrels of chemicals, so the climate and environment are critical to the chemical reactions that will make your boat. Any fluctuations in temperature or humidity have startling effects on the chemical processes that transform these raw materials. Every step is controlled at Winner HQ in Denmark, right down to the controlled ‘resting’ of the boats for more than 2 weeks upon completion. During this time the final stages of the chemical reactions between raw components take place, and is a critical time for the end quality of your Winner boat.
6. ELIMINATE THE QUESTION MARK
Winner acheives consistent quality results, and we have earned our reputation by ensuring that every boat is built to the same exacting standards. Every aspect of the Optimist has been optimised and built in the only temperature and humidity controlled Optimist factory in the world. So when you buy a Winner, you won’t have to ask the question…..Did I get a good boat? … Every Winner is a great boat. Every time you sail onto the course, you will KNOW you have the best possible equipment.
7. MANUFACTURER’S & WINNER AUSTRALIA SUPPORT
As your local distributor, Winner Optimist AUS, is always available to help, answer questions and give advice. We will try to meet the service standards that Winner is renowned for, and of course you will also be backed by Winner DK and the forty years of experience they have gathered in Europe and throughout the world. It’s all about helping you to make the right choices. One of the greatest supports from Winner is the 5 year hull warranty. That’s peace of mind! You might also be able to share tips and experiences with the proud members of Team Winner Australia. We’ll be happy to put you in touch.
8. CUSTOMISED WINNER PACKAGES
At Winner Australia we like to discuss your needs in detail with you, Mum & Dad (after all they’re probably paying the bill kids!), and your local coaches. We will carefully match the hull, rig, sails, and foils, and spare parts so there is nothing left to chance, and you get the best set up for your level, age and weight. There is also the scope to get a few mates at your club onto Winner and purchase several boats at a significant saving.
9. WINNER IS THE CHOICE OF CHAMPIONS
No boat has won more titles than Winner!
16 World Championships and 18 European Championships just to name a few. The best athletes in the world will naturally choose the best equipment available to them in any sport. Young Sailors are no different. The Winner Optimist is unquestionably the choice of National and International Champions. You can’t control the weather, but you can control your equipment, and give yourself a competitive advantage.
10. SUPERIOR VALUE
Your Winner Optimist’s build quality results in a boat that lasts longer and holds its value better. Winner are the only manufacturers of International Optimists to offer a 5 year hull warranty on our boats.