About Winner

The history of Winner Optimist

The foundation for the superior craftsmanship Winner Optimist put forward today was underway in the sixties.

Founded in 1965, as Winner Boats, following the decision by Mr. Henning Wind (bronze medalist at the 1964 Olympics) to end coorperation with his partner in order to fulfil a desire to make the production and development of superior Europe and Optimist dinghies in high quality fibreglass the centre of attention.

A few years later, unfortunately, fire erupted at the original plant at the harbour in Faaborg and consequently the entire production had to be relocated to an entirely new plant at Krogsbjergvej.
  Over the years the Winner plant has steadily been expanded with offices area and more space for production and storage. This means that the plant nowadays have evolved into the biggest and most modern production facility for Optimist construction in fibreglass.
During the 70's and 80's the Winner Optimist dinghy was continuously developed and improved through the different marks - each new model improving on the previous marks.

In 1990 the production of Europe-class dinghies was relocated to our sister company in Spain. This led to the entire production at Krogsbjergvej being dedicated to the supreme quality Optimists that is manufactured today. Winner Optimist therefore has 40 years of experience with the building and development of Optimists
Winner Optimist ApS
Krogsbjergvej 6, DK-5600 Faaborg, Denmark | Tel +45 62619303 | Mail: info@winneroptimist.dk