See also
"Is it an Optimist" for more information on what to know about the Optimists built by the IODA authorised builders.

Suppliers

Click here for the list of suppliers of sails, spars, foils, etc

The Optimist Class does not have licensed builders. But all builders of GRP boats must have a prototype approved from each mould they use for production and undergo regular inspections thereafter.

The following builders have complied with this requirement and have bought ISAF plaques within the last two years.

Note that all GRP Optimists built since 1 March 1996 have mould numbers moulded into:

  • the forward face of the forward transom
  • the starboard bottom flange of the mast thwart bulkhead
  • the forward bottom flange of the daggerboard case

They also have the year of manufacture and the ISAF/IYRU building fee plaque number engraved on the forward transom, and the building fee plaque itself glued to the starboard side of the mast thwart bulkhead.

  • NOTES:

Click on image or name of boatyard for the website.

In column "Country", (...*) = Country of build, where different from the country of the company

 

Boatyard (link to website)CountryE-mail addressPhone  
ALL-CARTER CRAFTS sp. z o.o. POLAND info@all-carter.com.pl +48 22 6268954 More...
FAR EAST FRP BOAT CO. CHINA lu.weifeng@fareastboats.com +86 21 5780 8884 More...
McLAUGHLIN BOATWORKS USA steve@optistuff.com +1 423 875 0740 More...
NAUTIVELA S.R.L. ITALY info@nautivela.com +39 2 9880212 More...
NORDEST ITALY info@cantierinordest.com +39 0444 350 667 More...
RIOTECNA ARGENTINA info@riotecna.com +54 11 4744 2955 More...
WINNER OPTIMISTS APS DENMARK info@winneroptimist.dk +45 62 619303 More...
ZOU INTER MARINE CHINA info@zouintermarine.com +86 532 8882 8290 More...
ART MARINE RUSSIA aloha@ruspol.spb.ru +7 812 4412100 More...
AS Globotron ESTONIA More...
ASTRO Racing Boats SPAIN abre01@gmail.com +34 633 133 311 More...
D. DIMAS SHIPYARD GREECE info@dimas.com.gr +30 1 666 5555 More...
Devoti Sailing CZECH REPUBLIC
(POLAND*)
info@devotisailing.cz +420602160562 More...
EAST-WAVE UKRAINE east-wave@mail.ru +38 057 763 64 12 More...
ERPLAST P.R.C. FRANCE
(CHINA*)
jeanchristian@erplast.com +33 2 97 36 14 21 More...
FACCENDA C.N. ITALY cnfaccenda@yahoo.com +39 586764148 More...
FINESSA-BATAR SWEDEN finessa@telia.com +46 156 13900 More...
LAJOS HODACS HUNGARY info@hodacs.hu More...
LASER PERFORMANCE USA Info.NorthAmerica@LaserPerf
ormance.com
+1 401 683 0960 More...
Lenam Vela Ligera S.L. SPAIN
(CHINA*)
info@lenam.net + 34 678351235 More...
LLC POLITERMO RUSSIA info@politermo.ru +7 495 9948188 More...
MC CONAGHY BOATS CHINA More...
MORGAN BOATS d.o.o. SLOVENIA +386 56 76578 More...
MYNT & ASSOCIATES Co. Ltd. (M&A) MYANMAR More...
OPTICUP POLAND opticup@opticup.com.pl +48 695 738 945 More...
OS Boats SWEDEN More...
PRAGA MARINE Pvt. Ltd. INDIA pragamarine@vsnl.com +422 256 2140 More...
SHANGHAI SEAERBOAT CHINA akcmarine@gmail.com More...
SHANGHAI SEAERBOAT CHINA akcmarine@gmail.com More...
SPORT-SAILS CENTER POLAND centrum-baranowski@wp.pl +48 52 3985322 More...
SRB RACING BOATS CZECH REPUBLIC dusan.srb@tiscali.cz +420 483 305848 More...
STANISLAW SIEROCIN POLAND ssierocin@gmail.com +48 61 8 686 787 More...
VAN WETTUM BOATS NETHERLANDS info@vanwettum.nl More...
XTREME SAILING PRODUCTS Pte. Ltd. SINGAPORE
(INDONESIA*)
tim@xtremesailing.com +65 6441 4701 More...
ZIBA Sp. z.o.o. POLAND centrum-baranowski@wp.pl +48 52 3341746 More...

(...*) = Country of build, where different from the country of the company

REQUISITES FOR AN ENTRY ON THE LISTS OF SUPPLIERS

A free simple entry on this list is available at IODAs discretion to:

  • GRP boatbuilders with approved moulds
  • Commercial builders of wooden Optimists or kits.
  • Sailmakers who buy at least 50 sail buttons per year directly from IODA

Other suppliers may be included at the discretion of IODA for an agreed annual fee.

Inclusion on this list does not imply that IODA approves the products.

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