Following her smaller sister’s footsteps, Winner 9 will be available from September 2014 onwards in 2 editions:
1. Winner 9 – Family Edition: The well-known Winner 9, available with various options and packages.
2. Winner 9 – Performance Edition: based on the same hull and deck, but with a racing deck-layout, Performance keel of 1.90 m draft, double-spreader taller rig, larger main sail with square top, dyform rigging and a retractable gennaker pole and equipment.
The Winner 9 – Performance will celebrate her world premiere at Hiswa - Amsterdam boat in September. She will be presented in a special Edition with white interior and metallic painted hull.
After her pre-introduction in January, Winner Yachts is proud to present you the final drawings of the new Winner 8.
Winner 8 will be available as of September 2014 and will celebrate her world premiere at Hiswa - Amsterdam boat show.
She will be available in 2 editions:
1. Winner 8 - Family edition: a true little sailing yacht, offering real family comfort (2 cabins with > 2.10 m mattresses, 2 m saloon berth, aft head with large hanging locker, galley with 2 burner stove) combined with great sailing performance. Her twin rudders and 1 m draft combined with her standard high stability, full height guardrails and well-designed cockpit make her suitable for safe family journeys at sea (category B) as well as inshore exploration. For those interested in even more performance a 1.5 m draft keel is available as well.
2. Winner 8 - Performance edition: The edition for the club racer who is in need of extra performance. Or just to have maximum sailing fun! This edition features the Performance keel (1.50 m draft), a taller, double spreader rig, larger main sail with square top, Dyform rigging and a retractable gennaker pole and equipment.
In addition to the 2 basic versions, various options are available to suit her owner’s needs.
It was a bit of a lottery this year. The lack of wind made it long and hot. Often we could see the breeze we so badly needed, often it would be just a few hundred yards away, and almost every time there would be several hundred becalmed yachts between us and it! Never mind, it was a wonderful weekend, we finished in good spirits and we probably didn't disgrace ourselves with 8th in class.
'Nine Hundred' made her racing debut at Castle Cove
Sailing Club tonight, leading the fleet home both on the water and on the
results sheet. The wind was a little light but it was a beautiful
evening, rounded off perfectly in the club house with a beer and one of Immie's wonderful
curries. What better way to start the season!
'Nine Hundred' arrives at Portland... South Easterly winds averaging a good F.5 throughout the voyage made for a leisurely and relaxed, but swift delivery trip from the yard in Enkhuizen. Maximum speed over ground recorded by the AIS website 'Marinetraffic.com' was 10.4 kts and an average over the 460 mile voyage of around 8.0kts. The winds were very much in our favour but these are still pretty amazing figures for a nine metre luxury cruiser! If you fancy a sail in this beautiful sailing machine just call Gary on 01305 305 900 or 07595 368 422 and we'll make it happen.
Just in case you were wondering if the 8 knot average is a bit like the fish that got away here's the screen shot from Marinetraffic.com
Sailing Today have just published their review on the fabulous Winner 9.00, This is an excerpt from Duncan Kent’s full review which can be found in Sailing Today issue 203, on sale Thursday 30th Jan.
"Sometimes boatowners can get so caught up in new gizmos that they forget sailing is meant to be fun. And the key to enjoying sailing is simplicity, because a simple boat is a reliable boat, which will leave you free to sit back and relish the thrills and spills of being on the water.
The Dutch-built Winner range of performance cruising yachts has an excellent pedigree, being created by Cees van Tongeren of the renowned Van de Stadt Design team. They are built by hand in Enkhuizen by skilled craftsmen using the very latest GRP construction technology.
In all Winner hulls the structural bulkheads are laminated and bonded to the hull and deck for maximum integrity. The hulls also sport a steel reinforcing grid around the keel area and foam-filled floor beams for maximum stiffness. Topsides are made from a high-density foam sandwich to reduce overall weight and provide insulation, and the anchor chain locker features a watertight bulkhead to protect from flooding should you hit something.
The Winner 9.00 is the baby of the range, but is no less a serious offshore yacht than her larger sisters. What is different about her is that she can be supplied in a choice of three equipment and finish levels (Welcome, Performance and Classic), but with the offer of several further upgrade packages that can be added later if desired. There’s also a choice of three keels; standard, shallow or deep (Performance), all of which have a cast-iron bulb at the foot for maximum righting ability.
The basic Welcome model is designed to get you on the water with enough gear to go coastal cruising for short periods. The Performance edition features the deeper T-keel, a flat-headed mainsail, Dyform rigging and a retractable bowsprit with associated deck gear. Finally, the Classic edition has all the bells and whistles and is intended for those looking for a compact performance cruiser with high enough comfort levels to make longer-term leisure cruising relaxed and enjoyable. By incorporating a cockpit transom box, adding lockers to the saloon and enclosing the aft cabin, she becomes a true Category-A offshore yacht for the whole family.
It’s good to see such a well-constructed sub-30ft yacht on the market and I like the ‘bolt-on’ options that can be added as you go. Furthermore, she has an impressive turn of speed and is an absolute pleasure to sail, whether crewed or single-handed.
The quality of the deck gear and fittings is well above the usual small, sport-boat standard and includes numerous big boat details such as a proper chart table, wet locker and useable saloon sea berths. The Classic model is positively luxurious below and brings her up to full offshore cruising standard.
Priced competitively too, the Winner 9.00 offers a huge amount of fun for the money, whilst still being short enough to save you a good few bob on your mooring.
Whether you fancy a ‘round the cans’ race boat or a cosy family holiday cruiser (or both for that matter), this baby is well worth a closer look"