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Typhoonsailboats carter Optimists


The typhoon sailboat carter built hull is arguably the finest optimist sailboat made; meticulously designed with technically advanced components, The Hull is fast, with excellent feel. Designed to Win,  heightened mast step, lowered centerboard case maximized waterline, & sharpened chine. antiglare gelcoat, New non-slip floor & perfectly balanced.


And, winner of many events: - 1st at US Nationals & US Team Trials.   1st Spanish  1st UK junior Nationals




Technical Specifications of the Carter Optimist Hull


Carter Optimist are built to last! Best materials are sourced throughout the world: Swedish foam, Italian stitched cloth, American resin & gelcoats, and English adhesive. Everything is the strongest, & stiffest. The Bonds are strongest in the industry. Molds are perfect. Every step taken to achieve exceptional durability.

Carter Hull are built to win! The Hull is fast, responsive and has a great feel. Every detail scrutinise to gain Speed, These include heightened mast step, lowered center board case, maximized waterline, & sharpened chine, antiglare gelcoat .


   Multi directional non-woven stitched biaxial glass hand laid for superior rigidity vs competitors' chopped or woven matt. Bonding agent 10 x more expensive than competitors' and will not fail. Superior resins & Divinicell closed cell PVC sandwich construction with extended in-mold curing produce the stiffest hull with lowest possible torsion deflection. The Hull is minimum weight with optimal weight distribution. Simply put – a faster more responsive boat

 Carter epoxy foam championship racing foils- custom engineered for maximum stiffness. Infused epoxy with Divinycell foam and sanded finish to reduce boundary layer drag.

    Low friction nylon racing deck collar & sleeve

3 years warranty on the GRP


carter build 5 carter build 2 carter build 4 carter build carter build 6 carter build 3 carter build 7 carter build 8 Buy our optimist dinghy with this stylish blue and white colour design. IMG_2862 IMG_2852 Our carter built optimist dinghies are championship winning hulls which can only be purchased in the UK from Typhoon Sailboats. The early process of our Optimist dinghies bieng manufactured. Optimist 014(1) Our Optimist dinghy is available to view at Draycote Water. Please buy direct from Our website or from the the sailing shop at Draycote Water.