Designed by Van de Stadt, the Winner 8 is a brand new trailerable cruiser-racer from Dutch builder, Winner Yachts. Dieter Loibner recorded his first impressions for in this First Look Video.




With two keel options: 1m draught or 1.5m – the boat can be adapted to the owner's changing requirements. Most of the fittings in the cabin and on deck are upgradable: the stove, the refrigerator, the storage options etc, although every model has twin rudders and tiller steering with engine controls aft and the traveller positioned forward.

Down below there is near standing headroom, sleeping accommodation for five people and a separate heads compartment.

The deck is laid out with performance sailing in mind and the retractable bowsprit is housed beneath the deck. Built with overall weight in mind, the overall towing weight, including trailer is just 3,500kg.

For an interesting comparison on, see our J/97E video or  our Huzar 28 daysailer review.