Brand Story

Welcome to Qingdao Zou Inter Marine(ZIM), we are the professional One Design Class dinghy builder in Qingdao, China. As well as the first licensed Optimist builder whom started the first optimist production in 1989.

Our products including: IODA racing optimist, Splash (Single-handed), Byte CII (Single-handed), C420 (Double-handed), Tirion One-Design (Recreational keel boat), Longtze Premier (Racing keel boat, in cooperation with China team for America’s Cup), OEM RIBs, Catamaran and rowing boat, as well as related boat parts. The ZIM team is driven by a passion for dinghy it has fueled the company’s success for more than two decades and provides the foundation that will direct our future achievements in building superior performance racing boats.

Quality control and premium workmanship are our core competitive advantages of the dinghy builders in the world. We control the technical and practical aspect in every process from the mould to the finished products, standard building process and strict quality control provides minimum differences on hulls for the sailors. Our present 2000 s.q.m workshop and experienced production crews offers superior products with significant build capability.

ZIM is not a simply boat builder, but also a company whom has the passion on youth sailing promotion since from 2006. A percentage of the total revenues of the company goes to sponsor the “optimist community sailing program” which founded by ZIM, a non-profit sailing program, with a goal of teaching Chinese kids to sail.