OneSails Slovenia


OneSails Slovenia is the biggest sail loft in Eastern Europe. Based in Materija (Materia) OneSails is only half an hour’s drive from Trieste (Italy), Koper (Slovenia) and Rijeka (Croatia).

Founded by Zvonko Bezić and Željko Perović in 1988 as HB-Sails in Rijeka, in 1991 the name was changed to Victory Sails, and loft was moved to a bigger facility in Koper. Over the following few years, Victory Sails became the biggest and most important loft in Slovenia, notching up significant international success. In 1998 the loft in Rijeka was reopened because of production capacity limits in Koper before Koper itself became to small and the loft relocated to its current location in Materija. In 2003 the Materija loft was completely renovated and the current production facility, with its 2500 m2 and 35 employees, is now geared to produce all types of sails.

Three cutting machines, one of them a last generation laser cutter, as well as two ultrasonic and two vector machines makes this loft even more effective. The loft makes sails for all classes of yacht, from Optimist One Design to megayachts of over 30 metres. In One Design, the loft’s biggest successes have been with sails for the Finn class with three World Championships and an Olympic bronze medal. In 1998 the biggest sails were made for Dat Helja, a 35 metre cruising yacht with over 1.000 m2 of sail area.

The satisfied owner ordered a new set of sails from us in 2006. Among other projects, we have built sails for Gaia Legend and Maxi Jena, two very successful Slovenian Maxis. Our loft is also premium supplier to yacht builders such as Elan and Salona.

The Slovenian Loft has been working in close collaboration with the Croatian loft in Rijeka since 1998. Shared ownership and resources made Victory Sails the strongest sailmaker in the Eastern Adriatic. In 2007, Victory Sails joined the new One Sails International Group. In Croatia, a new loft was opened in Split in 2008 and the Zara Vela loft in Zadar joined the group in late 2008.

Owner and loft manager