Thursday, February 28, 2013

Shilshole 27 Rig Details

Rig details for the Shilshole 27 that is under construction across the Sound in Poulsbo are coming along.  We've worked out the running back arrangement and designed the composite shroud chainplates. You can also see the pop-top in action in this view.  See the Shilshole 27 build blog here.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Riptide 41 approaches launch

The new Riptide 41 sees daylight!

The new Riptide 41 left James Betts Enterprises and was delivered to Cap Sante Marine for bottom painting. keel installation, and the stepping of her Southern Spars rig (with carbon standing rigging).  We are excited to get her in the water!

Friday, February 8, 2013


After 3.5 months of hard work following their crash and burn on the Bay, Oracle Team USA is back on the water with their AC72.  USA 17 is shown here sporting a new Bieker engineered daggerfoil (supporting the boat in this photo).  AC72s present the biggest structural design challenges in the sailing world and Bieker Boats is proud and excited to be working the edge in this class.....

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Here are a few pictures of Longboard, Peter Salusbury's new Riptide 35 MKII under sail.  We hope to have more soon.