Announcing the Perry 43’ Carbon Cutters

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We are pleased to announce four orders for a 43’ yacht designed by Robert H. Perry Yacht Designers. The design is a blend of traditional styling and modern materials with carbon-fiber reinforced composites for hull and deck. Boat 1 has launched and 2-4 are well underway. More on our Facebook page.

Dream it. Build it.

Sailing around the world, racing in a prestigious regatta,
relaxing on the lake... we are passionate about making your dream a reality.

Custom Yachts... Redefined
We are redefining the custom yacht industry through the implementation of sustainable building methods, lean construction and integrated project delivery. We are also striving to have a positive impact in our community by creating stable jobs, paying a living wage, and giving back. Learn more about our build process and core values.

Craftsmanship, Commitment... Quality
We are craftsman, committed builders obsessed with making the finest products in the world. Our skill and attention to detail can be seen in every weld, composite laminate, and mechanical system in our boats.
Carbon, Aluminum, Titanium… Versatility
Since 1970, we have built custom yachts and other complex structures out of aluminum, fiberglass, and state-of-art composite technology. There are few materials we don't have experience with, providing unmatched versatility in the design and build of your next project.

Technology, Curiosity, Expertise... Innovation
For any project, we use the latest in 3D CAD software, high-precision CNC milling, state-of-the-art composite technology, and proprietary construction techniques resulting in the highest quality products on the water.

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Commercial Projects

Put our skills to use for your mission-critical defense or commercial project.
Examples of what we have worked on include workboats, passenger ferries, and even electric vehicles.

Contact us to learn more about what we can do for your next project.

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Complex Structures

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Composites Integration

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Product Development

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About Us

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Founded in 1970, James Betts Enterprises is a second-generation, family-owned boat building company specializing in the construction of racing and cruising yachts. Notable boats we built have sailed around the world and gone on to compete in prestigious races such as the America's Cup, Admiral's Cup, Trans Pac, Around Alone, and Cape 2 Rio.

Our facilities and skilled staff allow us to complete all jobs at the highest level of quality and performance. Additionally, located north of Seattle Washington where BMW Oracle Racing built USA 17 and a short distance from Boeing's final assembly plant, we are in the leading hub for technology and manufacturing firms, including Janicki Industries and Hexcel Corporation.
For racing as well as cruising boats, we use the latest in 3D CAD software, high-precision CNC milling, state-of-the-art composite technology, and proprietary construction techniques resulting in the most advanced boats on the water. We also work closely with both the customer and designer throughout the build process to ensure all needs are met and satisfaction is realized.

With over forty years of experience in the business and a proven track record of quality and performance, James Betts Enterprises is a premier boat building company and viable option for anyone considering the custom build process.
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(360) 299-2311

Mailing: P.O. Box 991, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Physical (map): 416 34th Street, Anacortes, WA 98221