Jade Resurrected

Few would say taking on the Jade project would be easy. The fate of many boats with similar stories end in the scrap yard; however, in boatbuilding, as in life, some stories do have happy endings. The story of “Jade Resurrected” as Como Nova is told in all its gory details, and happy ending, in the latest edition of Professional BoatBuilder. Thanks to Dan Spurr for covering the story.


Longboard wins at Round the County

Longboard has done it again! Results for this year include: line honors and 1st in division and overall at Vic-Maui International Yacht Race; 1st in division and overall at Swiftsure Lightship Classic ... and this weekend they won again at Round the County. A full summary of the race can be found over at Northwest Yachting, “Round the County Wrapup and the Prediction Scorecard.”

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Como Nova on the water

The rig on Como Nova has been stepped and she is on the water! We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. Here are a few pictures... more can be found here.

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Longboard takes line honors at Vic-Maui!

Congratulations to Team Longboard for taking line honors in the 2014 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race, placing 1st in division and 1st overall! Longboard is a Riptide 35 MKII we recently built, and the boat has been on a tear.


Como Nova has launched!

Many thought this day would never come, we thought this day may never come, but Como Nova is back in the water! More details about the extraordinary journey to save this boat can be found here.

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Getting closer...

It has been a long journey to save Jade, but we brought her back to life with a new outer skin and finish. She now has a new owner who changed her name to Como Nova, Portuguese for "as new." Como is scheduled to launch very soon... stay tuned!

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10 Meter Racer/Cruiser

Are you interested in a boat in the 10 meter size range? We’d love to here your thoughts on features:

  • Simple to sail, meaning no water ballast or canting keel, but a reduced main for short handing.
  • Cockpit layout for single handing.
  • Smart, minimalist interior that is clean, comfortable, and functional.
  • Self-buoyant and built to Ocean Category class rules.
  • Swinging keel rather than retractible keel to achieve low draft and trailerability but avoid intrusion in interior space from a keel box.
  • Tiller or wheel?

Email us to let us know what you think!

Riptide 35 MKII


High-Performance, Water-Ballasted

Designed with a powerful hull shape for blistering speeds on the race course, and with an efficient water-ballast system so it can be sailed with a small crew consisting of only those needed to control the boat.

Ultra-Light Carbon
Lightweight structure achieved using the latest composite technologies including carbon fiber, toughened epoxy resins, and modern foam and honeycomb cores. Advanced construction techniques are used to increase accuracy and efficiency including high-precision CNC machining.

Comfortable Interior
Smart interior arrangement for family cruising with standing headroom, functional galley, and enclosed head.

Advanced Options

Achieve unparalleled performance using leading-edge designs and technologies including a tubercle rudder, lithium battery system, and retractible drive unit.

Unmatched Talent
The latest Riptide 35 MKII came about through the collaboration of Paul Bieker celebrated for his fast designs including leadership on Oracle Team USA, and renowned boat-builder Jim Betts who has a long track-record building some of the most advanced boats on the water including for the America’s Cup, Trans Pac, Around Alone, and round-the-world cruising.

Race Results:
    Southern Straits Race 2013 (Long Course)
1st in Div. 2 & Overall
    Swiftsure Cape Flattery 2013 (Unlimited Race)
1st in Div. 2
    Fraser River Lightship 2013
1st in Div. 1
    Round the County Race 2013
2nd in Div. & Overall
    VARC Distance Series 2013
1st in Div. 1

Tuna Tower?

We are pleased to announce a collaboration with Janicki Industries and Tim Nolan Marine Design to build a new tower for a 122’ yacht. The tower is being built out 5-axis carved tooling using the latest in carbon, epoxy, and foam core composites.


Tough job!

It is a tough job, but someone has to do it! We recently had the pleasure of delivering an Andrews 28. What a great boat! Now if only US customs were as fast as it...

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Kurt Hughes 39' Catamaran

We are pleased to announce a new build of a Hughes 39’ catamaran. We are working with a client based out of the Puget Sound who will be closely involved throughout much of the project. Check out the project page for new renderings of Kurt’s design!

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