Longboard featured in Northwest Yachting

Longboard, a Riptide 35 MKII we built recently, was featured in the January issue of Northwest Yachting! The article, “Longboard: A Pacific Northwest Success Story,” is a great profile of the custom yacht design and construction process. Check it out!


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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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.


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

Riptide 35 Launch!

A new Riptide 35 MKII, Longboard, has been delivered. The boat is on the water and ready to rip! More pictures available here.