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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