Riptide 41 2012 $550,000.00 USD *

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$550,000.00 USD *


Blue-is an exceptional, turn key, offshore racing sailboat designed�by Paul Bieker.� Built using Carbon Fiber�and�Divinycell core by Jim Betts in Anacortes Washington.� �

Fresh off a fantastic finish�in the 2022 Pacific Cup, Blue is available now, and ready for her next offshore adventure.� TURN KEY READY for the 2023 Transpac.She is offered for sale by her original owner.

Built to exacting�standards, Blue has been consistently�upgraded and improved�and is faster than she has ever been.��

Notable Equipment�and Information-

  • Extensive Primarily North Sails Inventory�
  • B&G Electronics Integrated w/ PC Running Expedition Tactical Software
  • State Of The Art Satellite�Communications�
  • Southern Spars Carbon Mast w/ ECsix Carbon Standing Rigging
  • 850kg's Movable Water Ballast Per Side

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Additional Information/Equipment
  • 2022 PCER Safety Gear (SER OCEAN) i/c 8 Person Life Raft Valid Thru 2025
  • Webasto Diesel Fueld Forced Air Heat
  • Endiscope w/ Thru Hull for Viewing Keel & Saildrive
  • Shipping and Storage Cradle
  • Shipping Container Built Out w/ Shelves Etc..
  • Canvas Mainsail Cover and Wheel Covers
  • New Canvas Deck Cover (bow to stern for @ the dock)
  • Extensive Amount of Data for the Boat Stored in Google Drive

On Deck
  • Custom Hard Companionway Dodger
  • Custom Composite Open Bow Pulpit�
  • Lifelines Appropriate for Offshore Use
  • Custom Composite Stern Stanchions�
  • Lewmar Deck Hatches and Ports
  • Carbon Fiber Steering Pedestals w/ Composite Steering Wheels
  • Custom Raptor Deck Applied in Cockpit
  • Custom Carbon Fiber Foot Caulks for Driver
  • Custom Carbon Sat Comms Mount @ Transom

Deck Gear

The deck gear is primarily Harken with other high quality gear as needed, all appropriate for Grand Prix racing.

  • 2x Harken 50�Performa�2 Speed Self Tailing Primary Winches
  • 2x Harken�50 Performa 2 Speed Self Tailing Mainsheet Winches
  • 2x��Harken 50 Performa 2 Speed Self Tailing Cabintop Winches
  • Spinlock Rope Clutches Appropriately Sized�
  • Harken Ball Bearing Mainsheet traveler w/ Appropriate Harken Blocks and Control Lines
  • Custom Jib Floating Leads Adjustable from Cockpit�
  • Various Harken Blocks and Pad Eyes


110v AC System

  • 30 Amp AC Shore Power Service
  • Master Dual Pole AC Breaker
  • AC Distribution Panel w/ Breakers
  • Victron Energy 110v 90 Amp Battery Charger
  • Various AC GFCI Outlets
  • 30 Amp Shore Power Cord

12V DC System

  • New in 2022 a Completely Refreshed 12v DC Distribution Panel�
  • 4x Lithium House Batteries
  • 2x Lithium Engine Start Batteries
  • Battery On/Off Selector Switches
  • Zantrex 1000 Battery Monitor

Sails and Rigging

Current Racing Sail Inventory- (due to the pandemic, most sails used only a few times)


  • 2021 North Sails 3di


  • 2019�North Sails 3di J1.5
  • 2019�North Sails 3di J3
  • 2019�North Sails 3di J4

A Sails

  • 2021 North Sails A1.5
  • 2018 Quantum A2
  • 2019 North Sails A2.5
  • 2020 North Sails A4 (Never Used)
  • 2022 North Sails A3�
  • 2017 Quantum Fractional A0

Specialty Sails

  • 2020 North Sails Running Staysail
  • 2017 Quantum Reaching Staysail
  • 2022 Ballard Sails Genoa Staysail
  • 2013 North Sails Storm Jib and Trysail

Many other older serviceable sails.� Complete inventory on request�

Spars and Rigging-

  • Southern Spars Double Spreader Carbon Fiber Mast w/ Integral Hydraulic Mast Jack
  • Cyclops Loadlink Loadcell for Forestay
  • Southern Spars Carbon Fiber Boom
  • Southern Spars Carbon Fiber Boom Vang w/ Line Purchase
  • Goose Neck, Masthead and Spreaders built in Carbon
  • ECsix Carbon Fiber Discontinuous Standing Rigging�
  • 3:1 Running Backstays
  • Integral Carbon Fiber Chainplates in Hull
  • Grand Prix Racing Spec'ed Running Rigging, New in 2022 all in Serviceable Race Ready Condition
  • All Strops and Soft Shackles Replaced 2022�
  • 2.5m Carbon Bow Sprit w/ 2 Integral Tack Lines�


Blue has a fully networked navigation system which incorporates all the B&G data and blends this with the boats polar's and sail inventory which is populated on a Surface Pro notebook which runs Expedition Tactical Software.� Considerable effort has good into this system to ensure is is both technologically up to date but also to ensure the date put into the system is as accurate and well calibrated� as possible.

  • Iridium Certus Thales - Vessel LINK 700 Satellite Comms
  • B&G H3000 Racing System
  • 12" Zeus Multifunction Display in Cockpit
  • 1x�H3000 GFD Display in Cockpit
  • 4x H3000 20/20 Displays on Mast
  • Appropriate Transducer, Speedo and Carbon Masthead Wand
  • NAVICO NAIS-300�Class B AIS Transceiver
  • Lowrance LVR-880 VHF @ Nav Station
  • S/H HX870Handheld VHF
  • Fusion MS-IP600 Stereo w/ Speakers
  • 2x Binnacle Compass's, 1 @ Each Wheel

Design Brief

Blue is a Custom performance racing sailboat with movable water ballast.� She is designed by Paul Bieker of Riptide Design in Seattle Washington and� built in 2012 by Jim Bett's in�Anacortes Washington.

Blue is a� one off boat built using carbon fiber and�Divinycell foam�core sandwich construction.� The design incorporates movable water ballast, a deep bulb T keel, and twin outboard�rudders. Blue is sloop rigged with a carbon fiber mast and boom w/ ECsix Carbon Standing Rigging.

Blue was designed to allow for safe, fast offshore sailing with a smaller crew. The design includes many creature comforts to ensure the crew is well looked after. She boasts a comfortable interior for after race socializing and passage making, with easily removable upholstered cushions, forced air furnace and 12v refrigeration.�

She has an extensive inventory of primarily North Sails, modern calibrated B&G instruments and is powered by a 2018 Volvo inboard diesel engine.

Blue is a turn key offshore race boat which can be sailed with limited crew due to her water ballast system.� She has an impressive recent race record including being the 3rd boat to finish the 2022 Pacific Cup.

  • Professionally Built in Carbon Fiber To A Very High Standard
  • Carbon Mast and Boom
  • 850kg of Water Ballast Each Side
  • Twin Carbon Fiber Rudders in Cassettes�
  • Sleeping for 8 Crew (6 in Pipe Berths aft 2 on fixed berths forward)�
  • Planes Easily in Modest Conditions
  • Well Maintained and Consistently Upgraded
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