18 Foot MicroCruiser

A client came to us wanting our take on the popular MicroCruiser beach-able sailboat category. This 18-footer will be built of 6mm Okoume ply/epoxy, with a 100kg weighted centerboard, and 100 Liters of water ballast capacity on each side. The cat-ketch rig carries 215 sq ft on the tapered carbon main and mizzen masts, with…

Bieker Moth

The hull is a comparatively high volume displacement shape, with a rocker profile for easy low ride handling and un-sticky takeoff characteristics. The platform concept minimises aerodynamic drag and heeling moment, with minimal tramp area. Stiff single piece wing beams located in rebated deck sockets maximise effective beam when heeled to windward through a curved,…

Foiling Fast Ferry

Joint Press Release “A Washington State team working to accelerate ferry technology through a joint innovation project approach has been selected for funding that was announced this week by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration. Kitsap Transit received word that they are one of 25 transits authorities nationwide that will receive a share…

Longtail 30

We were excited to get the opportunity to design the Longtail 30. The goal of the design was to produce a boat which is easy to handle and comfortable to sail while being very fast for her size. In many ways this boat is an anachronism – very modern and somewhat traditional at the same…

Riptide 30

The Riptide 30 is the newest member in our family of Riptide designs. Key features of the Riptide concept are: An easy to handle and simple gravity driven water ballast system that allows the boat to be super light downwind and in light air yet powerful upwind and reaching with a small crew. A powerful…

CODE-X

The CodeX for Code7 Marine has been a fun project and Code7 Marine has been a great client – they have the creative mindset to push us towards highly innovative design solutions and aesthetics. In addition, Code7 Marine has the boatbuilding talent and attention to detail necessary to properyy execute the design vision. The boats…

24 Foot Single Outrigger Power Boat

This plywood outrigger power boat is being built in Martha’s Vineyard. We started with the 20 foot power proa as a template,  and modified it for a slightly bigger motor and simpler structure using less carbon reinforcement. This boat has a fuller bow and the outrigger depth and trim were tweaked based on experience with…

PT Skiff

The PT (Port Townsend) Skiff is a 5.6m [18’-6”] fuel-efficient utility/camping boat we designed for Russell Brown to sell as a plywood kit. The design features a 20hp outboard, 140 liter water ballast tank, fine sections forward and a center console. Top speed is 23 knots with just the driver, and 17 knots with four…

Semi-Foiling Power Cat

This is a plywood power cat for a client in Florida who wanted to build his own boat. He was keen to take advantage of Bieker Boats’ foil design experience to get better fuel economy and performance, and also wanted a boat that was distinctively styled. We started with our little commuter cat hulls as a…

20 foot Power Proa

This boat was a project that Paul took on as a small, efficient easy to store and easy to transport day boat/camp cruiser. It is modeled after a boat designed five or six years ago by Russell Brown This boat travels at around 16 knots using less than 1.5 gallons per hour of fuel. Particulars…