We like to think of the Riptide 41 as a high performance gentleman’s racer. It is designed to be sailed efficiently with a crew of between 6 and 8 rather than the 10-12 persons commonly found on a racing boat of this size, and it has comfortable accommodations for everyone on the boat. With its ultralight weight carbon construction, large rig and water ballast it is fast upwind and down over the full range of sailing conditions. The Riptide 41 is currently under construction at Jim Betts’ in Anacortes, WA, right along side the Riptide 35 Mk II.

There is a nice little article on the Riptide 41 in Northwest Yachting here: Blue Passing Through


LOA12.5 m
LWL12.1 m
Beam Overall4 m
Beam at DWL3.06 m
Draft3.05 m
Displ., (lightship)3937 kg
Fixed Ballast1907 kg
Water Ballast (per side)850 kg
Mast Height above DWL20.53 m
Mainsail Area70 sq m
Jib Area51 sq m
Displ/length ratio63
EngineVolvo D1-30 w/ Saildrive


Ispin 19.12 m Ijib 17.41 m
Jspin 7.46 m J 5.18 m
P 17.54 m E 6.34 m
HBI 1.34 m BAD 1.59 m