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Congratulations Team Longboard!

Vic-Maui International Yacht Race 2014
(Line Honors & 1st in Division/Overall)
Round the County 2014
(1st in Division & Overall)

For updates and pictures, check out the team website on Facebook.

Dream it. Build it.

Sailing around the world, racing in a prestigious regatta,
relaxing on the lake... we are passionate about making your dream a reality.

Custom Yachts, Components... Redefined
We are leading the implementation of sustainable building, lean construction and integrated project delivery. We also strive to have a positive impact by creating stable jobs, paying a living wage, and giving back to our community. Learn more about our build process and core values.

Craftsmanship, Commitment... Quality
We are craftsman, committed builders obsessed with making the finest products in the world. Our skill and attention to detail can be seen in every weld, composite laminate, and mechanical system in one of our boats.
Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, Aluminum... Versatility
Since 1970, we have built custom yachts and other complex structures out of aluminum, fiberglass, and state-of-art composite technology. There are few materials we don't have experience with, providing unmatched versatility in the design and build of your next project.

Technology, Curiosity, Expertise... Innovation
For any project, 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 highest quality products on the water.

Recently Launched



Refit / Repair / Consulting

Commercial Projects

Put our skills to use for your mission-critical defense or commercial project.
Examples of what we have worked on include workboats, passenger ferries, and even electric vehicles.

Contact us to learn more about what we can do for your next project.

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Complex Structures

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Composites Integration

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Product Development

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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 composite technology companies, 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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(360) 299-2311

Mailing: P.O. Box 991, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Physical (map): 502 34th Street, Anacortes, WA 98221