The world’s most exciting sailboat

Julian Bethwaite’s brainchild combines a strict one-design with lightweight, high-tech construction. The 49er is a premier Olympic class sailing skiff, built for extreme speed and is now available to all. Expect to pick-up serious knots for an incredible sailing experience. With a strong International class organization in place, the 49er is a regular at events around the world.



  • The ram vang, pushing down on the boom, saves the mast from inverting and creates space forward under the boom.
  • A high boom allows an easy run from wing to wing in the tacks and gibes.
  • A solid wing makes for easy moving around the boat.
  • Wings slide inboard for storage and trailering.
  • The self-tacking jib runs on a curved traveler spanning the deck in front of the mast.
  • Pulling the halyard extends the carbon fiber spinnaker pole, pulls the tack and hoists the spinnaker.
  • Pulling the other end releases the halyard, pulls the spinnaker into its chute and retracts the pole.
  • Plexus, a tough Methacrylate adhesive, bonds the spinnaker throat to deck.

Download a pdf version of the49er’s features and specifications.


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Please contact us for pricing on the 49er at 1-800-966-SAIL or

Laser Race: $5,980 USD

Laser XD: $6,460 USD



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