For Sale – Bieker 650 – Ghost Rider’

$65 000 USD

 

 

‘Ghost Rider’ was designed and engineered by Paul Bieker from Bieker Yacht Design,

for Phil Jameson to race in the front row of the grid with the New Zealand

Sportsboat fleet.

Paul had previously designed the very successful Bieker 765 ‘Helter Skelter’, also for

Phil in 2003 She still enjoys some fantastic results within the current fleet after 16

years of sailing.

 

Construction

The build is entirely from carbon fiber and nomex.

The hull was moulded using female carbon tooling, produced by Core Composites Ltd in

New Zealand. Famous for the construction of 2 (x) winning Americas’s Cup multi-hull yachts

for Oracle Team USA.

Larger panels including hull shell and deck were built from pre-impregnated carbon fiber

while taping and detailing was wet laminate.

All wet laminate taping has been vacuumed, resulting in great consolidation and reduction

in excess resins.

 

Rig

The mast, boom and bowsprit are supplied by C-Tech Ltd in New Zealand.

A joint at spreader #1, allows the mast to be split into 2 pieces to allow better storage.

These sections nest well into the cockpit for consolidated packing.

All control lines and halyards are built by Gottifredi Maffioli in Italy. The standing rigging is

PBO (polybenzoxazole) fiber, encased in an SK78 braided jacket.

Spreaders are tapered carbon fiber, laminated to the mast tube.

The boom is a rectangular section to provided better stiffness from the high vang loads.

Bowsprit is a tapered laminate, built on a 100mm mandrel.

 

Keel fin

The Carbon fiber fin is female moulded using vacuumed standard modulus wet laminated

carbon fiber.

Internal shear web is douglas fir timber encased in a carbon wrap. 80kg Core-cell foam is

used in the leading and trailing edges. Leading edge is taped to avoid splitting.

Keel fin has a square truck to allow a ‘machine fit’ within the centreboard case.

The fin is locked in place using 2 (x) CS M12 fasteners.

Bulb is cast from a CNC cut plug. Finished bulb weight is 120kg

Keel and bulb are painted with durapox and have a wet-sanded finish.

 

Rudder #1

This complete rudder assembly carries an adjustable hydrofoil

measuring 1600mm in width

Rudder #2

This complete rudder assembly carries an adjustable hydrofoil

measuring 1120mm in width

Rudder #3

This is a conventional rudder. No hydrofoil, designed for sailing in

lighter breeze.

All rudders are identical construction. Vacuumed wet laminate carbon fiber with shearweb

and core-cell foam. Built from female tooling.

All rudders are painted with durapox and have a wet-sanded finish.

 

Sails

  • North Sails 3DL Mainsail with glass battens
  • North Sails 3Di Mainsail with carbon C-Tech battens
  • North Sails 3DL #1 Jib
  • North Sails 3Di #1 Jib
  • North Sails Panelled #2 jib
  • 2 (x) AP Gennakers

 

Additional Information

Since launching, Ghost Rider has had several upgrades including:

  • Addition of self-tacking jib
  • Vang set-up changed from push to pull
  • Addition of double ratcheted plinth and cleat for kite sheets
  • Addition of Cuban fiber drop sock
  • Additional foot loops on the racks
  • New stiffer standing rigging
  • New custom road trailer with retractable draw bar
  • Tacking velocitek instrumentation
  • New full boat cover. Used once

 

Notable Information

  • Yacht has been stored under cover her entire life
  • The yacht sails with a crew of 4 people on trapezes.
  • Foil adjustment is made by twisting the tiller extension. This is attached to a control lever on the top of the rudder.
  • Gennaker has a 3 patch set-up for using the drop sock.
  • Keel fin is lifted and lowered using a purchase system attached to the main halyard.
  • Jib sheeting is controlled from a flipflop block mounted center cockpit.
  • Prod and tack out are controlled with 1 single rope.
  • Gennaker halyard and retrieval line are endless
  • Battens have adjustable rocket tensioners.
  • Cockpit is covered with 3mm embossed SeaDek.
  • Vang and Cunningham are controlled from the fwd trapezing location.
  • Boat fits inside a 40’ container
  • Removeable outboard motor bracket on rudder gantry. Mercury 3.3HP outboard motor included.
  • Racks have 50mm square dyneema tramps.
  • All deck hardware is Harken.

Asking Price: USD$65,000

 

Phil Jameson

Email

+642102567130

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