Another new International 14 is the Killing 3 from Steve Killing building in Toronto, Canada. This new design is also targeted to be sailing for the 2011 season and will be produced in volume. Also just about to hit the water is the new Paul Bieker design update of his International 14. Bieker lists his goals for the new B6 design as follows: 1. to increase pointing ability by reducing drag, both above and below the water and 2. to reduce cost.
The boat is being called the B6-H2 and it is built by Kris Henderson. The project is intended to result in a boat which is easier to sail than the B5, equally as fast or faster, highly durable and more affordable than new boats currently available. Joe Bersch got the boat on the water in March but it is now back in the shop for some rework
On the I-14 Forum Joe Bersch - There are firm quotes available from Kris Henderson. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He and Kim will be happy to help you. The following prices are to the best of my knowledge and subject to their confirmation. A bare hull with racks is $18,500, including designer royalty to Paul Bieker. It is ala carte from there with an all up boat, less sails around $27,500 F.O.B. Seattle, I believe.
The new mast is getting an upgrade of new carbon spreaders, up higher on the mast,lowers attached up higher, (in the g-nav zone.) and ajusted further aft on the hull...
My report on the hull after spending the weekend on pro photo girl, Rene'e Speak's photo boat, I got to see the boat from the best view you can imagine. The new hull is truly amazing! To watch it go through the water with master sailors like Joe B. and Derick V. at the reins was amazing, with the bow profile and min rocker the boat would knife through the wave like it wasn't even there. The fullness aft made the boat faster of the wind and easer to control in the tack and jibe. all in all a great debut.
1184 is nearly finished, then it is on to Hull numbers 2 and 3. I expect there will be more orders soon. Reserve your spot now.
29 March 2011 18:43