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1996 Shaw Riptide 35

San Diego, California


The Riptide 35 is ultra-light, water ballasted planing sailboat that is capable of consistent speeds in excess of 20 knots. Weighing roughly 5500 lbs. and carrying 791 sq/ft upwind sail area, she has one of the highest sail area to displacement ratios you will ever see at 40.6. Downwind sail area is 1604 sq/ft bringing the SA/D to a whopping 80.6! Every system and piece of equipment has been replaced over the last 24 months (see list).

TooLoco was originally “Ripple” designed by Paul Bieker and custom built for Johnathan McKee Olympic sailing medalist. As Ripple, she podium placed in the Pacific Northwest for years and took the class win in her first Pacific Cup outing in 8.5 days averaging close to 260 miles per day! This phenomenal speed ability makes her perfect for the Transpac, Pac Cup and Mexico races. Once planing you are keeping up with the big boats (and correcting on them).

TooLoco is an incredibly nimble boat that is blazing fast off the wind yet holds her own upwind with the help of her sophisticated water ballast system with all of those controls at the helmsman’s fingertips. The water ballast system can also be used downwind for control and extra power when blast reaching.

The Riptide 35 has a spacious and comfortable cockpit, with a convenient smart layout, the main traveler is located just aft of the rudder post and is easily controlled by the helmsman or main trimmer, and the primaries forward. A large flush deck cooler is also centrally located for easy access to water and post-race celebratory beers!

Below decks you will find 6’ headroom throughout, 6’6” bunks port and starboard both fit with Lee cloths, forward is large Comfortable V berth. Located far aft are Port and Starboard quarter berths as well. The interior is open and functional and perfect for a family weekend with an enclosed head and V berth for the kids.

If exhilarating performance is what you’re looking for then look no further than Too Loco. She is in turnkey condition and ready to go!

Serious inquiries to  m: 619.987.7331


Listed by Engel Volkers Yachting Americas

THIS BOAT IS SUBJECT TO AN EXCLUSIVE LISTING AGREEMENT WITH ENGEL VOLKERS YACHTING AMERICAS 619.987.7331 AND IS NOT OFFERED FOR SALE BY MARINERS YACHT & SHIP BROKERAGE, INC.. Mariners Yacht & Ship Brokerage, Inc. is merely providing this information in an effort to represent you as a buyer in the purchase of this vessel.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Too Loco
Make: Shaw
Model: Riptide 35
Year: 1996
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Bieker
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: SHGRT361L956
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Other
Range: 149.6 mi


Length: 35 ft / 10.67 m
Length Overall: 35'3 ft / 10.74 m
Waterline Length: 31'3 ft / 9.53 m
Beam: 11 ft / 3.35 m
Range: 490'10 ft / 149.6 m
Max Draft: 8 ft / 2.44 m
Displacement: 4,700 lb
Bridge Clearance: 55'1 ft / 16.79 m
Dry Weight: 4,700 lb
Ballast: 2,250 lb
Single Berths: 4
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 20D
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 20hp
  • Type: Inboard
Cruising Speed: 6 kn
Maximum Speed: 8 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 25 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 10 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Racers

2020/2021 Restoration + Upgrades
Work completed & equipment purchased since January of 2020:
New paint, deck, hull and interior along with complete nonskid replacement, deck color Whisper Gray, hull color Snow White

New standing rigging entire replacement

Running Rigging entire replacement

All new Harken spin blocks and stoppers
All new Harken 2 speed winches

New custom keel fin and G10 kelp cutter installed by Fitzgerald Racing
New Jaffa rudder bearings with stainless sleeve on rudderstock for strength and smoother
Rebuilt Yanmar SD20 F along with entire wire harness and deck mount full display unit.
Rebuilt saildrive
B&G Hydro 5000 package, all underwater sensors and masthead unit new large twin 9? readout in cockpit with smaller readout at nav table, full GPS antenna.
VHF With AIS along with Hand Held and charging cradle and masthead antenna. ACR EPIRB.
Lithium House and engine starting batteries along with rapid charging system, all installed by Waypoint Racing

REWIRED ENTIRE BOAT, including new engine panel and main battery switches, including new carbon main panel, entire boat rewired by Waypoint Racing of SD
Cabin overhead LED lights w/red night option
NAV lights mast heat Tricolor as well as deck level set and LED stern light
New tiller with new Spinlock extension

Sail Inventory
  • Quantum carbon mainsail new in 2021
  • Quantum A-2 new 2021
  • Quantum 1.5 new 2021
  • Quantum Code Zero, with Harken furler new 2021
  • Quantum genoa new 2022
  • Quantum J3 combo spin staysail new 2022
  • North carbon main 2014 good shape
  • North A-1 good shape
  • A-2 (Pineapple sails) heavy air very good shape
  • North carbon AP J1 excellent shape
  • North older J2 below average shape
  • Quantum main older good shape
  • Quantum Dacron delivery main
  • Misc. older spinnakers
Additional work + equipment
New Jib tracks and blocks along with all adjustment hardware, re-bedded and mounted with G-10 backing plates
New spinnaker blocks, along with carbon deck protector plates
New backstay custom built with easy tension “on” system
All new Spinlock halyard clutches
All new turning blocks at mast base
All new Harken deck hardware replaced and re-bedded
Assym pole butt end fit with a snug system to secure aft end of pole in a fixed position to eliminate pole bounce Fitzgerald Racing
New holding tank and new plumbing along with replaced head pump
New lifelines
Lifeline stanchions - first two replaced with jib roller and all stanchion removed and re-bedded
New lifeline covers
New stern lifeline out of spectra
Mast and boom painted
New Windex
New ballast pumps and wiring and engineering for quick fill
New ballast tank water transfer system
New ballast tank water dump system
New cockpit compass
All new interior cushions including foam higher quality foam

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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