Boat Companies Merge
Published on January 4th, 2016
WindRider International and Nickels Boat Works have merged to help offer products and services to the sailing community. Nickels Boat Works, with a 60-plus year history of quality boat building, is the manufacturing division for WindRider and will now build eight models of sailboats, plus import five models of sailing trimarans from Astus in France.
WindRider distributes sailboat parts and accessories and is the exclusive supplier of Nickels Boat Works parts, including parts for Lightning, JY15, Buccaneer, Mutineer, and Rebel.
Nickels Boat Works is a world-renowned builder of one-design sailboats and other fiberglass products. It is the prime supplier of the 19-foot Lightning, whose class has over 15,000 boats built since its introduction, and also builds the JY15, Buccaneer, Rebel and Mutineer.
Innovations at Nickels Boat Works include approved class refinements in hull shape and refined deck layouts resulting in World, Pan American and North American victories. WindRider trimaran models include the WR17, WR16, WRTango; plus Astus trimaran models 16.5, 18.2, 20.2, 22 and 24.