The Bridges Point 24 (BP24) is a 24-foot sloop rigged sailboat, designed by Joel White and built in Brooklin, Maine by Wade Dow at the Bridges Point Boatyard. Since 1984, over 80 were built by Wade and his son Forrest. A few years ago, Wade sold the mold for the hull to The Bridges Point Boat Company of Bar Harbor, Maine. Click Here to reach Bill Wright about a new BP24 sailboat.

The Bridges Point 24 Sailing Club is an informal group of sailors dedicated to the preservation of the fleet and the sailing and maintenance of this beautiful boat. Most of the sailboats are still their home waters of the Gulf of Maine. These fine boats can also be found coast to coast and in places like Colorado, Minnesota, Vermont and Canada. You are welcome to join our club.

BP24 Sailing Club Members can access the Bridges Point 24 Fleet Directory. It’s a great way to identify boats and meet your fellow BP24 sailors. Our Club Directory is password protected. It’s for BP24 club members only and is not published online. Names and email addresses are updated occasionally.

This website and BP24 Fleet activities are not-for-profit, volunteer run and just for fun. We sponsor the annual “homecoming regatta” in or near Brooklin, Maine on last Sunday of July.

We’re always looking for more history, stories and pictures about the Bridges Point 24 sailboat. We are hoping to locate some of the articles published in magazines, newspapers and books about this boat, its’ creators, builders and sailors. Or write your own story and send it to us! You can submit stuff here. We will archive everything and put lots of it up on this website.

We love receiving photos or videos of Bridges Point 24 sailboats! Ask questions, get directions, post pictures and stories of your adventures on our Forum for other sailors to see, enjoy and respond to.

Please let us know how we can improve this website and Happy Sails To You!

From your 2017 BP24 Sailing Club volunteers,

Alan Chesney, Commodore  &  Stephen Strand



Joel White Design No. 24 (1984)

LOA:          24’0”
LWL:           18’8”
BEAM:         7’6”
DRAFT:       3’5”
LEAD:         2100 lbs.
DISPL:         3944 lbs.
SAIL AREA:     278 sq. ft.
 Main:        178 sq. ft.
 Jib:            100 sq. ft.


“If a man must be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most.”
– E.B. White