CBTF Technology

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CBTF Technology
IndustryMarine Technology
FoundedSan Diego, USA (1991 (1991))
FounderMatt Brown, Bill Burns, Alberto Calderon, Peter Isler, Chuck Robinson
San Diego
United States of America

CBTF Technology is the patent holder of canting keel technology[2] used in the design of some notable racing yachts in recent years, including Wild Oats XI and Alfa Romeo. The company licenses its canting ballast, twin foil technology to yacht designers who choose to incorporate it into their designs.



  • Isler, J.J.; Isler, Peter (2006). Sailing for Dummies (2 ed.). Hoboken, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons. p. 400. ISBN 9781118052914.
  • Robinson, Charles (2004). "CBTF sailing yacht main engine drive system". Patent number: 6951180. Google Patents. Retrieved 19 December 2012.