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BES 1/2 TON
Elvstrom 1/2 ton ('Bes') drawing on sailboatdata.com

Hull Type:  Fin with rudder on skeg Rig Type:  Fractional Sloop
LOA:  31.50' / 9.60m LWL:  24.00' / 7.32m
Beam:  10.30' / 3.14m Listed SA:  349 ft2 / 32.42 m2
Draft (max.)  5.67' / 1.73m Draft (min.)  
Displacement:  6800 lbs./ 3084 kgs. Ballast:  3130 lbs. / 1420 kgs.
Sail Area/Disp.1:  15.61 Bal./Disp.:  46.04% Disp./Len.:  219.60
Designer:  Paul Elvstrm
Builder:  Chantier Gouteron (FRA)
Construction:  FG Bal. type:  
First Built:  1972 Last Built:   # Built:  
RIG AND SAIL PARTICULARS  KEY
I(IG):  34.25' / 10.44m J:  11.12' / 3.39m
P:  34.12' / 10.40m E:  9.30' / 2.83m
PY:   EY:  
ISP:   SPL/TPS:  
SA(Fore.):  190.43 ft2 / 17.69 m2 SA(Main):  158.66 ft2 / 14.74 m2
Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles):   349.09 ft2 / 32.43 m2
Sail Area/Disp.2:  15.61 Est. Forestay Length.:  36.01' / 10.98m
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Gouteron (Chantier) (FRA)
DESIGNER
More about & boats designed by:   Paul Elvstrm
More about & boats designed by:   Jan Kjrulff
RELATED LINKS
  Half Ton Class  sailboatdata.com/view_url.asp?id=661
NOTES
AKA ELVSTRON 1/2 TON. Based on 'Bes', winner of Int. Half Ton Cup of 1972 - (held at Mastrand, DEN, sailed by Paul Elvstrom.)
Boats with more conventional decks, (with or without coachroof) such as ELVSTROM 32, BLUE DANE 32, BLUE LETH 32 seem to all have derived from this hull design.
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