Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 13.78 ft / 4.20 m
LWL: 13.17 ft / 4.01 m
S.A. (reported): 140.00 ft² / 13.01 m²
Beam: 5.42 ft / 1.65 m
Displacement: 220.00 lb / 100 kg
Max Draft: 3.17 ft / 0.97 m
Min Draft: 0.50 ft / 0.15 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1959
# Built: 56000
Builder: Various
Designer: Christian Maury

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 61.52
Disp: / Len: 42.99
Comfort Ratio: 2.68
Capsize Screening Formula: 3.59
Hull Speed: 4.86 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 255.05 pounds/inch

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One of the most successful sailing dinghies ever. (Only the SUNFISH or LASER can be considered in the same league.)
Originally designed and built by Lanaverre of France. (They built 32,000 according to one source.)
Licenses were later granted to other builders around the world.
In 1996, the International Class agreed to amend the deck layout.
1 Trapeze permitted.
Spinnaker: 97 sq.ft.
There is a 'Club' version of heavier construction and slightly different dimensions.

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