Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Long Keel
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 30.25 ft / 9.22 m
LWL: 21.67 ft / 6.61 m
S.A. (reported): 410.00 ft² / 38.09 m²
Beam: 8.75 ft / 2.67 m
Displacement: 9,000.00 lb / 4,082 kg
Ballast: 3,300.00 lb / 1,497 kg
Max Draft: 4.25 ft / 1.30 m
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Iron
First Built: 1962
Last Built: 1987
# Built: 700
Builder: Whitby Boat Works Ltd. (CAN)
Designer: Carl Alberg

KLSC Leaderboard

KLSC Leaderboard

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Universal
Model: Atomic 4
Type: Gas
HP: 30
Fuel: 15 gals / 57 L


Water: 30 gals / 114 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 15.21
Bal. / Displ.: 36.67
Disp: / Len: 394.84
Comfort Ratio: 31.90
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.69
S#: 1.06
Hull Speed: 6.24 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 677.51 pounds/inch

calculation mobile

2 nd ad half width

3rd ad full width

Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 36.00 ft / 10.97 m
J: 10.50 ft / 3.20 m
P: 31.00 ft / 9.45 m
E: 14.25 ft / 4.34 m
S.A. Fore: 189.00 ft² / 17.56 m²
S.A. Main: 220.88 ft² / 20.52 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 409.88 ft² / 38.08 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 15.21
Est. Forestay Length: 37.50 ft / 11.43 m

Sailboat Links

Designers: Carl Alberg
Builders: Whitby Boat Works Ltd. (CAN)
Associations: Alberg 30 Site
Download Boat Record:


During it's long production run, the Alberg 30 was fitted with a number of different engines for auxilary power inluding (in approximate order):
Gray Marine Gas 22hp
Universal Atomic 4 Gas 30hp
Bukh (single cyl) Diesel 12hp
Volvo Penta MD7A Diesel
Volvo 2002 Diesel

Earlier versions of the ALBERG 30 have a laminated wood mast brace and no liner. Decks are masonite cored and drain directly overboard under the toe rail. These boats have an upright icebox accessible from both the cabin and the cockpit.

Newer boats have an aluminum mast brace enclosed inside a molded fiberglass liner. Their decks are balsa cored and drain through hoses to the cockpit scupper drains. A molded fiberglass pan forms the cabin sole and the support for the furniture. The icebox is top-loading.

There are also a few transition boats that share characteristics of both.
More detailed information can be found at the site listed above.
Thanks to the author of the aforementioned site, George Dinwiddie, for his assistance with this and other subjects.)
Basic dimensions from builders brochure (circa 1967.)

Photo courtesy of Adam Hunt.