Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Catamaran Twin Dbrd.
Rigging Type: Cat (rotating spar)
LOA: 5.49 m
LWL: 5.43 m
S.A. (reported): 13.94 m²
Beam: 2.29 m
Displacement: 67 kg
Max Draft: 0.91 m
Min Draft: 0.15 m
Construction: Wood/FG
First Built: 1966
Designer: Graham Johnston

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 86.21
Disp: / Len: 11.58
Hull Speed: 5.66 kn

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Australian designed 'A' class that trounced the competition at the 1967 IYRU selection trails for a new single handed catamaran. Almost immediately it was granted international status and licenses were granted to a number of builders around the world. However, the class never achieved any wide spread popularity and the International designation was withdrawn in 1973.