B-LION

B-LION photo B-LION drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Catamaran Twin Cbrd.
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
20.00 ft / 6.10 m
LWL:
S.A. (reported):
235.00 ft2 / 21.83 m2
Beam:
10.00 ft / 3.05 m
Draft (max):
2.50 ft / 0.76 m
Draft (min):
0.50 ft / 0.15 m
Displacement:
420 lb / 191 kg
Ballast:
S.A./Disp.:
67.13
Bal./Disp.:
Disp./Len.:
Construction:
FG or plywood
Ballast Type:
First Built:
1965
Last Built:
# Built:
190
Builder:
McNair Marine/American Fiberglass Corp. (USA)
Designer:
David & Jerry Hubbard
Website:

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
67.13
Bal./Disp.:
Disp./Len.:

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Notes

This design was submitted to Boating Magazine in 1965 as an IYRU B class doublehander. (Originally called/spelled BEELION.) Plans were available for the home builder but most were built of Fiberglass. It's popularity was soon eclipsed with the introduction of the TORNADO (another B class cat) a few years later. All up weight is from original plans. A series of articles appears in 'Popular Boating', July, 1965, from both a builder and the designers covering the design process and building instructions for amateurs.



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