Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Catamaran Twin Cbrd.
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 20.00 ft / 6.10 m
S.A. (reported): 235.00 ft² / 21.83 m²
Beam: 10.00 ft / 3.05 m
Displacement: 420.00 lb / 191 kg
Max Draft: 2.50 ft / 0.76 m
Min Draft: 0.50 ft / 0.15 m
Construction: FG or plywood
First Built: 1965
# Built: 190
Builder: McNair Marine/American Fiberglass Corp. (USA)
Designer: David & Jerry Hubbard

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S.A. / Displ.: 67.13

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Designers: David & Jerry Hubbard
Builders: American Fiberglass Corp.
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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.