Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin w/spade rudder
Rigging Type: Cutter
LOA: 19.78 ft / 6.03 m
LWL: 17.52 ft / 5.34 m
S.A. (reported): 208.00 ft² / 19.32 m²
Beam: 5.25 ft / 1.60 m
Displacement: 785.00 lb / 356 kg
Max Draft: 3.74 ft / 1.14 m
Construction: Wood (clinker)
Ballast Type: Iron
First Built: 1952
Last Built: 1998
# Built: 40
Designer: Jack Laurent Giles

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 39.17
Disp: / Len: 65.17
Comfort Ratio: 7.31
Capsize Screening Formula: 2.28
Hull Speed: 5.61 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 328.65 pounds/inch

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Designers: Jack Laurent Giles
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Based on the earlier 'Sopranino' (1950).
(The original Sopranino is on display at the Maritime Museum on the Isle of Wight UK)
Thanks to Jan Dirks for providing updated information. The photo is of his own BARCHETTA which is the last one built.
The designer is said to have sailed an open version of the BARCHETTA which was the only boat he ever owned.