BEETLE CAT

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Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type:
Gaff head Cat
LOA:
12.33 ft / 3.76 m
LWL:
11.67 ft / 3.56 m
Beam:
6.08 ft / 1.85 m
S.A. (reported):
140.00 ft2 / 13.01 m2
Draft (max):
2.00 ft / 0.61 m
Draft (min):
0.50 ft / 0.15 m
Displacement:
450 lb / 204 kg
S.A./Disp.:
38.19
Disp./Len.:
126.40
Construction:
Wood or FG
First Built:
1921
# Built:
3600
Builder:
Beetle, Inc. (USA)
Designer:
John Beetle

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
38.19
Disp./Len.:
126.40
Comfort Ratio:
5.29
Capsize Screening Formula:
3.18

Notes

The 'authentic' BEETLE CAT is a strict one-design class and built of wood.
After World War II, Carl Beetle, son of the designer, passed the rights for construction of the original Beetle Cat Boats to the Concordia Company.
As of 2014 it was being built solely by the Beetle Boat Shop. (Beetle Cat Inc.)
There are, and have been, numerous boats modeled after the original BEETLE CAT, of fiberglass and other methods of construction. (In the US and elsewhere.)

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