Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Keel/Cbrd.
Rigging Type: Masthead Yawl
LOA: 40.00 ft / 12.19 m
LWL: 27.50 ft / 8.38 m
S.A. (reported): 650.00 ft² / 60.39 m²
Beam: 11.75 ft / 3.58 m
Displacement: 21,000.00 lb / 9,525 kg
Ballast: 5,000.00 lb / 2,268 kg
Max Draft: 8.42 ft / 2.57 m
Min Draft: 3.92 ft / 1.19 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1957
Builder: Beetle Boat Co./American Boat Building (USA)
Designer: William Tripp Jr,

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 13.72
Bal. / Displ.: 23.81
Disp: / Len: 450.79
Comfort Ratio: 39.02
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.71
Hull Speed: 7.03 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 1,154.56 pounds/inch

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Designers: William H. Tripp Jr.
Builders: Beetle Boat Co.(USA)
Metalmast Marine
Related Sailboats: BLOCK ISLAND 40 (MIGRATOR)
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Based on VITESSE 40, in Holland.
This was first design for fiberglass by Tripp and one of the earliest production fiberglass boats of this size anywhere
Beetle Boat Co. built the first 26 boats.
Later, the molds were aquired by Metalmast Marine. The version they built has a separate spade rudder and reverse transom. (Sometimes referred to as BLOCK ISLAND 40-2) and was built until 1978?.
Re-introduced, on a limited basis, in the early 1980's with a hull similar to the original but with redesigned deck and coach roof.
Thanks to Jerry Packer, owner of Hull No. 1 'Seal', for providing additional information.