Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Long keel w/trans. hung rudder
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 26.00 ft / 7.92 m
LWL: 19.83 ft / 6.04 m
S.A. (reported): 313.00 ft² / 29.08 m²
Beam: 8.00 ft / 2.44 m
Displacement: 5,062.00 lb / 2,296 kg
Ballast: 2,646.00 lb / 1,200 kg
Max Draft: 4.00 ft / 1.22 m
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Lead
First Built: 1968
Last Built: 1973
Builder: Normand Boatyard (UK)
Designer: Ian L. Anderson

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Saab
Type: Gas

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 17.04
Bal. / Displ.: 52.27
Disp: / Len: 289.81
Comfort Ratio: 22.61
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.87
Hull Speed: 5.97 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 566.84 pounds/inch

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Designers: Ian Anderson
Related Sailboats: HURLEY 27
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Ian Anderson was asked by Normand Boatyard to re-work his earlier SIRIUS design for GRP construction. The first boat produced was given the name BOWMAN. The molding was carried out by the Monachorum Manufacturing company. Eleven boats were built by the Normand Boatyard before the rights were sold to their then agents Larry Baker and Alan Hallett of Emsworth Marine Sales. Some were also built at Emsworth Shipyard.
Later, with some modifications, (longer coachroof and more freeboard) this design became the HURLEY 27.