Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Keel/CB & spade rudder
Rigging Type: Cutter
LOA: 42.00 ft
LWL: 33.75 ft
S.A. (reported): 887.00 ft²
Beam: 13.50 ft
Displacement: 23,850.00 lb
Ballast: 11,000.00 lb
Max Draft: 9.00 ft
Min Draft: 4.50 ft
Construction: FG
First Built: 1983
# Built: 10
Builder: Ft. Myers Yacht & Ship (USA)
Designer: Ted Brewer

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Ford
Type: Diesel
HP: 90
Fuel: 112 gals


Water: 200 gals

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 17.20
Bal. / Displ.: 46.12
Disp: / Len: 276.96
Comfort Ratio: 31.79
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.88
S#: 1.95
Hull Speed: 7.78 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 1,628.00 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 55.00 ft
J: 18.20 ft
P: 46.80 ft
E: 16.50 ft
S.A. Fore: 500.50 ft²
S.A. Main: 386.10 ft²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 886.60 ft²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 17.19
Est. Forestay Length: 57.93 ft

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Designers: Edward S. Brewer
Builders: Ft. Myers Yacht & Shipbuilding (USA)
Related Sailboats: BREWER 44
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The design for the BREWER 12.8 was commissioned by several members of the Knickerbocker Yacht Club of Manhasset Bay, NY. and based on the WHITBY 42.
Also called BREWER 42. A later variant was the BREWER 44 from the same builder.
Thanks to Jeff H. for providing corrections and photo.