Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Keel/CB & spade rudder
Rigging Type: Cutter
LOA: 12.80 m
LWL: 10.29 m
S.A. (reported): 82.40 m²
Beam: 4.11 m
Displacement: 10,818 kg
Ballast: 4,990 kg
Max Draft: 2.74 m
Min Draft: 1.37 m
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: 424 L


Water: 757 L

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: 16.76 m
J: 5.55 m
P: 14.26 m
E: 5.03 m
S.A. Fore: 46.50 m²
S.A. Main: 35.87 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 82.37 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 17.19
Est. Forestay Length: 17.66 m

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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.