Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Pram (Centerboard)
Rigging Type: Cat (Marconi)
LOA: 2.90 m
S.A. (reported): 4.55 m²
Beam: 1.74 m
Displacement: 68 kg
Max Draft: 0.40 m
Min Draft: 0.13 m
Construction: Plywood/single chine
First Built: 1957
Builder: Bill Dodds Boats (USA)
Designer: R. T. Miller

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S.A. / Displ.: 27.79
Capsize Screening Formula: 4.29

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Designed for the DIY builder or could be ordered from Bill Dodds Boats,SC, USA, for less than $400.
Captain Richard T. Miller, of the Ship Design Division, Bureau of Ships, U.S.N, was the designer. His plans sold for $10.
It received and endorsement by 'Yachting' editor, Bob Bavier and was included in 'Sailboat Classes of North America' of 1961, but it's thought that fewer than 50 were built.