Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin w/spade rudder
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 29.00 ft
LWL: 24.00 ft
S.A. (reported): 422.00 ft²
Beam: 9.25 ft
Displacement: 8,000.00 lb
Ballast: 3,350.00 lb
Max Draft: 4.50 ft
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Lead
First Built: 1968
Last Built: 1974
# Built: 624
Builder: Jensen Marine (USA)
Designer: William Lapworth

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Universal
Model: Atomic 4
Type: Gas
HP: 30
Fuel: 20 gals


Water: 20 gals

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 16.93
Bal. / Displ.: 41.88
Disp: / Len: 258.35
Comfort Ratio: 25.04
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.85
S#: 2.09
Hull Speed: 6.56 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 793.23 pounds/inch

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3rd ad full width

Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 37.00 ft
J: 12.33 ft
P: 31.67 ft
E: 12.25 ft
S.A. Fore: 228.11 ft²
S.A. Main: 193.98 ft²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 422.09 ft²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 16.94
Est. Forestay Length: 39.00 ft
Mast Height from DWL: 41.00 ft

Sailboat Links

Designers: C. William Lapworth
Builders: Bangor Punta Corp.
Calgan Marine Ltd. (CAN)
Jensen Marine/Cal Boats
Products: The Sail Warehouse
Related Sailboats: CAL 2-29
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The CAL 29 was one of this builders most popular models.
The CAL 2-29, introduced somewhat later, was the same boat but with a number of extra features that came as standard equipment. (see CAL 2-29 for more details.) It appears that, for a time, both versions were being built simultaneously. Including both versions, more than 1000 were built.
Special thanks to CAL 2-29 owner David Burnham for providing the information that finally solved this mystery.