Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin w/spade rudder
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 8.51 m
LWL: 7.19 m
S.A. (reported): 34.00 m²
Beam: 2.84 m
Displacement: 2,087 kg
Ballast: 798 kg
Max Draft: 1.68 m
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Lead
First Built: 1976
# Built: 36
Builder: Dennis Choate (USA)
Designer: Scott Kaufman

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 21.23
Bal. / Displ.: 38.26
Disp: / Len: 156.63
Comfort Ratio: 14.59
Capsize Screening Formula: 2.25
S#: 3.80
Hull Speed: 6.51 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 786.09 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 10.21 m
J: 3.11 m
P: 10.52 m
E: 3.35 m
S.A. Fore: 15.87 m²
S.A. Main: 17.63 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 33.50 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 20.92
Est. Forestay Length: 10.67 m

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Designers: Scott Kaufman
Builders: Dencho Marine
Associations: Choate CF 27 Owners
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The name depended on region. The CF 27 moniker was used primarily in So. Cal, where the boat’s were built. Most other regions – PNW, Gulf Coast, East Coast – use the Choate 27 name
A Vire inboard engine was advertised as an option.
Thanks to Chris Winnard for updates, photo and drawing.