Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 16.00 ft / 4.88 m
LWL: 14.83 ft / 4.52 m
S.A. (reported): 141.00 ft² / 13.10 m²
Beam: 6.08 ft / 1.85 m
Displacement: 385.00 lb / 175 kg
Max Draft: 3.83 ft / 1.17 m
Min Draft: 0.67 ft / 0.20 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1968
Builder: CL Sailboats (CAN)
Designer: Ian Proctor / Graham Dodd / George Blanchard

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 42.68
Disp: / Len: 52.70
Comfort Ratio: 3.54
Capsize Screening Formula: 3.35
Hull Speed: 5.16 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 322.17 pounds/inch

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Builders: C&L Boatworks
Related Sailboats: WAYFARER
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CL = Croce & Lofthouse.

The following is from an article "C & L Boatworks - Everything That’s Old Is New Again!" by Andy Adams in Boating Industry Canada...

"In the 1950s in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Henry Croce and Ken Lofthouse [the C and L in C&L] were the importers of a sailboat called the Wayfarer which was made out of wood and built in the UK. In the late 60s, there was a strike and the supply of Wayfarers was cut off. Croce and Lofthouse were temporarily left without a business so they created a new 16 foot sailboat in fibreglass to replace the wooden Wayfarer; hence the CL16 was born in all fibreglass construction."

There was a bit of controversy here as the CL 16 is identical in shape of wetted hull and sail plan to the Wayfarer, but has an altered cockpit. This is why we have included Ian Proctor in the role of designer above.