Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin Keel w/bulb
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 25.67 ft
LWL: 20.00 ft
S.A. (reported): 338.00 ft²
Beam: 8.50 ft
Displacement: 2,600.00 lb
Ballast: 1,050.00 lb
Max Draft: 4.50 ft
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Lead
First Built: 1996
# Built: 375
Builder: Precision Sailboat Works (USA)
Designer: Jim Taylor

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 28.67
Bal. / Displ.: 40.38
Disp: / Len: 145.09
Comfort Ratio: 10.70
Capsize Screening Formula: 2.48
Hull Speed: 5.99 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 607.43 pounds/inch

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Designers: Jim Taylor
Builders: Precision Boat Works
Waterline Systems LLC
Associations: Colgate 26
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Originally commissioned and developed by Steve and Doris Colgate for use at their sailing schools.
A number have also been sold to US Coast Guard, US Navy, and Maine Maritime Academies for both instruction and intercollegiate competition.
Waterline Systems became the Colgate 26 builder in 2020.
A shoal draft version is also available:
Draft: 3.5'
Disp.: 2800 lbs.
Bal.: 1250 lbs.
Prior to 2005, sail area was reported as 283 sqft.