Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 4.82 m
LWL: 4.27 m
S.A. (reported): 11.15 m²
Beam: 1.55 m
Displacement: 130 kg
Max Draft: 0.91 m
Min Draft: 0.28 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1959
Builder: Holliday Yachts (USA)
Designer: Robert F. Matteson

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 44.27
Disp: / Len: 46.53
Comfort Ratio: 3.48
Capsize Screening Formula: 3.09
Hull Speed: 5.01 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 254.12 pounds/inch

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Fiberglass trailerable dinghy built at Long Island, NY (USA) for a very short time. (probably less than 100 were built.)
A unique feature, mentioned in the sales literature is the 'inboard rudder and modified skeg. Since we have never seen a COTTONTAIL, it's hard to see how this was implemented. (this photo which is from 'Sailboats of North America' by F. Blanchard, (1962) is the only PHOTO we have ever seen of a COTTONTAIL.)