Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Long keel w/trans. hung rudder
Rigging Type: Gaff head Ketch
LOA: 32.00 ft / 9.75 m
LWL: 27.50 ft / 8.38 m
S.A. (reported): 588.00 ft² / 54.63 m²
Beam: 11.00 ft / 3.35 m
Displacement: 19,000.00 lb / 8,618 kg
Max Draft: 5.50 ft / 1.68 m
Construction: Wood
First Built: 1924
Last Built: 1926
# Built: 4
Builder: Chute & Bixby (USA)
Designer: William Atkin

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 13.26
Disp: / Len: 407.86
Comfort Ratio: 41.75
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.65
Hull Speed: 7.03 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 1,080.87 pounds/inch

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Designers: Colin Archer
William Atkin
Related Sailboats: THISTLE 31
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(Atkin design # 144)
Though only a handful were were built, (in the 1920's) to the original plans, this became one of Atkins most influential designs.
The best known boat, said to be based on the ERIC design is Robin Knox-Johnston's 'Suhaili', which made the first single handed non-stop voyage around the world.