Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Long Keel
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 34.75 ft / 10.59 m
LWL: 24.08 ft / 7.34 m
S.A. (reported): 544.00 ft² / 50.54 m²
Beam: 9.67 ft / 2.95 m
Displacement: 12,000.00 lb / 5,443 kg
Ballast: 5,300.00 lb / 2,404 kg
Max Draft: 5.08 ft / 1.55 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1967
Last Built: 1969
# Built: 45
Builder: Ericson Yachts (USA)
Designer: Carl Alberg/Bruce King

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Universal
Model: Atomic 4
Type: Gas
HP: 30
Fuel: 26 gals / 98 L


Water: 33 gals / 125 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 16.66
Bal. / Displ.: 44.17
Disp: / Len: 383.68
Comfort Ratio: 33.10
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.69
S#: 1.19
Hull Speed: 6.58 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 832.01 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 41.60 ft / 12.68 m
J: 12.30 ft / 3.75 m
P: 36.00 ft / 10.97 m
E: 16.00 ft / 4.88 m
S.A. Fore: 255.84 ft² / 23.77 m²
S.A. Main: 288.00 ft² / 26.76 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 543.84 ft² / 50.52 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 16.66
Est. Forestay Length: 43.38 ft / 13.22 m

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Designers: Bruce King
Carl Alberg
Builders: Ericson Yachts (USA)
Associations: Ericson Yachts Information
Related Sailboats: ALBERG 35
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There are a number of stories about the origins of the ERICSON 35-1. One has it that the molds for this, the first of all the Ericsons, were purchased from Pearson Yachts.
Another version is quoted below:
"Pearson Yachts decided to discontinue the manufacture of ALBERG 35's at its Sausalito, CA plant. They sent the molds to the San Francisco dump where they weren't broken up, supposedly because the crew stopped to eat lunch. Someone saw them, claimed them, and trucked them down to Orange where they set up a manufacturing facility. Bruce King redesigned the keel, taking out 500 pounds of ballast. He also redesigned the cabin trunk with windows with a shape similar to that of the Columbia's of the period.
Pearson sued Ericson over the hull. They lost. Columbia sued Ericson over the window shape. They won. As a result, later windows had the same general shape but were split in two."
The only thing that can be said for certain is that lines of the ERICSON 35-1 do appear similar to those of the ALBERG 35.
Another, completely different ERICSON 35 was introduced in 1969, designed by King. (Here referred to as the ERICSON 35-2).