Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin w/spade rudder
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 27.89 ft
LWL: 24.44 ft
S.A. (reported): 474.00 ft²
Beam: 10.50 ft
Displacement: 6,614.00 lb
Ballast: 2,205.00 lb
Max Draft: 5.58 ft
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Iron
First Built: 1984
Last Built: 1988
# Built: 313
Builder: Kirie (FRA)
Designer: Philippe Briand

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Volvo
Type: Diesel
Fuel: 8 gals


Water: 32 gals

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 21.59
Bal. / Displ.: 33.34
Disp: / Len: 202.26
Comfort Ratio: 17.51
Capsize Screening Formula: 2.24
S#: 2.59
Hull Speed: 6.62 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 916.93 pounds/inch

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3rd ad full width

Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 36.72 ft
J: 11.00 ft
P: 30.33 ft
E: 10.25 ft
S.A. Fore: 201.96 ft²
S.A. Main: 155.44 ft²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 357.40 ft²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 16.28
Est. Forestay Length: 38.33 ft

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Designers: Philippe Briand
Builders: Kirie (FRA)
Associations: Half Ton Class
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Derived from prototype "Free Lance", winner of the Half-ton cup in 1983. At least 3 different rigs (masthead and fractional) were available. It is thought that the FEELING 850, ELITE 29 & 30 are based on the same hull design/tooling.