Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin w/spade rudder
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 8.50 m
LWL: 7.45 m
S.A. (reported): 44.04 m²
Beam: 3.20 m
Displacement: 3,000 kg
Ballast: 1,000 kg
Max Draft: 1.70 m
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: 30 L


Water: 121 L

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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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 11.19 m
J: 3.35 m
P: 9.24 m
E: 3.12 m
S.A. Fore: 18.76 m²
S.A. Main: 14.44 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 33.20 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 16.28
Est. Forestay Length: 11.68 m

Sailboat Links

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.