Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Pram (Daggerboard)
Rigging Type: Cat (Marconi)
LOA: 8.00 ft / 2.44 m
S.A. (reported): 48.00 ft² / 4.46 m²
Beam: 4.00 ft / 1.22 m
Displacement: 88.00 lb / 40 kg
Max Draft: 1.50 ft / 0.46 m
Construction: Plywood
First Built: 1988
# Built: 600
Builder: Amateur built from plans
Designer: John Spencer/Peter Tait

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 38.83
Capsize Screening Formula: 3.60

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Sailboat Links

Designers: John Spencer
Associations: Firebug dinghy
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From class web site:
"Over 1250 planpacks have gone to more than 35 countries. More than 600 of the small sailing dinghy have been successfully amateur built."

"Two friends, well known New Zealand designer John Spencer and Peter Tait are responsible for the Firebug. The idea was to come up with a small boat which could be home built at low cost..."

Postal Address:

Firebug Yachts
PO Box 47 042
Ponsonby, Auckland 1144, New Zealand

Physical Address:

40 John Street
Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand

Phone +64 9 360 1076
Fax +64 9 360 1076