Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin w/spade rudder
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 40.20 ft
LWL: 33.85 ft
S.A. (reported): 845.00 ft²
Beam: 12.80 ft
Displacement: 17,636.00 lb
Ballast: 6,614.00 lb
Max Draft: 6.90 ft
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Iron
First Built: 1982
Builder: Beneteau (FRA)
Designer: Jean Berret

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Perkins
Model: 4108
Type: Diesel
HP: 45


Headroom: 6.33 ft

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 20.03
Bal. / Displ.: 37.50
Disp: / Len: 202.99
Comfort Ratio: 25.56
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.97
S#: 2.45
Hull Speed: 7.80 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 1,548.16 pounds/inch

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3rd ad full width

Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 48.25 ft
J: 14.42 ft
P: 42.33 ft
E: 13.83 ft
S.A. Fore: 347.88 ft²
S.A. Main: 292.71 ft²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 640.59 ft²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 15.18
Est. Forestay Length: 50.36 ft

Sailboat Links

Designers: Berret-Racoupeau
Builders: Beneteau
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AKA (in the US) as the BENETEAU 38.
The MOORINGS 38/39 (shoal draft with shorter rig) is similar with some changes to the interior more oriented to the charter trade.
Hull length: 11.75m / 38.55 ft
Reported sail area above includes main + genoa
A number of keel and rig options were available.
Shoal draft 1: 5.5'/1.68m.
Shoal draft 2: 4.9'/1.49.
Taller Rig:
I: 50.20'/15.30m
J: 14.42'/4.39m
P: 44.30'/13.50m
E: 13.83'/4.21m
Tot. SA: 667.11 ft2/61.97 m2

Short rig:
I: 47.00'/14.33m
J: 14.42'/4.40m
P: 42.60'/12.98m
E: 13.83'/ 4.22m
Tot. SA: 633.45ft2/ 58.85m2