Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Long Keel
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 7.92 m
LWL: 6.48 m
S.A. (reported): 31.31 m²
Beam: 2.49 m
Displacement: 3,084 kg
Ballast: 1,588 kg
Max Draft: 1.17 m
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Lead
First Built: 1975
# Built: 200
Builder: Morris Yachts (USA)/Victoria Marine(UK)
Designer: Chuck Paine

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Yanmar
Model: 1GM
Type: Diesel
HP: 8
Fuel: 57 L


Water: 57 L
Headroom: 1.42 m

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 15.07
Bal. / Displ.: 51.47
Disp: / Len: 316.36
Comfort Ratio: 28.24
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.73
S#: 1.48
Hull Speed: 6.18 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 620.34 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 9.45 m
J: 2.92 m
P: 9.75 m
E: 3.58 m
S.A. Fore: 13.80 m²
S.A. Main: 17.47 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 31.26 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 15.05
Est. Forestay Length: 9.89 m

Sailboat Links

Designers: C. W. (Chuck) Paine
Builders: Morris Yachts
Northshore Yachts (UK)
Associations: Frances 26 Site
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Approximately 100 boats built by Morris Yachts, (USA).
Also available with a cutter rig. Flush deck and full coachroof versions.
Headroom in the full coachroof version is 5.0 ft
Rig measurements above are for the fractional sloop.
Rig measurements for the cutter:
Jib (Yankee) leech = 25.5 ft
Staysail leech = 22 ft.
J = 9.25 ft
P = 30.5 ft
E = 11.75 ft
Another version is called the VICTORIA 26.
According to the designers blog, this was his first design, which he sailed, single handed, to the Newport Boat Show.
Plans for this and many other Paine designs can be purchased on his web site.