Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 31.58 ft / 9.63 m
LWL: 23.00 ft / 7.01 m
S.A. (reported): 495.00 ft² / 45.99 m²
Beam: 10.13 ft / 3.09 m
Displacement: 11,260.00 lb / 5,107 kg
Max Draft: 5.00 ft / 1.52 m
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Iron
First Built: 1957
Last Built: 1974
Builder: American Boatbuilding Corp./Metalmast Marine
Designer: William Tripp Jr.

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 15.82
Disp: / Len: 413.15
Comfort Ratio: 31.14
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.81
S#: 1.01
Hull Speed: 6.43 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 832.50 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 39.25 ft / 11.96 m
J: 12.00 ft / 3.66 m
P: 34.42 ft / 10.49 m
E: 15.00 ft / 4.57 m
S.A. Fore: 235.50 ft² / 21.88 m²
S.A. Main: 258.15 ft² / 23.98 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 493.65 ft² / 45.86 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 15.78
Est. Forestay Length: 41.04 ft / 12.51 m

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Designers: William H. Tripp Jr.
Builders: Beetle Boat Co.(USA)
Metalmast Marine
Related Sailboats: PACESHIP 32 (TRIPP)
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Though the photo is poor, it shows the GALAXY 32 as the first example of the 'gun turret'/flush deck used by the designer on a number of later boats (though a standard coach roof was also offered).
It is likely that the first boats were made by Beetle Boats of RI (. (became part of American Boatbuilding Corp. -1958?)
These molds were sold to Metalmast Marine in CT that turned out 5 more boats. The last known hull was delivered in 1974. All in all, the GALAXY 32 was built in very small numbers.
Some time later, Paceship Yachts of Canada used this same tooling to build the PACESHIP 32/TRIPP 32. (Similar to the GALAXY but with a more traditional extended coach roof, a modified keel, among other changes.)