Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Long Keel
Rigging Type: Cutter
LOA: 34.00 ft
LWL: 29.16 ft
S.A. (reported): 676.00 ft²
Beam: 11.00 ft
Displacement: 19,400.00 lb
Ballast: 7,200.00 lb
Max Draft: 5.83 ft
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Iron
First Built: 1974
Last Built: 1979
# Built: 34
Builder: Hans Christian/Union Ship Co.(TAIWAN)
Designer: Robert Perry

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Volvo
Type: Diesel
Fuel: 80 gals


Water: 120 gals

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 15.04
Bal. / Displ.: 37.11
Disp: / Len: 349.29
Comfort Ratio: 40.17
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.64
Hull Speed: 7.24 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 1,146.11 pounds/inch

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Designers: Robert Perry
Builders: Hans Christian Yachts
Associations: Hans Christian Owners Association
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Though relatively few were built, it is the predecessor to another series of boats built in far greater numbers. It is said that before the first HANS CHRISTIAN 34 hit the water, a second set of molds was created for a 'stretched' version, first called the HANS CHRISTIAN 36, and later built as the UNION 36 among other names. Though the 36 foot version is still often considered a Robert Perry design, it was never authorized by him, nor were royalties paid.
Thanks to HANS CHRISTIAN 34 owner Bill Lockwood (and others) for providing updated information.