Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type: Cat (Marconi)
LOA: 14.40 ft / 4.39 m
LWL: 13.12 ft / 4.00 m
S.A. (reported): 82.00 ft² / 7.62 m²
Beam: 4.92 ft / 1.50 m
Displacement: 155.00 lb / 70 kg
Construction: Wood/FG
First Built: 1978
Designer: P. Milne

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 45.50
Disp: / Len: 30.64
Comfort Ratio: 2.12
Capsize Screening Formula: 3.66
Hull Speed: 4.85 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 230.65 pounds/inch

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Designers: Peter Milne
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Originally commissioned by a German builder for the European market.
Though it received raves for it's sailing performance, it's popularity, from the beginning, was eclipsed by the FINN which had appeared earlier.
The photo here shows the prototype (sailed by the designer).
The sliding seat was done away with on the 'final' production version and a 2 pieced unstayed mast was used. (a la LASER).