Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin w/spade rudder
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 29.33 ft
LWL: 23.00 ft
S.A. (reported): 349.00 ft²
Beam: 8.17 ft
Displacement: 6,500.00 lb
Ballast: 3,000.00 lb
Max Draft: 4.50 ft
Construction: FG
First Built: 1975
# Built: 190
Builder: Hughes Boat Works Ltd. (CAN)
Designer: Howard Hughes

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Universal
Model: Atomic 4
Type: Gas
Fuel: 12 gals


Water: 20 gals

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 16.08
Bal. / Displ.: 46.15
Disp: / Len: 238.50
Comfort Ratio: 24.58
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.75
S#: 2.19
Hull Speed: 6.43 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 671.42 pounds/inch

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3rd ad full width

Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 33.30 ft
J: 11.00 ft
P: 30.20 ft
E: 11.00 ft
S.A. Fore: 183.15 ft²
S.A. Main: 166.10 ft²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 349.25 ft²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 16.09
Est. Forestay Length: 35.07 ft

Sailboat Links

Builders: Hughes Boat Works
Associations: Hughes 29 Site
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Not to be confused with the HUGHES-COLUMBIA 8.7. Thanks to HUGHES 29 owner Dick de Lange for providing the drawings and updated information.
It is thought that nearly 200 of these yachts were built. Dates have been hard to confirm.

Photo courtesy of Adam Hunt.