Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin w/spade rudder
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 8.23 m
LWL: 6.48 m
S.A. (reported): 32.05 m²
Beam: 2.84 m
Displacement: 3,311 kg
Ballast: 1,406 kg
Max Draft: 1.22 m
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Iron
First Built: 1978
Last Built: 1980
Builder: Hughes Boatworks Ltd. (CAN)
Designer: Alan Payne

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Yanmar
Model: 2QM
Type: Diesel
Fuel: 83 L


Water: 341 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 14.72
Bal. / Displ.: 42.47
Disp: / Len: 339.62
Comfort Ratio: 25.07
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.93
Hull Speed: 6.18 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 708.41 pounds/inch

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Designers: Alan Payne
Builders: Hughes Boat Works
Related Sailboats: COLUMBIA 8.3
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Thanks to Jack Gutter for making the connection to the COLUMBIA 8.3.
Not to be confused with a much earlier HUGHES 27 (1968?) designed by Howard Hughes.