Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 12.67 ft
S.A. (reported): 160.00 ft²
Beam: 6.00 ft
Displacement: 150.00 lb
Max Draft: 2.20 ft
Construction: Wood
First Built: 1930
Designer: Alf Harvey/John Spencer

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 90.73
Capsize Screening Formula: 4.52

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Designers: John Spencer
Associations: Idle Along Class of NZ
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One of the the most popular and competitive dinghy classes in New Zealand until the mid-1960s and part of New Zealand sailing history.
Revised design for plywood construction by John Spencer in the 1960's.
Boats also built and raced in Australia.
Main & Jib = 160 sq. ft.
Spinnaker permitted.
Disp. is an estimate.