Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 4.27 m
S.A. (reported): 11.15 m²
Beam: 1.52 m
Displacement: 367 kg
Max Draft: 1.37 m
Min Draft: 0.22 m
Construction: Wood and GRP
First Built: 1939
Builder: Nunn and Robertson's Boatyard
Designer: George O'Brien Kennedy

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 22.13
Capsize Screening Formula: 2.15

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Designers: George O'Brien Kennedy
Builders: Robertson and Sons Ltd.
Associations: IDRA 14 class ASSOCIATION
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Kennedy built the prototype in 1939. Production, however, did not begin until 1946.
Initial builders included both Nunn and Robertson's Boatyard. However, two builders emerged who accounted for many of the future boats, these were James Kearney and Sons, East Wall who built many of the Dublin boats and DBL. DBL consisted of three prominent shipwrights Jack O’Driscoll, George Bushe and Dick Leonard working from a small stone shed in Ringaskiddy.