Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type: Cat (Marconi)
LOA: 11.50 ft / 3.51 m
LWL: 11.50 ft / 3.51 m
S.A. (reported): 72.00 ft² / 6.69 m²
Beam: 4.58 ft / 1.40 m
Displacement: 150.00 lb / 68 kg
Max Draft: 3.00 ft / 0.91 m
Min Draft: 0.20 ft / 0.06 m
Construction: Wood/FG
First Built: 1946
Builder: O'Day Corp. (USA)
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 40.83
Disp: / Len: 44.03
Comfort Ratio: 2.65
Capsize Screening Formula: 3.45
Hull Speed: 4.54 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 188.20 pounds/inch

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Designers: Sparkman & Stephens
Builders: O'Day Corp.
Associations: Interclub Dinghy Class
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First boats were built of molded plywood by the Zephyr Boat Co., under the auspices of Larchmont Yacht Club (USA). Later built of FG by Dodson Plastic Corp. and sold by O'Day. Still raced as a 'frostbiting' dinghy with fleets on the east coast USA.