Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 15.50 ft / 4.72 m
LWL: 14.00 ft / 4.27 m
S.A. (reported): 128.00 ft² / 11.89 m²
Beam: 4.50 ft / 1.37 m
Displacement: 180.00 lb / 82 kg
Max Draft: 3.67 ft / 1.12 m
Min Draft: 0.33 ft / 0.10 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1968
# Built: 40
Builder: Lakeland Plastics (UK)
Designer: Jack Holt

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 64.29
Disp: / Len: 29.28
Comfort Ratio: 2.59
Capsize Screening Formula: 3.19
Hull Speed: 5.01 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 225.11 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

Mast Height from DWL: 19.33 ft / 5.89 m

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Designers: Jack Holt
Associations: Classic & Vintage Racing Dinghy Association
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Spin.area 130 sq ft./12 m2)
Commissioned by a group in the UK as a replacement for the INTERNATIONAL SNIPE, it never achieved much popularity. Designed to use the same rig as the SNIPE, it was thought to be greatly under canvassed. Of the few boats built, most were delivered with much larger rigs than the design originally called for.