Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Catamaran Twin Cbrd.
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 16.00 ft / 4.88 m
S.A. (reported): 167.00 ft² / 15.51 m²
Beam: 7.50 ft / 2.29 m
Displacement: 376.00 lb / 171 kg
Min Draft: 0.66 ft / 0.20 m
Construction: Wood
First Built: 1948
Builder: AST Ltd. (UK)
Designer: Bill O'Brien

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S.A. / Displ.: 51.35

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Designers: Bill O'Brian
Builders: Grampian Marine
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The JUMPAHEAD was introduced at about the same time as the Prout SHEARWATER, and was one of the earliest 'production' catamarans from the UK. It is thought that several hundred were built. In the early 1960's, a very few of a fiberglass version were built by Grampian Marine of CAN.
The designer, Bill O'Brian, was one of the pioneers of racing and cruising cat design.