Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Long keel w/trans. hung rudder
Rigging Type: Cutter
LOA: 9.75 m
LWL: 8.38 m
S.A. (reported): 65.50 m²
Beam: 3.35 m
Displacement: 8,845 kg
Ballast: 2,994 kg
Max Draft: 1.52 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1971
# Built: 25
Builder: Kendall/Westsail (USA)
Designer: William Atkin/William Crealock

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Volvo
Type: Diesel

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 15.63
Bal. / Displ.: 33.85
Disp: / Len: 418.59
Comfort Ratio: 42.85
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.64
S#: 0.98
Hull Speed: 7.03 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 1,080.87 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 13.41 m
J: 5.58 m
P: 11.67 m
E: 4.82 m
S.A. Fore: 37.40 m²
S.A. Main: 28.11 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 65.51 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 15.63
Est. Forestay Length: 14.52 m

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Designers: William Crealock
Associations: Westsail Owners Association
Related Sailboats: THISTLE 31
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A fiberglass version of William Atkins THISTLE (1934).
In doing the conversion to fiberglass, William Crealock said that he kept the basic lines, while raising the sheer and redesigning the rig.

The builder, Larry Kendall, only produced a few boats, before he sold the molds and tooling to Westsail Corp. in early 70's. The remainder were built by Westsail.
With some design modifications by Crealock, it became the WESTSAIL 32.
Thanks to 'Gitanecrew' for corrections on this model.
Additional information from Oljai Oztoprak, owner of KENDALL #1.