Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type: Cutter
LOA: 44.33 ft
LWL: 35.50 ft
S.A. (reported): 967.00 ft²
Beam: 12.67 ft
Displacement: 28,000.00 lb
Ballast: 11,310.00 lb
Max Draft: 6.33 ft
Construction: FG
First Built: 1978
Last Built: 1989
# Built: 56
Builder: Lafitte Yachts/Chung Hwa Boatworks (TAIWAN)
Designer: Robert Perry

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Lehman or Perkins
Type: Diesel
HP: 60
Fuel: 110 gals


Water: 115 gals

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 16.85
Bal. / Displ.: 40.39
Disp: / Len: 279.40
Comfort Ratio: 38.55
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.67
S#: 1.90
Hull Speed: 7.98 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 1,607.13 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 56.00 ft
J: 19.50 ft
P: 51.30 ft
E: 16.40 ft
S.A. Fore: 546.00 ft²
S.A. Main: 420.66 ft²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 966.66 ft²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 16.84
Est. Forestay Length: 59.30 ft

Sailboat Links

Designers: Robert Perry
Builders: Chung Hwa Boat (TAIWAN)
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Commisioned by Mike Lewis (Pacific Far East Industries of the CA, USA). Early boats were finished in the US. Though ownership of the parent company changed a number of times, contruction of all boats was supervised by George Olivet, which is said to have ensure a high quality of build.
Designer Bob Perry has included an article about the origins of the this boat in his blog.
Bob Perry's blog: