Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type: Cutter
LOA: 13.51 m
LWL: 10.82 m
S.A. (reported): 89.84 m²
Beam: 3.86 m
Displacement: 12,701 kg
Ballast: 5,130 kg
Max Draft: 1.93 m
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: 416 L


Water: 435 L

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: 17.07 m
J: 5.94 m
P: 15.64 m
E: 5.00 m
S.A. Fore: 50.73 m²
S.A. Main: 39.08 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 89.81 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 16.84
Est. Forestay Length: 18.07 m

Sailboat Links

Designers: Robert Perry
Builders: Chung Hwa Boat (TAIWAN)
Download Boat Record:


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: