Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Dbrd. Dinghy
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 14.42 ft / 4.40 m
LWL: 13.83 ft / 4.22 m
S.A. (reported): 124.00 ft² / 11.52 m²
Beam: 4.67 ft / 1.42 m
Displacement: 170.00 lb / 77 kg
Max Draft: 3.50 ft / 1.07 m
Min Draft: 0.33 ft / 0.10 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1978
Last Built: 1987
# Built: 8200
Builder: Vanguard Sailboats (USA)
Designer: F. Bethwaite/I. Bruce

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 64.69
Disp: / Len: 28.69
Comfort Ratio: 2.40
Capsize Screening Formula: 3.37
Hull Speed: 4.98 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 230.77 pounds/inch

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Designers: Bethwaite Design
Ian Bruce
Builders: Performance Sailcraft
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Thanks to Ken H. for contributing drawing scanned from orginal brochure.
The LASER 2 has a convoluted history. There was the LASER II FUN, and the LASER II REGATTA, a LASER FUN NEW WAVE, (which added an assym. spinnaker). All retired before 1990.
Photo courtesy of Adam Hunt.