Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Catamaran Single Dbrd.
Rigging Type: Lateen
LOA: 18.00 ft / 5.49 m
S.A. (reported): 192.00 ft² / 17.84 m²
Beam: 11.67 ft / 3.56 m
Displacement: 250.00 lb / 113 kg
Construction: Plywood
First Built: 1952
Designer: Warren Seaman

KLSC Leaderboard

KLSC Leaderboard

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 77.48

calculation mobile

2 nd ad half width

3rd ad full width

Sailboat Links

Download Boat Record:


It is said the MALIBU OUTRIGGER was the very beginning of the American west coast 'beach cat' phenomenon.
PROA/outrigger with single daggerboard on main hull, which could be launched off the beach in moderate surf conditions.
The first boats were built by members of Malibu Yacht Club. (at this time, by no means, a 'yachtie' establishment).
From plans intended for amateur (plywood) construction. A general write up appeared in a 1959 issue of 'Popular Mechanics' and shown in the 1964 hit film 'Endless Summer'.
There probably never was a 'professional' builder.
It is thought that at least 1000 boats were completed to this basic design, though very few are seen today.