Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Pram (Centerboard)
Rigging Type: Cat (Marconi)
LOA: 8.00 ft / 2.44 m
S.A. (reported): 50.00 ft² / 4.65 m²
Beam: 4.00 ft / 1.22 m
Displacement: 45.00 lb / 20 kg
Max Draft: 1.97 ft / 0.60 m
Min Draft: 0.20 ft / 0.06 m
Construction: FG or PLY
First Built: 1974
# Built: 1200
Designer: Rex Fettel

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 63.22
Capsize Screening Formula: 4.50

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Designers: Rex Fettell
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The minnow is one of the most popular junior classes in Australia.
The class association states that it's most suitable for children aged 8 to 13, or around 25 to 45 kg in weight
It was designed for the the home builder using plywood. Boats built in this manner are said to be evenly matched with newer fiberlass/foam sandwich ones. The Victorian association has a set of moulds in use but can also supply plans for a home-built boat.

For more information: Minnow Sailing Association of Victoria.