Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin Keel
Rigging Type: Gaff Head Cutter
LOA: 106.00 ft / 32.31 m
LWL: 70.00 ft / 21.34 m
S.A. (reported): 6,950.00 ft² / 645.68 m²
Beam: 19.33 ft / 5.89 m
Displacement: 114,000.00 lb / 51,710 kg
Max Draft: 14.00 ft / 4.27 m
Construction: Wood planked
First Built: 1899
Last Built: 1900
# Built: 4
Builder: Herreshoff Mfg. Co. (USA)
Designer: Nathanael G. Herreshoff

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 47.53
Disp: / Len: 148.38
Comfort Ratio: 42.26
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.60
Hull Speed: 11.21 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 4,834.78 pounds/inch

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The first and largest of the Herreshoff designed New York Yacht Club one-designs. They were lightly built and it is said that re-bracing was necessary after the first season. For handicap racing they became obsolete with adoption of the Universal Rule in 1903. All were scrapped after a very few years.
Actual names were:
Mineola, Rainbow, Virginia, Yankee (owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt).
Visible in photo is 'Virginia'.