Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type: Masthead Ketch
LOA: 71.00 ft / 21.64 m
LWL: 59.30 ft / 18.07 m
S.A. (reported): 3,100.00 ft² / 288.00 m²
Beam: 17.33 ft / 5.28 m
Displacement: 75,000.00 lb / 34,019 kg
Ballast: 20,500.00 lb / 9,299 kg
Max Draft: 8.25 ft / 2.51 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1970
Builder: Southern Ocean Ltd. (UK)
Designer: E.G. van de Stadt

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 28.02
Bal. / Displ.: 27.33
Disp: / Len: 160.56
Comfort Ratio: 41.35
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.65
Hull Speed: 10.32 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 3,671.97 pounds/inch

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Designers: E. G. Van de Stadt
Builders: Southern Ocean Shipyard Ltd. (UK)
Related Sailboats: OCEAN 75
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vds design #194.
Based on the famed ocean racer STORMVOGEL (1969).
Offered as a racing yacht or luxury cruiser.
An extremely successful model with more than 20 built.
A few were finished by Camper & Nicholson.
'Ocean Spirit', (with Robin Knox-Johnson & Leslie Williams as crew), won the double-handed Around Britain race in 1970.
Another OCEAN 71 was owned by Graham Kerr, known, at the time on TV, (in both the UK and USA) as the 'Galloping Gourmet'.