Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 37.06 ft
LWL: 27.58 ft
S.A. (reported): 586.00 ft²
Beam: 10.05 ft
Displacement: 14,900.00 lb
Ballast: 6,000.00 lb
Max Draft: 5.60 ft
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Lead
First Built: 1969
Last Built: 1980
# Built: 129
Builder: Tyler Boat Co. Ltd. (UK) /Malo Yachts
Designer: Einar Ohlson

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Volvo
Model: MD-2
Type: Diesel
HP: 28
Fuel: 21 gals


Water: 48 gals

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 15.54
Bal. / Displ.: 40.27
Disp: / Len: 317.07
Comfort Ratio: 35.01
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.64
S#: 1.53
Hull Speed: 7.04 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 990.39 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 44.78 ft
J: 14.44 ft
P: 39.44 ft
E: 13.58 ft
S.A. Fore: 323.31 ft²
S.A. Main: 267.80 ft²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 591.11 ft²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 15.68
Est. Forestay Length: 47.05 ft

Sailboat Links

Designers: Einar Ohlson
Builders: Malö Yachts (SWE)
Robertson and Sons Ltd.
Tyler Boat Co. Ltd. (UK)
Associations: Ohlson 38
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Hulls and decks (including the coachroof) were laminated by the Tyler Boat Company Ltd. in the UK. Hulls were completed by a number of yards in Europe including Malo Yachts, and Ohlson Brothers of Sweden, Robertson & Sons Ltd. of Scotland.
Traditional, or reverse transom versions. Sloop or yawl rig.
A kit version (from Tyler) was sold as the TUFGLASS 38.
Available as sloop or yawl.
Rig Dimensions listed are for CCA rig. IOR rig was also available with shorter boom:
Thanks to Dr. Lutz v. Meyerinck ( for providing valuable information on a number of the Ohlson designs.