Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type: Gunter
LOA: 11.92 ft / 3.63 m
S.A. (reported): 75.00 ft² / 6.97 m²
Beam: 4.83 ft / 1.47 m
Displacement: 165.00 lb / 75 kg
Max Draft: 3.50 ft / 1.07 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1965
Last Built: 1988
# Built: 1173
Builder: John Baker Ltd./Chris Clarance Marine
Designer: George O'Brien Kennedy

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 39.91
Capsize Screening Formula: 3.52

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Designers: George O'Brien Kennedy
Builders: John Baker Ltd.
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Originally called the BUBBLE. John Baker who first built them of GRP initially renamed the boat GLASS BUBBLE. The name OTTER was finally adopted; coming from the river of the same name, close by, in East Devon.
The original design consisted of a single skin glass fibre hull and a Gunter rig (without spinnaker). Later models were rigged as Bermudian sloops (with optional spinnaker), and a double skinned hull with integrated buoyancy tanks. Hull weight and sail area vary depending on the version.
Spinnaker: 70 sq. ft.