Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin w/spade rudder
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 7.96 m
LWL: 6.61 m
S.A. (reported): 29.82 m²
Beam: 2.65 m
Displacement: 2,449 kg
Ballast: 998 kg
Max Draft: 1.22 m
Construction: FG w/balsa cored deck
Ballast Type: Iron
First Built: 1970
Last Built: 1983
# Built: 1750
Builder: Pearson Yachts (USA)
Designer: William Shaw

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Water: 83 L
Headroom: 1.73 m

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 16.74
Bal. / Displ.: 40.74
Disp: / Len: 236.90
Comfort Ratio: 20.36
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.98
S#: 2.28
Hull Speed: 6.24 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 672.86 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 9.60 m
J: 3.57 m
P: 8.38 m
E: 3.05 m
S.A. Fore: 17.12 m²
S.A. Main: 12.77 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 29.89 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 16.78
Est. Forestay Length: 10.24 m
Mast Height from DWL: 10.72 m

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Designers: William Shaw
Builders: Pearson Yachts
Related Sailboats: PEARSON 26 (ONE-DESIGN)
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The PEARSON 26 was one of the company's most successful models. A number of changes were made during a very long production run.
The PEARSON 26 WEEKENDER (or PEARSON 26W) has a longer cockpit and shorter coach roof.
With a few very rare exceptions, all PERSON 26's have outboard wells and rely on an outboard motor for auxiliary power.
Some boats were built at League City, TX (USA).
Dimensions from original Pearson brochure (1974)
*(Exact 'P' dimension is disputed. - 2009)