Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 11.14 m
LWL: 8.89 m
S.A. (reported): 55.83 m²
Beam: 3.38 m
Displacement: 6,123 kg
Ballast: 2,767 kg
Max Draft: 1.83 m
Construction: FG w/balsa cored deck
Ballast Type: Lead
First Built: 1972
Last Built: 1976
# Built: 103
Builder: Pearson Yachts (USA)
Designer: William Shaw

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Universal
Model: Atomic 4
Type: Gas
HP: 30
Fuel: 76 L


Water: 227 L
Headroom: 1.93 m

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 17.02
Bal. / Displ.: 45.19
Disp: / Len: 243.07
Comfort Ratio: 27.01
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.86
S#: 2.24
Hull Speed: 7.24 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 1,154.45 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 14.02 m
J: 4.52 m
P: 12.34 m
E: 3.91 m
S.A. Fore: 31.69 m²
S.A. Main: 24.14 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 55.83 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 17.02
Est. Forestay Length: 14.73 m
Mast Height from DWL: 15.37 m

Sailboat Links

Designers: William Shaw
Builders: Pearson Yachts
Associations: Pearson Yacht Owners Portal
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According to the original literature, the PEARSON 36 was designed with with the "IOR 1 ton rule in mind".
An entirely new PEARSON 36 was introduced in 1985. (listed as PEARSON 36-2)