Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type: Cat (Marconi)
LOA: 12.08 ft / 3.68 m
LWL: 11.00 ft / 3.35 m
S.A. (reported): 85.00 ft² / 7.90 m²
Beam: 5.00 ft / 1.52 m
Displacement: 160.00 lb / 73 kg
Max Draft: 2.00 ft / 0.61 m
Min Draft: 0.33 ft / 0.10 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1964
Builder: Pearson Yachts (USA)
Designer: William Tritt

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 46.17
Disp: / Len: 53.67
Comfort Ratio: 2.56
Capsize Screening Formula: 3.69
Hull Speed: 4.44 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 196.52 pounds/inch

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Sailboat Links

Designers: William "Bill" Tritt
Builders: Pearson Yachts
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Thanks to Matt Tritt, son of the designer, for providing corrections and additional information.

This PETREL should not be confused with another PETREL dinghy, built of aluminum (1966) in Canada and designed by Rhodes.
(We probably helped to promote this error for a number of years.)