Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Centerboard (Trunk)
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 17.00 ft / 5.18 m
LWL: 15.33 ft / 4.67 m
S.A. (reported): 187.00 ft² / 17.37 m²
Beam: 6.50 ft / 1.98 m
Displacement: 700.00 lb / 318 kg
Max Draft: 2.25 ft / 0.69 m
Min Draft: 0.83 ft / 0.25 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1959
# Built: 350
Builder: General Boats Corp./Lofland-Sailcraft (USA)
Designer: Nils Lucander

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 38.01
Disp: / Len: 86.74
Comfort Ratio: 5.64
Capsize Screening Formula: 2.93
Hull Speed: 5.25 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 356.04 pounds/inch

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Builders: General Boats (USA)
Lofland Sail-craft Inc.(USA)
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One of the earliest sail-power hybrids and, according to the sales literature, was designed to accept an outboard motor of up to 40hp. Or the boat could be propelled by by an optional Berkeley jet-pump attached to a Briggs & Stratten lawnmower engine.
An inset on the original sales brochure shows the boat, under power, towing a water skier.