Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Lifting Keel
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 18.58 ft / 5.66 m
LWL: 16.67 ft / 5.08 m
S.A. (reported): 185.00 ft² / 17.19 m²
Beam: 8.00 ft / 2.44 m
Displacement: 1,100.00 lb / 499 kg
Ballast: 400.00 lb / 181 kg
Max Draft: 4.00 ft / 1.22 m
Min Draft: 0.75 ft / 0.23 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1982
Last Built: 1985
Builder: Freedom Yachts Ltd. (USA)
Designer: Mark Leonard

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 27.83
Bal. / Displ.: 36.36
Disp: / Len: 106.01
Comfort Ratio: 6.18
Capsize Screening Formula: 3.10
Hull Speed: 5.47 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 476.51 pounds/inch

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Freedom Yachts, Rockford, Ill. (not to be confused with Freedom Yachts founded by Gary Hoyt).
Also known as the Preston 19.
Mark Leonard, designed the boat. He and his brother Matthew built the plugs and molds for this boat in Machesney Park, IL.
Later, Matthew purchased a set of parts from Mark and built molds and boats with this same design under the name Preston Yachts, located in Oak Creek, WI (USA) (1987-1990), This was the Preston 19.