Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Full Keel
Rigging Type: Gaff Head Cutter
LOA: 26.00 ft / 7.92 m
LWL: 22.17 ft / 6.76 m
S.A. (reported): 376.00 ft² / 34.93 m²
Beam: 8.00 ft / 2.44 m
Displacement: 8,100.00 lb / 3,674 kg
Max Draft: 4.00 ft / 1.22 m
Construction: Wood
Ballast Type: Lead
First Built: 1935
# Built: 60
Builder: Joel Johnson (Connecticut, USA)
Designer: George Stadel Jr.

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Universal
Model: Blue Jacket
Type: gas
HP: 10


Headroom: 4.66 ft / 1.42 m

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 14.96
Disp: / Len: 331.85
Comfort Ratio: 33.63
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.60
Hull Speed: 6.31 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 633.73 pounds/inch

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Designers: George H. Stadel Jr.
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It is said that the design for the Pilot Class was inspired by the New York pilot schooner "George Steers," named after its designer. Steers was the designer of "America," winner of the first America's Cup.
Also built with a Marconi or Schooner rig.
Marconi cutter sail area: 380 ft²
Schooner sail area: 384 ft²
First built is ca. 1935
Photo above is of the Marconi rigged "Indian" built in 1939
Thanks to Jeff Halpern, former "Indian" owner, for sending images and historical information.