Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin w/spade rudder
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 9.08 m
LWL: 7.45 m
S.A. (reported): 35.40 m²
Beam: 2.90 m
Displacement: 3,650 kg
Ballast: 1,458 kg
Max Draft: 1.92 m
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Iron
First Built: 1971
Builder: Frans Maas/van de Stadt/Friendship Yachts
Designer: Van de Stadt

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Arona
Type: Diesel

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 15.23
Bal. / Displ.: 39.94
Disp: / Len: 246.08
Comfort Ratio: 23.80
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.90
S#: 2.04
Hull Speed: 6.62 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 829.60 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 10.35 m
J: 3.70 m
P: 10.50 m
E: 3.10 m
S.A. Fore: 19.15 m²
S.A. Main: 16.27 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 35.43 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 15.24
Est. Forestay Length: 10.99 m

Sailboat Links

Designers: E. G. Van de Stadt
Builders: Friendship Yachts (NL)
Associations: Pion 30 club
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In 1969, a request from the Royal Dutch Yachting Union was made for a new, offshore one design class.
The PION was selected over several other designs submitted.
As best as can be determined, the dimensions listed here are for the orignal design.
Having been built by a number of different yards over the years, strict uniformity has not been maintained though class racing still continues.