Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Long Keel
Rigging Type: Masthead Ketch
LOA: 8.53 m
LWL: 6.71 m
S.A. (reported): 36.51 m²
Beam: 2.95 m
Displacement: 4,309 kg
Max Draft: 1.19 m
Construction: Wood
First Built: 1958
# Built: 120
Builder: International Marine Japan Ltd. (JAP)
Designer: L. Francis Herreshoff/Eldredge-McGinnis

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 14.07
Disp: / Len: 398.30
Comfort Ratio: 30.03
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.83
S#: 1.10
Hull Speed: 6.29 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 760.14 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 10.76 m
J: 4.11 m
P: 9.75 m
E: 4.11 m
S.A. Fore: 22.14 m²
S.A. Main: 20.07 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 42.20 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 16.26
Est. Forestay Length: 11.52 m

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Designers: Walter McInnis
Associations: NZ H28 Yacht Owners Assoc.
Related Sailboats: H-28 (HERRESHOFF)
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One of many variants from the original HERRESHOFF 28. The SAMUARI 28 was built of wood by International Marine of Japan during the late 1950's. It is thought that at least 120 were exported.
Rig options include a Gaff sloop, Cutter and Ketch.