Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Long Keel
Rigging Type: Gaffhead Sloop
LOA: 25.00 ft / 7.62 m
LWL: 17.00 ft / 5.18 m
S.A. (reported): 300.00 ft² / 27.87 m²
Beam: 6.00 ft / 1.83 m
Displacement: 3,500.00 lb / 1,588 kg
Max Draft: 3.00 ft / 0.91 m
Construction: Wood planked
First Built: 1909
Last Built: 1922
# Built: 6
Builder: Arthur Taylor (UK)
Designer: G. U. Laws

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 20.88
Disp: / Len: 318.03
Comfort Ratio: 25.61
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.58
Hull Speed: 5.52 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 364.46 pounds/inch

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There has been a SEAVIEW class racing on the solent for more the a century.
This is the first version built by Arthur Taylor of Sandown on the Isle of Wight. Construction details: Scottish larch on ash.
Replaced in 1922:
Boats have been replaced several times:
1909:Design-G.U. Laws, Builder- Arthur Taylor gaffhead sloop with bowsprit,wood (individually owned)
1922: New design - A. Westmacott - Woodnutts, bermudian/marconi sloop, wood (club ownership arrangement established - Seaview YC)
1962: cold-molded plywood, Arthur Robb
late-1990’s: Fiberglass. (mold for made from previous version under supervision of David Thomas)