Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Long Keel
Rigging Type: Cutter
LOA: 11.51 m
LWL: 9.40 m
S.A. (reported): 65.31 m²
Beam: 3.51 m
Displacement: 8,391 kg
Ballast: 2,948 kg
Max Draft: 1.52 m
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Lead
First Built: 1975
Last Built: 1988
# Built: 100
Builder: Shannon Yachts (USA)
Designer: G, H. Stadel & Son/Schultz & Assoc.

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Westerbeke
Type: Diesel
HP: 40


Water: 473 L
Headroom: 1.96 m

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 16.14
Bal. / Displ.: 35.14
Disp: / Len: 281.84
Comfort Ratio: 33.59
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.74
S#: 1.87
Hull Speed: 7.44 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 1,266.83 pounds/inch

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3rd ad full width

Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 13.72 m
J: 5.33 m
P: 12.19 m
E: 5.09 m
S.A. Fore: 36.58 m²
S.A. Main: 31.03 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 67.61 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 16.71
Est. Forestay Length: 14.72 m

Sailboat Links

Designers: George H. Stadel Jr.
George Stadel III
Walter Shultz
Builders: Shannon Yachts
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The SHANNON 38 was the first model by this builder. A few pilot house versions were produced.
Available as cutter or ketch.
Keel/cb version also available. DRAFT: BU: 4.25'/BD: 7.5'
Ketch sail area reported as 751 sqft.