Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Centerboard (Trunk)
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 17.00 ft / 5.18 m
LWL: 15.75 ft / 4.80 m
S.A. (reported): 150.00 ft² / 13.94 m²
Beam: 6.42 ft / 1.96 m
Displacement: 700.00 lb / 318 kg
Max Draft: 3.75 ft / 1.14 m
Min Draft: 0.75 ft / 0.23 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1966
Builder: Anderson, Rigden & Perkins/Richmond Marine (UK)
Designer: Peter Milne

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 30.49
Disp: / Len: 79.98
Comfort Ratio: 5.63
Capsize Screening Formula: 2.89
Hull Speed: 5.32 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 361.30 pounds/inch

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Designers: Peter Milne
Builders: Richmond Marine Ltd.
Related Sailboats: MARINER 17 (MILNE)
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Most of the early Skipper 17s had a four-berth cabin and a single lifting keel. Shown here is the 'Dayboat' version. A later version with a larger cuddy cabin was sometimes called the SKIPPER MARINER. Later models featured twin (side by side) centerboards.
Also offered was the relatively rare SKIPPERS MATE, which had an unusual looking cuddy/cabin.
A number of other variants with different decks, cabins, and underwater appendages were offered into the 1990's.
(Later still, from the same tooling came the EAGLE 525.)
Thanks to Skipper 17 owner Frank Leonhardt for updated information.