Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Keel/Cbrd.
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 23.00 ft
LWL: 20.00 ft
S.A. (reported): 215.00 ft²
Beam: 7.92 ft
Displacement: 2,800.00 lb
Ballast: 800.00 lb
Max Draft: 5.00 ft
Min Draft: 2.00 ft
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Lead
First Built: 1978
Last Built: 1981
Builder: Glastron (USA)
Designer: Robert Finch

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Headroom: 4.75 ft

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 17.36
Bal. / Displ.: 28.57
Disp: / Len: 156.25
Comfort Ratio: 13.15
Capsize Screening Formula: 2.25
S#: 3.33
Hull Speed: 5.99 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 565.98 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 25.00 ft
J: 8.67 ft
P: 22.50 ft
E: 9.50 ft
S.A. Fore: 108.38 ft²
S.A. Main: 106.88 ft²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 215.26 ft²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 17.38
Est. Forestay Length: 26.46 ft

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Designers: Robert Finch
Builders: Glastron (USA)
Related Sailboats: SPIRIT 23 K
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An earlier version was known as the NORTH AMERICAN 23. It was renamed after North American Yachts was sold off by powerboat manufacturer Glastron.
The SPIRIT 23 was also available with a fixed keel (See Spirit 23K).
Also available with either a standard coach roof or a lifting 'pop top'. Headroom with the "pop top" up = 6.17ft.
SPIRIT 23 was built in Austin, Texas, USA.