Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Keel/Cbrd.
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 7.01 m
LWL: 6.10 m
S.A. (reported): 19.97 m²
Beam: 2.41 m
Displacement: 1,270 kg
Ballast: 363 kg
Max Draft: 1.52 m
Min Draft: 0.61 m
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Lead
First Built: 1978
Last Built: 1981
Builder: Glastron (USA)
Designer: Robert Finch

KLSC Leaderboard

KLSC Leaderboard


Headroom: 1.45 m

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

calculation mobile

2 nd ad half width

3rd ad full width

Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 7.62 m
J: 2.64 m
P: 6.86 m
E: 2.90 m
S.A. Fore: 10.07 m²
S.A. Main: 9.93 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 20.00 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 17.38
Est. Forestay Length: 8.07 m

Sailboat Links

Designers: Robert Finch
Builders: Glastron (USA)
Related Sailboats: SPIRIT 23 K
Download Boat Record:


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.