Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Keel/Cbrd.
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 18.00 ft
LWL: 16.33 ft
S.A. (reported): 199.00 ft²
Beam: 7.92 ft
Displacement: 1,450.00 lb
Max Draft: 3.50 ft
Min Draft: 0.75 ft
Construction: FG
First Built: 1981
Builder: Swift Boats Ltd./John Charnley Associates (UK)
Designer: Colin Silvester

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 24.91
Disp: / Len: 148.65
Comfort Ratio: 8.45
Capsize Screening Formula: 2.80
Hull Speed: 5.41 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 462.12 pounds/inch

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Sailboat Links

Builders: Honnor Marine Ltd.
Associations: Swift 18 Mini Cruiser from GB
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The SWIFT 18 was originally designed for aluminum contruction. This proved to be impractical so molds were made, and all boats after the prototype were built of fiberglass. There have been a number of different builders and a number of variations in rig and other details.