Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 15.00 ft / 4.57 m
LWL: 14.50 ft / 4.42 m
S.A. (reported): 130.00 ft² / 12.08 m²
Beam: 5.00 ft / 1.52 m
Displacement: 875.00 lb / 397 kg
Max Draft: 4.75 ft / 1.45 m
Min Draft: 0.75 ft / 0.23 m
Construction: Hot molded plywood
First Built: 1946
Last Built: 1963
# Built: 200
Builder: Fairey Marine
Designer: Uffa Fox

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 22.78
Disp: / Len: 128.13
Comfort Ratio: 10.81
Capsize Screening Formula: 2.09
Hull Speed: 5.10 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 259.05 pounds/inch

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Designers: Uffa Fox
Builders: Fairey Marine Ltd
Related Sailboats: ALBACORE
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With the introduction of fiberglass, the 'hot molded' contruction method (developed during WWII) became too expensive, and production of the SWORDFISH was discontinued in 1963. The same equipment, however, was used to build the first ABLACORE which has a slightly modified hull and more sail area.