Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Swing Keel
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 5.18 m
LWL: 4.57 m
S.A. (reported): 13.66 m²
Beam: 2.21 m
Displacement: 431 kg
Ballast: 156 kg
Max Draft: 1.27 m
Min Draft: 0.51 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1976
Builder: Vagabond Boats (USA)
Designer: Ron Holder

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 24.38
Bal. / Displ.: 36.32
Disp: / Len: 125.66
Comfort Ratio: 6.72
Capsize Screening Formula: 2.95
S#: 4.67
Hull Speed: 5.19 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 388.58 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 5.73 m
J: 2.01 m
P: 6.10 m
E: 2.38 m
S.A. Fore: 5.76 m²
S.A. Main: 7.25 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 13.01 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 23.23
Est. Forestay Length: 6.07 m

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Designers: Ron Holder
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Sail area:
-Main: 82 ft²
-Jib: 65 ft²
-Genoa: 87 ft²
-Spinnaker: 210 ft²

A later version was called the HOLDER 17.
Two other models from the same mold as the Vagabond 17 are the Hunt 5.2 (built by Coral Sees, MIC DGF) and the Sundance 17 (built by Sundance Fiberglass Co (?) MIC SF2).