Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Long Keel
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 18.50 ft
LWL: 12.83 ft
S.A. (reported): 134.00 ft²
Beam: 5.50 ft
Displacement: 1,200.00 lb
Ballast: 550.00 lb
Max Draft: 2.00 ft
Construction: FG
First Built: 1977
Last Built: 1983
# Built: 600
Builder: Victoria Yachts, Inc. (USA)
Designer: G. William McVay

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 19.02
Bal. / Displ.: 45.83
Disp: / Len: 253.66
Comfort Ratio: 13.16
Capsize Screening Formula: 2.07
S#: 2.36
Hull Speed: 4.80 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 252.14 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 17.00 ft
J: 5.50 ft
P: 20.00 ft
E: 9.00 ft
S.A. Fore: 46.75 ft²
S.A. Main: 90.00 ft²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 136.75 ft²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 19.41
Est. Forestay Length: 17.87 ft

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Designers: G. William McVay
Builders: Victoria Yachts Co. (USA)
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Derived from the earlier MINUET.
Two versions were built; A sloop and a very limited edition cutter with a bowsprit.
The number built listed is only a rough approximation.
Just before the factory closed, a VICTORIA 17 was introduced, a shortened version of the 18 with an outboard rudder. It is thought that they exist in very small numbers.

Victoria Yachts was a company founded by the designers son, Bill McVay.
The location was:
203 Benson Junction Road
DeBary, Florida 32713 USA