Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Long Keel
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 5.64 m
LWL: 3.91 m
S.A. (reported): 12.45 m²
Beam: 1.68 m
Displacement: 544 kg
Ballast: 249 kg
Max Draft: 0.61 m
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: 5.18 m
J: 1.68 m
P: 6.10 m
E: 2.74 m
S.A. Fore: 4.34 m²
S.A. Main: 8.36 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 12.70 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 19.41
Est. Forestay Length: 5.45 m

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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