Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Long Keel
Rigging Type: Cutter
LOA: 26.00 ft
LWL: 21.25 ft
S.A. (reported): 337.00 ft²
Beam: 8.17 ft
Displacement: 6,800.00 lb
Ballast: 3,500.00 lb
Max Draft: 3.83 ft
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Lead
First Built: 1982
Last Built: 1998
Builder: Victoria Marine Ltd. (UK)
Designer: Chuck Paine

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Yanmar
Model: 1GM10
Type: Diesel
HP: 18
Fuel: 5 gals


Water: 20 gals
Headroom: 6.00 ft

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 15.07
Bal. / Displ.: 51.47
Disp: / Len: 316.36
Comfort Ratio: 28.24
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.73
S#: 1.48
Hull Speed: 6.18 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 620.34 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 34.50 ft
J: 9.75 ft
P: 29.39 ft
E: 11.50 ft
S.A. Fore: 168.19 ft²
S.A. Main: 168.99 ft²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 337.18 ft²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 15.08
Est. Forestay Length: 35.85 ft

Sailboat Links

Designers: C. W. (Chuck) Paine
Builders: Victoria Marine (UK)
Associations: Frances 26 Site
Victoria Shadow Association
Related Sailboats: FRANCES 26
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After a glowing review of the FRANCIS 26 in 'Yachting World', production was ramped up in the UK as the VICTORIA 26, which has the same hull as FRANCIS 26 but with a taller coach roof aft and shallow well forward of the mast.
Hulls were built by Northshore Shipyard.
Fractional sloop, cutter, and masthead sloop rig options were available.
Headroom: Flush deck: 4.66ft
Renamed the Victoria 800 in 1990.