Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Long Keel
Rigging Type: Cutter
LOA: 7.92 m
LWL: 6.48 m
S.A. (reported): 31.31 m²
Beam: 2.49 m
Displacement: 3,084 kg
Ballast: 1,588 kg
Max Draft: 1.17 m
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: 19 L


Water: 76 L
Headroom: 1.83 m

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: 10.52 m
J: 2.97 m
P: 8.96 m
E: 3.51 m
S.A. Fore: 15.63 m²
S.A. Main: 15.70 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 31.33 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 15.08
Est. Forestay Length: 10.93 m

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.