Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 17.00 ft
LWL: 17.00 ft
S.A. (reported): 185.00 ft²
Beam: 5.83 ft
Displacement: 325.00 lb
Max Draft: 4.58 ft
Min Draft: 0.58 ft
Construction: FG
First Built: 1974
Last Built: 1975
# Built: 120
Builder: Sail MFG
Designer: Macalpine-Downie

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 62.69
Disp: / Len: 29.53
Comfort Ratio: 2.82
Capsize Screening Formula: 3.39
Hull Speed: 5.52 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 354.13 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

Mast Height from DWL: 27.50 ft

Sailboat Links

Designers: Dick Gibbs
J.R. (Rod) Macalpine-Downie
Builders: MFG Boat Company (USA)
Associations: MFG Sailboats
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The WHIP originally came equiped with a furling jib, trapeze, and reacher, but no spinnaker.