Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Long Keel
Rigging Type: Masthead Ketch
LOA: 12.80 m
LWL: 9.96 m
S.A. (reported): 81.29 m²
Beam: 3.96 m
Displacement: 10,659 kg
Ballast: 3,629 kg
Max Draft: 1.52 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1972
Last Built: 1988
# Built: 300
Builder: Whitby Boatworks/Ft. Meyers Yacht and Shipbuilding
Designer: Edward S. Brewer

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Ford Lehman
Type: Diesel
Fuel: 681 L


Water: 1,098 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 17.13
Bal. / Displ.: 34.04
Disp: / Len: 300.87
Comfort Ratio: 33.63
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.82
S#: 1.48
Hull Speed: 7.66 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 1,517.54 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 14.94 m
J: 4.72 m
P: 13.11 m
E: 4.57 m
PY: 9.60 m
EY: 3.35 m
S.A. Fore: 35.28 m²
S.A. Main: 29.96 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 65.24 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 13.75
Est. Forestay Length: 15.66 m

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Designers: Edward S. Brewer
Builders: Ft. Myers Yacht & Shipbuilding (USA)
Whitby Boat Works Ltd. (CAN)
Related Sailboats: BREWER 12.8
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The WHITBY 42 was available as sloop, ketch, or staysail ketch with bowsprit.
It was first built by Whitby Boat Works of Ontario, Canada and later under license by Ft. Meyers Yacht and Shipbuilding.
A later variation built in Fort Myers, was the BREWER 12.8, or BREWER 42 which featured a updated keel and rudder configuration and usually a cutter rig. Later still was an extended and further modified version called the BREWER 44.