Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin Keel
Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
LOA: 17.00 ft / 5.18 m
LWL: 16.00 ft / 4.88 m
S.A. (reported): 130.00 ft² / 12.08 m²
Beam: 6.00 ft / 1.83 m
Displacement: 1,000.00 lb / 454 kg
Max Draft: 2.00 ft / 0.61 m
Construction: Wood /FG single chine
First Built: 1933
# Built: 1000
Builder: Brainard Boat Works/Zip Sloops Inc. (USA)
Designer: Harold Brainard

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Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 20.84
Disp: / Len: 108.99
Comfort Ratio: 8.71
Capsize Screening Formula: 2.40
Hull Speed: 5.36 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 343.02 pounds/inch

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Originally sailed primarily on the east coast USA.
The ZIP was available in keel and centerboard versions.
A Fiberglass version was introduced in 1961
(Zip Sloops Inc. 1580 NE 125th ST, North Miami FL USA 33161).
Brainard Boat Works was located at Clinton, CT USA.