Beetle Cat

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Beetle Cat
Beetlcat.jpg
Beetle Cat on a Massachusetts lake
Development
LocationNew Bedford, Massachusetts
Year1920
Boat
Crew1
Draft8 inches (0.20 m) (no centerboard)
2 feet (0.61 m) (centerboard)
Hull
TypeMonohull
Construction1/2" cedar planks on an oak frame, spars in Douglas-fir
Hull weight450 pounds (204 kg)
LOA12 feet 4 inches (3.76 m)
LOH11 feet 8 inches (3.56 m)
Beam6 feet (1.8 m)
Rig
Rig typeCat rig
Sails
Total sail area100 square feet (10 m2)
Beetle 14
Development
DesignerBill Sauerbrey
Year2006/2007
Boat
Crew1
Hull
TypeMonohull
Construction1/2" cedar planks on an oak frame, spars in Douglas-fir
LOA14 feet (4.3 m)
Rig
Rig typeCat rig
Sails
Total sail area180 square feet (20 m2)

A Beetle Cat is a 12-foot-4-inch (3.76 m) gaff-rigged[1] catboat first built in 1920 in New Bedford, Massachusetts by members of the Beetle family. Over 4,000 have been built. Beetle, Inc., now in Wareham, Massachusetts, is the sole builder of Beetle Cat boats.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New England Beetle Cat Boat Association". www.beetlecat.org. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  2. ^ "Beetle Cat | Beetle Boat Shop". Retrieved 2019-05-15.