Butterfly (dinghy)

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Current specifications
Crew 1-2
Type Monohull
Design Scow
LOA 3.632 m (11 ft 11.0 in)
Beam 1.372 m (4 ft 6.0 in)
Draft .660 m (2 ft 2.0 in)
Hull weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Mast height 5.486 m (18 ft 0 in)
Mainsail area 6.967 m2 (74.99 sq ft)
D-PN 108.3
Year 1961
Designer John Barnett
Location Libertyville, Illinois

The Butterfly is a one-design sailing dinghy, originally designed for a crew of two, but now most commonly raced single-handed. It was designed in 1961 in Libertyville, Illinois by John Barnett.[1] The 12-foot (3.7 m) hull is a scow design. The craft has a stayed 18-foot (5.5 m) mast set as a Marconi rig with a single mainsail with a 75-square-foot (7.0 m2) surface area. The cockpit is 15 1/2", which is exceptionally deep for this size of sailbost, and can accommodate an adult to 6 feet in height.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Butterfly sailboats". Toad Marine. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 

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