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BYTE built by Byte Boats Inc. / Performance Sailcraft and designed by Ian Bruce. Her first hull was built in 1973 with an overall lengh of 3.66 m or 12.00 ft long

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BYTE Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft3.66 m / 12.00 ft
Builder(s)Byte Boats Inc. / Performance Sailcraft
Designer(s)Ian Bruce
Hull TypeDbrd. Dinghy
Number of Hulls Built2500
First Hull Built1973
Rigging TypeCat (unstayed)


Overall Length (LOA) 3.66 m / 12.00 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)3.20 m / 10.50 ft
Beam (width)1.30 m / 4.25 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 45 kg / 99 lb
Maximum Displacement45 kg / 99 lb


Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)3.68
Comfort Ratio2.03
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)38.18
Sail Area to Displacement43.38

Above Deck

Reported Sail Area5.39 m² / 58.00 ft²
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