COLUMBIA 50

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Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin w/spade rudder
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
50.00 ft / 15.24 m
LWL:
33.25 ft / 10.13 m
Beam:
12.03 ft / 3.67 m
S.A. (reported):
979.00 ft2 / 90.95 m2
Draft (max):
6.52 ft / 1.99 m
Displacement:
32,000 lb / 14,515 kg
Ballast:
14,600 lb / 6,622 kg
S.A./Disp.:
15.61
Bal./Disp.:
45.63
Disp./Len.:
388.62
Construction:
FG
First Built:
1965
Last Built:
1972
# Built:
62
Builder:
Columbia Yachts (USA)
Designer:
William Tripp Jr.

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make:
Universal
Type:
Diesel
HP:
70

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
15.61
Bal./Disp.:
45.63
Disp./Len.:
388.62
Comfort Ratio:
47.05
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.52
S#:
1.11

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
55.10 ft / 16.79 m
J:
18.10 ft / 5.52 m
P:
48.50 ft / 14.78 m
E:
19.80 ft / 6.04 m
S.A. Fore:
498.66 ft2 / 46.33 m2
S.A. Main:
480.15 ft2 / 44.61 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
978.81 ft2 / 90.93 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
15.60
Est. Forestay Len.:
58.00 ft / 17.68 m

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Notes

When introduced in 1965, the COLUMBIA 50 was the largest production fiberglass sailboat available in the US.
Also sold as bare hull or 'kit' under the SAILCRAFTER name.
Sloop, yawl or schooner rig.
(In the early 1980's, the molds were acquired by P&M Worldwide Inc. which offered the boat in kit form. If any were made is unknown.)

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