SPECIFICATIONS FOR KEEL MODEL
Also available in shoal-draft keel
310 sq. ft.
model with 3'2" draft.
The Columbia 26 is the largest class of 26 foot
fiberglass sailboats in the world today. No wonder. The 26 is big in
comfort, big in performance, and big in value.
Big in Comfort
The Columbia 26 offers about 10% more living
space than most boats this size. It sleeps 5 in great comfort.
5'9" headroom in the main cabin and much greater move-around
room create a comfortable, uncramped feeling below decks. There is
also a roomy enclosed head compartment.
Abovedecks, the broad flush deck delights
sail-handlers as well as sun-bathers. The higher freeboard insures
safer drier sailing in heavy weather too. and there is even space for
an optional inboard engine.
Big in Performance
One of Bill
Tripp's finest designs, the 26 has been a winner in hundreds of
races. The wetted surface is at a minimum. The waterline is unusually
long. The swept-back high-lift fin keel gives the 26 a huge advantage
when sailing on the wind. an extremely high-aspect ratio sailplan
puts 310 square feet of sail area where it provides the most power.
Control is assured by the deep, balanced spade rudder.
Big in Value
Standard aboard the 26 are many items usually
found only on much larger boats. The galley is fully equiped. This
includes stove, stainless steel sink, 13 gallon water tank with
galley pump, and insulated ice chest. Dinette equipment is standard,
as is fully enclosed head. Cushions are standard for all five berths.
For complete listing of standard equipment,
consult the 24 page Plans and Specifications brochure,
available free of charge at your Columbia Dealer.
Over 1500 Columbia 26s are now afloat.
Before you buy a larger boat, or half-heartedly settle for a smaller
one, take a good look at the Columbia 26.