Columbia 43

by Brandon Ford
(Newport, Ore., USA)

Here are some numbers for the Columbia 43. They are all for the Mark I unless otherwise indicated.
Length: 43 feet 3 inches
Beam: 12 feet 4 inches
Draft: 6 feet 11 inches
Waterline Length: 32 feet 8 inches
Displacement: 22,200 pounds (one source says 18,900 pounds)
Ballast: 9,500 pounds
Sail Area: 806 square feet
Sail Area/Displacement: 18.24
Ballast/Displacement: 50.26 percent
Displacement/Length: 257.49
Theoretical Hull Speed: 7.5 knots
Vertical Clearance: 58 feet 4 inches
Built between 1969 and 1974
Number built: 153

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Nov 20, 2014
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Should have made more!
by: Tony

Columbia made that model from a 26ft up through much bigger ones. I think through the years, I think I have sailed all of them at least once. They did have a lot of windage, but I loved them all very much!! Happy Sailing, Tony

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