This is a classic Alan Payne design and one of the Columbia "wide-body super cruisers". It debuted around 1976. It was first built by Whittaker at the Chesapeake plant, only. John Broughton's records show that Whittaker only built 66 copies. It appears that at least 180 copies were made and that production lasted at least through 1979.
The following specifications came from the original owners manual for Paul Esterele's 1978 Columbia 10.7.
Model Name Columbia 10.7 Model Number 351 Length Overall 35'2" 10.7 m Designed Load Waterline Length 26'7" 8.1 m Beam 11'4" 3.45 m Draft 5'5" 1.65 m Displacement 13,900 lbs. 6304 kg Ballast 5,300 lbs. 2404 kg Maximum Cabin Headroom 6'2" 1.89 m Sleeping Capacity 6 Vertical Clearance 47'4" 14.4 m Designer Alan Payne
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar Model: 2QM20 Power: 22 H.P. @ 3000 RPM Batteries: 105 amp-hr (one standard, one optional) Propeller Shaft: Material: Stainless Steel Diameter: 1 inch Length: 40.75 inches Propeller: Material: Bronze Style: Solid 3 Blade Size: Rotation: Right Hand Fuel Capacity: 20 Gallons Water Capacity: Under Sole: 60 Gallons (standard) Port: 28 Gallons (optional) Sail Area: 100% Foretriangle: 310 sq. ft. Main: 222 sq. ft. Total 532 sq. ft.
An Owner Writes:
She (Insolvent) was the next to
last hull built in the South Norfolk Plant.
She was purchased on the assembly line and not 100% finished when the plant closed down.
Due to an overzealous plant worker who forgot to close the seacocks she sank within 6
hours of being in the water. She would have sank further than one foot of water in the
cabin but her keel stuck in the mud of the shallow slip.
Needless to the say, the intial purchase price was renegotiated. She was dried and has
been sailing ever since.
Columbia 10.7 diagram.
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