Columbia 32 Specifications

Manufactured by:

Columbia Sailing Yachts

Division of Whittaker Corporation

2600 Yacht Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

Who designed which Columbia model is always an interesting topic. At one we thought the boat wasn't originally a Columbia, but rather a renamed Kettenburg 32.

Recently, John Broghton - ex-Columbia employee - posted this message:

...the C32 was made from the C30 mold. It was to fill in the line until the 9.6 could be put into production. Bill Tripp designed the C30 and neither boat had anything to do with the 9.6. I will say when they introduced the 9.6 at the annual dealers meeting, a group of us good old boys, took the C32 old boat and proceeded to over take the Payne boat (all in front of the dealers) pass her, make a circle around the new 9.6, and beat her to the dock. All in front of the dealers. Man, they gave us H---. But it was worth it. Regards John B.

Don't you just love it?

The following specifications and diagram came from a Columbia brochure.

Length Overall             32' 1"
Length Waterline           26' 6"
Beam                        9' 6"
Draft                       5' 5"
Displacement            9,500 lbs.
Ballast                 4,050 lbs.
Sail Area                 514 sq. ft.
Water                      25 gals. (approx)
Fuel                       15 gals. (approx)


EXTERIOR - Bow pulpit, stern pulpit, double lifeline w/gates, aluminum spars w/ stainless steel rigging, mooring cleats & chocks, black anodized aluminum toe rail, snatch blocks, dacron running rigging, teak grab rails, manual bilge pump, adjustable mainsheet traveler, bottom paint (blue).

MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL - Gasoline engine w/V-drive, stainless steel prop shaft w/ 2-blade bronze propeller, engine instruments, 12V DC interior lighting & running lights w/ battery condition indicator, water system w/ hand pump in galley & head, 2-burner gimbaled alcohol stove w/ oven.

INTERIOR - Main salon w/ folding drop-down table 2 settees convertible to upper & lower pilot berths, galley w/ 75 lb. icebox & stainless ssteel sink, enclosed head compartment, carpeting and 4" fabric cushions throughout. Decorator group V "Falcon Ocean."

Columbia 32 brochure cover.

Columbia 32 diagram.

Columbia 32 literature available.

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