Facts Regarding the Carbon Columbia 32
The New Columbia 32, designed by Tim Kernan, is a refinement of the original Columbia 30.
Almost everything on the boat has been evaluated and optimized to improve its use for light crew, offshore racing.
The hull is 2 feet longer that the original 30, with 1 foot more beam.
The deck is entirely new and optimized for sail-handling. In an effort to keep the interior dry, the companion-way hatch is more protected and a bit smaller. The wide side-decks aid in sail stacking. The deck is stiffer and lighter overall.
The mainsail traveler has been moved aft of the tiller and the rudder has been moved forward to improve handling.
The boat has a 7 foot fixed carbon bowsprit which is easily removed for docking or trailering. The fixed sprit (because it does not enter the hull) eliminates any water intrusion common among retractable sprit boats. It’s always nice to keep the water on the outside when racing offshore.
We’ve increased the boats stability by adding ballast and increasing the draft to 7 foot 6 inches. The keel is retractable.
Taking note of Uncontrollable Urges’ success in the 2010 Pacific Cup, we decided to expand on the boats proven ability to cross oceans and win races.
We decided to build the boat entirely out of carbon fiber. This was done to lighten the boat and create a stiffer structure. We figured if “Urge” reported a top speed of 26 knots, then a stiffer and lighter boat might sail even faster.
We lightened and optimized the interior for offshore racing.
The boat is trailerable so it can travel as “roll-on cargo” if shipped back from Hawaii or pulled home behind a reasonably sized vehicle.
The 1st 3 boats are offered for 99K each, complete, except for sails, electronics and choice of auxiliary power.