Columbia 29

The Columbia 29 was the flagship of the young Glas Laminates Company in 1961 and 1962. The “29” was the first boat built by Glas Laminates that was marketed as a Columbia. The boat was designed by Sparkman & Stephens, which was quite a win for the new builder:

“Sparkman & Stephens, world renowned naval architects and designers of the exciting COLUMBIA 29, have ideally conceived a boat with all the comforts and sailing ease desired in a small ocean cruising sloop, yet, not deterring from sleek lines and supreme performance to prevent the COLUMBIA 29 from being the boat-to-beat while racing. Sailing thoroughbreds from the boards of Sparkman & Stephens have won, and are continuing to win without par, the world’s major sailing contests. This tradition of performance and design standard is all evident in the brilliant COLUMBIA 29.”

The Columbia 29 was a popular boat and enjoyed a long production run with a styling change (new deck) in late 60’s.

  • Length Overall 28′ 6″
  • Length Waterline 22′ 6″
  • Draft 4′ 0″
  • Beam 8′ 0″
  • Displacement 7,400 lbs.
  • Ballast (lead) 3,120 lbs.
  • Sail Area 382 sq. ft.