Columbia 57

The Columbia 57 was introduced in 1969 as the nation’s largest production fiberglass sailboat.

The 57—designed by Bill Tripp—displayed several of the trademark features of his successful ocean racing yachts: an unusually long effective waterline, high aspect ratio sail plan, dual surface steering system with a keel-mounted trim tab as well as a balanced spade rudder aft. Speed was derived partially from an absolute minimum of wetted surface area, and from the high prismatic coefficient hull design.

The 57 was the flagship of Columbia Yachts in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Twelve Columbia 57’s were built.

  • Length Overall 56′ 6″
  • Length Waterline 40′ 9″
  • Draft 8′ 0″
  • Beam 13′ 0″
  • Displacement 45,000 lbs.
  • Ballast (lead) 20,000 lbs.
  • Sail Area 1321 sq. ft.
  • Headroom 6’5″
  • Berths 11