“Six Brothers” in 1st after AYC Spring Series Weekend #1

On April 26th/27th at the first weekend of the American Yacht Club Spring Series a Columbia Carbon 32, “Six Brothers“, took first place overall. After winning the last 3 races in a row out of a total of 6 races (with one throw-out) “Six Brothers” is sitting in 1st place with a 2 point lead over a very competitive fleet. Continue Reading →

Carbon 32 Winter Incentive

Every Spring we get a bunch of phone calls, “I have a regatta in three weeks. How soon can you deliver a Columbia Carbon 32?” It’s frustrating to tell these people, who love our boat, and are ready to buy, that it will be four to five months before we can deliver a new boat.

Our Columbia Carbon 32 is not an ordinary production boat. All of the Carbon 32’s are built to order. Each owner works directly with the factory, so they get exactly what they want – retractable diesel drive, custom electronics, colors, finishes, equipment – you name it.

As an incentive to act now (in time for spring racing), ColumbiaYachts is offering a credit toward optional equipment on the next three executed build contracts.

$10,000 for the 1st customer
$7,500 to the second
$5,000 to the third

Don’t be one of “those guys” who call in the spring. Call now and get the boat you deserve. This offer is available until December 1st.

Contact: Vince Valdes – President, Columbia Yachts at (714) 227-9212

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2013 Vineyard Race

The Columbia Carbon 32Weegie finished over an hour ahead of the next boat in it’s class in this years 238 mile Vineyard Race.  “Weegie” sailed in the double handed IRC class.  “Weegie’s” owner reports, “The weather was definitely up behind Block Island, we sailed upwind in 20 knots with 8-10 foot seas for 10 hours. We were staying with much larger fully crewed boats.  We crossed the line first, and had a great run especially 14 hours under the kite!”.

2013 Stratford Shoal Race

The Columbia Carbon 32, “Six Brothers”, was First to Finish and First Overall in the 46 mile 2013 Stratford Shoal Race.

“Six Brothers” owner reports, “It was great fun with the A3 spinnaker up heading to Stratford at 11 to 14 knots! We were sailing as fast or faster that true wind – the boat has amazing acceleration. We made the turn in about 2 hours and then close reached back to Oyster Bay at 8 knots. I love the boat and hope to get ready for 4 weekends of windward / leewards in September”

Six Brothers

Rye, NY – Our latest Carbon Columbia 32 was launched in August and is now sailing and racing on Long Island Sound. “Six Brothers” owned by Christian Kramer, sailing under the American Yacht Club and New York Yacht Club burgees, intends to race his new boat with his six sons (yes he has six boys) for the rest of the season and hopefully meet his sister ship “Weegie” on the race course for some close competition. “Weegie” is 1st of two Carbon Columbia 32 delivered to the area in as many months.

“Six Brothers” was manufactured in Santa Ana, CA and shipped out to Rye, NY on its own custom built aluminum road trailer, the trip from California took 5 days.

Keep an eye out for “Six Brothers” and “Weegie” on the water in Long Island Sound!

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2013 Long Point to Newport Beach

C-32 “eXigent” Owner, Taylor Grant of Newport Beach, CA finished First Overall in the 2013 Long Point to Newport Beach – a 26 mile ocean race in a fleet of 40 boats. Last year he was first overall on corrected time for the three race Long Point Invitational event.

“eXigent” is the e-glass prototype of our New Columbia Carbon 32.  Since Taylor has started racing “eXigent” he has sailed over a 1000 miles in local waters, made 74 starts and has trophied an incredible 52 times;  “I race with my family and friends.  It has been tremendously rewarding to help develop a level of camaraderie and teamwork that has contributed to our success.  Of course, the competitiveness of the boat when sailed in its “wheelhouse” conditions is critical. This is the perfect boat for the “dinghy” sailor to take to the open ocean.”

“It has been really been fun to be fortunate enough to beat larger race boats that are often manned by professionals, including some very well know boats with great reputations like the J125, J111, and J145. I have had more fun with my Columbia than any other boat I’ve owned! Coincidentally, I grew up racing on a Columbia 50 with my dad and brothers.”