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:
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
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.