The Columbia 57 was introduced in 1969 as the
nation's largest production fiberglass sailboat.
The 57designed by Bill
Trippdisplayed 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
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