Replica classic sailing yacht Columbia for sale

27 February 2018By Malcolm Maclean

The 43 metre replica sailing yacht Columbia has been listed for sale by AJ MacDonald at IYC.

Built with a steel hull at US yard Eastern Shipbuilding, she was delivered in 2014 as a replica of the classic Gloucester fishing schooner Columbia, designed by W Starling Burgess and delivered in 1923. The original Columbia was built as a pure fishing boat without such niceties as a saloon, guest cabins or an engine room and her navigation equipment consisted only of a compass and a barometer. When she was caught in a hurricane off Nova Scotia in August 1927 her shortcomings were exposed as she foundered with the loss of 25 crew.

Columbia is asking $16,900,000. Photo: Thierry Dehove

However, the replica is a different matter altogether and has state-of-the-art navigation equipment, air conditioning and all mod cons. The interior is in mahogany and accommodation is currently configured for up to 12 guests in four cabins consisting of a master and VIP with Pullman berths and two twins with bunks and Pullman berths.

The open-plan main saloon of this yacht for sale has seating on comfortable settees to starboard, a dining area for ten guests to port, a bar, fridge, ice maker, wine cooler and an entertainment centre including a 46-inch HD television screen.

A single 587hp Caterpillar diesel engine gives her a cruising speed of ten knots and a cruising range of 4,000 nautical miles.

Lying in Panama City, Florida, Columbia is asking $16,900,000.