Columbia 43


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So this is the deal

I found this little jewel on the Yacht world web site, and had to have her!  I had previously sold my Columbia 34 MkII, and was ready for my next project/toy.  So now a year and a half later, I finally had her shipped out from Michigan, and started the repairs and refit.  She had been virtually abandoned, and was on a cradle in Torresens Marine boat yard in Michigan for about the last 5 years.

Thunder arrives at Nelsons Marine in Alameda, CA



Thunder is a 1971 Columbia 43 sloop.

bulletLoa:                  43' 6"
bulletBeam:                12' 4"
bulletClearance:         60'
bulletDraft:               7'
bulletDisplacement:    22,000 lbs
bulletEngine:              50hp Perkins 4-108 diesel
bulletFuel:                 50 gallons
bulletWater:              50 gallons
bulletHolding tank:     20 gallons


This site is currently under construction, and I hope to have a "refit complete page" by Christmas time, but in the mean time I'll keep adding to this site as I go along.  So check back from time to time.


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Copyright 2003 Columbia 43
Last modified: 08/27/03