A footer with two names

24' 0" 24' 0" 18' 3" 3' 3" 34' 0"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 44%

not specified by builder

Columbia Yachts

1963-1967

portable portable

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

24' 0" 24' 0" 18' 3" 3' 3" 34' 0"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 44%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

not specified by builder

Columbia Yachts

1963-1967

portable portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 5,450 lbs.

The Columbia Contender 24 shown here started out in 1963 as the Columbia 24, one of two 24-foot Columbia designs, the plain "24" having a trunk cabin with doghouse, and the other, the Challenger 24 (page 316), having a raised deck. In the table of comparable designs, there is a four-inch difference in LOD, a two-inch difference in beam, a one-inch difference in draft, and a 330-pound difference in displacement between the two Columbia 24 models, even though it is said that they shared the same hull made out of the same mold, and even though they are reported to have identical waterline lengths. We can't explain these anomalies, except to note that we have come across similar small variations in public reporting of statistical data on other boats, including some in this book. Best features: Although without amenities like a stove, icebox, or stowage space, this basic boat was quite inexpensive for her time, and no doubt drew many new sailors into yachting. Worst features: Although the outboard well is located conveniently close to the cockpit, it is in an unventilated area. Some owners have had trouble with the engine smothering in its own exhaust fumes, unless the hatch is removed or sufficient ventilation is established in some other way.

Comps LOD Beam MinDr Displ

Islander Bahama 24 24' 0" 7' 10" 3' 5" 3,400

Columbia Contender 24 24' 0" 7' 10" 3' 3" 3,600

Columbia Challenger 24 24' 4" 8' 0" 3' 4" 3,930

Avg. Max. Motion Space No. of Head-

Bllst SA/D D/L PHRF Speed Index Index Berths room

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