Early and popular fiberglass sailboat

Building Fiberglass Sailboat Plans

22' 0" 22' 0" 20' 1" 3' 2" 30' 4"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 46%

William Crealock

Columbia Yacht Corp.

1965-1972

portable

12 gal.

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

22' 0" 22' 0" 20' 1" 3' 2" 30' 4"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 46%

Designer: Builder:

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

William Crealock

Columbia Yacht Corp.

1965-1972

portable

12 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 3,200 lbs.

Over 1,500 of these boats were made over a seven-year period. They were available either in the 3' 2" fixed-keel version shown here, or as a keel/centerboarder (draft board up 2' 6", down 4' 10"). At some point during Columbia Yacht Corporation's life (between 1961 and 1978), in addition to their regular finished boats, the company sold a line of kit boats under the name Sailcrafter Custom Yachts. As a result, some Columbia 22s on the used market may include such aberrations as no sliding main hatch or no outboard well, the result of a home builder deciding it was too much trouble to complete that part of the kit. Best features: The cast iron keel, if shaped as shown in the inboard profile and properly faired, will add measurably to performance on the race course. The boat's PHRF rating suggests that, with her long waterline and low wetted surface, she will be fast relative to her comps. Worst features: The dinette is less than 30 inches wide, good for seating two but impossible for four. The fin keel and draft of over three feet might give problems at the launch ramp.

Comps LOD Beam MinDr Displ

Seaward 22

21'

9"

8'

4"

1'

11"

2,200

Hughes 22

21'

9"

7'

7"

1'

8"

2,200

Columbia 22

22'

0"

7'

9"

3'

2"

2,200

Avg. Max. Motion Space No. of Head-

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

Columbia T23 (22)

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