**PRICE REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!!** The Columbia 43 has long been a favorite for people looking for a powerful boat that performs well in all conditions and is a great cruiser that can easily be lived aboard. There are few boats that combine these characteristics with a voluminous interior that features a forward stateroom, large mid-ship berths that can be converted into a settee or four individual berths, and a separate dinette. The interior is open and bright, also uncommon for boats of this era, and the flush deck allows for easy storage for kayaks and other water toys.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: William Tripp
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 43 ft 9 in
Beam: 12 ft 8 in
LWL: 32 ft 8 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 6 in
Ballast: 10300 lbs
Dry Weight: 22000 lbs
Number of single berths: 6
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Seating Capacity: 8
Columbia Yachts the Columbia 43
The Columbia 43 is a big, muscular boat made for long ocean races.
With a long, flush deck and a low gun-turret house, the boat is easily recognizable as coming from the drafting board of William H. Tripp, Jr., one of the great designers of the Cruising Club of America racing era. Trip designed the Columbia 43 as part of a suite of racing and cruising boats for Columbia that included two of the largest production boats of the 1960s, the Columbia 50 and the Columbia 57. In fact, the first model of the Columbia 43 had a Columbia 50's deckhouse.
Columbia 43 hull number 1 with the deckhouse of a Columbia 50. The Columbia 43 is a fast boat. In its first year, she finished first-in-class in the Transpac race from San Pedro, Calif., to Honolulu, Hawaii.
A Mark III recognizable by her small rectangular ports. Columbia also came out with a Mark III model that was even more competitive as a racer. It had a keel with a shorter chord and lead ballast, a modified rudder, and six additional feet of mast height. Columbia also abandoned it's trademark long, low window on the side of the house for this model and substituted two, rectangular ports on each side giving it a mean, pillbox look.
Tripp's name is synonymous with CCA racers that have centerboards, so, naturally, there is a centerboard version of the boat as well. It has an additional 1,300 pounds of ballast and a minimum draft two feet less than the keel version.
The boat was well laid out for racing with a galley to port and a U-shaped dinette to starboard, a step down takes you to the main saloon with facing settees that convert to four single bunks. Forward of that is a small head to starboard with a large standing chart table and a V-birth in the forepeak, The arrangement is somewhat less desirable as a cruising boat for a couple, but it is still workable. The boat also carried 50 gallons of fuel and 50 gallons of water, about half of what you would want on a cruising boat that size.
Columbia built 153 of the 43s: about a third at its yard in Portsmouth, Va., and the rest in the Costa Mesa, Calif., yard. A smaller number (about six) of the Mark IIIs were built. The longevity of heavy fiberglass construction means most are still sailing.
At least one Columbia 43 has circumnavigated the globe. Other boats ended up scattered across the world in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and the islands of the Pacific as well as in every coastal state. A 43 in Aruba takes out 22 passengers for day sails; a job it's done every day for more than 30 years under two generations of owners. The large deck and 10-foot cockpit comfortably handles all 22 passengers. A tough boat indeed.
Jabez upgrades and equipment From 2010 to 2012 a complete refit was completed on the Jabez with over 5000 hours of work invested into the vessel.
Short list of work completed:
Full paint inside and out – including lockers New Kiwi Deck applied All areas of the deck that had moisture were drilled, dried and epoxy injected New teak throughout as appropriate Oversized cockpit drains installed 3 New bilge pumps with new lines – 2500 GPH 1500 GPH and a hand pump Bilge Alarm
Rudder removed new bushing installed/rudder replaced All old bottom paint removed (no blisters found) 4 coats of barrier coat applied with new bottom – bottom just redone as of 8/16 Transmission removed, torn down, serviced and replaced by Stewart marine in Seattle Westerbeke w58 with low hours (unknown) purchased from Stewart marine. Front and rear main engine seals, full gasket kit, full maintenance, compression test and injectors serviced at purchase prior to install. Motor was used but believed to be extremely fresh after service and installed – motor filters were just serviced approx 100HRS ago V drive fully rebuilt by Harbor Marine in Everett Washington (rebuilt as new condition) New alternator New starter New impeller New engine shaft New prop New pilot bushing for engine shaft New drip seal New shaft packing All new through Hulls throughout Aires self-steering gear. All bearings rebuilt/replaced [Note: this system can be removed if buyer prefers a standard Autopilot]
Windlass completely rebuilt as new 2015 All winches regularly serviced Hot water heater upgraded to work from 110v and engine Bal Mar diesel stove has a custom heat exchange with low draw fan
Water tanks upgraded to include individual tank choice and bladder – 3 tanks - total capacity 120 GAL New holding tank installed All new plumbing installed throughout New shower sump pump
Electronics 2 VHF marine radios AIS integrates with Garmin GPS SSB - weather fax ready (integrates with iPad through jack on chart table) EPIRB Radar Auto Pilot Emergency flashing light installed at masthead Radar SSB radio - aux out for weatherfax Stereo: AM/FM/CD All batteries fairly new. Two large 8d and 4 large group 24 Main electrical panel switch replaced with new much of the wiring was upgraded/replace Interior LED Lightbulbs installed throughout LED Running lights installed
Primary bow anchor – 40 LB plow with (new 2013) 250’ of 5/16 chain 300 ft of line on primary Secondary bow anchor - Danforth 70 ft of chain 200 ft of line Danforth stern anchor Zodiac 6-man Life raft new as of approx 2013 Offshore Ditch Bag 3 immersion suits Life ring with strobe Parachute anchor/drogue
Sails & Rigging New upper shrouds in 2015 New lower shrouds in 2017 New running rigging
2 Mains 1 heavy triple stitched - triple reefed plus flattening reef - 75% life 1 medium weight main – nice shape but old - 50% Life
3 Jibs 1 Yankee cut 110% - Nice sail 75% life 1 Yankee cut 95% - nice sail but old 60% life 1 150%? Heavy cruising sail genoa – good condition, 75% life 1 zip up jib sock (for covering the jib or genoa at the dock) made from Sunbrella -barely used
1 Staysail Old but functional 30% life
1 Storm Jib Great shape – old but probably never used – would most likely run on the staysail halyard - 100% life
1 Spinnaker Symmetrical Nice shape 75%
*life % is a guesstimate not to be guaranteed
Tender (purchased separately) AB inflatable on a trailer- trailer just had wheel bearings replaced. 9.9 HP outboard