COLUMBIA 8.7 Detailed Review

If you are a boat enthusiast looking to get more information on specs, built, make, etc. of different boats, then here is a complete review of COLUMBIA 8.7. Built by Hughes Boat Works and designed by Alan Payne, the boat was first built in 1976. It has a hull type of Fin with rudder on skeg and LOA is 8.71. Its sail area/displacement ratio 16.03. Its auxiliary power tank, manufactured by Universal, runs on Gas.

COLUMBIA 8.7 has retained its value as a result of superior building, a solid reputation, and a devoted owner base. Read on to find out more about COLUMBIA 8.7 and decide if it is a fit for your boating needs.

Boat Information

Boat Specifications

LOA:8.71 m / 28.58 ft
Rigging Type:Masthead Sloop
Hull Type:Fin with rudder on skeg
S.A. (reported):38.65 m2 / 416.03 ft2
Draft (max):1.42 m / 4.66 ft
Displacement:3856 kg / 8501.01 lbs
Ballast:1588 kg / 3500.94 lbs
Last Built:1987
Designers:Alan Payne
LWL:7.06 m / 23.16 ft

Sail Boat Calculation

Comfort Ratio:24.67
Capsize Screening Formula:1.96

Rig And Sail Specs

I:11.43 m / 37.50 ft
S.A. Fore:9.85 m / 32.32 ft
E:3.51 m / 11.52 ft
S.A. Fore:21.43 m2 / 230.67 ft2
S.A. Main:17.25 m2 / 185.68 ft2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)38.68 m2 / 416.35 ft2

Auxillary Power Tank

Fuel:45 L / 11.89 gals


Water:49 L / 12.94 gals


Builders:Hughes Boat Works
Designers:Alan Payne


Who designed the COLUMBIA 8.7?

COLUMBIA 8.7 was designed by Alan Payne.

Who builds COLUMBIA 8.7?

COLUMBIA 8.7 is built by Hughes Boat Works.

When was COLUMBIA 8.7 first built?

COLUMBIA 8.7 was first built in 1976.

How long is COLUMBIA 8.7?

COLUMBIA 8.7 is 7.06 m in length.

What is mast height on COLUMBIA 8.7?

COLUMBIA 8.7 has a mast height of 9.85 m.

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