43 Mark III
For most sailors, sleek is the word that comes to mind when eyes first set on the Columbia 43. Heads will turn when you enter the harbor! The Tripp design has a classic bow, with overhangs typical of the era, an extraordinarily uncluttered deck, and a rounded doghouse, giving the sloop a contemporary look despite its late-1960s vintage. Of the thousands of sailboats Columbia made in 1970, this, and two other Mark IIIs were for ocean racing. She has a torpedo-shaped keel, a lighter weight hull and deck, and a taller mast with more sail area. She cut through the waves, rather than ...