Columbia 24 Challenger

1962 — 1968
insignia
Designer
Joseph McGlasson
Builder
Columbia Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
534
Hull Type
Fin Keel
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
24 4 / 7.4 m
Waterline Length
18 0 / 5.5 m
Beam
8 0 / 2.4 m
Draft
3 3 / 1 m
Displacement
3,930 lbs / 1,783 kg
Ballast
1,800 lbs / 816 kg (Lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
288 ft2 / 26.8 m2
Total Sail Area
288 ft2 / 26.8 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
152.5 ft2 / 14.2 m2
P
27 0 / 8.2 m
E
11 3 / 3.4 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
135.4 ft2 / 12.6 m2
I
30 1 / 9.2 m
J
8 11 / 2.7 m
Forestay Length
31 5 / 9.6 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.69 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
18.5
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
45.8
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
300.83
heavy
Comfort Ratio
19.0
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.03
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

The COLUMBIA CHALLENGER is a raised deck version of the COLUMBIA 24. The COLUMBIA 24, COLUMBIA CONTENDER 24, and COLUMBIA CHALLENGER 24, all derive from the earlier ISLANDER 24.
Dimensions from builder literature (1964)


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