1977 Columbia Yachts Columbia 8.3

Added 18 October, 2012

About this Sailboat:

Columbia Yacht, a division of Whittaker Corp.
1977 Columbia 8.3 (27’) FRESHWATER, NO MAST
Designed by Alan Payne, this Columbia 8.3, Model 279, PATRIOTIC DREAM, is a performance cruiser with spacious accommodations and lots of stowage areas. It features 6’-0” headroom in the cabin and sleeps four

This boat is in fair condition.
PLEASE NOTE: This boat has a boom but needs a mast and standing rigging. Crowley’s Yacht Yard Lakeside, where the boat is located, has a used mast for sale that could possibly be modified to replace the missing mast.
Additionally, the tiller and the sliding companionway hatch boards should be replaced. There may be water leakage from the port and starboard cabin port lights. The bow pulpit is slightly bent. Galley sink throughhull is broken in the “off” position.
Cradle is not included.
This boat was last sailed in 2006.
It may be inspected at Crowley’s Yacht Yard Lakeside at 3434 East 95th St, Chicago, IL. To arrange an appointment, please contact Nautical Donations.
This boat was donated to Nautical Donations Inc. (a 501(c)(3) organization) and has as a clear Illinois title. Purchase of this boat is not tax deductible. Proceeds of the sale will benefit the Chicago Maritime Society. See our website for more information. All information included in this listing is accurate to the best of our knowledge.
Buyer must remove the boat from the yard seven days after the completion of the sale or make arrangements with Crowley’s Yacht Yard for storage or launching. Buyer must pay in full before the boat is released. ALL buyers must pay 7.25% Illinois sales tax. Chicago buyers pay 8.5% sales Tax.
If you are new to boat ownership, please note that the purchase of a boat is only your first expense.

Equipment on Board:

Long fin keel
Skeg rudder with tiller steering
Teak handrails, main hatch, runners, and weather boards
Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits
Stainless steel stanchions with double wire-covered lifelines
Stainless steel swim ladder
Genoa tracks port and starboard
Spinnaker pole holder on starboard stanchions
(2) Bow cleats
Anchor locker on bow
(2) Cowl ventilators with dorade boxes on cabin top
Waste fill port
Water fill starboard
Fuel fill starboard
NO MAST or standing rigging
Spinnaker pole
Whisker pole
Universal Atomic Four gas engine Model #5101, Serial #200502
20 gal fuel
30 gal water
Self-bailing cockpit
Traveler aft of companionway
(2) Barient 21 winches
(6) Cleats
(2) Shore power cord outlets port
Port and starboard lockers
manual bilge pump
Apelco antenna mounted on stern pulpit
Engine gauges located below companionway
Gear shift and throttle starboard
Sleeps 2
Stowage under cushions
(4) Drawers
Port and starboard facing settees
Fold-down table port
Shelf unit port
Single shelf behind port and starboard settees
Hanging locker opposite head starboard
Cabin portlight curtains
6’-0” Headroom
Raritan closed system head port
Sink starboard
Icebox starboard
Water tank under settee
Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF radio
Apelco Loran/GPS 6400
Aqua-Probe High Intensity Aqua Meter depth sounder
(2) Cabin lights in v-berth
(1) Cabin light in head
(2) Cabin lights port and starboard
(2) Cabin lights port and starboard under companionway
(2) Batteries located under port settee
Under companionway in cabin:
Battery switch
Fuse panel
DC battery test (2)
110 AC outlets
Bulkhead mounted Gemini compass port
Signet knot log starboard
Bow and stern navigation lights
B-C dry chemical fire extinguisher above icebox
Type IV horseshoe buoy mounted to stern pulpit
Original owner’s manual including diagrams and schematics

Columbia Yachts Columbia 8.3
Columbia Yachts Columbia 8.3
Columbia Yachts Columbia 8.3
Columbia Yachts Columbia 8.3
Columbia Yachts Columbia 8.3
Columbia Yachts Columbia 8.3
Columbia Yachts Columbia 8.3
Columbia Yachts Columbia 8.3
Columbia Yachts Columbia 8.3
Columbia Yachts Columbia 8.3
Columbia Yachts Columbia 8.3
Columbia Yachts Columbia 8.3
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