Review of Viksund Columbi 27

Viksund Columbi 27
Viksund Columbi 27 anno 1973.

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Viksund Columbi 27 is a motorsailer designed in the early seventies.

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Interior of Viksund Columbi 27 anno 1973.
Galley of Viksund Columbi 27 anno 1973.

Cockpit of Viksund Columbi 27 anno 1973.
Rig of Viksund Columbi 27 anno 1973.

The boat is typically equipped with an inboard Volvo Penta MD2 engine at 16.0 hp (11 kW).

Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

Immersion rate
The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Viksund Columbi 27 is about 153 kg/cm, alternatively 860 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 153 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 860 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.

Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)
What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?
The l/b ratio for Viksund Columbi 27 is 2.82.

Slim Wide 76% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is more spacy than 76% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more spacy hull design.


If you need to renew parts of your running rig and is not quite sure of the dimensions, you may find the estimates computed below useful.

Guiding dimensions of running rig
Jib sheet 8.1 m(26.4 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Genoa sheet8.1 m(26.4 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Mainsheet 20.1 m(66.0 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Spinnaker sheet17.7 m(58.1 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)

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