Posted here 15.12.1998 Sold


One of the finest blue water yachts of her size afloat,
The Classic Columbia 57  " MAGIC "
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Built in 1969 she has been lovingly maintained throughout her life,
She has a huge inventory including water maker, diesel generator, ssb
etc and has a vast quantity of spares, even unto 2 spare propellers

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Most impressive is the condition of the vessel, owned and maintained by a perfectionist
who has stinted on nothing. The modest  price of $220,000 bears no reflection on her
condition and equipment,

A full survey was done and completed on 26.06.98, words like 'prime condition' sum her up.

                                                                               Magic -Past History

1969- Built - Columbia Yachts -Costa Mesa, California. William (Bill) Tripp Designer

1969-1975 2 Los Angeles to Honolulu Races
             1 Los Angeles to Tahiti race
            11 Mexican Races including Acapulco,Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan

               Race series: Los Angeles and San Francisco.
               The yacht had consistently high placings including 1st and 3rd in the                    Honolulu races
               and First in the Tahiti Race.

1975-The yacht was purchased by the present owner. She was retired from racing and underwent a meticulous 2 year refurbishment program in which she was not sailed.

1983-She was sailed to Hawaii single-handed and cruised local waters and offshore islands from Mexico to San Francisco

1984-Departed Los Angeles for the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, India,Oman, Red Sea , Turkey, Black Sea and Cyprus.

1987-She has been cruised annually for 2 or 3 months during the summer and has remained out of the water on the hard for the rest of the year.

                       Magic - Upgrades and work completed.

1975-1983 The Yachts interior was completely redone, including all teak bulkheads,bright work, cabin sole, upholstery and cushions, head fixtures, window coverings, cabin lights, galley stove (stainless steel 4 burner with oven and broiler) brass and soapstone fireplace with Charlie Noble , on demand gas fired water heater, new main salon solid teak dining table including a full motion dental chair base which converts the dinette to a double sleeping area if required.

All topsides teak brightwork has been continually maintained. A new Nillsen windlass was installed along with new anchors and chain.

Roller furling (Harken) was installed on both the headsail and the staysail. New barient winches were added including 4 self tailers at the cockpit.

Wagner auto-pilot was added to the existing Bendix.: dodger and bimini..


Northern lights 5 kW diesel generator with stainless daytank. Sea recovery 24 GPH Watermaker, new stainless steel 216 gallon fuel tanks and complete new fuel filtration system, consisting of 3 Racors independent of one another: 110v Refrigeration system, which can run on shore power / generator concurrently with the engine driven refrigeration system, thru dual coil holding plates..Owner stateroom settee redesigned , enlarged and re-upholstered. Leather covered brass grab rails where necessary. Furuno FRC 1010 color radar. SGC Single sideband transceiver/Ham radio with new insulated backstay antenna and automatic tuner, Custom teak and stainless steel platform which accommodates a Honda 70cc motorcycle in stainless steel brackets and a pasarelle. Mast and hull repainted with Awlgrip LPU..

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Brass and gold fittings in the heads  

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A birds eye view (Pictures taken by Los Angeles Times)
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The layout plan included below is not completely accurate, as behind the main dining area is an extra berth, and the mid heads are on the other side. The profile  however is accurate.

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