1971 Columbia 34 MK II
This 34 MK II has brand new awlgrip, the Albin Diesel Engine and will accommodate 4-6 people. A Coastal Crusing Sailboat designed by Bill Trip with a deck step mast, sloop rig, bolted on cast iron keel and a spade rudder.
Layout & Description
The layout of the MKII 34 is pretty typical for boats of its age and size. Forward is the anchor locker, and generously sized traditional V-berth with shelves running along the edges of the v-berth with teak pin railing.
Traveling aft, on the port side are two hanging lockers, and on the starboard is the head. There is enough room in the head to be comfortable in most situations. There's a large built in teak storage cabinet, mirror, and six-inch deck opening overhead. The countertops were a part of the interior liner and were finished in gelcoat.
Just aft of the head on the starboard side is a U-shaped dinette that seats 4 adults comfortably. The table has teak fiddles and can be lowered to make a comfortable bed for two.
Across from the dinette is a long settee/couch with a cushion back that can fold up to make a second bunk.
Aft of the settee on the port side is the galley. There is a single stainless sink, 4 adequately sized teak drawers, a locker under the sink, and two large cabinets built into the side of the boat closed with textured brown sliding plastic doors. There's a gimbaled 2-burner alcohol stove and oven combo unit mounted on aft of the sink. Aft of the stove is the top loading ice box which drains into the bilge.
On the starboard side across from the galley is a quarter berth, with a large teak navigation desk that opens for storage, and slides aft when not in use. The navigation desk is really a ingenious design that keeps lots of charts and supplies neat and orderly. There are also four built in teak drawers just aft of navigation station.
To service the engine, the fiberglass stairs are removed and access to the Albin is good.
The cockpit can seat 4 comfortably and more with less comfort. Two large lazeretes are accessed through hinged teak lids.