Tranquility is a highly customized Columbia 29 Mk1. The first Columbia 29 was built independently around 1960 on design #1508 by Sparkman & Stephens. The design and the molds were then bought by Glass Laminates of Costa Mesa, CA that launched her on the market.
This boat became a big seller and the name Columbia was incorporated into the company. Columbia then expanded on the East Coast in Portsmouth, VA where Tranquility was built in 1965 as hull #85.
LOA (Lenght Over All): 28.50 ft / 8.69 m
BEAM: 8.00 ft. / 2.44 m
DRAFT: 4.00 ft. / 1.22 m
DISPLACEMENT: 7400 lbs./ 3357 kgs
BALLAST: 3120 lbs. / 1415 kgs
CUSTOM RIG (1986)
One of the previous owners of Tranquility upgraded her rig with a custom cutter rig to replace the original masthead sloop configuration. The new rig was designed by Eric Sponberg in 1986, and includes bigger chainplates on the side of the hull and beefed up stays. The mast has steps all the way to the masthead.
ELECTRIC ENGINE (2008) and REPOWERING (2013)
The propulsion system aboard Tranquility is an electric drive from ElectricYacht. The system works with a dedicated 240ah battery bank @48 volts recharged by the
REFIT 2013 & 2014
The complete refit of our old boat involved structural areas of the deck and the hull, all the systems (electrical, plumbing, etc.), new standing rigging, new sails and sail controls, new cabinetry and interior accomodation. After the first six months on the hard in New Bedford, MA we sailed south to Brunswick, GA, where we are continued the improvements while taking jobs to finance the projects.
Even if a boat is never really finished, we took a break from boat works to cruise on the new Tranquility. We departed Georgia and sailed her back to the South Coast of Massachussets, enjoying a summer cruise of New England.
After going North we sailed South: we are currently in Panama after sailing through the Bahamas and the Caribbean Sea.
…TO BE CONTINUED…