Designer:          Bill Tripp

Builder:             Columbia Yachts             (hull only)

Kettenburg Marine           (deck, house, interior, etc.)

Year Built         1972                               (first launched 1973)


Hull Configuration:


Fin keel, skeg rudder



LOA:                             52’0”

LWL:                             39’4”

Beam:                           13’0”

Maximum Draft:              8’6”

Displacement:               38,000 lbs

Ballast:                         20,000 lbs



Main engine:                 Perkins

Total Power:                  85 HP

Engine Model:               4-236

Engine Type:                 Diesel

Drive Type:                    V-Drive

Propeller:                      20” Max 3 blade reversible, feathering bronze

Year Built:                     1972

Instrumentation:             Tachometer, water temp, oil pressure, voltage, hour meter

Alternator:                     110 amp dual belt (2010)

Balmar multi-stage smart regulator (2010)

Miscellaneous:              Electric lube-oil pump (for oil change)

                                    Electric fuel pump (for main engine priming, backup)

                                    Two large Raycor fuel filters with switchover valves

Custom fuel manifold  2006 (allows independent fuel tank selection (both suction & return) for both main engine and generator)

Generator:                     Mastervolt Whisper 4kVA 110 volt generator in sound insulating enclosure (NEW 2011)




·         Fresh Water:     140 gallons       3 polyvinyl  tanks

·         Diesel fuel:        230 gallons       3 steel tanks

·         Holding:              40 gallons       1 polyvinyl tank

·         Propane              32 lbs             3 aluminum tanks

·         Sump                   8 gallons       1 polyvinyl tank

12 volt system:


·         (4)12 volt AGM 8-D batteries 225 AH each (2005) in two banks

·         Battery selector switch

·         12 volt circuit breaker panel


110 volt system:


·         50 amp shore power cord

·         50 amp/30 amp shore power cord adapter pigtail

·         110 volt circuit panel

·         Heart Freedom 20 battery charger/100 amp /2000 watt inverter

·         Link 2000 charger/inverter controller (2004)

Hull/Deck Construction:


·         Hull is fiberglass. 

·         Deck is ¾” marine plywood, fiberglass covered. 

·         Deckhouse is solid 1 ½’” teak

·         Interior cabin sole is varnished teak and holly

·         Interior bulkheads are varnished teak and/or enameled marine plywood

·         Interior trim is varnished teak

·         Interior hull sealing is varnished teak battens

·         Overheads are white Formica with varnished Teak battens




·         Full boat cover

·         Full length rail covers

·         Cockpit weather cloths

·         Binnacle/wheel/cockpit table cover

·         Awning

Ground Tackle:


·         Maxwell 2200 electric anchor windlass with gypsy

·         Stainless Steel double anchor roller

·         1 CQR anchor

·         400’ 3/8” chain rode

·         Second anchor rode with 15’ 3/8” chain and 400’ ¾” nylon


Deck Hardware:


·         Stainless Steel double bow pulpit

·         Stainless Steel double stern pulpit

·         Stainless Steel stanchions

·         Double Stainless Steel lifelines

·         Boarding gates port and starboard

·         Stainless Steel double anchor roller stem head fitting

·         Teak toe rail with stainless steel mooring chocks forward, aft and amidships

·         Bow and spring line mooring cleats

·         Dual heavy turning blocks at transom corners

·         4 opening hatches



·         Zodiac 6-man automatic inflating life raft

·         (4) Electric bilge pumps

·         Horse-shoe life ring

·         8 PFDs

·         3 portable fire extinguishers




·         T-shaped cockpit

·         Teak cockpit grating

·         48” removable teak deck cleat in cockpit grating for footing when healed

·         Stainless Steel Edson steering pedestal

·         Stainless Steel 44” destroyer wheel with hide cover.

·         Single lever engine (throttle/gear shift) control.

·         SS pedestal guard.

·         Custom Teak Binnacle console (2008)

o    6” Ritchie compass

o    Autohelm instrumentation

·         Windspeed and analog wind direction

·         Tridata Depth/Speed/Log/water temp (transducer 2008)

·         Nav Data

o    Autohelm ST 6000 autopilot

·         Control module replaced 2006

·         Drive unit replaced 2006

o    Raymarine C 70 24 mile color RADAR /GPS/Chart Plotter  (2008)

o    stereo control (2008)

o    windlass control

o    integral cockpit table and icebox

o    gimbaled compartment

·         Cockpit cushions (2010)

·         Hot and cold freshwater shower

·         RAM VHF/hailer microphone (2004)

·         (2) Lewmar 64 electric self tailing two speed winches

·         (2) Barient 28 self tailing two speed winches

·         (2) mainsheet sheet stoppers

·         In-boom cockpit lighting




·         Groco Paragon 12 volt pressure water system with accumulator tank  (pump 2004)

·         Copper hot and cold freshwater plumbing

·         Bosch propane instant water heater with chromed bronze chimney

·         Village 12 volt watermaker

·         Technautics 12 volt refrigeration with holding plate

·         Stainless steel lined refrigeration space with drain and stainless steel  sliding shelf

·         Dual stainless steel galley sinks

·         Gimballed Force 10 propane 3 burner stove and oven

·         Electric solenoid switched shutoff for propane

·         3 aluminum propane tanks with switchover valve

·         Panasonic 1100 watt built-in microwave oven

·         Groco model K manual marine toilet with Y-valve holding tank/overboard diverter

·         Jabsco electric/macerator marine toilet with Y-valve holding tank/overboard diverter

·         Stall shower

·         Sump tank with electric whale pump and float switch (for shower, galley sink, & head sinks)

·         12 volt macerator pump for holding tank discharge

·         4 electric bilge pumps

o    Engine room

·         Rule 3700 GPH electric bilge pump with Aqualarm Smart Switch

·         Aqualarm Bilge Monitor (visual and audible alarm with counter display)

·         Rule 500 GPH automatic

o    Aft Lazarrette

·         Rule 3700 GPH electric with float switch

·         Rule 500 GPH automatic

·         Whale manual dual action bilge pump in cockpit




·         Sloop rigged.

·         Single spreader mast

·         Electric spreader lights

·         Upper shrouds (v1) replaced 2003

·         Backstay replaced 2003

·         Upper shrouds (v2) replaced 2004

·         Upper intermediate shrouds replaced 2004

·         Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster (2004)

·         Navtec hydraulic boom vang (overhauled 2004)

·         Tricolor/anchor masthead light (2004) (anchor light converted to LED (2007))

·         Mast Winches

o    (2) Barient #20

o    (3) Barient #26

·         Main Halyard Sheet Stopper

·         Santa Cruz 50 mainboom with internal reef/outhaul rigging and cockpit lighting

·         3 sheet stoppers for main outhaul, first and second reef lines

·         Port and starboard spreader flag halyards

·         Masthead pig-stick flag halyard

·         Mast mounted Radar ray-dome

·         Mast mounted TV antenna

·         Mast mounted loudhailer speaker/microphone




·         Mainsail

o    Full battened

o    Lewmar Bat-Car mainsail slide system

o    Two reefs

o    Lazy Jacks

o    stack-pack  type mainsail cover

·         Genoa

o    Furlex roller furling system

o    Dual groved headstay foil

o    Dual wire-rope halyards (2008)


Electronics and Navigation Equipment:


·         Standard Horizon Spectrum VHF

o    Integral loudhailer/intercom

o    Integral foghorn

o    Integral distress call button

o    NMEA Interface (displays GPS latitude and longitude)

·         Raymarine GPS (2008)

·         Raymarine C 70 chartplotter/radar display  (2008)

·         Raymarine 24 mile RADAR  (2008)

·         Autohelm instrumentation

o    Tridata display (depth, speed, log, sea temp)

o    Autopilot control

o    Windspeed and analog wind direction display

o    GPS Nav Data display

·         Autohelm ST 6000 automatic pilot

o    Control module replaced 2006

o    Drive unit replaced 2006




·         Phillips 17” LCD HDTV on swivel mount with remote

·         Powered mast-mounted TV antenna

·         Apex analog/digital TV signal converter with remote

·         Sony Dvp-Ns501P DVD player with remote

·         Pioneer DEH-P2500 stereo with remote

·         JVC CH-X1100 12 disc CD changer with remote and (3) 12 disc JVC cassettes

·         Stereo speakers in salon

·         Detachable cockpit stereo speakers

·         Salon/cockpit fader control knob

·         Binnacle mounted stereo volume controller

Additional Equipment:


·         Chelsea Brass Clock & Barometer.

·         Custom Mahogany and Teak boarding ladder

·         Folding Teak swim ladder

·         48” flagstaff with 4’ x 6’ ensign




Access to the salon deck from the spacious cockpit is an easy three steps down through the main hatch with "dutch doors". Immediately to port is a U-shaped galley with ample storage, top loading refrigeration, gimballed stove and oven, built-in microwave oven, and deep double stainless steel sinks. Across to starboard is a very long quarter berth extending aft beneath the cockpit. Forward to starboard is the teak chart table with a holly inlayed boarder which lifts to reveal storage for charts and navigation gear. Below are double doors opening to access deep storage lockers. Large opening hatches in the teak and holly cabinsole open to gain access to the engine space beneath the galley.

Moving forward to port is a U-shaped dining salon with a beautiful inlayed teak and holly dining table. Outboard to port is an ample sized pilot berth. Huge lockers are found beneath this berth and the dinette seating. Back to starboard, forward of the chart table is a settee whose seatback lifts and locks upright to gain access to a full width berth. Additional storage space is available under the berth. Above, behind sliding varnished teak cabinets are three compartments containing stereo equipment, book locker, television with storage behind, dish locker and liquor storage. Tankage for diesel, water, and waste are located beneath the salon.

Two steps down from the salon is a companion way leading forward to the owner's V-berth stateroom. Off of the companion way to port is a double guest stateroom with over and under berths and an in-suite head and basin. Across to starboard is another head with a stall shower aft. Moving forward to starboard is a huge cedar lined hanging locker.


Further forward and one step up from the companion way is the owner's stateroom with cedar lined hanging lockers port and starboard. The V-berth is just huge in length and width. two sets of three drawers are available beneath the berth, as well as a very large locker forward under the berth cushions. A large opening hatch is over the berth, and double doors open in the forward bulkhead for access to the chain locker in the forepeak.








Legacy is hull # 5 of seven Columbia 52 hulls built by Columbia Yachts.  Only one of these seven hulls was finished by the Columbia plant in Costa Mesa.  The other six hulls were sold and custom finished in various ways.  Legacy’s bare hull was trucked to Kettenburg Marine in 1972 and finished there to specifications of her first owner.  This first owner, being 6’4”, specified ample headroom and long berths (you’ll need king size sheets for the forepeak).  Launched in 1973, Legacy is a one of a kind yacht that has no comparable sister-ship.


In the mid 1990s Legacy underwent a complete refit wherein only the hull, mast, engine and major structures remained as original.  Virtually everything  found on board has been replaced since about 1995.


Because the current and previous owners are “senior sailors”, Legacy is rigged in such a way that, without sacrificing performance, she can be easily sailed in comfort by a small crew or by the skipper alone:


Mainsail handling:  The main halyard leads to electric primary winches for push button hoisting.  Dropping the main is equally simple due to her full battens, roller-bearing  Lewmar Bat-car sysem and  stack-pack/lazy-jack mainsail cover.  The end of boom mainsheet gives such leverage that the need for a mainsail sheet winch is limited to the last few feet of close-hauled sheet trim.


Genoa handling:  The genoa is rigged on a Furlex roller furling system with the roller line leading to an electric winch.  Electric self-tailing primary winches allow the helmsman to handle tacking and trimming duties without the usual acrobatics.


Auto Pilot:  Tacking is further simplified with the self-tacking autopilot command,


Anchoring:  The Maxwell electric windlass features power up and power down operation from either the helm or the bow, and the CQR anchor stows itself on the bow roller.


A unique cabin top “overhang” at the aft-end of the cabin provides protection in the cockpit from wind and spray without having an unsightly tube and canvas dodger.  Forward and side visibility from below in the salon allows watch-standers to go below and cook, navigate or just stay warm, and to see what’s going on in the anchorage without going topside.


Legacy offers a unique combination of classic lines and “wooden boat” feel with a durable low maintenance and strong fiberglass hull, modern fittings and up-to-date equipment.  Everywhere you go aboard Legacy, you must be prepared to receive complements on her stunning beauty, and to field questions from people wanting to know what she is (Is she a Hinckley? Is she a Sparkman & Stephens?).