Hughes Columbia 8.7

Price: $19,999

Length: 29 ft

Year: 1981

Location: Keswick

Name of Yacht: Susurrus

Characteristic of its design era, the rig is a low aspect sail plan with 424 sq ft, using a deck stepped Cinkel spar, with internal halyards, and fore and aft lowers.  Shrouds are inboard allowing for close sheeting, providing good upwind performance.  Very spacious interior for its generation, with long quarterberth, comfortable salon, vee berth and enclosed head.  Bulkhead mounted salon table provides good flexible use of space.


Optional Equipment


Length Overall:28 ft 7 in
Beam:10 ft
Draft:4 ft 8 in
Displacement:8,500 lbs 3,856 kg
Ballast:3,500 lbs 1,588 kg
Total Water Capacity:30 gal 114 liters
Holding Tank Capacity:12 gal 46 liters
Fuel Tank Capacity:20 gal 76 liters

Engine Propulsion

  • Yanmar 3GM 22.5hp Diesel
  • 2 Blade 15x11 Bronze Prop

Electronics & Navigation

  • Apelco 5160 VHF Radio
  • Depth Sounder
  • Knotmeter
  • Ritchie Binnacle Compass
  • Autohelm 3000 Autopilot

Sails & Rigging

  • North Mainsail with Battens [2008]
  • Furling Genoa
  • Spinnaker
  • Lewmar #30 Two Speed Primary Winches
  • 2 Lewmar #7 Mast Winches
  • Maxwell #14 Winch

Deck Features

  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Dodger and Bimini
  • Teak Folding Cockpit Table
  • Double Anchor Roller
  • Stainless Steel Propane Barbeque


  • 120v Allanson Cabin Heater
  • Vee berth
  • Quarterberth
  • Head Forward


  • 2 Burner Hillerange Propane Stove
  • Ice Box

Plumbing System

  • Hot Water with 6 gal 120v Heater
  • Electric Bilge Pump
  • Jabsco Marine Head with Holding Tank


  • 2 12v Batteries with Switch
  • Battery Monitor
  • Shore Power with Cord


  • Solid Hand Laid Fibreglass Hull
  • Balsa Cored Deck


  • Anchor with Chain and Rode
  • Fenders with Docklines
  • Steel Folding Cradle
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