The "Aura" Columbia 26 Mark II is for sale. Hull no. 502. One owner. Assiduously maintained since 1969. Sailed out of Grosse Isle Yacht Club (Detroit area) for its entire life (cruising only). Currently in winter storage in Gibraltar, MI. Equipped with cruising sales, but no spinnaker. Minor repairs will be needed to the forestay, foresail roller reefing system and head pump. But otherwise she's ready to sail away.
The Aura comes equipped with a new Mercury 9.9 HP engine (about 4 hours on the unit, purchased new on 4/12/07 for $3089). Our familiy has used 4 different motors on this boat, and this is by far the best.
This is an outstanding opportunity to get into a wonderful boat at a highly affordable price ($5000 or best offer for boat, sails and motor).
I'd be glad to provide additional information (Jim Wardell at 303.282.1264 (Colorado).