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Steven Cole (Economics, MBA - University of West Florida) - 40 years of sailing and cruising experience.

Cal 20 by Jensen Marine – Used Sailboat For Sale

The Cal 20 also known as the California 20 was built between 1961 and 1975 by Jensen Marine. The Cal 20 was designed by Bill Lapworth in 1960 and went into production in 1961. The little boat quickly became popular due to it’s low price tag of $3200. This low priced sailboat soon became the #1 seller for Jensen Marine and they would soon be building a 20 footer each day !  The boat is small and accommodations are limited, however, thanks to its heavy keel, it is a very seaworthy boat.  This is really the only reason it is classified as a small bluewater cruiser.

These quick little sailboats have four bunks, an eight foot cockpit, plenty of storage and a little marine head that comes in handy on longer cruises. Over 2400 Cal 20’s were manufactured. They remain a popular and sought after cruiser because of their speed, affordable price and cruising ability.  Because the Cal 20’s keel is cast iron, you need to check it carefully when purchasing.  Make sure it has been properly cared for.

We have compiled some sources for Jensen Marine Cal 20 sailboats for sale as well as sources for parts and accessories. Here they are :

Cal 20 Main Site – Main Site on the world wide web for Cal 20’s. Association page, forum, photos, newsletter and more.

Boats Dot Com Website – Great Site for Used Cal 20 and other sailboats. There are usually several Cal 20 sailboats here. Type in Cal 20 as your keyword, put in your zip code and choose no limit for range.

Yacht World Dot Com Website – This is also a great site for Cal 20’s and other sailboats. I have had good luck here. Type in Cal 20 as your keyword at the top of the page.

Sailing Texas Website – Great Site for finding small sailboats. They have boats from more places than just Texas so don’t let the name fool you. Google “sailingtexas cal 20” to go straight to the Cal 20 page.

Sailboatlistings.com -Great Sailboats for sale site. Click on search and type in Cal 20 using the keyword search box. Normally 2 or more Cals on this site.

Craigslist Search Engine – This is great.  You can search all of craigslist at one time from one site. Great place to find both sailboats and parts. The interface is simple to use. Type in your zipcode and the keyword you want to search for.

Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20 Sailboat – Used Boats For Sale

The Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20 is definitely one of the most unique and admired production sailboats ever built. It is a true bluewater cruiser capable of long voyages, ocean crossings and circumnavigations.  No other 20 foot boat can make this claim.  Because of its spacious accommodations and standing headroom it is often used as a live aboard boat.  Some Flickas have an enclosed bathroom and some do not.  All have a nice stove and sink as well as a fairly large ice box.  The most unique aspect of the boat is that it has all these features in a boat that is only 20 feet long.

The Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20 was designed by Bruce Bingham and was first built by Norstar Marine beginning in 1975. In 1977 the mold for the boat was sold to Pacific Seacraft who then went on to construct approximately 434 of the little sailboats. At least 434 was the last hull number ever built. Pacific Seacraft no longer makes the Flicka but they remain a sought after little bluewater boat. It is unknown whether any more will ever be built. There is not another sailboat like the Flicka and unless someone begins building them again there never will be.  The last Flicka to sell sold for around $100,000 new which is pretty amazing. This gives you an idea of how nice the boats eventually became towards the end of their production. The closest boat to a Flicka would be a Falmouth Cutter.

We have additional specifications for the Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20 such as LOA, Beam, Displacement, Headroom, Draft, etc..  CLICK HERE

I have compiled some sources for used Flicka 20 sailboats for sale as well as accessories for the boat. They are as follows :

Flicka 20 Main Site – This is one of the Main Sites on the Internet for Flickas for Sale and also for Accessories.  There is a wealth of information on the boat as well as on voyages the boats have made and their different owners.

Boats Dot Com Website – This is a great site for Flickas and other sailboats. There are usually a couple of pages of Flickas here. Type in Flicka as your keyword, put in your zip code and choose no limit for range.

Yacht World Dot Com Website – Yacht World is a great place to find Flickas and other sailboats. I have had good luck using this site. Type in Flicka as your keyword at the top of the page.

Sailing Texas Website – Great Site for finding small sailboats. They have boats from more places than just Texas so don’t let the name fool you.  There are normally several Flickas on this site.

Number One Flicka Group on the Web – Great place to discuss Flickas, find Flickas for Sale and Find Accessories.

Craigslist Search Engine – Search all of craigslist at one time from one site. Great place to find both sailboats and parts. Simple to use. Type in your zipcode and the keyword you want to search for.