Cal 20 Jensen Marine – Specifications Specs Draft Beam Mast Height

The purpose of this website is to provide you with some basic specifications on the Cal 20 by Jensen Marine.  This was an extremely popular boat and a good cruiser due to its heavy keel.

The California or Cal 20 was designed by C. William Lapworth in 1960 and went into production in 1961. It quickly became the most popular of the Cal line of fiberglass sailboats and 1,945 of the boats were built.

The specs on the boat are as follows:

LOA: 20’0″
LWL: 18’0″
Beam: 7’0″
Draft: 3’4″
Cockpit Length – 8′
Displacement: 2,040 pounds
Ballast: 850 to 900 pounds
Sail Area: 196sq. ft.
Sitting Headroom
Inboard Motor Well (holds up to a 6 hp engine)
A small pump out toilet was standard on many of the boats.
Original Base Price – $3,200
Average price used now – $1,500 – $3,000

Click Here for a Cal 20 Owners Manual (California 20 Jensen Marine Manual)

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