The shipyard in Ho Chi Minh City is presenting a current successor to the successful F-27 series (450 boats built) and the Corsair 28 (300 boats built). The nine-meter-long hull format is particularly attractive for trimarans with flexible outriggers because, given the maximum size, the width can just be reduced to a roadworthy dimension of 2.50 meters. The new Corsair 880 is positioned as a current and exciting competitor to the also trailerable Dragonfly 28 from Denmark (test in YACHT 14/2009).
The main difference between the two brands: With the Corsair Marine trimarans, the side hulls are folded in via hinges in the beams, close to or even under the central hull - a system that has proven itself in the test of numerous Corsair models. With the Dragonflys, the swimmers are swiveled backwards parallel to the central fuselage using an equally sophisticated mechanism.
Compared to its predecessor and sister models, the Corsair 880 now comes with significantly more voluminous side hulls and bows in the wavepiercer style. The construction of Perus Yacht Design should provide more buoyancy for more stable sailing properties, at the same time the hulls will go better through the waves. The sword in the central fuselage can be completely raised, and the rudder system is only attached aft. This makes it possible to take the Corsair 880 straight to the beach. In addition, the trimaran lies as deep as possible on the trailer, which makes road transport easier and also makes it easier to get in and out via the ramp.
With a width of just 2.5 meters and a weight of 1.6 tons, the Corsair 880 can be easily transported on the road
The Corsair 880 will be available in two versions. The standard boat comes with a rotating carbon fiber mast and a self-tacking jib, and a carbon fiber bowsprit is attached for a gennaker or Code Zero. In the simple version, the 880 will cost around 124,000 euros (according to the current exchange rate to the US dollar, including 19 percent VAT). The Sport variant provides for a rig (also made of carbon) that is almost two meters higher with significantly more sail area, and the boat is equipped with a briefly overlapping genu. And the bowsprit will also be longer, which allows the use of even larger and more powerful additional sails. The sporty version of the Corsair 880 is announced for a price of around 140,000 euros.
In the saloon, the table will be lowered and, together with the sofa on the port side, can be converted into a double bunk. Two people can also sleep in the foredeck, and another single berth is built in under the cockpit floor aft. A small kitchen module and a separate wet room ensure that it is suitable for touring.
Photo gallery: Corsair 880
Apparently, the shipyard in Vietnam is already working on the prototype for the new Corsair 880. The first ship should then come to Europe in autumn 2019. The first presentation will take place in January 2020 at the boot trade fair in Düsseldorf.
|Lü (fuselage length)||8.80 m|
|Lü (fuselage length)||8.80 m|
|Width (clear to sail)||6.60 m|
|Width (float folded)||2.50 m|
|Draft (minimal, without sword)||0.45 m|
|Mast height above waterline||12.0 / 13.8 m|
|Mainsail||33.9 / 38.2 sqm|
|Jib / genu||17.6 / 24.6 sqm|