Extraordinary speed and effortless acceleration are trademarks of the Corsair trimarans. Their ability to fly on a puff or generate their own high-power apparent wind is legendary. Without a lead keel to create drag and with tangible buoyancy in construction technique and materials, Corsair trimaran sailboats are powered effortlessly by their high-performance sails.
Superior safety is inherent in the design and construction of these folding trimarans and it stems from the same features that make them sail flat and fast. Corsair trimaran sailboats can’t sink. In fact, with the hulls filled to the brim with water, the positive buoyancy of the materials of construction keep the vessel afloat even with all crew aboard.
Comfortable stability at any speed and in almost all sea conditions is simply a feature of beam and buoyancy. Heeling (often unpopular with sailors) is restricted to about 15 degrees, which feels like about 5 degrees on the broad, flat deck and trampolines of a Corsair trailerable trimaran.
Trailerability of a Corsair trimaran is not a hassle. It’s an advantage! Especially since it only takes a single owner about 30 minutes to go from trailer to sailor and back again after a couple of practice runs. Corsair trimarans fold up and pull out effortlessly, the mast comes down in moments, tows easily and smoothly and saves you a bundle on slip fees and seasonal storage.
Accommodations are ample and designed for extended trimaran cruising aboard the larger models or streamlined for racing on all Corsair triamaran models. Berth areas are sufficient and comfortable, appliances are an option and a shower if you want one. You’re apt to lounge on deck or in the cockpit most of the time but when you do go below you’ll have all the comfort you need.
Beachability! On a Corsair folding trimaran, you can sail or motor up to the beach, step off and drop anchor on land, you can see if it is set properly! No need to load up the dinghy as everything is with you aboard and nearby.
Unparalleled construction. We do not compromise on materials or technique of construction. Corsair Marine has pioneered high strength and lightweight construction technology that incorporates aerospace composite, foam sandwich construction, glass fabrics, carbon fiber, kevlar unidirectional and vacuum bagging for an ideal glass to resin ratio.
The trimaran folding system. It’s spectacular. It’s patented. After decades of use worldwide our trimaran folding systems are well proven and are the most successful and structurally sound available for all trimaran sailboats.
Venerable trimaran design. Our exceptional Corsair Marine design teams have demonstrated an unsurpassed ability to accommodate innovations to sail plans, interior modifications and accessory additions that Corsair trimaran owners have requested resulting in a line of performance triamaran sailboats offering as much or as little as the people who sail them need and want.
Low maintenance. The combination of engineering and materials that make Corsair trailerable trimarans so strong, sleek, fast and lightweight also make them incredibly easy to maintain. Moreover, as Corsair trimaran sailboats are seldom stored on the water, there is little need for everything from bottom coatings to anti-mildew sprays.
High re-sale value! Way past the time you’ll start taking your Corsair trimaran’s strength, endurance, dependability, fit and finish for granted, and believe that other trimaran sailboats must also be built as well because how could anyone settle for less – you’ll probably start seeing some new Corsair trimaran models and think about trading up. That is when you will find out that the superior construction of your Corsair trimaran will enable you to sell it to someone else for not much less than what you bought it for new.
Our global dealer network means you have support when you need it whether it be parts, service or advice. All new trimaran boats come with a 5 year structural warranty and your nearest dealer will be able to help you when you need it and even if you don’t.
The Corsair Owners Community means you’ll be joining a dynamic and fun community of people. Regular fleet racing events and annual regattas are organized every year around the world which offer an excellent opportunity to meet and share information with other Corsair trimaran owners.
Throughout the years, Corsair Marine trimarans have always been reliable. We offer consistency in the products we offer, which is tied to the strong Corsair Marine brand name.
Through our shipwrights, management team, production team, dealers and our fleet captains we share a passion for delivering great trimarans and the information that enables you to get out there and enjoy your sailboat!
Why A Corsair Trimarans? They are:
- Versatile, Fun & Stable
- Deliver speed on every puff of wind
- Shallow draft allows you to coast up onto the beach
- Lots of space for family & crew on the large trampolines
- Wide beams provide a flat stable platform under sail
- A great base for family fun when at anchor
- Quick and easy from trailer to sailer
AWARD WINNING DESIGN
Corsair Marine Trimarans have received acclaim and awards across the globe, and are the resounding choice of demanding sailors. That is not just because they are fast: these are folding trimaran sailboats that deliver ease-of-use, but without sacrificing on sailing performance – effortless sailing performance. With a rich 30-year tradition as a world leader in high quality multihull manufacturing, Corsair trimaran models have evolved and perfected the art of safety at high speed and appeal on every level. Suited to day sailing, family cruising, and racing, there are more than 2500 Corsair trimarans launched. We are pleased to present you with the current range of Corsair trimarans – from the 6-metre Pulse 600, to the legendary Corsair 37, and now the all-new Corsair 880, which represents the pinnacle of sailing trimaran design…
FUN TO SAIL
Speed, acceleration, and manoeuvrability make Corsair Marine trimarans especially fun to sail. Perfectly balanced, the helm on a Corsair trimaran is always light and responsive – tacking is dingy-like and can even be done using only the sails, with the kick-up rudder out of the water. Continuous 360 degree turns are possible, helm hard over, without having to touch the sheets. On a reach, acceleration and speeds are exhilarating, especially when using the roller furling screachers.
ANYONE CAN OPERATE
Corsair Marine trimarans provide enjoyable family cruising experiences. A priority of their design is to deliver maximum roominess in cabin and cockpit, with ease of handling and of course, safety – that effortless speed is a bonus! Boat speed often equals true wind velocity, and in a Corsair trimaran sailboat, speeds exceeding 20 knots are possible. This allows cruisers to bring many more destinations within range. Corsair trimarans point as high as most monohulls, and tack easily with no tendency to get caught in irons. Lifting rudders, daggerboards, and tilting engines also means shallow lagoons and groves are easy to explore, further adding to your cruising possibilities. Corsair trimaran sailboat are incredibly well-rounded and versatile.
EFFORTLESS SAILING PERFORMANCE
When taking it easy, speeds of 7 to 8 knots to windward and an exhilarating 10 to 15 knots on a reach are comfortably achieved, greatly increasing cruising range. You will be amazed at the easy fingertip control and how safe and secure your family feels while the trimaran effortlessly maintains high averages. Spray is to leeward, where it is blown harmlessly away, keeping the crew dry. Stormy weather and short handed? Then sail under mainsail alone. You will still clip along at 5 to 6 knots to windward, tacking easily.
SAFE AND SEAWORTHY
Tough Australian waters, along with hundreds of thousands of safe sailing miles elsewhere in the world, have proven the seaworthiness of Corsair trimarans. It’s nice to know that, though not intended for this purpose, many Corsair trimaran boats have crossed the Atlantic and Pacific. Corsair sailing trimarans are backed by an unmatched offshore pedigree. In fact, superior safety is inherent to the design and construction of all Corsair trimaran models – which are all built in infused vinylester (or carbon) and foam sandwich construction, the positive buoyancy of which makes the boats virtually unsinkable. A Corsair trimaran stays afloat even completely flooded.
TRAILERING ACROSS CONTINENTS
Sitting low on their trailers and being especially weight-conscious, Corsair sailing trimarans have excellent trailering characteristics. But they are also easy to launch, enabling sailors to discover and explore many remote cruising grounds or participate in regattas far from home port. Some trimaran models go from trailer to water in 25 minutes, and with practice, even the largest models can be done in 40 minutes. All Corsair boat models have simple and safe rigging systems, and we have also applied our weight-conscious approach to the spars – lighter rigs being easier to raise, and easier to handle which reduces the risk of muscle strain or injury. Corsair trimarans are trailered folded, with no assembly required upon launch.
Trimaran trailer-sailing offers significant cost savings when compared to marina fees, and along with reduced hull maintenance costs this substantially reduces the overall boat owner’s cost exposure. Corsair trimarans are always launched folded, requiring no more ramp space than a monohull. Once afloat, stability is excellent. They can even be motored while folded and will fit nicely into any standard width marina space.
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