Boat Reviews

Corsair F-31

Ian Farrier's latest fold-up trimaran is bigger and fasterthan the popular F-27. Construction is generally good, though there havebeen some problems, and the wiring could be neater.

The F-31 presents an aesthetically pleasing design with its fine entry; low, 27-inch freeboard; and fine lines. A flat aft section prevents the stern from burying when the bow rises in heavier breezes. Even when sailed on a broad reach with the windward ama out of the water, Farrier believes that his multis are more comfortable than a monohull sailed at a comparable angle of heel. Owners agree that being able to launch from a beach, or sail into a shallow anchorage, adds to the boat's overall utility and their enjoyment of the sport.

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