The F-27 is a unique combination of easily handled family cruiser, exciting performance racer, and take-it-anywhere trailerable trimaran. It's light enough for easy handling yet large enough for serious offshore cruising. The wide, spacious decks and near level sailing provide safety while the shallow draft means any beach is just an excuse to pull in and play; other important features of this distinctively designed and beautifully engineered boat include comfortable accommodation and an exclusive folding system. Evolved from the original Trailertri 18 - which was designed, built, and launched in Australia in 1974 - the F-27 has been engineered without compromise. Foam sandwich construction is used throughout for its stiffness, excellent impact resistance, insulation, and floatation properties. Interior moldings further reinforce the hull and distribute point loadings in a totally integrated structure. The result is a light, robust craft with outstanding dependability. The single most important safety feature is absolute unsinkability There are 12 watertight compartments and 3600 lbs. of built in foam buoyancy. Other safety features include the ability to outrun unexpected storms. The rig is a well proven, highly efficient fractional rig, strongly stayed, and with all control lines led aft to the cockpit. A roller furling boom, plus jiffy reefing, is standard equipment for super easy and efficient sail handling. A custom maststep pivoting in line with the shrouds allows effortless single-handed raising, and only the best, top quality hardware is chosen. Speed, acceleration, and maneuverability make the F-27 a pleasure to handle. The helm is always light and responsive, while tacking is dinghy-like - it can even be done with the kick-up rudder lifted clear of the water, using sails only. Continuous 360 degree turns are possible, helm hard over, without touching the sails. As well, the deep retractable daggerboard gives excellent windward capability. Actual race results have proven it equal or superior to most 40 foot monohulls. The cabin has been carefully designed with the cruising sailor in mind. All facilities can be used while underway - the stove doesn't even need gimbals. Quality workmanship and the finest materials provide the luxury and prestige expected of a world class boat. The main cabin features two single settee - berths, one on each side. There are large storage areas under and behind the settees. A foldaway table provides a dinette capable of seating four. There's plenty of counter space and even a trash can in its own compartment. A pop-top gives standing headroom in the galley area and exceptional ventilation, and an optional cover can enclose and fully weatherproof for overnighting. A fold-down Bimini top (for sun protection) and a full cockpit cabin are also available to enclose and completely weatherproof the central cockpit area. The central cockpit works well in a high stability multihull, as the crew are not required to all sit out on the weather side. A long cockpit is unnecessary and you can then have a surprisingly roomy aft cabin. This has proven to be the most popular berth (big enough for a double) while it also makes a great kids' cabin with plenty of room for toys and things. Another berth is located in the forward cabin along with a private head area and an optional vanity unit. On deck, the F-27 offers features unobtainable in yachts of similar size, with its space and lack of heel. The skipper will often be left alone, as the crew will soon find many more interesting spots. The bow nets are a favorite for watching the main hull knife through the waves, and the wingnets are ideal for sun-bathing or sleeping under the stars on warm summer nights. There's even enough room to carry a full size dinghy. The self-draining cockpit has lockers each side - one for storage, the other for the gas tank. Additional jumbo size storage areas are in the floats, these being ideal for those bulky extra sails. With no need for a heavy keel, the F-27 is light and has excellent trailering characteristics. The low towing weight allows the discovery and exploration of many previously out-of-reach cruising grounds, and trailering also offers a significant saving in dock fees and maintenance. Rigging and launching can all be done singlehanded in less than 30 minutes. Everything is designed to get on the water faster. The shallow 14" draft avoids having to completely sink the trailer for launching, and launching is always done folded so no more space is taken at the ramp than with a conventional boat. Once afloat, stability is excellent and the F-27 can be quite safely motored in a folded condition. If desired, the F-27 is easily docked in a marina. Singlehanded folding takes only two or three minutes, and is done by manually moving an inner beam end. Little force is required as the float's movement is mostly horizontal. The wingnets fold or tension themselves automatically, and there is no need to undo or reface these. Folding can be done in smooth water, rough water, or even while motoring. There are no restrictions of any kind. The most important feature of the Farrier folding system is the absence of hinges of any kind in the beams. The folding system has been engineered to actually strengthen the boat. Each beam is bolted down into the center hull with one bolt, the receiving bolt pad being bolted into a reinforced internal bulkhead. However, these bolts are superfluous, as all sailing strains are actually absorbed by the folding struts. Sailing is thus possible without bolts in the beams at all. The folding struts are precision engineered from solid high strength aluminum with glass reinforced nylon bush inserts insulating them from the stainless steel pivot pins. A built-in outboard well, just aft of the cockpit, puts the outboard in an easily reached position. The prop is well forward, similar to an inboard prop, helping to avoid cavatation, which is often a problem with transom mounted outboards. Once underway, the outboard can be tilted up clear of the water. An 8 hp motor is ample, giving a cruising speed of 6 to 7 knots. The Corsair Marine F-27 is now out of production, with over 450 made between 1986 and 1996.
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Architecte: Ian Farrier
Forme de la coque: Trimaran