Corsair F27

The Corsair F27 is the first mass-produced trimaran by Corsair Marine. She is to this day the best-selling cruising trimaran, the secret of this commercial success, a simple and efficient boat able to fold in less than 5 minutes to become narrower than a monohull of the same size, making her easier to store or transport.

Performance is impressive for the size; the Corsair F27 is capable, during a race, to get close to 20 knots. This trimaran is nevertheless designed for cruising with small but convenient accommodations; the aft cabin is especially appreciated with its dedicated access.

See the Corsair F27's specifications on

Main Features

ModelCorsair F27
Sailboat typeCruising-racing multihull
Trailerable trimaran
DesignerIan Farrier
Building years (first/last)1985 / 1997
Number built≈450
SuccessorCorsair F28 R
CE regulationB-5
ConstructionSandwich foam/fiberglass/polyester
Appendage typeDaggerboard (main hull)
Rudder bladeSingle transom hung rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length27.1 ft
Waterline length26.2 ft
Beam over all19.1 ft
Draft (max./min.)1.2 / 4.9 ft
Mast height41.0 ft
Mast length37.0 ft
Light displacement2601 lbs
Full load displacement3803 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop
MastDeck stepped mast
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging material1x19 strand wire
Number of rows of spreader1
Spreader anglePushing
Spinnaker typeAssymmetrical spinnaker on bowsprit
Upwind sailarea448 ft²
Downwind sailarea1038 ft²
Mainsail area263 ft²
Jib area185 ft²
Stormsail area59 ft²
Spinnaker area775 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

33.3 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

12.8 ft


Upwind sailarea / displacement379.8 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement879.8 ft²/Ton

Auxiliary engine

Engine power1 x 8 hp
Fuel capacity6.0 gal
Fuel typeGas
Transmission typeOutboard
Propeller typeThree-blade propeller


Number of cabin2
Number of berth5
Number of shower room1
Fresh water capacity14.0 gal

Based on specification1997

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