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Over five years ago now, the Cruze 970 took over from the Corsair 31. Fans of folding trimarans know how much the Corsair 31 left its mark on people’s minds. With more than 300 examples built, it is one of the yard’s best-sellers. The Corsair 970 didn’t take any unnecessary risks: it was really an evolution of the Corsair 31, but with greater comfort on board, more in line with the Corsair 37. On board the 970, there’s about 15% more space than on the 31 and notably, much better headroom, as you can now stand upright in the saloon... But this comfort in no way hinders the seakeeping qualities of the Cruze 970, which remains a true Corsair trimaran. The Sport, and especially the Carbon, versions are obviously higher performing. It goes without saying that the 970 is foldable, using the system so highly prized by the yard.

Builder: Corsair Marine
Length: 31’10” (9.70 m)
Beam: 22’7”/8’4” (6.88/2.55 m)
Light displacement: 3,780 or 4,000 lbs (1.7 or 1.8 t)
Draft: 18”/6’11”/(0.45/2.10 m)
Mainsail: 382/452 sq ft (35.5/42 m²)
Genoa: 188/247 sq ft (17.5/23 m²)
Asymmetric spi: 872/925 sq ft (81/86 m²)
Engines: 10 to 15 HP outboard
Construction: glass/polyester/PVC sandwich
Price: € 139,999/$ 167,299 ex-tax

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With 54 units built, the first-generation Dragonfly 32 made its mark on the history of the yard. The Evolution replaced the Supreme version in 2019, with 20% larger floats and a more powerful rig. The stretched underwater hulls of the floats, the higher volume and the inverted bows are a real plus with a cross-sea or for sporty sailing. Admittedly, at the same price, the Dragonfly 32 Evo offers a third of the living space of an honest 40-foot catamaran, but what are we looking for when we choose this boat? A multihull that can limit her beam to 3.85 m but above all a sporty craft that conceals a wonderful temperament under the pretty exterior and provides a lot of pleasure when sailing.

Builder: Quorning Boats
Length: 32’2”/32’6” (9.80/9.90 m)
Beam: 11’10”/26’3” (3.6/8 m) or 12’7”/27’1” (3.85/8.25 m)
Light displacement: 7,500 lbs (3,400 kg) Draft: 22”/6’3” (0.55/1.90 m)
Mainsail: 520 or 625 sq ft (48 or 58 m²)
Genoa: 280 or 310 sq ft (26 or 29 m²)
Spinnaker: 1,025 sq ft (95 m²)
Berths: 5/7 Water: 32 US gal (120 l)
Diesel: 18.5 US gal (70 l)
Engines: 21 HP
Price: € 255,000 ex-tax 



Grainger Designs offer a full range of multihulls - the Raku – from 32 to 52 feet. The Raku 32, the smallest model, is built in Poland at Yacht Service. This catamaran is an evolution of the 30: it has pronounced inverted bows, daggerboards and a powerful sail plan – even further enhanced in the Racing version. The 32 fills a relative void on the market - at least among production boats. Inside, the designers have ...

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