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CORSAIR 880 - A brilliant toy for gliding across the water

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This modern and ambitious trimaran has a reputation to uphold: it is the new variation of the mythical Corsair F27, one of the most popular cruising trimarans in the world. Highly anticipated in 2020, the 880’s original launch schedule was hampered by Covid. However, connoisseurs quickly understood that this little steed would not disappoint…

Test location: Follonica, Italy
Conditions: Westerly 10 to 15 knots, slight sea

The Corsair 880 is without doubt the multihull that we’ve had the hardest time testing. Back in the spring of 2020, an appointment was made on Lake Garda to discover the first model delivered in Europe. Our plan seemed very attractive until Covid got involved. Discussions with the Seawind/Corsair team included options in Switzerland, Germany, and Italy again. And then nothing more. A long period of watching began in Australia and the United States thanks to our correspondents. The first 880 delivered in France at the beginning of the summer of 2021 just escaped us... but finally, the first Italian model – hull #16 in the series – welcomed us with open arms – the linking arms of course! The appointment was made with the Trimarani Italia team, in the marina at Scarlino, just south of Follonica. We were here on a superb stretch of water protected by the island of Elba. To top it all off, the weather was great, and the forecast heralded a good thermal breeze - what more could we have asked for?

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This beast features three inverted bows, a respectable freeboard height and a rather discreet ...

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