1989 Corsair F-27 trimaran.  An exceptionally good early example of the Hall of Fame Corsair F-27, designed by the legendary Ian Farrier and built by Corsair Marine in California. Carefully maintained and upgraded by its owner. Located in Michigan near Detroit and has been stored on a lift and sailed exclusively in fresh water sailed since 2010.

Manufacturer Provided Description

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 coastal and even 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. Foam sandwich construction is used for its light weight, stiffness,  impact resistance, insulation, and flotation 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 its 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 is standard equipment for easy sail handling. The mast step is designed to pivot in line with the shrouds to allow easy single-handed mast raising and lowering. Speed, acceleration, and maneuverability make the F-27 a pleasure to handle. The helm is  light and responsive, and tacking is easy. In addition, the deep retractable daggerboard gives excellent windward capability.

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.

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.

On deck, the F-27 offers features unobtainable in yachts of similar size, with its space and lack of heeling. There’s even enough room to carry a dinghy on the trampolines. The self-draining cockpit has lockers each side – one for storage, the other for the gas tank. Additional storage areas are in the floats. 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. 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 can be 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. Over 450 F-27s were built by Corsair Marine 450 between 1986 and 1996.

Interior and accommodations

Stowable dining table

Stainless steel sink and stove

Washbasin in forepeak

Pop-top cover (creates a dodger)

10 gallon fresh water tank
3 gallon grey water tank
Head in forepeak with integral 5 gallon holding tank and deck mounted pump out port
Settee cushions and aft cabin mattress have custom 1.5″ neoprene foam filling

Hull and decks

Main hull and floats are in excellent condition
Main hull, floats, daggerboard and rudder have been faired and painted with 3 coats of Awlgrip primer and 6 coats of Awlgrip top paint
Sunrise nets in very good condition

Mast and rigging

Aluminum mast, grey anodized
Aluminum roller boom for mainsail roller furling
Harken roller furling system for furling jib
Harken roller furling system for furling screacher
Five winches: three on cabin top for jib sheets and halyards; two on cockpit coaming for spinnaker and screacher sheets.
All hardware necessary to raise and lower mast including a custom made mast raising pole which permits the raising and lowering of the mast with boat on the water and floats extended. Original mast raising bar is also included.
Lines / hardware – all necessary sheets blocks etc. required to fully rig the boat; all in in good condition
All necessary running rigging (halyards etc)
Two tiller extensions


Mainsail, 2011, Doyle Sails, fully battened, square top, 8.3 oz Challenge Dacron, in excellent condition

Roller reefing and furling jib, 2011, Doyle Sails, 7.3 oz Challenge Dacron, Cross Cut panel layout, with UV protection leach and foot, in very good condition

Jib, racing, 2015 Calvert Sails, Technora MXL load path type material, 3 horizontal battens, in like new condition

Screacher, roller furling, 2011, Doyle Sails, Pentex, in very good condition

Spinnaker, asymmetrical, 2012, Doyle Sails, 3/4 oz nylon, like new condition

Plus an older main and jib, well worn, Dacron, as spares.

Electrical, electronics and instrumentation

12V electrical system with  battery, battery switch, circuit breaker panel, interior lights, running lights
Analog compass
Depth sounder

Garmin GPS chart plotter integrated with Sirius satellite weather antenna
Depth sounder with fish finder capability

Garmin HD radar, mounted on the mast

Raymarine ST1000 tiller pilot


2015 Yamaha model TX9.9XPB outboard motor
extra long shaft
high thrust prop
remote controls in cockpit


2008 Road King tandem axle road trailer
Disc brakes on all four wheels
Spare wheel and tire
New tires and new bunk board carpeting will be installed prior to sale


A variety of anchors including a polished stainless steel plow anchor
Dock lines and fenders
All necessary mast raising and trailering equipment
Miscellaneous tools and safety equipment


Windcraft offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.