The results outline a clear success. Notably, during the sea trials, the Cruze 970 Hull #1 was test sailed in near storm conditions and proven to be an even more stable and manoeuvrable platform than its predecessor.
Corsair Cruze 970 Sea Trials, a Success
Slightly over a week ago, Corsair, a division of the SeaWind group, With launched on the water its newest model, the Cruze 970. This model improves on the older and proven C31 trimaranplatform with added comfort features, quality of finish while maintaining great sailing performance.
Since, data and pictures from the sea trials have been compiled, analysed and prepared for public release. The results outline a clear success. Notably, during the sea trials, the Cruze 970 Hull #1 was test sailed in near storm conditions and proven to be an even more stable and manoeuvrable platform than its predecessor. With winds gusting to 25knts the Cruze 970 was well balanced thanks to the extra float volume providing significantly more stability. With the Cruzing mast of 12m it allowed us to carry full main for longer before considering a reef. . In low wind conditions, the Cruze 970 also displayed enhanced performance.
Most significant evolution of the Cruze 970 exterior, compared to its predecessor, are the redesigned bow, increased buoyancy of the floats, harmonized deck lines and a new cockpit arrangement providing comfort normally associated to its bigger brother, the C37.
The biggest improvements are found in the interior design. First to be noticed is the raised deck, providing full standing headroom in the entire saloon and the forward head compartment which, in combination with the slightly increased length, creates an approximate 15% additional space. Second comes the much brighter living area thanks to the new interior liners and skilfully designed wood trims giving a luxurious, warm and clean feeling. Additionally, the galley area is larger with more surface, drawers and storage. Finally, the forward and aft bunks are wider and longer, aft bunk 2.2m, giving passengers a more generous sleep.
The Corsair Cruze 970 is the 3rd new and improved model being released by the company in just above 2 years, demonstrating clear strength, vision and confidence in the future.
|Corsair 970 sea trials, photo courtesy Corsair Marine|