Corsair 50: A Mini Review
Corsair Marine, storied builder of folding trimarans, is expanding into catamarans and venturing into new propulsion. The Corsair 50 is powered by Glacier Bay's Ossa Powerlite 240Vdc diesel-electric system. (Twin 53-hp Yanmars are offered as an alternative).
On deck, too, the Corsair 50 follows a less trodden path with twin helm stations aft of the outboard ends of the deckhouse bulkhead, elevated for a clear view forward but sheltered under the rigid cockpit shade. Forward and between them, and so within conversation range is a lounge/dining area.
Inside the saloon, the galley is aft, to starboard, and a lounge and nav station occupy the forward part. The starboard hull is arranged as an owner's suite and a guest cabin occupies each end of the port hull.
Sail power, and plenty of it, comes from a self-tacking jib and a big mainsail, which can be reefed from the cockpit with the aid of an electric winch.