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How Corbin did born?
“In 1977 Marius Corbin commissioned Robert Dufour of Montreal, Quebec to design him a sailboat based on a one-off 39-foot Dufour design named Harmonie”.
And his request were: strength, speed and space. That’s was i was also looking for.
Tereza is blue water cruiser. Before buying the boat i did one year long research. On the end i did have pretty much clear picture what i want.
- Strong boat: Corbins have have an impressive 11 layer schedule of mat and roving with a 16mm Airex core. The deck is a 3/4″ core of marine grade mahogany early on but later Airex foam. The ballast is 9,000 pounds lead encapsulated with extra layers of fiberglass around the keel for protection.
2. Fast boat: The design is very similar to Valiant 40, which did won many around the world race:”Valiants stellar bluewater reputation is also a result of its success in single-handed ocean races. Francis Stokes, aboard Moonshine, won his class in the 1980 OSTAR. Dan Byrne, a retired journalist and inexperienced sailor, sailed Valiant 40 hull No. 1 in the inaugural BOC Around the World Race. Mark Schrader completed an epic circumnavigation in a Valiant 40 in 1983″.
Left is Tereza and on the right Valiant 40.
Under water line they are almost equal. Valiant is just one foot longer.
3. Lot of space for a 39 footer: 2 cabins and 2 toilets. And also Corbin gets some more space by making her higher.
4. Tereza is “Double ender” what makes here to be more comfortable with waves coming from behind.
LOA: 41′ 6″
LWL: 32′ 0″
Beam: 12′ 1″
Draft: 5′ 6″
Displacement: 22,800 lbs
Ballast: 9,000 lbs
Sail Area: 822 sqft
Designer: Robert Dufour
Year Introduced: 1979 – 1990
Builder: Corbin Yachts (Quebec, Canada)