Yes they existed and someone here will know the full story of how it was to be called a Corsair.Wait, what?!? There was a Corsair 36 catamaran?? We are not talking Farrier catamaran? We are not talking Corsair trimaran? A Corsair 36 catamaran?? I didn't even know such a thing existed. Just learned something I guess.
The Parallax 11 deck molds were modified to increase freeboard and add the bridgedeck saloon and bridge brake as i called it... I don't think Robin Chamberlin was involved or drew the square "brake" under the bridgedeck but I could be wrong... There would have been 5 or more originally built before the molds were sold ...For the 90's it had a modern look and is still holds it's own today.
My old man built a beautiful Cole 46 mono at the Traditional Yachts factory at Terry Hills before they went bust but I was always into him about multis and eventually I wore him down so in the late 90's he saw a brochure (That i strategically placed in his hands)at the Sydney boat show on the corsair 36 cat from a hugely overweight dude (His name escapes me) who opened a boat building yard in Brisbane north of the bridge... This guy had about 10 boat molds from Adams 12 to sport boats and the Corsair mold. We negotiated a ridiculously cheap build deal with him as it was to be the first boat and future show boat. After the hull was built, he went broke taking everyone's money but we had building experience so we, unlike the rest, owned our boat at every stage of the build and saved the build other than hatches and winches that every other owner stole at the time. We then struck a deal with the Bergs at Allyacht Spars to rent a shed and finish it. We organised in a weekend midnight raid on the yard with military precision, cranes and a semi and we lifted and trucked it over the bridge to Lytton and were able to finished it. We are still grateful for their assistance on this and what goes around comes around so i just ordered a big ticket item from Joel at Allyacht.
I think ours was the last one built.
It was a great cruising boat for my Mum and Dad... It go me and all my mates out to surf the reefs whenever the swell was big and I used it as a party barge and shag pad. Good times
I sailed against Intrinsic a few times back in the day and it was a very impressive little boat that in it's conditions was very quick... I always wanted to buy itA mate of mine owned the Parallax 9 Intrinsic for a few years (ex Don McWatters). Great pocket cruiser and we crossed the bay many times in her.
I think this is a different boat, now for sale: https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/sailing-boats/parallax-9/239287
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