The swift and versatile F-31 is a far-ranging sport cruiser capable of race-winning speeds exceeding 20 knots. Available in two models, the F-31 accommodates up to five in comfort with standing headroom, galley and enclosed head, yet is easily handled by a couple, or even single-handed. The broad (22') beam provides incredible stability, low-heel sailing and spacious room for topside relaxation and fun. Floats fold in quickly and easily to 8' 2" beam for convenient docking in standard marina slips or trailering to an unlimited variety of new cruising grounds or racing venues. The "R" version, also available in two models, places less emphasis on interior cruising amenities to save weight and boost performance. By sea or land, F-31s get there faster. 

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F-31s are now available in four models, with different deck, interior and rig arrangements to meet the needs of cruisers, racers, and those who like to do a little of both. All models, like all other Corsairs, incorporate the exclusive Farrier Folding Systemâ„¢, which enables them to be easily trailed and makes them among the most versatile of sailing craft. You can race or cruise with the wind and then return home on the highway in comfort, greatly extending your sailing horizons. F-31s are currently the most popular models under construction at Corsair, reflecting a modern trend towards larger and more spaceous sailing yachts.

Aft-cockpit Model

This model has an open and longer cockpit in place of the aft cabin. The main cabin is also larger and features an interior configuration that easily converts from day to night requirements. A table and extra bunk slide completely out of the way when not in use.

Seaworthy and Safe

The fiberglass hulls and decks are of sandwich construction with rigid PVC foam cores and high-quality laminating glass fabrics. Interior moldings further reinforce the hull and distribute loads throughout the structure. The cross beams connecting the main and float hulls have extensive uni-directional carbon fiber reinforcement to ensure strength without compromise.

The overall result is an exceptionally lightweight and robust structure especially noted for its impact resistance and excellent insulation and flotation properties, as well as the single most important safety feature ... absolute unsinkability! The F-31's combination of light weight, broad beam and high-volume floats provides incredible stability that enables you and your family to sail comfortably fast with a great feeling of security and safety. Though not designed for the purpose, it gives one confidence to know that F-31s have crossed both the Atlantic and Pacific, once even single-handedly!


Both models have ample accommodations for five. Other than the different berth arrangements, the Aft-cockpit and Aft-cabin model interiors are similar and include 6' 2" (1.88 M) standing headroom, a large double V-berth forward, an enclosed head, and a galley area with a two-burner stove, sink and a large molded counter top. Large storage compartments in each float augment the plentiful stowage in the cabins. Upholstery fabrics come in over 70 striking and vibrant colors, patterns and textures. Tastefully applied wood trim adds just the right touch of warmth to the functional and efficient design.

Cockpit and Deck

The cockpit comfortably seats six adults, though this is seldom necessary as the broad decks and nets give the crew many other comfortable places to spread out and relax. The forward hull shape effectively deflects spray away from the cockpit, although it can get wet and exhilarating at 25 knots! Winches, halyards and sheets, and the controls for the daggerboard, rudder and outboard motor can all be operated from the cockpit. A transom swim step provides easy access on and off.


An F-31 does not need an oversized rig to go fast, and this, coupled with its enormous 47,000 foot-pounds righting moment results in a very safe boat. The fractional rig is very efficient and easy to handle in all conditions. The fully battened mainsail has a roller furler boom on the Aft-cabin model and slab or jiffy reefing on the Aft-cockpit model. An asymmetrical spinnaker flown from the fixed bowsprit really enhances off-wind performance. A recent edition has been the adoption of a carbon fiber rotating mast with airfoil section as an option on existing F-31 models and as a standard feature of the new F-31R model. This efficient , simple and lighter weight rig markedly enhances sailing performance and makes trailering and mast set up even easier than before.

Trailering Ease

Though ocean-capable, the F-31 is still light and small enough for towing by the family sport-utility vehicle or light truck. Folded, it can be trailed almost anywhere at 55 mph (90 kph) with ease and economy. When you reach your destination it takes only 30 minutes for two people to rig and launch. Once afloat, you can motor the F-31 while it's folded. The recommended 9.9 hp 4-stroke outboard provides plenty of power and maneuverability. Unfolding is easy and takes one person almost no time at all. These features are key to unlimited sailing possibilities with the maxi-trailerable F-31 trimaran!

Sailing Characteristics

What most surprises first time F-31 sailors is the speed, steadiness and smoothness of this boat. The helm is light and responsive at all speeds, even up to 25 knots. The boat tacks quickly and smartly and has excellent pointing ability, equal to or better than most racing monohulls. Unlike conventional sailboats, however, the F-31 does it all with minimal heeling. A daggerboard provides efficient windward performance. This is retractable and, along with the kick up rudder, enables the F-31 to moor in very shallow water or even be beached. Few conventional cruisers of this size can reach so many out-of-the-way places!

A Sport Cruiser

The swift and comfortable F-31 is much more than an incomparable sailboat with amazing performance and technical attributes. It is part of the exiting and growing trend to multihull sailing. It is your family's magic carpet to adventure. Don't take our word for it. See for yourself. Call today!


  • 1992 F-31 voted Australian Boat of the Year.
  • 1992 F-31 Ostac-Triumph wins Australian Multihull Offshore Championship series, including one run of 24 hours and 29 minutes in the 308 nautical mile Brisbane to Gladstone ocean race.
  • 1996 Sale Gosse becomes first F-31 to cross Atlantic, then goes on to take first in class during Heineken Cup regatta at Saint Maartens.
  • 1996 F-31 Hanoman is first to finish on elapsed time and sets new course record in 100 mile Cape Flattery race during Swiftsure International Yacht Race.
  • 1996 F-31 Bad Boy completes first Pacific crossing winning first in class during Single-handed Transpac.

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