The shipyard resumed the construction of the Corsaire, sailboat of 5m50, Herbulot plan of 1954.

Since the 50s, the Corsair has been built around 4000 copies in France, but also in Switzerland, or exported to the United States.

At the time, its originality lies in its construction material: plywood, which gives it this innovative silhouette, with its lively bouchains and its inverted mowing. But it is also “a stroke of genius” on the part of Jean-Jacques Herbulot, who integrates all the potentialities of this new material and then designs an aesthetic, efficient and very marine sailboat.

The enthusiasm for this small sailboat has never wavered. Today, the fleet of Corsairs is very numerous and dynamic, sailboats perfectly maintained to participate in the various gatherings and regattas organized by AS Corsaire, association federating owners.

Versions and prices

The shipyard offers the sailboat at different stages of finishing, from the raw decked hull (impregnated epoxy) to the sailboat completely fitted.

Do not hesitate to contact the site for more information and rates.


The site took the part of building the Corsair as close as possible to the models of the 50s and 60s, in terms of materials, aesthetics and construction details that make its specificity.

The edges, bulkheads, decks, seats, are made of 9mm sapelli marine plywood. The structure is made of solid wood (sappeli): keel, counter-keel, false keel, greenhouses, barrels.

On the other hand, in order to optimize the construction, all the plywood panels are digitally cut, and the initial “glued studded” construction is replaced by the use of epoxy resin, allowing structural bonding between the different panels.

The ballast material is a mixture of lead beads and casting resin, the density of which is substantially the same as cast iron. The dimensions of the ballast are therefore not modified compared to the original plan. and thus allows to preserve the original dimensions.

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Link to AS Corsaire

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