I met Corsair’s northeast U.S. dealer Bob Gleason (The Multihull Source) at his offices in Wareham, Mass. at the waterfront facilities of the Cape Cod Ship Building Company. The two companies stand as a perfect contrast of opposites.
On the monohull side, C.C.S.B. builds stodgy, old-fashioned full keel designs from the Forties and Fifties that appeal to traditionalists. It was in these types of boats that I first learned to sail.
On the multihull side, Bob is a dealer and broker for some of the world’s fastest and most innovative racer-cruisers—the boats monohull sailors call sailboats with training wheels. That afternoon, we were going trimaran sailing and I was looking forward to having my hair blown back. I wasn’t disappointed.
The all-new Corsair Cruze 970 was moored off Bob’s house at the head of Buzzards Bay and as we rowed out from the beach, the 32-footer tugged at her mooring line and shifted on every puff like a filly itching to gallop. Read more.