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Davydine

Corsair Light Herbert Woods

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Evening All,

 

Does anyone have any experience of Corsair Light from HW? Looking at it for an Easter break and it looks very good value compared to similar boats from other yards.

Thanks,

david

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Haven't hired that particular boat, but have have hired from HW about 6 times and have been delighted with boats and service every time .

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We had this boat some years ago now all fine with us then but not sure now as it is some years. We had no problems with it thou. Good space on board.

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Corsair is quite cheap compared to other Bounty 40's, but is one of the oldest too having been built in 1987. Monte Carlo from Richardson's is circa 1997, and Silverline's are all quite a bit newer than 1987 (some having been built in the last few years). The two Jamaicas at Richardson's are a similar age, but they had a lot of interior work done when they came back to the Broads.

I did look around Corsair a few years back and it looked a bit dated, but not horrendously so. 

I guess the real question is how many of you are there, and what are you looking for in a boat? We may be able to come up with other suggestions.

 

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Agree with OG it's quite an old boat which probably accounts for the price. Having said that HW keep their boats in good order. We hire from them every February and barring the fish barrier fiasco can't fault them for service. 

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Thanks, everyone, for the replies. We would be a family of 4 so 3 cabins is perfect for us as the kids dan have one each, they could share, of course, but life is more peaceful if they have their own space and happy kids equals happy parents!

I am a fan of a raised centre cockpit or a twin helm boat, I just think the views are better if you are higher up.The other option was Contessa from Richardsons but it isn't available and also it is quit high for stern to mooring.

The age difference between Corsair and Jamaica is interesting, but the price difference is £300 whis us a lot, so I think Corsair Light is looking like a winner at the moment! We have been with HW before and have neen pleased with the service so no worries there.

Thanks agian,

David

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3 hours ago, Davydine said:

We would be a family of 4 so 3 cabins is perfect for us as the kids dan have one each, they could share, of course, but life is more peaceful if they have their own space and happy kids equals happy parents!

Aha! Can I therefore suggest Serene Emblem from Ferry Marina https://www.ferry-marina.co.uk/stays-and-boat-hire/holiday-cruisers/ or Wroxham / Hoveton from Broads Boating Co https://www.thebroadsboatingco.co.uk/

Newer centre-cockpit boats, with an island double up front and two single cabins at the rear.

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1 hour ago, oldgregg said:

Aha! Can I therefore suggest Serene Emblem from Ferry Marina https://www.ferry-marina.co.uk/stays-and-boat-hire/holiday-cruisers/ or Wroxham / Hoveton from Broads Boating Co https://www.thebroadsboatingco.co.uk/

Newer centre-cockpit boats, with an island double up front and two single cabins at the rear.

Ah yes, I had seen these thank you and they were on the list as well, the two single cabins are perfect, but they are still about £200 more expensive than corsair light for the week we are looking at. At first I thought I was missing the fuel deposit and damage waiver but they are definitely included, so £200 makes a big difference!

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Yeah it is quite a difference.

One thing to note on the Bounty 40's is that the single beds are usually pretty narrow. Shouldn't be an issue for younger kids, though.

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1 minute ago, oldgregg said:

Yeah it is quite a difference.

One thing to note on the Bounty 40's is that the single beds are usually pretty narrow. Shouldn't be an issue for younger kids, though.

Thanks, thats good to know. Hopefully I won't get kicked out of the front double!

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Yeah, shame as she's a great boat. Really spacious and sociable for a 37ft boat, and handles like a dream.

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5 hours ago, oldgregg said:

Yeah, shame as she's a great boat. Really spacious and sociable for a 37ft boat, and handles like a dream.

I'll second that (see my review) and ridiculously good value for money. 

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Thanks All, yes, it's a shame that Contessa is not available, I do like that style of boat, it reminds me of the old Brooms Sea Pilots, that I used to go on in the 80s with my parents. Next time maybe!

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