Corby 34 For Sale - £49,500
Vital Statistics of the Corby 34
LWL 9.18 metres (approx. 30.12 feet) Beam 3.42 feet (approx. 1.04 metres) Draft 2.16 feet (approx. 0.66 metres) Displacement 3,331 kilograms (approx. 3.3 tonnes)
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This Corby 34 is for sale for £49,500
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Short Description of the Corby 34
Corby 34' 'May Contain Nuts' built 2004 in the Netherlands. Boat constructed by the boat builder Lucas Adriaanse to a design by John Corby in Cowes, UK. Originally optimised to ORC, she was adapted for IRC in 2011 with carbon rig, keel and rudder foil replaced to optimise her rating.
With her weight at only 3331KG, she is a lightweight and this shows in her sparkling performance with either symmetric or asymmetric spinnakers.
Her condition can only be described as stunning and reflects the considerable care her owners have taken over the boat, rig, electronics and equipment.
Rating currently puts her in IRC 2 where she has performed well.
Under presnt ownership she has been sbject to many upgrades and improvements.New Asymetrics, carbon mainsail, carbon no 3 and carbon no 1 almost unused. New raymarine instrumentation including twin Axiom displays.
New carbon bowsprit
New heating system with remote.
New engine control panel.
New halyard winches
Engines & Propulsion
Diesel with shaft drive and folding propellor.
Engine removed and refurbished 2019
All skin fittings are retractable.
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The Electrical Systems of this Corby 34 - DC panel with breakers for 12V system
Navigation & Performance Systems
ICOM IC-M241 VHF DSC
Raymarine new twin Axiom dipsay system with two i70 mast displays.
Mastervolt battery monitor system
Quark wifi multplexer
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8 person liferaft, never deployed
Various cups, plates, cutlery, pots and pans.
2 pipecots for offshore racing. These attach to the hull in the middle of the boat, using the fittings provided.
zipped canvas dooras to front and rear cabins and to heads
new diesel heater was fitted to the boat in 2023. This is useful for both cruising and offshore racing purposes.
Electric oil-filled radiator heater and dehumidifier – great for winter layups and keeping the boat warm and dry in general. Plus extension leads.
Various safety equipment – flares, EPIRB, some lifejackets, lifelines, jackstays, dan buoy, seabrake (emergency steering), rescue sling, throw line, grab bag.
Simrad tillerpilot – great for cruising or double-handed sailing, will steer to apparent wind angle or fixed course as desired.
Cockpit bags – these are stored on the boat and fit in the cockpit, for storing sheet ends etc.
iCom hand-held radio
Spare backstay – metal wire.
Various boxes of spares, bolts etc.
Apart from lifejackets (we all have our own) she is fully equipped to ORC cat 2 safety equipment.
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Rigging & Winches
Rigging & Winches equipped on this Corby 34 - Selden carbon rig with twin spreaders, discontinuous rod rigging.
Harken winches deck and coachroof. Standing rigging refurbished in 2020
Harken 35st halyard winches added 2021
Sails of the Corby 34 - 'Best' suit
Goacher carbon GPL main, 2021
Goacher csrbon GPL No1 2023
North carbon No 2, pre 2019 but a bulletproof sail, still sets well
Goacher carbon GPL No3, 2021
North kevlar No4, rarely used
North Code 0
Goacher light spinnaker 2022
Quantum heavier spinnaker pre 2019, but still good
Quantum main, 2007, many patches and repairs but still works
Quantum no2 and no3 in similar condition.
Large asymetric, pre 2019 but in good condition. It is not on the certificate and we have only used it a handful of times.
Small A5. Possibly from the old rig, works best if set fractionally, but not very useful.
Two pipe cots to either side aft.
Saloon berths for two or four crew
Forward cabin with double berth
Heads in storage area to midships
Galley with cooker, cold box with cooling element, stainless steel sink with cold water supply
Navigation station with chart plotter, VHF, DC panel
Eberspacher diesel heater
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Owner's Comments of the Corby 34
Boat constructed by the boat builder Lucas Adriaanse in Holland, designed by John Corby in Cowes UK.
Lucas built it using the best materials and techniques for his own use, but also as a prototype boat for use in the local area ( Almere / Amsterdam) as he was hoping to do a production run for the local sailors. Ultimately a large group of owners opted to buy a fleet of X-35's, and so the production run plan was shelved. Local racing was done under the ORC rating system, which penalises stability, hence a relatively lighter keel was fitted for this reason. However, John Corby specified the hull design to allow for a much heavier IRC type keel if needed in the future. The hull is made with kevlar and closed-cell foam-core sandwich construction, using epoxy resin and vacuum bagging for the strongest light-weight construction. This will not absorb moisture, unlike GRP, and so the hull remains light and osmosis is not possible.
Boat purchased by current owners, sailed to the Solent in the UK in November / December.
Replaced the instruments with a new Raymarine ST60+ package.
New carbon rig installed with rod rigging
New Vetus M2.06 engine installed, 2 cylinder 16hp. This replaced the light-weight single cylinder Ruggerini RM90 10hp engine, which in my opinion was a bit under-powered for the boat.
Custom cradle made for the boat in Hamble. This was designed to be easily dismantled for transportation. Foam cored hulls really should have custom-made cradles to prevent high pressure points from non-custom cradles.
New IRC keel, full racing design - hollow steel fin and lead bulb, designed by John Corby. Keel fin is 154kg, bulb 1154kg, total 1308kg. This is a 38% increase in keel weight from the original keel, lowering the IRC rating, but a 73% increase in bulb weight. Hence much more righting moment, leading to a much better performing boat and a lower IRC rating. We decided to keep the bulb relatively light so as not to kill the downwind planing ability, even though a heavier keel would probably give better overall IRC results. However, the keel is designed to take a heavier bulb if desired. Personally I think the bulb should be increased by another 200kg, giving better upwind performance and a lower IRC rating (and will still be a very fast boat downwind anyway). If I was keeping the boat this is what I would do next.
New carbon fibre rudder with upgraded Jefa rudder bearings. With the stronger carbon rig and more powerful keel design the boat was more powerful and the rudder had to be upgraded to match. The boat sails beautifully with the new rudder, really well balanced both upwind and downwind. The retractable carbon bowsprit pole also had to be upgraded for the extra power too.
The boat was switched from an asymmetric retractable bowsprit configuration (i.e. like J boats) to a conventional spinnaker pole setup but with a short stubby fixed bowsprit for flying Code Zeros etc (i.e. like the Corby 36 "Yes!" configuration, which won Black Group overall in Cowes Week in three consecutive years 2013-2015). This configuration is better suited to sailing in the strong tides of the Solent, when having the ability to square back a pole to sail in the shallows out of the tide along a coastline is a big advantage over an asymmetric sailboat. The fixed stubby bowsprit also allows for Code Zeros and furling asymmetric spinnakers to be used, allowing for a wide range of sail options. This is considered by John Corby to be the optimal configuration under IRC, and so it proved for Yes! It does require a regular well-practised crew though, which is something I did not have in 2015 / 2016. However, the boat can easily be switched back to the retractable pole asymmetric sailboat configuration if desired
2016 - 2019
The owners moved to Canada in 2016 and 'Oxygen 111' has been only lightly used since for a couple of events. A decision has been made to sell in Autumn 2019 as there are no plans to move back to the UK.
The owners believe the potential of the boat has not been fully realised yet. In 2011 the boat was dramatically improved (and the IRC rating lowered) by replacing the keel and the rudder. In Cowes Week 2011 I still had a regular crew, and we got two firsts and a third and a fifth place in the highly competitive IRC Class 3 division. After 2011 I was only coming to the UK from May or June through to August, and so was not able to keep a regular crew going or attract the better sailors. Half the crew were usually rookies looking to learn. The potential of the 2015 changes has certainly not been realised yet, as that can only be done with a regular well practised crew and I just did not get the time to do that.
I also tried a bit of double-handed racing in 2016, and that is something that I would have really liked to pursue more in 2017 if time had allowed. The boat is very light at 3331 kg, and so a smaller sail plan will still drive the boat and be manageable for two people with a much better IRC rating.
2019 to 2023
The new owners had the standing rigging inspected and some refurbished and some replaced by Allspars in Plymouth. The short bowsprit was extended and twin tack lines fitted, the setup is now all asymetric with a fixed sprit, a better setup for non-Solent conditions. She is a great all round performer upwind and down, but likes a bit of breeze. She can also be cruised!
Corby 34 For Sale is lying in Cardiff, UK. At 10.38 metres (approx. 34.06 feet) this Corby is a bargain at £49,500.
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