Owning a Corbin but also having sailed a Tayana , there a few differences and a few things stated that are incorrect. After 82 when the Corbin Factory was burnt most of the weakness s of the Corbin were corrected. Mine was built in 83, V drive . The boat is built like a tank . The deck
is solid marine
ply , overall thickness of the deck is 1.25 inches. Compared to a Tayana the Corbin sails
much much better . I prefer the flush decks for going forward I find them less cluttered and easier to move around on. I m able to run my jacklines
down the center of the boat no problems . In colder weather
, when a lot of my sailing is done, the pilothouse is great . After 82 the cabin
height was raised for larger windows and therefore better visibility . I often sit on the top step of the companionway
while sailing and have a great visual.
6 dorade vents and 7 opening deck hatches allow an incredible amount of air into the boat .
The boat balances incredibly well and I have not experienced windage issues , the freeboard is about 50 inches at its highest point.
4.2 is below the cockpit
which opens from above and I have had 3 guys in it working on the engine
, there is an incredible amount of room to get all around the engine
Drawback? The Corbin chain locker sucks , its simply too small on my boat . It can be modified but I have learned to live it. Its really made for just a cruising couple, its more spacious then some 44 ft boats ive been on but its layout does not allow for much privacy. The biggest drawback with a Corbin is you don't know what you re getting because all but 12 were owner finished. Some like mine went back in and was factory finished in 85 .
There both great boats but I feel that I chose correct between the Tayana and Corbin. The Tayana though can be a work of art and that's an attractive feature. As far as sailing though the Corbin offers the comfort and speed I was after , without sacrificing safety offshore