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Eugène Cornu 50 ft Bermudan Cutter/ Sloop 1955

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FORBAN V

Eugène Cornu 50 ft Bermudan Cutter/ Sloop 1955

Designer Eugene Cornu
Builder Paul Jouët et Cie, Sartrouville, France
Date 1955
Length overall 50 ft 2 in / 15.3 m
Length deck 50 ft 2 in / 15.3 m
Length waterline 37 ft 1 in / 11.3 m
Beam 12 ft 10 in / 3.9 m
Draft 6 ft 1 in / 1.85 m
Displacement 20 Tonnes
Construction Mahogany on oak and elm
Engine Perkins 100 hp
Location Italy
Price EUR 249,000

These details are provisional and may be amended

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BROKER'S COMMENTS

One of the finest products of the 1950s collaboration between revered French naval architect Eugène Cornu and the Jouët family's Chantiers Navals de Sartrouville yard on the Seine north west of Paris, FORBAN V has enjoyed long ownerships, and in recent years much passionate restoration. Sitting at the magic 50 feet size that seems to fit the seas while still being easily handled by a family, FORBAN V is particularly voluminous, offering three en-suite cabins and a wonderfully sheltered cockpit. Great comfort and safety combined with her renowned, powerful sailing qualities make FORBAN V an enticing opportunity.


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RESTORATION/ REFIT

1999-2000
- Much planking replaced
- New deck
- New interior

2013-2014
- Partial replanking at waterline
- New deck
- New systems and equipment
- Mast and rig work
- Steering work


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HISTORY

Drawings held in the Jouët collection at the Musée de la Marine in Paris show that the original design commission was in 1953 from a Mr. Jordan, but she was laid down in 1954 and launched in February 1955 as FORBAN V for Yacht Club de France member J.G. Dollfus of Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France, possibly one of the leading fabric manufacturing family.

By June of 1955, moored at Antibes she was cover girl in the magazine Le Yacht. She subsequently moved west, berthed at Sète in the early 1960s and from 1966 at Hyères. Subsequent to 1979 she is known to have sailed in the Balearics and worked as a charter yacht from the Italian island of Elba.

In 1998 she was discovered in rather precarious condition by a group of enthusiasts who gave FORBAN V her first 1999 and 2000 restoration, with more recent work detailed elsewhere here completed under present ownership 2013-2014.

Back in commission from the summer of 2014, FORBAN V has participated in the Valdettaro Classic Boat regatta, and several times at the Mariperman and at Argentario Sailing Week trophy - always admired for her powerful lines.


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CONSTRUCTION

- Mahogany planking on oak and elm frame
- Teak laid deck
- Teak deck structures
- Mahogany interior


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DECK LAYOUT, EQUIPMENT AND GROUND TACKLE

FROM AFT
- Raw teak toerail/ bulwark varnish capped
- Flagpole socket
- Chromed mooring fairleads on stainless steel plates port and starboard
- Stainless steel stanchions and guardrails
- Bronze electric warping/ mainsheet winch
- Mooring cleats port and starboard
- Sheet cleats port and starboard
- Traditional buffered mainsheet horse
- Mainsheet blocks
- Mooring cleats port and starboard
- Sheet cleats port and starboard

COCKPIT
- Raised and capped coaming faired to doghouse
- Deep cockpit with shelter forward from doghouse roof overhang
- Traditional ships wheel
- Chart plotter and autopilot controls aft steering pedestal
- 2-Speed bronze sheet winches port and starboard at coaming
- Part of cockpit sole rises to table
- Shore power socket
- Louvre-doored lockers under helm seat and side decks
- Varnished bench seat port and starboard
- Stowage under
- Steering compass and instrument repeaters at bridge deck

DOGHOUSE
- 3 x Large portlights port and starboard
- Aftermost pair in cockpit extension
- Mid pair are opening ports
- Forward pair fixed ports
- 2-Speed Gibb bronze sheet winches port and starboard
- Companionway sliding hatch
- Double mahogany louvred doors
- Bronze and mahogany boom gallows over

TRUNK CABIN
- Raw teak laid; varnished margins and sides
- 6 x Bronze opening ports port and starboard
- 2 x Mahogany butterfly skylights
- Mast position
- Traditional pinrail blow gooseneck; bronze pins
- Electric Bronze halyard winch to starboard
- Stainless steel staysail sheet traveller
- Mahogany forward butterfly skylight
- Mushroom vent

SIDE DECKS
- Boarding ladder stowage to port
- Spare yachtsman anchor stowage at port shrouds
- Outboard motor stowage at starboard shrouds

FOREDECK
- Mahogany and raw teak laid forehatch
- Fixed portlight
- Dorade box and cowls forward
- Electric anchor windlass
- Chromed mooring fairlead port and starboard
- Chromed and teak mooring cleats port and starboard
- Stowage for staysail boom to port
- Stowage for pasarelle to starboard
- Stainless steel Bruce type bower anchor
- Stainless steel bow roller stowage system
- Chain lock on deck


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ACCOMMODATION AND DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT

Mahogany carpentry
3 x steps down to raised sole
Deckhead lights

NAVIGATION AREA TO STARBOARD
- Navigator seat
- Ship's isolator panel
- Flag pockets aft
- Drawer and loured door stowage forward

GALLEY TO PORT
- Stainless steel sink
- Removable cover over as work surface
- Bronze mixer tap
- Stowage outboard and under lockers and drawers

ONE STEP DOWN TO SALOON
- Settee berths port and starboard
- Louvre locker stowage under and outboard
- Small drawers outboard
- Bulkhead mounted TV to port
- Ship's clock and barometer to starboard

FORWARD PORT FROM SALOON TO PORT EN-SUITE CABIN
- Berth to port with stowage under
- Shelving
- Brass hanging rail and hooks
- Vanity compartment with WC and fold down ceramic sink

FROM SALOON PASSAGE FORWARD TO STARBOARD
- Berth to starboard with stowage under
- Shelving
- Brass hanging rail and hooks
- Forward to head

OFFSET DOOR to FORWARD CABIN
- Staggered berths port and starboard
- Stowage under
- Shelving
- Forward to head and shower compartment
- Forward to forepeak stowage
- Chain locker


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RIG, SAILS AND CANVASWORK

RIG
- Masthead cutter rig
- Spruce spars
- 2 x Spreader mast
- Quick release running backstays for headstay tension only
- Quick release inner forestay
- Original bronze rigging screws

SAILS
All of 2015/2016
- Mainsail
- Furling jib
- Furling/ boomed staysail
- Gennaker

CANVASWORK
- New winter awning
- Summer awnings


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MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND TANKAGE

MECHANICAL
- Perkins 100 hp Diesel Engine
- 3 x Blades bronze propeller
- Onan 6 kw generator

ELECTRICAL
- 24V / 220V inverter

- Webasto heating (separate diesel tank),
- 60 lt Water heater (electric and motor)

TANKAGE
- Pressure water system
- Watermaker 90 lt / h
- Stainless steel fuel tank 550 L / 120 Imp G
- Stainless steel fresh water tank 450 L / 99 Imp G
- Gray water tank.


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NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS

- Simrad Radar
- Raymarine HybridTouch GPS plotter
- Navicontrol Autopilot
- VHF Radio
- TV Antenna
- Windex


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SAFETY

- 2 x 6-Person life rafts
- Fog bell and trumpet
- Navigation lights


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OTHER EQUIPMENT

- Tender
- 2.5 hp 4-Stroke outboard motor
- Pasarelle
- Boarding/ swim ladder


Disclaimer

These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.


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