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1997 Corby 41.5

Swansea, United Kingdom


Independent Bear is a very well renowned and succesful Corby 41.5 from the pen of John Corby.

The Corby 41.5 was constructed with a Carbon Kevlar and light weight foam core. 'Independent Bear' has a track record which speaks for itself and having had a major refit in 2009, she has remained as one of the best examples of the Corby's currently on the market.

This Corby 41.5 comes with its own cradle.


Approved Boats is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Nicolle Associates.

Basic Boat Info

Price: £65,000
Make: Corby
Model: 41.5
Year: 1997
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Cordeal Yachts Ltd
Designer: John Corby
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 41'6 ft / 12.65 m
Length Overall: 41'5 ft / 12.62 m
Waterline Length: 35'6 ft / 10.82 m
Beam: 10'10 ft / 3.29 m
Max Draft: 8'2 ft / 2.50 m
Min Draft: 8.17 ft
Displacement: 7,310 kg
Dry Weight: 7,310 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3JH 2CS
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 35hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Folding
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 52 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 52 L


Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Racers


Length OA   12.42 M          

Length WP 10.87                

Beam 3.32M      

Draft 2.50M      

Weight 7310  


Hull Kevlar reinforced sandwich, diviny pvc foam core  

Deck ,superstructure Carbon/Kevlar , diviney foam pvc core.

Electrical Equipment

B&G sailing/racing instruments, 2 FFD cockpit mounted, analogue wind display, 5 X 20/20 mounted on mast.

Raymarine ST70 Smartpilot ram autopilot.

2011 Standard Horizon CP-300 Chartplotter with AIS engine, cockpit repeater.

Icom VHF

Fusion sound system , interior+deck speakers.

2 x 110Ah batteries

All electrical systems via blue systems circuit breaker with volts/amps display, 3 way battery isolator.

Electric bilge pump Rulemate 1100, to forepeak with auto/manual switching.

Mechanical equipment

Yanmar 3jH 2CS sail drive 35KW, 52 litre diesel tank under starboard saloon berth, cruising speed 7Kts.

2 blade gori folding propeller

2X 110 Ah batteries

2 Manual bilge pumps

Deck Gear

2 X Harken 46 2 speed check winches aft
2 X Harken 46 2 speed Mainsheet winches
2 X harken 50 3 speed genoa winches
2 X Harken 46 2 speed halyard winches  on coach roof with spinlock winch feeders.
New spinlock XTS powerclutches, all halyards led aft
Harken mainsheet track, genoa tracks, adjusters led to cockpit.
Custom wheel

Sails and Rigging

Carbon mast, boom 2000, titanium rod rigging, harken twin groove foil, all running rigging renewed over last 2 years.
Carbon boom, mainsheet led forward, harken gas vang.
Carbon spinnaker pole.
Hydraulic Jack, mast yoke + shims

Carbon Millenium 1 offshore Mainsail 2008
Carbon millennium 1 Inshore Mainsail 2011
Carbon Millenium 1, No 1 Genoa 130 % 2011
Carbon Millenium code 1 2008
Millenium code 0 2008-never used
Carbon Spyderteck , No 3 Headsail 2011
Carbon Millenium 1 , Code 4 2008
Millenium S3 Spinnaker 2011
Millenium Kingspan logo S3 2008
Large/medium asymmetric spinnaker cut for use with prodder not used.


Total 8 berths, (option of refitting saloon pipe cots to make 10)

2 berths forepeak, 2 main saloon, 4 aft cabin

Galley to starboard with 2 burner hob and grill (new), cool box suitable for refrigeration, pressurised cold water to stainless sink. Storage below.

Navigation table to port with chart stowage and storage below and to the side.

52 litre water tank under port berth.

Single head forward of mast between main saloon and forepeak, inlet/outlet vented, basin.

Aft cabin with 2 settee berths and 2 pipe cots, aft storage.


Extensive refit completed in 2009 with new torpedo keel and new rudder profile, the boat has been little used since , details on John Corby Yachts website


Nicolle Associates offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

  • This vessel is VAT Paid.
  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying in Neyland, Wales.
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