Popular design from Carl Alberg

Bristol Corinthian

19' 6" 19' 6" 14' 6" 2' 9" 26' 6"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 45%

Carl Alberg

Sailstar Boats, Bristol Yachts

1965-1981?

portable portable

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

19' 6" 19' 6" 14' 6" 2' 9" 26' 6"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 45%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Carl Alberg

Sailstar Boats, Bristol Yachts

1965-1981?

portable portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 4,000 lbs.

Over 700 of these shippy-looking little sloops were built between 1965 and the early 1980s. Alberg's designs are so distinctive that his trademark look is hard to miss. For example, compare this boat with a near lookalike, the Cape Dory Typhoon 18 (19) on page 23. The resemblance is striking, at least until one realizes that the smaller boat is not only a foot shorter but also almost 1,000 lbs. lighter. In any case, while not usually seen on the racing circuit, like most Alberg designs, this one is a solid, wholesome, forgiving, and easy-to-sail vessel, great for daysailing and overnighting in that harbor a few miles away from your home base. Best features: The Corinthian's springy sheer, extended overhangs fore and aft, and reasonably good finish make her a pleasure to behold. Her in-the-cockpit engine well (an optional extra when new) offers convenience to the helmsperson, and because of her hull shape, keeps propeller cavitation in waves to a minimum. Worst features: Her SA/D of 15.3 is in the "very low" category, and her D/L of 399 is considered very high, making her relatively slow in light air (but relatively stable in heavy air).

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head-

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Quickstep 21

20' 10"

8' 0"

1' 11"

2,500

950

17.5

176

279

5.8

12.3

316

4

4' 4"

Halman 20

19' 6"

7' 9"

2' 10"

2,500

1,000

15.8

248

276

5.4

14.0

295

4

5' 0"

Nordica 20

19' 6"

7' 8"

3' 3"

2,520

1,020

15.7

250

276

5.4

14.7

292

4

5' 0"

Corinthian 19 (20)

19' 6"

6' 6"

2' 9"

2,724

1,100

15.3

399

292

5.1

21.6

216

2

4' 2"

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