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|Class||Antique and Classic|
Forban 5 was built in 1954/55, designed by the famous naval architect Eugène Cornù, by the Paul Jouet yard in Sartroville, on the Seine.
She is a magnificent fast cruiser that the current owner maintains with great care in excellent condition. Compared to many other boats of that period, her interior is particularly comfortable. The berths are very large, 2.00 m X 1.20 m wide. English boats of that time had a standard berth width of 70-80 cm.
The Jouet shipyard was born in 1920 from the collaboration of Paul Jouet with Antoine Blondeau, owner of an old wood yard since 1872. In 1926 Eugene Cornu was hired as designer and director and soon became the soul of the yard. In addition to production at the yard, of which the BELOUGA series model of 1943 was an extraordinary success (1,000 units), Cornu also built many other boats with other yards. He is the uncle of Andre Cornu who designed the 470 .
Numerous fast cruisers, racing boats and even famous Ocean Racers were designed by E. Cornu.
The design of the Forban was commissioned from Cornu by M. Jordan in 1953. In September of that year the first construction plans were made, which are in the Musée de la Marine in Paris.
The second owner M. Dolfuss, who took over while the boat was still under construction, moved the boat after the launch to the Mediterranean Sea in Antibes.
The February 1955 issue of "le Yacht" newspaper carried a photo of the newly launched boat on its cover and in a internal page. According to the 1963 REGISTER OF YACHTS, Forban V was registered under No. 2834 with a home port of Sète, and in 1979 it was registered under No. Y035828, also in the name of Mr Dolfuss, in Hyeres.
Between 1999 and 2000, after a long and unknown period, the new owners financed a complete refit at the shipyard in Bocca di Magra - Marina del Ponte; here, with the competence and skill of the shipwright Fulvio Ceretti (ex Beconcini) and under the guidance of the architect Stefano Bini, a large part of the planking of the hull (until then covered in copper) was replaced, the deck was rebuilt and the plan of the interiors, which were not very functional and in need of intervention, was modified.
In 2013 and during the following years, the current owner carried out new extraordinary maintenance interventions, partially remaking the planking at the waterline, painting the hull and substantially overhauling all the systems and equipment on board. The mast has been completely revarnished with 15 coats of clear varnish and it is being maintained continuously. The spreaders and full rigging have been replaced, as well as the running backstays and the backstay ; a new genoa furler.
Rigging: sloop/cutter with self-tacking staysail
Sails (all 2015/2016): mainsail, furling jib, furling foresail, gennaker
Deck equipment and rigging: 4 manual double-speed winches, electric warping (and mainsail) winch, electric winch at mast base, electric anchor windlass. non-structural running backstays with quick release, adjaustable backstay quick release foresail stay
All bronze turnbuckles are original.
Spare fisherman anchor , fog bell and horn.
Engine: Perkins 100 hp. in perfect condition, bronze three-blade propeller with spare propeller , new electric board.
Navigation electronics: radar, navigation plotter with gps, integrated wind station with second external on-board computer, 3 compasses, autopilot, VHF radio + handset, TV antenna.
Equipment on board: shore power connection, Onan 6 kw generator, watermaker 90 lt./h, inverter 24v/220v, webasto heating with separate tank, 60 lt double function boiler (electric and engine), water pressure system (new) and manual pump, separate sea water circuit,
stainless steel fresh water tank 450 lt, stainless steel diesel tank 550 lt, grey water tank.
Accessories: new tender with 2.5 hp. 4 strokes, complete new winter canopy, summer awnings, cushions, two self-inflating rafts for 6 people on deck.
The materials used in the construction are oak and elm for the keel, mahogany for the planking, elm for the frames and teak for the deck and superstructures.
mast and boom in silver spruce
the layout of the interior is substantially modified from the original plans and provides exceptional liveability for a classic boat with considerable comfort
Large and bright dinette with two tables that can be pulled out from the floor, two leather sofas, chart table, galley with freezer and very large refrigerator .
The dinette leads, on the left, to a cabin with a small en suite bathroom; on the right the walk-through cabin through the main bathroom gives access to the master cabin, equipped with two beds. All berths measure 1.20 x 2.00 metres.
Further forward is the sailor's cabin with its own bathroom and access from the deck via the forward hatch.
In addition to the crew (2 persons), a total of 4 guests can be accommodated very comfortably.
The cabins offer ample storage space under the berths.
All berths are 120 x 200 cm.
Well sheltered cockpit with 4 drawers and 6 lockers; external table removable from the floor.
|Length on Deck||50.52ft|
|Length at Waterline||39.37ft|
|Fresh Water Tank|