Built in 1997 by John Corby & Mark Downer for Kit Hobday & Tim Louis. Foam/kevlar/glass hull, carbon deck.
First seasons Proctor alloy mast replaced with Sparcraft USA carbon in 1998.
Major refurtbishment & update by Corby Yachts in 2009 for Neil White and recently bought by new owners in Belgium.
Included by Yachting World, November 2016 issue, in their .
INDEPENDENT BEAR, CHS/IRC 41.5