Sold - Custom Chris White Juniper 2 - “Carisa ”

Custom Chris White Juniper 2 - “Carisa ”

Do your future plans include long ocean voyages with a shorthanded crew? Would you like to make these passages in a fast, elegant, comfortable, safe, easy to handle, and easy to maintain vessel? If so, please read on.

“Carisa” is a very specific yacht for a very specific type of sailor. She does not have a salon the size of a gymnasium, plush hull liners, generators, or air conditioning. She does have a very comfortable and seamanlike interior with attractive natural timber finishes, lots of solar panels for electrical self-sufficiency and good ventilation. In the designer’s words, “she is long in order to provide comfort sailing in the ocean, wide for stability in extreme conditions, but simple in construction, accommodation and systems in order to keep the cost under control.” “She's an excellent performer, and has a very comfortable motion in waves.”

The concept of the Juniper 2 is the same as the original Juniper but the new design incorporates several refinements and improvements. She is a little wider overall, has a longer and finer bow, and uses a balanced spade rudder instead of Juniper’s outboard hung rudder. Aesthetic details such as the crossbeams and their fairings and the sheer line were refined. The hull underwater shape has less wetted surface than the original and the fin and rudder sections were refined for less drag. The interior layout was refined to increase elbow room and now incorporates a dedicated shower stall.

“Carisa” has an unstayed cat-ketch rig that is an absolute joy to handle. Tacking is simply a matter of turning the wheel. The crossbeams are very high above the water and there are no cabin projections beyond the hull sides. These features eliminate pounding in rough seas and contribute to comfort underway.

“Carisa” was designed and built for safety offshore. Her structure is very strong and her construction materials make her unsinkable. If the worst were to happen and she was capsized (very unlikely), “Carisa” would float high on the closed buoyancy chambers built into the crossbeams. Her cabin would not be flooded beyond knee level, which would provide excellent survival prospects for the crew. This type of “designed-in” survivability is much preferable to a life raft.

“Carisa” was expertly built by Don and Tamar Clark. Her interior and exterior finish is excellent. All systems and equipment were installed with an eye for simplicity, reliability and serviceability.

“Carisa” is reluctantly for sale by her second owner because he doesn’t have the time to use her to her full potential. She is a proven, safe, and fast ocean cruising trimaran that deserves your consideration.

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LOA: 55'
TYPE: Custom Chris White
MODEL: Juniper 2
YEAR: 1989
USD: $199,000
LYING: Southern Rhode Island
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This multihull is sold.

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