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Old 23-01-2010, 16:40   #1
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Am I Wrong For Being In Love With Her?

2000 Chris White Explorer Trimaran Sail Boat For Sale -

Ive been on this sites for quite some time and concede to being a long time fan of Chris White designs and in general, most cruising trimarans. Of course in a perfect world i'd have cut the dock lines years ago and purchased an Atlantic cat but at the present time i'm still stuck kicking tyres, waiting for the time to be right.
I came across this chris white explorer on yachtworld a while back and fell in love. Her lines are beautiful and would expect her motion thru the water to be close to pitch perfect. First and foremost i want to sail, not motor. Anyone care to offer any opinions or better yet, first hand accounts?
I love his 54' hammerhead design also but plan on only ever having my fiance with me most of the time and see the additional 10' as a whole lot of fun but completely unneccessary for our cruising needs. Am i being unrealisitic for looking at this tri as a serious cruising option. We're australians and would look at possibly buying her and slowly sailing back home. We'd be in no rush and see the delivery home as part of the experience. I understand i'd need to keep her light but that goes with almost all multis if you expect to get any performance out of them.
I have to admit holding a special spot in my heart for the Searunners too having spent many a day as a kid on my uncles old 31' and loved the speed, stability and ease of sailing offered on a limited budget
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Old 23-01-2010, 16:51   #2
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Old 23-01-2010, 17:34   #3
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HA! Good one! Chris White is one of the very rare designers who's work always seems to appeal to me. You cannot go wrong with a boat like this believe me. It sounds like you are already over the edge as far as Trimarans go. There is a number of us out there that way...."in the end, after all the figuring and head scratching, it has to grab you"
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Old 28-01-2010, 05:55   #4
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I've been lusting after this one for some time too - if only I had the money!

Seems like a great liveaboard for a couple to me.

Just a couple of things I note:

1. Added on cockpit seems to suggest she may be wet - sometimes an issue with trimarans I believe with spray coming in off the windward ama.

2. Some of the internal photos are from Chris White's website so one immediately asks why they are not recent, more accurate ones.

Best of luck with her - go for it!

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Looks like a good design to me and fast as well being a Chris White design , good choice

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