I'm looking particularly at input on Tris. A few years ago, Chris told me a new Explorer 44 would start at about $150K USD. Both Junipers are sitting up for sale
on Yachtworld, and I know I'm not the only windowlicker drooling over here. Has anyone gone to survey
either of them? Juniper looks a little worse for the wear, but at $107K, doesn't sound bad for a respected 50' tri.
I've browsed through 15,000 boats on yachtworld over the past few weeks, just to get base ideas of how owners have set up thier yachts, to compare prices, and designs. I capped at $225K (just to look at nicer versions of a few base boats), sail, over 30'. I've sailed Hobie 16's and Capri
25's and while I still appreciate the lines and history
that make up the beauty of monohulls, ever since I've read The Cruising Multihull
, I've been enamored with Chris's designs and philosophies. That book enabled me to shed traditional housing in Texas
, to downsize to fit into a 32' gooseneck tiny house in order to someday move out to the coast (now in Central Oregon
, closer!) and resume sailing. I've also seen those Newick tris sitting on YW. I like the open bridgedeck design cats as well. Sorry, off topic.
I want your owner reviews! How have you sailed them (single-handed, crew/family full-time)? I know there are a few Explorer 44 owners out there somewhere too. Can four people comfortably coexist for long periods of time in such designs? This is still 12' longer than our current
living situation, with wider beam (8.5').