westerly-oceanlord-outlineBuilt in 1992 by the well known British boat builder Westerly, ‘CARIS’ is one of their very successful Oceanlord models. Built to cross oceans the Oceanlord is a high quality, tough and safe vessel that has proved itself over the years. Although many Oceanlords have traversed the world’s oceans CARIS has spent her life cruising the English channel.

Operating under the MCA code of safety CARIS complies with all the safety standards for the work she does ensuring those who sail aboard her can be confident that they are on a safe, capable and seaworthy vessel.

Facilities include:-

Four cabins (including saloon) with a maximum of 8 berths, two toilets, heating, hot  & cold water a fully equipped galley and well protected cockpit.

Equipment and Specification:-

caris layoutShe is equipped to sail long distances, this includes the latest 8 man offshore life raft, dinghy and outboard, small generator, bow thruster, 2 VHF radios, 2 chartplotters, AIS, radar, auto pilot, and much more. A major refit, before coming into service, saw the installation of a new engine, sails, all anchoring gear and much more.

For those interested in more technical details her spec includes:

–          Length 40’6”

–          LWL    35’3”

–          Beam 13’6”

–          Draft  5’6”

–          Displacement 9470kg (around 9.5 tons)

–          Ballast 3629kg (around 3 tons) iron keel

–          Engine Volvo D2-55

–          Rig is sloop with self-tacking jib and fully battened main.