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52′ Custom Ketch

Chari Vari was built in Japan and designed by an individual who worked with John Alden.


Overall Length: 45′
Waterline Length: 32′
Beam: 12’6″
Minimum Draft: 6’6″

Water Capacity: 30 gal
Fuel Capacity: 30 gal
Displacement: 26,000 lb
Engine: Pisces
Fuel: Single Diesel
Horse Power: 40
Year: 1959

Vessel Overview
Cabin with 5’9″ diam bronze ports with locking dogs and custom stainless and bronze screens. Ports are threaded. Large locking double skylight 4′ x 24″ with six barred deadlights. Skylight can hold any position and can be adjusted to any position with piston mechanical supports. Skylight fitted with lifting rings and inside locks with screens. Cabin sole removable matched hard mahogany planks with lifting rings
Three drawer cabinets on forward ends of sofa port and starboard, with deep open storage space above each with 3 shelves. Custom folding table of matching exotic woods. Two large drawers under sofa port and starboard locking drawers. Large storage areas at forward ends of sofas. Hull interior in cabin area finished with mahogany. Sink in head with 12 volt fresh water pump and faucet. Six foot shelves port and starboard above sofa backs. Teak medicine cabinet with sliding doors in head. Stainless steel mirror in head above sink. Cabinet above head for storage. Stainless splash guard on bulkhead behind toilet. Open shelf with door above sink in head. Custom counter top with aluminum edge trim in head. Stainless steel rimless sink
Wide shelf cabinet with sliding doors backing up counter top. Wind driven copper custom turbine in head. Thetford Electra Magin 12 volt electric recirculating head with pump out on deck. Floor in head matches cabin sole, hard mahogany. Removable waste basket. Theford Electra Magic 12volt recirculating head with deck plate on portside. Custom screen locking system on companionway. (3) Teak cabinets with magnetic latches on sliding doors. Microwave Oven. 110 volt and 12 volt lighting. Four foam cushions for seating and back support 6′ x 25″/4″ thick. Zippered fabric cover. Full size chart table with chart drawer. Table with 3 additional drawers and deep narrow vertical storage bin with lift off closure panel. Removable plywood plates under cushions
Sails & Rigging
Mast holes fitted with bronze rectangular frames to secure mast boots
Four sheet bronze sheet winches made by Baron (Harken) mounted on coamings with special pedestals. Locking winch handles, bronze
Main wire halyard bronze winch two speed 1:1 7:1 with bronze handles
Mizzen wire halyard bronze winch one speed with bronze handles
Custom bronze crank outhaul on main boom
Full length track both mizzen and main booms
Masts are spruce, and are dynel and resin coated. Color white. Both masts have bronze cleats of various sizes. Booms are fitted with track for slides
Custom manual outhaul on main. Block and tackle on mizzen
Both main and mizzen with lazy jacks
Main sheet has 6 part block and tackle and oversize self jamming block on 5′ bronze track fitted with locking cars
Mizzen mast fitted with single speed bronze wire halyard winch
Mizzen sheet four part block and tackle with jamming swivel block on bronze track
Stainless steel blocks
Bronze and mahogany main boom gallows
Block and tackle for lifting main boom to fit into one of three notches
Lazy jacks both mizzen and main
Planking 1 1/8″ by 4″ cypress
Fastenings bronze wood screws, stainless wood screws
Frames midsection bent keyaki (white oak) 12″ centers dim 2 x 2 1/2
Frames aft of cabin bulkhead swan and through bolted keyaki
Frames forward of cabin bulkhead some sawn, some bent, 12″ centers
Butt blocks, cypress,approximately 10, through bolter, bronze bolts
Two keel to deck water tight bulkheads 1 1/2″ thick, with water tight doors
Aft bulkhead with two access hatches, fitted with dogged down locks
Forward bulkhead fitted with door for easy access to forepeak. This door is water tight.
Overhead beams supporting cabin top on 12″ centers. BRonze screw fastened
AMain cabin interior finished with mahogany 3/4″ x 4″
Third 1 1/2 water tight bulkhead separates cockpit from lazarette aft to transom and is fitted with removable floors
Cockpit controls
Fresh water cooling system
Fuel shut off valve
Manual holding head
Wheel steering
Water cooled exhaust
19 x 12 three blade prop
Water lock equipped leak proof stuffing box
Bronze hub steering wheel 36″ w/ 8 spokes
Port and starboard engine water discharge
(3) Bilge pumps: Engine room: 12 v pump float actuated at shaft. One high volume engine mounted and operated pump with manual control. In main cabin high volume 110 automatic pump. High volume 110 float actuated pump (these pumps are in deepest part of bilge, and can handle any water from the engine room.
Deck Equipment
(2) 30 lb. stainless anchors
Manual deck mounted bilge cover plate
Large teak deck box on foredeck seats 3
Custom folding teak & bronze step for easy access to cabin top (made, not installed)
All cowl ventilators are bronze
Unique custom sliding screen for companionway
Two teak custom removable seats with back fit on cockpit coaming and store in lazarette
Bronze 15:1 manual windlass
Helmsman custom teak seat with optional bronze folding back rest
White 7′ fiberglass dinghy w/ 3 seats. built in positive flotation lashes down to chocks on boomkin
Chari Vari is overall length is 52 feet including bow sprit and boomkin. She was custom built in Nasoya Japan in 1959. One owner boat. Narrow planking swells immediately. Very minimum hang time in slings.

Price $24,500
Name Chari Vari
Type Sail
Length 52 ft
Hull Material Wood
Designer Custom
Classification Ketch

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