“The nicest Carrera 290 on the planet” as quoted by Sailing Anarchy in July, 2014, was completed in 2001 by Casey Yacht Enterprises after they purchased the original Carrera 290 molds. Compared to earlier hulls, Casey widened the cockpit, moved the traveler aft and gave her a higher aspect rig. In 2013 Element Boat Works refurbished her and was featured on their website. The previous owners purchased this like-new super-fast, sport sail boat in 2015 from its second owner in California. They sailed her on fresh water inland lakes during the summer months and kept her in covered storage during the winter. Current owners sailed her for one summer on Georgian Bay, currently stored indoors.
Prior modifications include: in 2013, the rig was replaced with a Forte RTS carbon fiber mast, boom, spreaders, bow sprit and Prolite fiber shrouds. A carbon rudder, post, tiller and extension round out the carbon features. The renovations included new LP Topsides and deck, new epoxy hull deck joint, new nonskid, custom motor mount, new stanchions canted outward to allow for better hiking, pulpit to accommodate downward sloping life lines, and much more.The result being a considerably improved deck layout and asthetics compared to the original 290 design.
Loaded with racing features and a suite of sails, she is ready to go again. She is a head turner with a Southern California PHRF 69,63,51 rating.
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 29.17 feet
LWL: 26 feet
Beam: 9.5 feet
Displacement: 3000 pounds
Ballast: 1350 pounds
Engine Power: Mercury 4 HP Outboard
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Unlike earlier Carreras, she has a deep pocket reinforced large keel trunk and a 1350 lb lead bulb, drawing just less than 6 ft, draft. The interior is spartan but has a V-berth with full cushions, two aft “pipe” berths, oak table top with mahogany side rails to keep things from sliding off and a port-a-potty. Dry storage for small items and a cooler (tied down) which doubles as companion way step.
Included are a rope boarding ladder, 12V system (Tacktick compass, remote and wireless NMEA interface, speed/depth transducer, Garmin GPSmap 182c GPS, navigation/running lights, cabin lights, DC outlet on interior fused panel), dock lines, fenders, lightweight aluminum Fortress FX-7 anchor with chain/rope rode. Uniden Solara DSC VHF with compact antenna on back rail.
The carbon fiber rig (mast, boom, and spreaders) comes with two forestays. A stainless-steel rod forestay for racing with hank-on head sails, and a compact-strand wire with custom CDI roller furler for cruising. Spinlock clutches for halyards, and sprit tackline.
All lines are modern/hi-tech and in good condition
Tapered head sail halyards, jib and spinaker plus one new spare
Tapered mainsail halyard plus one spare for 2:1 rigging
Dyneema running backstays with new Ronstan air blocks
Mainsheet is “doubled” for fast/fine pull, end boom sheeted onto Harken traveller with new blocks
Adjustable Harken jib cars with purchase fore/aft
Additional Ronstan cars/track for outboard sheeting
Ronstan track for #3 sheeting, inboard of shrouds
New 2020 Harken blocks on boom, two double, one single.
Boomkicker with Harken blocks on boom vang
Boom is rigged with 3:1 outhaul, and Tylaska loop shackle on end
Additional dyneema reef line is pre fed in boom
Harken and Ronstan blocks throughout, including “ratchomatic” for spinnaker sheets
Harken #35 2-speed, self-tailing primary winches (New in 2015).
2 x Harken halyard winches
2 x Harken winch handles with matching handle and sheet mesh bags.
Black Sunbrella main cover and matching hatch cover.
Windex at masthead
New sail ties
Dyneema lifelines with cover
Sails – suite of 15 in total
Mainsails (RBS carbon fiber battens)
A: Ullman Fiberpath – more luff curve for more mast bend
B: Ullman Fiberpath – excellent condition
C: Ullman Fiberpath – older main, little smaller, used for practice
134% #1 Ullman, hanked, very good condition
134% #1 Ullman, hanked, good condition
120% #2 Ullman, hanked, good condition
124% #2 Somerset (2018) – Aramid Mylar, furling with luff tape, like new
100% #3 Marine Sailing Partners, hanked, fair/good condition
Staysail Ullman – good condition
Plus three Ullman deck bags
Code Zero Ullman 2008 – good condition
Code 1A Ullman 2013 – still crispy, excellent condition
Code 2A Ullman 2011 – excellent condition
Code 2A Marine Sailing Partners 2007 – practice kite
Code 3A Ullman 2014 – still crispy, excellent condition
Code 3A Ullman – practice kite
Set up for racing with built in Garmin GPS and Tacktic Racemaster displays. VHS radio included. LED lighting with 12V battery and charger.
Includes two removable motor mounts: stainless and composite.
Mercury 4 hp 2-stroke with F-N-R shift.
Single point lifting strap at the keel, or she can be floated off the trailer.
Dual-axle Triad trailer (2” coupler, surge brakes) with fresh Tremclad paint, new tounge mounted steel toolbox, new swivel jack and new spare tire on rim with bracket.
New marine-ply trailer pads, new trailer bunks with carpet, new keelstep.
Additional photos on request – online gallery
Boat is currently stored indoors.
Located in Collingwood, ON, Canada