RESPECT to Chris White. To bring a concept this radical to reality is a huge achievement. It is, to me, a greater achievement than dropping a metric ton of carbon and money onto an existing concept (Gunboat). Not to minimize the Gunboat achievement-- but from a sheer creativity point of view, Mr. White is way ahead.
Looking at the first boat on the water, it seems under powered to my uneducated eye-- I would love to know how much sail area there is, and how she compares in terms of sailing performance ratios (sail area to weight and wetted surface) relative to an Atlantic Cat of similar size, and relative to a similar size Gunboat.
Many years after first reading about Juniper, I still daydream about that boat. If ever a boat could be called charismatic, Juniper is it.