We are delighted to be involved in the restoration of the famous Sparkman and Stephens yawl Baruna for an experienced owner of authentic classics. Designed and built in 1938, this classic racing yacht, which typifies S&S design from the pre- and post-WWII era, is similar in concept to iconic yachts like Bolero and Dorade.
Baruna is one of the few famous S&S racing yachts of that period requiring restoration. Since the beginning of the project our office has been responsible for all engineering and technical aspects, including the exterior, interior, ancillary equipment and installations. This required significant research to ensure Baruna remains true to her original design.
We have also been involved in the restoration of the wooden hull structure at specialists Robbe & Berking in Germany. Baruna is built of mahogany and yellow cedar planking on oak frames. Her hull was shipped to VMG in Enkhuizen in the Netherlands, who has been responsible for the complete outfitting of the yacht. She has been restored to an extremely high standard and is one of the foremost examples of current classic yacht restoration.
Baruna is the fourth S&S restoration project we have been involved with, following the famous yachts Tempest, the Huisman-built ketch Yonder and the iconic maxi racer Kialoa 2.