A legendary beauty and a piece of sailing yacht history comes to the Robbe & Berking Classics shipyard
It is the 21.95-meter Yawl BARUNA, designed by Olin Stephens and built in 1938 at the Quincy Adams shipyard in Maine, from mahogany planks on frames of white oak. With Olin as navigator, she won the 1938 Bermuda Race by more than eight hours ahead of the rest of the field, setting a long-standing record before sailing off for California, her new home waters. Before the war, she was described as the "Queen of the CCA fleet" because she was, and still is, fast in all wind conditions, with a rhythmic movement at sea, stunningly beautiful, and she was the maximum size allowed at the time built under the CCA rules. It also belonged to the co-founder of the well-known winch manufacturer Barient and contributed the "bar" to the company name. Even after the war, she won the Bermuda race again, now against much more modern yachts. Despite winning all sorts of regattas for so many years, her first owner had actually ordered her to go sailing as a "practical and comfortable family yacht". Olin Stephens himself called her "one of my most beautiful" even in old age. There is really nothing to add to that.
|Design:||Olin J. Stephens|
|Builder:||Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Quincy, Ma. USA|
|Loa:||21.95m / 72'|
|LoD:||21.95m / 72'|
|LWL:||15.24m / 50'|