ART OF BARUNA
A survey was made of the yacht’s actual condition, with an inventory of what of the interior and other parts was actually still original. Much had already been repaired and altered in the course of her long life. This was done using the original plans and specifications from Sparkman & Stephens, which the Baruna team had obtained through the Mystic Seaport Museum in Maine. And as is usual with old yachts – and houses – the closer you look, the more damage you will find. "The deck and superstructure of Baruna were beyond saving; the hull looked marginally better. The stem was rotten and almost 90 per cent of the frames were cracked," Tony explains. "We just had to work with what solid substance we could find."