VARUNA, Garcia shipyard’s state-of-the-art 22 meter (73 feet) sailboat is an aluminum sloop designed and built for unlimited range passages and thoroughly equipped for our high latitude activities. A center boarder with shallow draught (4.7m – 1.3m) to reach the most protected anchorages, which makes her a versatile and comfortable yacht. We can’t stop enjoying the sensations provided by her effortless speed and neutral behavior, easily cruising at double digit speeds.
Aluminum construction – with 10mm thickness hull – and the highest standard deck fittings, rig and sails allow us to venture in the most remote areas. Maintained to highest safety standards: Maintained & equipped above World Sailing (formerly ISAF) Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) Category 1 standards. Additionally, VARUNA has been upgraded to / certified as merchant vessel, the highest standard to carry passengers. All equipment selection and maintenance services are carried through the selective eye and hands of world class skipper and owner Lionel Lemonchois.
Guest number limited to 6 guaranteeing comfort, personalized attention from the crew, easy walk through around the spacious saloon and unencumbered use of amenities. A reduced group allows flexibility and smoothness during embarking and disembarking, maximizing time spent onshore. Bespoke wooden interiors, warm and welcoming, with four double-berth cabins, each with en-suite heads and showers. Individual heating, lightning and power supply. First mate and chef will spoil you with a full breakfast, après-ski snacks and 3-course dinner using local specialties coupled with carefully matched wines. The boat has been modified with the addition of a spacious deck saloon, offering 360-degree views of the surrounding environment. A pleasant area from where to spot your next hike or ski-line let the beauty of the nature slowly impregnate you or spend a night shift while under sails. The inner hull is thermally isolated, offering excellent shielding against humidity and external temperatures, and reducing energy consumption. Two independent and redundant heating systems ensure stable interior temperatures with individual cabin controls as well as heated air to dry clothing and gear in dedicated lockers.
With a large sail area and efficient hull line, we set sail under the lightest breeze. When necessary, our range under engine alone exceeds 1‘500 nautical miles.
We are highly autonomous, producing our own potable water from the sea through a 240L/h water-maker feeding 1‘700L water tanks. We have smartened utility systems and electronics onboard for low energy consumption, and a 2Kw solar panel installation covers most needs. To back it all up, in case of extra needs we are equipped with a 7Kw/h generator, also allowing us to run our washing and drying machines when required.
The boat is thoughtfully adapted to host and embark-disembark skiers, hikers and their gear, making the entire operation smooth and safe.
The transom with a loading platform seats low on the water, allowing for effortless and dry boarding and disembarking onto and from the dinghy, especially when carrying your gear.
Your boots and clothing will be stored in dedicated heated and ventilated lockers to make sure you will find your gear properly dry for the next session.
From 2020, the closeness to nature is enhanced with the addition of a spacious, protected and heated deck saloon, providing 360-degree views. A pleasant area from where to spot your next hike or ski line, let the beauty of the nature slowly impregnate you or spend a night shift under sails.