After finding a boat we liked and making an offer on her which was accepted, there is much more work to be done before we can call Varuna our own.  In this video we get down to the nitty gritty of buying a boat… or what happens AFTER you make an offer.  First order of business was a sea trial (or “river trial” in our case) to see how she handled in the water, then a complete survey inspection including hauling her out of the water.  Join us as we learn more about our boat and negotiate a final offer!

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6 thoughts to “Survey and Sea Trial on S/V Varuna

  • Dmitry

    Nice, congrats.

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  • Luca

    Hi. I am from Italy and I did the reverse process for the same reasons. In the mediterraneo the weather in winter can be really bad and cold( you can’ t survive without a heather). Marinas and supply can be very very expensive even in low season ( september – june). I ended up buying a 33 feet beneteau from sunsail in St. Marteen. So you took the right decision!

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    • adventureadrift

      Thanks so much for writing! Yes, the more research we did, we heard that parts of the Med can get quite cold in the winter. We had heard that things got much cheaper in the slow season, but I suppose that is all relative…
      Congratulations on your Beneteau, and hope you are enjoying the beautiful Caribbean! WE hear it’s great sailing down there 🙂

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      • Luca

        That was in 2004 now with 3 children we settled in middle east and enjoy hobie cat and lasers waiting the crew to grow up. By the way maybe I lost it but which company built the boat and the dimensions?

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        • adventureadrift

          Pearson is the company, they no longer exist and went bankrupt in 1990. The boat was built on the east coast of the USA and is 36′ and is known as the Pearson 367. Sounds like your have your crew sorted out for the future 🙂

          Fair winds.

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