Sail plan was especially designed for long Pacific voyages. As shown above, she carries 1) jib, 2) topsail, 3) foresail, 4) upper main staysail, 5) middle main staysail, 6) lower main staysail, 7) mainsail. Total area with fore staysail (shown furled on foredeck) is 2,700 square feet. For heavy weather, Varua has storm mainsail (300 square feet), storm fore staysail and main staysail of about 110 square feet each.
Accommodations are spacious and designed for safety and comfort. From left are 1) deep self-draining steering well, facing chart house and binnacle, 2) owner's cabin, 3) children's room, 4) main cabin, 5) engine room (with Deutz 47-hp diesel) and photo laboratory, 6) galley, 7) forecastle and crew's washroom, 8) forepeak.