Farr Yacht Design
 
Design #442 115' High Performance Cruising Ketch

The basic design brief for Peter Harrison's 115 ft fast cruising ketch was for:

1)       The longest and fastest yacht capable of being handled by the owner, friends and with the minimum of professional crew.

2)       A robust, sea kindly hull and rig capable of long-range ocean cruising but also capable of winning its fair share of trophies.

3)       A sleek elegant yacht, well appointed but responsive and fun to sail.

To achieve these goals a ketch rig was selected as it offers a sail plan that is quite flexible in its ability to balance the boat in various conditions and sailing modes and for its power in reaching and running conditions. Additional

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