Design #534 IMS 600
2002 was a year of challenges for Farr Yacht Design and our newest IMS design was no different. Production builder MTorres of Spain approached us late in 2002 to design a second generation IMS boat for the IMS 600 Class, which is very active in the Mediterranean. Having not designed a pure IMS racing yacht at 41 feet for quite some time, it was another challenge that the team at Farr Yacht Design accepted without hesitation.
With a number of boats racing in the Class, our first task was to establish who was being successful and why. Our next task was to develop a formula for victory. An IMS 600 Class yacht must rate between a GPH 595 and 615. The client also wished for a boat that could easily move into faster classes with a minimum of change and so it was decided that our target rating for the yacht would be GPH 595.
In order to achieve this, we have drawn upon our successes in larger IMS yachts and created a hull