Farr Yacht Design, Ltd. is acknowledged as the top racing-yacht design team in the world based upon one of the most extensive and impressive records of winning yacht racing results ever compiled by a single design group. Our long-running record of achievement dates back more than 30 years and includes 43 World Championships won in Farr designs and a multitude of design successes at internationally prestigious grand prix yachting events, including the Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race), America’s Cup, Vendée Globe, Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Barcelona World Race, Transat Jacques Vabre, Copa del Rey and many others.


Incorporated by Bruce Farr and Russell Bowler in 1981 as Bruce Farr & Associates, the present-day Farr Yacht Design has grown to a design team comprised of 13 members providing an enormous range of talent and skills. Our design process is well developed and incorporates oversight from senior design team members at critical stages. Our systematic design process, and supporting infrastructure and been carefully honed across more than 800 unique projects.

We are leaders in developing fast, comfortable custom and production cruising yachts. Our well thought out concepts in cruising designs satisfy owners with practical interior arrangements, smart sail plans and deck layouts, kind handling characteristics in all conditions, with safe, well-engineered hulls and superior performance.


With backgrounds in sailing fostered as youths and honed in affiliated professions from drafting, design, boat building and sail making to race rule management, computer science and engineering, the designers at Farr Yacht Design all share a superior and comprehensive understanding of boat design, construction and performance.


To supplement in-house experience and knowledge, we benefit from ongoing research and development carried out at leading wind tunnel and tank testing facilities. Top industry consultants, specialists in their fields, are also retained regularly to assist in delving deeper into specific areas.


We offer the unique ability to combine research, naval architecture, styling, engineering, project management, and sales within a single team. This fully integrated approach, which is relatively unique in the marine industry, has the undeniable advantage of streamlining fully integrated solutions.


We have a passion for our work, and the marine environment, and we bring that passion to bear on our clients' projects. Design is not a set of drawings. It is a full commitment to ensure that our clients achieve their goals.


Farr Yacht Design prides itself on offering our clients a comprehensive range of yacht design services. Whether your goal is to win the world's premier yacht races or to enjoy leisurely cruising with family and friends, we offer a wide range of services that can be customized to make your vision a reality.

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Each of our design team members has a particular area of focus which affords them a broad experience across many project types while focusing on their key role (appendages, engineering, geometric modeling, hull design, sailplan, etc.). We combine our extensive talents as a team together on each project.

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Designed to perform. Our yachts have set records and have won a multitude of awards, gaining the respect of the sailing world. View a timeline of our achievements.

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100 Severn Avenue

Suite 101

Annapolis, Maryland 21403

United States of America


Email: Info@FarrDesign.com

Phone: +1 410 267 0780



Farr Yacht Design

100 Severn Avenue, Suite 101

Annapolis, MD 21403

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