Press Releases

2016

Meet us in Düsseldorf

Published January 16, 2017

Patrick Shaughnessy, Farr Yacht Design's president, and Keith Carew, design engineer at FYD, will be in attendance at the Düsseldorf International Boat Show from January 21 thru 22.

 

Patrick & Keith will be available to discuss our new sailboat, powerboat, and superyacht design work, including our DSS foil-assisted Infiniti projects. Please contact Patrick and/or Keith directly in order to arrange a meeting.

 

Farr Yacht Sales Europe will be presenting at the show. Joe Hall, head of FYS Europe, will be available to discuss the range of production yachts, brokerage yachts and upcoming concepts we offer. The booth is located in Hall 15, space D09. Contact Joe directly for questions.

 

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2016

Farr 30 IRC-Optimized Bowsprit

Published November 8, 2016

Farr Yacht Design has designed a removable, IRC optimized bowsprit for the Farr 30 One Design. The bowsprit measures 1.79m from the stem, a length which was chosen after evaluating similar boats and determining that the increased downwind boat speed eclipsed the induced rating penalty. The bowsprit’s cross sectional shape was derived from FYD’s proprietary formula that minimizes aerodynamic drag without compromising structural rigidity. 3D modeling tools were used to ensure that the bowsprit conforms perfectly to the bow geometry.

 

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Our New Fast 40+ Design

Published May 20, 2016

Farr Yacht Design is excited to announce our new Fast 40+ design that will lead the fleet in 2017. Contact us to start a discussion on how we can work with your team and to learn more about this design.

 

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Southern Wind 82 "Ammonite" Launched in Cape Town

Published May 01, 2016.

Southern Wind recently celebrated the delivery of Ammonite, the third yacht in the 82ft. miniseries. Marcus Blackmore, Ammonite’s Australian owner, has long been a passionate sailor. Marcus wanted a yacht for racing and cruising with, in his own words, “a sexy body and a highly competitive soul.”

 

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New Beneteau 10R (34.7) Rudder Design

Published March 8, 2016

Farr Yacht Design (FYD) has developed a new and improved rudder for the Beneteau First 10R/First 34.7. The new rudder is for owners who want better handling in upwind and downwind conditions. We expect improved performance, especially in stronger breeze.

 

The original rudder sizing for the First 10R was driven by the want to be competitive under IRC.  Under IRC, the rule gives no credit for wetted surface area and as such the appendages are driven to be as small as possible.

 

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New Farr 395 Rudder Design

Published March 8, 2016

It has come to the attention of Farr Yacht Design (FYD) that a Farr 395 broke its rudder, during a return delivery following the 2015 Pineapple Cup.  The stock was left intact, but the rudder shell broke free.  Without access to the Carroll Marine builder spec for the rudder is it hard to determine a cause of failure.

 

While a broken rudder is never the desired answer to any question, it can serve as a useful reminder.  It is important to regularly inspect and maintain the appendages, equipment and fittings on any boat.  Preventative maintenance can catch many, but not all, problems before they occur.

 

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2015

New Beneteau First 40.7 Rudder Design

Published December 21, 2015

Farr Yacht Design has designed a new rudder including construction details for the Beneteau First 40.7. This rudder will be a significant improvement for all existing Beneteau First 40.7s. It features a deeper blade span for improved efficiency, and a thinner, lower drag and more forgiving foil section for increased stall resistance. The use of carbon fiber for the rudder post construction results in a stiffer and stronger rudder for improved safety at sea, and a weight reduction near the stern of the boat.

 

 The new rudder is designed for use within the existing bearings and quadrant. It will fit in place without requiring any major alterations to the boat.

 

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Horizon F14 Paddleboard Wins First Race

Published October 26, 2015

Congratulations to Dave Grover who won first place in the 52+ age group of the UK National SUP Series on October 24 in Kingsbridge with his new Farr-designed Horizon F14 paddleboard. Grover only just took delivery of the board on Wednesday and is already off to a fantastic winning start.

 

This was the first race for a production F14 paddleboard. Grover was happy with the results and the board performance. “Overall the board was superb in a fairly challenging race of 12km with a 20 knot crosswind for one of the legs,” he said.

 

The F14 is a 14ft. racing paddleboard designed for flatwater and estuary races. It features a wave-piercing bow and a subtle peak along the centerline of the deck...

 

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Announcing the Infiniti 53

Published July 20, 2015

Farr Yacht Design has partnered with Dynamic Stability Systems (DSS) and Infiniti Yachts to develop the Infiniti 53, a new 53 foot canting keelboat suited for exceptional performance both offshore and inshore. Design work and preparation of builder quote packages and pricing for the yacht is proceeding quickly to be ready for a construction start this fall.

 

The new yacht will feature a canting keel, gybing centerline daggerboard and leverages the dramatic performance advantages available through the DSS system. The design intends to revolutionize the performance of yachts in the mid-50 foot range. It will be the first Farr-designed boat featuring DSS foils.

 

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2014

January 2014 - Farr 280 One Design

2013

2012

2011-2003

May 2011 - FYD Attends Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Miami

 

October 2010 - FIREHOLE TECHNOLOGIES COMPOSITE ANALYSYS- Firehole Tech

 

October 2010 - ABU DHABI OCEAN RACING ANNOUNCE BUILDER - Team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

 

October 2010 - KIWI 40FC COMPLETES SEA TRIALS - BT Boats

 

September 2010 - BT BOATS ANNOUNCES FYS AS POC - BT Boats

 

September 2010 - TEAM ABU DHABI APPPOINT FYD - Team Abu Dhabi

 

December 31, 2009 - FARR DESIGNED FIRST 40 WINS IRC AT SYDNEY HOBART

 

November 10, 2009 - FARR YACHT DESIGN ANNOUNCES CLASS 40 PROJECT

 

October 23, 2009 - FARR-DESIGNED ROMA 2 WINS GP42 GLOBAL CUP

 

August 14, 2009 - ROLEX FASTNET RACE - FIRST ARRIVALS

 

July 30, 2009 - RUSSELL BOWLER ELECTED AS SNAME FELLOW

 

December 16, 2008 - M30 CLASS ANNOUNCES NEW NAME - FARR 30 INTERNATIONAL ONE DESIGN CLASS

 

September 26, 2008 - INTRODUCING THE NEW FARR IRC 55

 

January 16, 2008 - FARR YACHT DESIGN EXCELS OFFSHORE IN 2007

 

November 20, 2007 - FONCIA WINS THE 2007 TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE RACE

 

August 15, 2007 - ROLEX FASTNET RACE RECORD AND CLASS VICTORIES FOR FARR YACHT DESIGN

 

June 27, 2007 - FARR YACHT DESIGN'S OPEN 60'S DOMINATE SAINT NAZAIRE TO SAINT MALO RACE

 

June 14, 2007 - FARR YACHT DESIGN INTRODUCES HENRI LLOYD ONLINE

 

June 12, 2007 - PRB DOMINATES THE 2007 CALAIS ROUND BRITAIN RACE

 

May 29, 2007 - FARR YACHT DESIGN ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE COMMISSION FOR 2008/2009 VOLVO OCEAN RACE

 

February 2, 2007 - OPEN 60 #4 LAUNCHED...MORE TO COME

 

December 11, 2006 - FARR YACHT DESIGN LAUNCHES THE FARR 11s - Design #613

 

August 1, 2006 - FIRST STP65 DUE TO START BUILD THIS MONTH

 

June 20, 2006 - NEW FARR ORC GP42 LAUNCHED

 

March 9, 2006 - VOLVO OPEN 70 KEEL FAIRING SYSTEM

 

March 2, 2006 - VOLVO OCEAN RACE LEG 4: MOVISTAR TO STOP FOR REPAIRS

 

February 10, 2006 - FARR YACHT DESIGN BOATS PREPARED FOR LEG 3 RACING

 

December 15, 2005 - VOLVO OCEAN RACE REFLECTIONS

 

November 20, 2005 - FARR YACHT DESIGN'S VIRBAC-PAPREC VICTORIOUS IN 2005 TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE

 

August 15, 2005 - FARR YACHT DESIGN ANNOUNCES THE BIRTH OF A NEW COMPANY: FARR YACHT SALES, LLC

 

August 11, 2005 - FARR YACHT DESIGN'S VIRBAC-PAPREC FIRST OPEN 60 TO FINISH ROLEX FASTNET RACE

 

April 6, 2005 - FARR YACHT DESIGN VOLVO OPEN 70 BREAKS 24 HOUR MONOHULL SAILING RECORD

 

January 21, 2005 - FARR DESIGNED TRANSPAC 52'S DOMINATE CLASS AT KEY WEST 2005

 

December 7, 2004 - FARR YACHT DESIGN TRANSPAC 52 DOMINATES TWO CONSECUTIVE FLORIDA REGATTAS

 

October 17, 2004 - FARR YACHT DESIGN DEVELOPS THREE NEW IRC DESIGNS

 

September 13, 2004 - FARR YACHT DESIGN ANNOUNCES NEW TRANSPAC 52 DESIGNS

 

August 2, 2004 - TRANSPAC 52 ESMERALDA WINS 2004 CHICAGO-MACKINAC RACE

 

June 4, 2004 - FARR YACHT DESIGN ANNOUNCES VOLVO-READY PRIMARY DESIGN

 

January 10, 2004 - NEW IMS PROJECT FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN CIRCUIT

 

December 30, 2003 - FARR® DESIGNS SWEEP 2003 ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART RACE

 

November 14, 2003 - FARR YACHT DESIGN ANNOUNCES VOLVO OPEN 70 RESEARCH FUNDED AND PROGRESSING ON SCHEDULE

 

November 18, 2003 - FARR YACHT DESIGN'S "VIRBAC" WINS TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE IN OPEN 60 MONOHULL CLASS

 

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