Farr Yacht Design

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Farr 40 1 Ton - Bodacious from Berkeley YC, racing on San Francisco Bay

Farr Yacht Design, headed by Bruce Farr, is a racing yacht design team based in the United States. Its yachts measure from 25 to 125 feet (7.5 to 38 m). Farr develops custom and production yachts, including: interiors, sails, and hull design. Farr uses outside research and development with tank testing and wind tunnels.

Farr-designed yachts have won and placed well in a broad range of races.

The yachts designed by Bruce Farr are primarily light-displacement, fractional rig, wide sterned, shallow hulled yachts. Bruce was one of the first designers to realise that the fastest yachts around, for their size, are skiffs. Many of his early designs were comparatively skiff-like in appearance, and are quicker than the older, more traditional designs. Over the years more and more designers have followed the trend of designing light-displacement, wide sterned, shallow hulled yachts, as these are fastest. The latest Volvo Open 70 yachts are examples of this trend.

Farr Designed Boats

NOTE: PHRF rating shown is the Northern California Base Rate full keel with standard mast unless otherwise described.

Design PHRF
Farr 10/20 ODR 108
Farr 12-20 81
Farr 30½ ton 156
Mumm 30 54
Farr 33 102
Farr 36 96
Mumm 36 42
Farr 38 84
Farr 38-1 84
Farr 395 24
Farr 40 1 ton 69
Farr 40 ODR 6
Farr 42 66
Farr 44 48
Farr 46 66
Farr 68 -39
Farr 727 192
Farr 740 Sport 162


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