The design objectives for the FARR 400 are to produce a fun, state-of-the-art, very high performance, easily managed keelboat of around 40 foot LOA with anticipated broad appeal for Inshore, One-Design, IRC or PHRF racing, and with usable interior space and capabilities to race offshore.
The boat can be easily and inexpensively transported, clearly differentiating this class from others, promoting bigger fleet sizes and lower operating costs. The keel and rudder can be quickly removed. The overall beam and length are constrained to allow the hull to be tilted to fit within the dimensions of a 40 foot flat rack container for shipping, whether directly on the flat rack or on its own dedicated trailer on the flat rack. The carbon mast separates into two sections and all components fit completely within the transport system footprint.
The thoroughly modern hull shape incorporates moderate beam and light displacement, with an emphasis on power, low drag and exceptional handling characteristics. The deep bulb keel and a near 60% ballast ratio produce a deep VCG and high stability. These, combined with the ample rig size and large asymmetric spinnakers set off an elegantly arranged centerline retractable prod, will provide exceptional upwind performance in all conditions and exciting performance and speed downwind and reaching.
The asymmetric deck layout follows modern Grand Prix race boat practice, for high efficiency and fast maneuvers. A primary grinder pedestal system allows for high speed spinnaker gybes, and sail hoists.. These efficiencies combined with the high stability hull form and ballast package allow the boat to be raced successfully with an intended crew of 8.
All the spars, spreaders and shrouds are carbon, by Southern Spars. Swept spreaders and twin masthead backstays make for safety and allow a big headed mainsail.
Construction utilizes the latest materials and techniques to maximize performance within reasonable ownership costs, including infused carbon fiber hull and deck. Blue Flash is built w/ twin wheel steering.
All areas of the design have been carefully developed with great attention to detail as a result of extensive collaboration between designer and builder. (From Farr Yacht Design)
** VESSEL AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER- Vessel available for CHARTER through a donation Program, with a TERM LEASE w/ option to purchase at the end of the LEASE Period. Please consult with Listing Agent for complete details.
***Preliminary LISTING- More details, Photos, specs and Sail Inventory coming soon.
For additional information and/or to schedule a viewing appointment and inspection of this Bruce Farr designed 40' racing sailboat, please contact Dorgan Yachts, Inc. Central Listing Agent Mike Dorgan direct at 619-786-2397 or via email below. Happy to help you with your boat needs.
Dorgan Yachts, Inc is conveniently located in the Driscoll Boat Yard on Shelter Island Drive in heart of the San Diego boating community. Vessel located about 20 minutes from the Dorgan Yachts, Inc. office - please make prior arrangements w/ Listing Broker for an appointment.
Available 24/7 and always ready to help you with any and/or all of your boating and yachting needs. Referrals are available on request.
Thank you and look forward to hearing from you soon and getting you out on the water!
The asymmetric deck layout follows modern Grand Prix race boat practice for high efficiency and fast maneuvers. A primary grinder pedestal system allows for high speed spinnaker gybes, sail hoists These efficiencies combined with the high stability hull form and ballast package allow the boat to be raced successfully with an intended crew
Construction utilizes the latest materials and techniques to maximize performance within reasonable ownership costs, including infused carbon fibre hull and deck. T The steering system and carbon rudder have been designed to accommodate both tiller and twin wheel steering. BLUE FLASH is set up with twin wheels that have been configured to work as single unit in the event of a failure of either the port or starboard wheel.
DECKGEAR - The carbon pedestal and two carbon primary winches are the heart of the FARR 400. These tools allow for TP52 style racing.
DECK LAYOUT - The Farr 400 is aggressively designed deck for function and aesthetics Asymmetric starboard cabin side to allow direct line pit functions minimizing line friction. Aerodynamic and comfortable sheer radius detail.
• Generous oversized cockpit
• Proven winch spacing and general layout based on GP42
The FARR 400 is entirely built in carbon fiber/epoxy sandwich construction, making it one of the first carbon production sailboats in the world. All major geometry is created by precision 5 axis milling which is usually only available for Grand Prix and America’s Cup projects. This ensures that the highly optimized geometry of the hull, keel and rudder are carried through the production process and into the final design with consistently accurate tooling. Hull, deck, and interior structure are fabricated with vacuum infusion technology to ensure high fiber volume ratios and reduce weight variation. Composite stanchions, pushpit, and pulpit minimize weight.
An airfoil section pushpit reduces windage and creates improved aesthetics.
• All major components of the hull, deck, and structure are optimized carbon/epoxy construction.
• Hull, deck, and interior structure are fabricated with vacuum infusion technology to ensure high fiber ratio and constant part weight.
• All major tooling has been created by precision 5 axis milling.
Weight is strictly controlled using SP High Modulus B3 Smart Pac design. The B3 Smart Pac is a three dimensionally designed fiber and core package that is tailor made for the FARR 400. This package ensures that every boat has exactly the same amount of materials to guarantee optimized construction and one-design uniformity.
• 2011 ISO standards and Category 2 standards.
The lines of the FARR 400 have been styled for high performance and to project a dynamic and modern image.
The full stem and powerful forebody provide dynamic lift when sailing at high speed reflecting the latest in design supported by CFD research.
Moderate topside flare is limited to max beam for transportation considerations.
Powerful stern sections incorporate a partial chine for improved high-speed handling and reduced drag Refined low drag hull form designed to operate comfortably at higher heel angles to maximize efficiency of the deep keel whilst still achieving high performance downwind.
Bow modified to add finer entry with slight reverse design = Improved Surfing and reduced water on deck and below
Southern Spars Carbon Grand Prix Mast.
Keel stepping - Keel-stepped carbon mast and boom. Double spreaders in carbon with a 22-degree sweep.
Powerful modern square head mainsail.
Spinnaker inventory flown from retractable centerline sprit Twin topmast backstays allow for control of mast and forestay tension in a broad range of sailing conditions Split mast construction to permit easy transport.
Carbon fibre standing rigging for weight savings and simpler storage for shipping and transport.
Full Carbon mast including airfoil shaped spreaders Continuous EC6 carbon rigging Double running backstays Two masthead sheaves Two fractional sheaves Internal mast jack to tune rig Adjustable mast base Painted black mast and boom finish Windex light on rig Carbon Grand Prix deep section boom Jib halyard lock Retractable carbon centerline bowsprit.
Full and Complete Sail Inventory List Available upon Request-Contact Listing Agent.
Inventory List is reported, and throughs to be correct, BUT the inventory responsibility is
that of the purchaser as some sails have been added, and/or not available.
Harken and Lewmar Racing and HTX Line Blocks Adjustable jib tack
Adjustable in/out cars and up/down jib clew Spinlock XX & XCS Clutches
Lewmar Athwartship Carbon Pedestal with Overdrive Gearbox
•Lewmar Winches (NOTE- all ASTOR winches black anodized)
Utility: 48 ASTOR
2 x Primary: 60 GP Carbon (Pedestal Driven)
2 x Mainsheet: 50 ASTOR
2 x Backstay: 48 ASTOR
7 x One-handed Lewmar Handles
Composite stanchions and pulpit to minimize excess weight
Airfoil shaped composite pushpit for reduced drag
German Mainsheet system, runs forward, then down port and starboard decks for trimming on either or both P & S winches
Spinnaker tack line
Jib Clew and Tack Control
Double Carbon Wheel
Pre-preg carbon stock on emergency tiller
Female molded and infused carbon blade
Jefa self-aligning top and bottom rudder bearings
Epoxy racing finish
Fabricated high-grade steel fin with female molded composite fairing
Bolted on lead T bulb for easy removal
Integrated weed knife (kelp cutter)
BLUE FLASH Keel fin REPORTED modified to have a wider cord length down low, w/ improved upwind performance and faster tacking and acceleration out of tacks & jibes
Farr 40 BLUE FLASH is NOT Available for sale at this time, but offered to qualified prospective sailor(s) through a Charter/Lease-to-own program w/ option to purchase at the end of the Charter/Lease Term. Please contact Listing Agent for full details. Thank you.