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The Farr 40 is a One Design boat designed by Bruce Farr and built by Carrol Marine. The idea with the boat type was to offer a fast, easy to handle and affordable boat in offshore class. There are strict rules for this One Design class, but you usually have to sail regattas against others in different handicap systems, such as ORCi and SRS. To be a single-hull boat, she offers incredible speed resources, and you are guaranteed to be one of the first boats across the finish line. Even if the handicap systems change, this Grand Prix boat will always be high up on the results list. Mast, spreaders, and spinnaker boom have been made of carbon fiber, all to get maximum performance. The deck layout is simple and functional with most trim lines and sheets under the deck. The boat requires its crew to be able to perform at top level and for longer offshore sailing there are sea berths, toilet, navigation table and a simple galley.
The boat was originally called "Bit Of a Cup" and had great success in the UK. The current third owner has taken good care of her and upgraded the equipment on board. Ahead of the 2017 season, the mainsail was upgraded to a "Square Top Main", with associated dual backstay, something that has given her extra power and speed. Whether you have plans to participate in the ORC European Championships in Norway this summer or want to experience exciting and fast sailing, this is the boat for you and your crew.
This Farr 40 has served us well for the past 10 years participating in recreational regattas and cruising in the Gulf of Finland. The boat is serious fun to sail both in light and heavier weather. In light winds tough is where it comes to its essence and outperforms competition due to its light weight/big sail area.
The Farr 40 is extremely “user friendly” for being a performance yacht and can easily be sailed by only 2-3 persons for cruising. However, to get the most out of the boat in regattas a minimum crew of 6 is recommended. Heavier weather of course requires more people, mainly for ballast.
The boat has always been well maintained and priorities has always been more on performance rather perhaps so much on visual appearance.
A major upgrade on the boat performance was accomplished by the Square Top North 3Di Main sail fitted. You can clearly notice the difference in thrust on having more m2 in the top. This has a huge benefit as well on ORCi ratings and thus as the boat as today would be a perfect choice for someone planning on participating in ORC regattas.
A full-size Quantum Jib in good race condition for light winds is included. 1 or 2 updated Jibs in the bow, to be fair, and you are set to go!
Other than the dual backstay/main modification the boat is still in full Farr 40 OD spec, with the original backstay configuration still available.
• Carbon rig with rod rigging
• 3Di Carbon Square top main
• Dual backstay with Antal XT44R winches
• Boat is fully race ready measured for ORCi
• Refurbished under waterbody, Hempel SilicOne-2016
• 4 berths + 2 pipe cot berths
• B&G Hercules 2000 processor
• B&G navigation instrument
• B&G mast displays
• Huge sail wardrobe for race and cruising
• Yanmar 3GM30
• Fast boat with great race history
For more information and booking of viewings please contact Berthon Scandinavia AB.
Hull & Deck
Grey hull with silver chrome folie (condition to be renewed) -2008
Light color gel coat on deck
Hull and deck in Epoxy/ E-glass/ Foam/ Balsa composite, vacuum bagged
Wet pre-preg, post cured in oven
Refurbished underwater body, blasted, Hempel 2k light primer/ Hempel SilicOne -2016
Survey of all bulkheads, reinforced where required (D-Marine) -2013
Flush seacocks below DWL
Keel & Rudder
Cast iron fin with lead bulb, epoxy coated.
Keel / mast support, aluminium grid.
Epoxy/ Carbon/ E-glass blade, carbon rudder stock with roller bearings.
Engine and Propulsion
Yanmar 3GM30, 27 hp
Folding bronze propeller, 2-blade
Diesel 75 L (aluminium)
12 V DC panel
Battery condition meter
Main battery switch
12 V service batteries 2 x 105Ah
ORC approved navigation lights
LED Masthead lights in mast
1 x Compass with light
B&G Hydra/Hercules 2000 processor, new processor -2017
3 x FFD (B&G)
4 x 20/20 displays on mast (B&G)
AIS (True Heading) -2009
WLAN Transmitter, capability to connect laptop with eg B&G Deckman Tactical software
Installation prepared for plotter B&G Zeus 12
Antenna for VHF/GSM/FM
Radio/CD, 2 x speakers in cockpit
Various technical equipment
Diesel heater Webasto AT2000 Fire extinguishers
2 x Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Interior in matte white paint
Four fixed berths with 4” cushions
Two pipe cot berths, removable
Hanging lockers with fabric covers
Hull mounted crew bags, numbered 1-10
Custom made chart pockets
1 x head
Navigation area midship under cockpit
1 x marine toilet with foldable door Vanity sink with overboard drainage
Navigation seat midship behind companionway
Functional galley on port side
Stove with custom burner
Sink with water tap, overboard drainage
Fractional 2-spreader carbon rig (Sparcraft)
Mast jack system
Roller bearing spinnaker pole track
Forestay profile (Tuff Luff)
3 x spinnaker poles in carbon, 2 full length and 1 short.
ORC optimized dual backstay for square top main Aluminium rod-kick
Barberhaul system 10:1
Cunningham and outhaul lead aft to mainsheet trimmer
German mainsheet system, lead under deck
Jib track with under deck adjustment
Rope clutches for halyard and lift
3Di full carbon square top, medium (North Sails), excellent condition -2017
Carbon/Aramid F40 OD, light main (Quantum), good condition -2014
Some older 3DL main sails in condition only for transport
3DL light Jib (Quantum), good race condition
Slightly undersized imx40 Carbon Jib, in good condition for heavy weather
1,2,3 (Sobstad). Mostly dated, undersized as per updated F40 rules/measurements. Good for transport/ cruising
Approx 10 in good condition
Masthead 1.5S 0.5oz (North Sails)
Masthead 2S 0.6oz (North Sails)
Fractional 2S 0.5oz (North Sails)
Fractional 4S 0.6oz (North Sails)
Masthead 0.6 oz runner
Masthead IC45 VMG
Fractional 0.9 oz heavy
Farr 45 spinnaker
2 x Winch 48ST 3-speed (Lewmar)
2 x Winch 44ST 2-speed (Lewmar)
2 x Winch 44ST 2-speed (Lewmar)
2 x Winch XT44R 2-speed (Antal)
4 x Mooring cleats
4 x Mooring lines
4 x Fenders
2 x anchors including chain and warps
Skylights, Portlights, Windows
1 x Skylights 2 x Portlights
Steering wheel in aluminium, vectran steering cables
2 x emergency tillers including extensions
Deck and boom/ cockpit cover
Bags for rope and equipment
Lifeline: Deck webbing (ORC)
Various deck equipment
ORC inflatable life raft, service needed
Two horseshoe buoys
ORC regulation flare kit
Offshore safety kit (meeting ORC regulations)
Custom boat cradle
Lots and lots of spare parts, winch spares, tools, bearings, engine parts, safety equipment.
Original hydraulic backstay tensioner is available.