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.

Awards List
Yearsort descending Award Source Boat Design
1976 Yachtsman of the Year New Zealand
1987 Architecte de L'Annee Bateaux Magazine
1987 Annapolis Sailor of the Year The Capital Newspaper
1987 Governor's Citation William Donald Schaefer, Governor
1987 BOAT OF THE YEAR: Sailing World Magazine
1988 Designer of the Year Yachting Magazine
1988 Distinguished Business Award Marine Trade Association of Maryland
1988 Distinguished Business Award City of Annapolis
1988 Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay State of Maryland
1989 Architecte de L'Annee Mer & Bateaux Magazine
1990 Yacht of the Year: Yachting Magazine
1990 Best Designer Yachting Magazine
1990 Inducted into the NZ Sports Hall of Fame New Zealand
1990 Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) HRH Queen Elizabeth II
1991 Named the Expert's Expert: Observer Magazine
1992 Best Yacht Designer Yachting Magazine
1992 Most Successful Boat: Yachting Magazine
1992 Offshore Medal of Achievement: Sailing World Magazine
1992 Elected to the Sailing World Hall of Fame Sailing World Magazine
1993 Best Yacht Designer Yachting Magazine
1993 Most Successful Boat: Yachting Magazine
1993 Most Successful Boat: Yachting Magazine
1995 RORC Yacht of the Year: Royal Offshore Racing Club
1995 Citation of Merit City of Annapolis
1996 New Zealand Science Technology Silver Medal Royal Society of New Zealand
1997 Alan Payne Memorial Trophy: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
1998 BOAT OF THE YEAR: Farr 40 One Design (D. 374) Sailing World Magazine
1999 Alan Payne Memorial Trophy Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
1999 RECORD: 1999 Sydney - Hobart Race Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
1999 BOAT OF THE YEAR: Beneteau First 40.7 (D. 354) Cruising World Magazine
2000 Alan Payne Memorial Trophy Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
2000 RORC Yacht of the Year Royal Ocean Racing Club
2000 Best Design Awards Designers Institute of New Zealand
2000 BOAT OF THE YEAR: Mega Byte (D. 356) Sailing World Magazine
2000 RECORD:China Sea Race The Royal Hong Kong Yacht & Manila Yacht Club
2002 BOAT OF THE YEAR: Farr 395 (D. 468) Sailing World Magazine
2002 BOAT OF THE YEAR: Beneteau First 36.7 (D. 446) Cruising World Magazine
2003 Alan Payne Memorial Trophy Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
2003 Annapolis Maritime Hall of Fame Annapolis Maritime Hall of Fame
2004 BOAT OF THE YEAR: Farr 36 One Design (D. 492) Sailing World Magazine
2005 RECORD: Longest distance sailed by a Monohull in 24 hours World Sailing Speed Record Council
2005 BOAT OF THE YEAR: Beneteau First 44.7 (D. 496) Sailing World Magazine
2006 BOAT OF THE YEAR: Irish Cruiser Racing Association
2007 Alan Payne Memorial Trophy Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
2007 RECORD: Rolex Fastnet Race Monohull Record Royal Ocean Racing Club
2007 RORC Yacht of the Year Royal Ocean Racing Club
2007 Millennium Yacht Design Award: SEATEC
2008 Alan Payne Memorial Trophy Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
2008 Premio Barca Dell'Anno Vela e Motore
2008 RECORD: Transatlantic Speed Sailing Record World Sailing Speed Record Council
2008 Compasso d'Oro ADI Associazione per il Disegno Industriale & Fondazione ADI per il Design Italiano
2008 World Class New Zealand "Tall Poppy" KEA New Zealand and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
2009 YACHT OF THE YEAR: Beneteau First 35 (D. 622) Voile Magazine
2009 Judge's Commendation for Best Sailing Yacht 30m to 44m World Superyacht Awards
2009 RECORD: Vendee Globe Race Record Vendee Globe Race
2009 RECORD: Heineken Cape to Bahia Record South Atlantic Race
2010 Blue Water Pointscore Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
2011 Le Record SNSM National Society of Sea Rescue
2011 RECORD: Rolex Fastnet Race Monohull Record Royal Ocean Racing Club 726
2011 RECORD: Rolex Fastnet Race Monohull Record Royal Ocean Racing Club
2012 BEST BOAT AWARD: Bavaria Cruiser 45 Best Cruising Monohull under 50 Feet Sail Magazine 695
2012 BEST BOAT AWARD Sail Magazine 724
2012 BOAT OF THE YEAR Sailing World 724