1998 Farr CM 60'

Year: 1998
Current Price: 350,000 USD
Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight UK
Hull Material: Carbon Fiber
YW# 3144647

Venomous (formerly Rima), is a Farr CM 60, custom built by Carroll Marine of Bristol, Rhode Island. A sister ship to Numbers and Hissar, Venomous is an exciting and easily handled yacht with many recent IRC optimizations; this is a competitive racer. This yacht is very fast for its size with excellent handling ability and an emphasis on light-air performance with substantial downwind sail area. Carbon fiber composite construction, with loads of interior space and a large workable cockpit, Venomous is sturdy and perfect for offshore distance racing.

The CM 60 concept was established to meet the client’s demands for an exciting but easily handled boat competitive under multiple racing handicaps, with the ability for simple conversion to a performance cruiser.

Brokerage Name Farr Yacht Sales America
Present Boat Name Venomous
Previous Boat Name Rima
Year 1998
Model Farr CM 60'
Builder Carroll Marine Ltd.
Designer Farr Yacht Design
Design # FYD 414
LOA 18.33m - 60.20ft
LWL 15.92m - 52.20ft
Beam 4.95m - 16.24ft
Draft Deep 4.00m - 11.87ft
Displacement 14,360.00kg - 30,400.00lbs
Ballast 8,005.00kg - 17,600.00lbs
Hull Material Carbon Fiber
Rig Material Carbon Fiber
Rig Type Fractional with Masthead Spinnakers
FYS Broker Bill O'Malley
Rating System IRC, ORC, PHRF, ORR
L/A Date 2017-10-24
Deck Color White
Engine HP 75HP
Engine Manufacturer Yanmar
Engine Model 4JH2HTE Sail Drive
Fuel Diesel
Generator Paguro marine generator. Phoenix Multiplus shore and generator power management system.
Holding Tank Yes
Hull Color White
Hull Identification # CIR60002K798
Hydraulics Hydraulic Backstay, Vang, Internal Mast Jack
Keel Fin Keel with L Bulb
Steering Twin Steering Pedestals
Water Tank Yes

Hull/Deck Construction Details

  • Hull and deck construction uses carbon laminates on foam cores, with aluminium structure to accept keel bolting and mast loads.
  • Appendage design reflects the latest thinking at Farr Yacht Design.
  • Cockpit sides are inboard at the forward end of the cockpit and a half-height bridge deck gives way to more space below to accommodate the interior, without compromising cockpit use.
  • Hull Colour: White (2007); White epoxy bottom (faired and painted 2013, T speed) and white & grey deck (2007).


Keel & Rudder:

  • A deep, low VCG keel provides stability to carry the large sail area and produce exceptional upwind speed.
  • Lead fin with bulb.

Interior Layout

  • VENOMOUS has a well finished IRC race interior with tremendous volume below to permit a comfortable living space and great layout, good for entertaining, as well as sail handling.
  • A large main saloon features port and starboard settees with upper pipe berths.
  • Forward of the mast and main bulkhead is ample storage for sails and gear.
  • Aft of the companionway is additional port and starboard upper and lower pipe berths, centerline berths and port and starboard storage.
  • To starboard aft of the galley is a sizeable head with shower.
  • Forward rope locker.
  • Port tool storage locker.
  • Port and starboard hanging lockers.
  • Port and starboard storage bins.


  • A large workable galley is set to starboard with additional workspace under the cockpit aft of the companionway.
  • Double galley sinks on centerline.
  • Frigomatic refrigerator
  • 2-burner oven.

Electrical System

Battery Banks:

  • 2 x House batteries (2012).
  • Dedicated engine battery.



  • Paguro marine generator.
  • Phoenix Multiplus shore and generator power management system.


  • Mermaid Marine Air compact air conditioning with reverse cycle heating.
  • Watermaker


  • A dry and comfortable navigation station is set to port aft of the companionway.
  • VENOMOUS has a custom Ockam instrument package with several displays in key locations.
  • Ockam instrument package.
  • Expedition Nav-software.
  • Raymarine C-120 radar/plotter (2005).
  • SAT phone (2005).
  • 4 x 20/20 mast displays.
  • 2 x Ockham displays on main pedestal.
  • Dell desktop CPU with Deckman navigation software.
  • Sea 322 SSB.
  • Stern-mount radar mast.
  • Icom IC-M59 VHF.
  • 4 x 20/20 bulkhead displays.
  • 2 x Ockham displays at navigation station.

Deck Gear

  • The jib sheets to a longitudinal track and uses a hydraulic lead puller with a winch-powered inhauler system, giving a good range of trim control.
  • Carbon 6’ bowsprit (2010) to accommodate asymmetric spinnakers..
  • Fore/aft jib tracks with hydraulic pullers.
  • 8 x Spinlock halyard clutches.
  • Winch powered in-hauler system.
  • Port/starboard spinnaker sheet clutches.
  • Spinnaker tweaker controls.

Winch Package

  • Harken winch package, includes upgraded primary, mainsheet and bobstay winches, and upgraded/refinished primary and mainsheet winch pedestal grinders.
  • Harken 990 with top cleat primary winches.
  • Harken 48 traveler winches.
  • 3 x Harken 530 halyard winches.
  • Harken 990 with self-tail mainsheet winches.
  • 2 x Upgraded & refinished winch pedestals.
  • Harken 980 self-tail tack line winches

Spars & Standing Rigging

  • The rig features a formula similar to that used successfully on the Corel 45, Mumm 30 and Farr 40 One Design – carbon spar with two swept spreaders and no running backstays.
  • Generous sail area enables the CM 60 to be very fast relative to its size.
  • Beyond the standard fractional spinnakers VENOMOUS has been updated for masthead IRC spinnakers.
  • Forestay load and mast bend are controlled through the masthead backstay with hydraulic system.
  • An internal mast jack system enables quick adjustments of the rig tune.
  • The deck layout is designed for racing.
  • 2-spreader fractional carbon fibre rig.
  • Mast refinished in 2013.
  • Carbon fibre boom; refinished in 2013.
  • Halyards and sheets.
  • Over-sized carbon spinnaker pole.
  • 2 x Custom carbon jockey poles.
  • PBO backstay.
  • 2 x Carbon fibre spinnaker pole mast mounts.
  • Custom masthead for multiple masthead halyards by Hall.
  • Masthead spinnaker halyards.
  • 2:1 mainsail halyard.
  • 2 x Fractional jib halyards.
  • 2 x Fractional spinnaker halyards.

Sail Inventory

Racing Sails (2013):


North 3DI offshore Mainsail


North Jib Top


Doyle No 3 Jib


Quantum genoa staysail


Hyde Fractional A4 Asymm


North spinnaker stay sail


Hyde Fractional A3 Asymm


North No 5 Heavy Jib


Hyde M/H Code A2 Asymm


North M/H A1 Asymm


North 3DL light Jib


North M/H A2 Asymm


North 3DL medium Jib


North Code AO-3


North Panelled heavy Jib



VENOMOUS has an extensive inventory of other sails still effective for racing and practice as well as dedicated delivery sails.

Notable Race Results

  • 2004 - 1st Overall, STC Block Island Race 
  • 1st Big Boat, Commodore’s Trophy Race of NYYC Cruise.
  • 2006 - 2nd Big Boat, STC Block Island Race 
  • 2007 - 1st IRC SZ, Channel Race
  • 2007 - 2nd IRC SZ, Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race
  • 2008 - 3rd IRC SZ, Channel Race
  • 2010 - 1st IRC SZ, Channel Race
  • 2010 - 2nd Invitation Racing A, Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 
  • 2011 – 1st RORC Championship.
  • 2013 – 2nd RORC Championship
  • 2017 – 2nd RORC Championship


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