2014 Farr 280 Adriatica

Year: 2014
Current Price: 120000 GBP
Location: Italy
Hull Material: E-glass/epoxy/Corecell M-Foam

Adriatica is a superbly maintained Farr280.  The boat has been optimised for HP30 with the engine and sail drive removed, making the boat 208Kgs lighter than a standard Farr280.  Adriatica won Cowes Week Sportsboat Division 1 by a considerable margin.

The Farr 280 One Design is a new production racing sailboat by Farr Yacht Design that will deliver the excitement of grand prix racing to the under-30’ one design arena.  As a modern one design, the Farr 280 delivers contemporary grand prix features and style to a more achievable smaller boat package.  The boat will have dynamic performance on all points of sail, with a focus on inshore racing for a moderate crew size of five to six people. Go to Farr280.com for more information about the class.

Price does not include tax.

Year 2014
Model Farr 280
Builder Premier Composite Technologies
Designer Farr Yacht Design
Design # Other 732
LOA 8.72m - 28.00ft
LWL 8.02m - 26.03ft
Beam 2.87m - 9.40ft
Draft Deep 2.10m - 6.89ft
Displacement 1,600.00kg - 3,525.00lbs
Ballast 650.00kg - 1,425.00lbs
Hull Material E-glass/epoxy/Corecell M-Foam
Rig Material Carbon Fiber
Rig Type Southern Spars, Regatta Splice
FYS Broker Joe Hall
L/A Date 2018-01-17
Deck Color Gray/White
Engine Manufacturer Lombardini
  • None
Hull Color White
Keel Fixed T-keel with lead bulb
Steering Tiller

Hull/Deck Construction Details

  • All major components of the hull, deck, and internal structure are optimized E-glass/epoxy/Corecell M-Foam construction
  • Hull, deck and internal structure are fabricated with vacuum infusion technology to ensure high fiber ratio and consistent part weight
  • All tooling created by precision CNC milling
  • Carbon reinforced moulds for accuracy and longevity
  • Laminates and composite structure are designed and built to exceed ISO/CE category A standards
  • Gelcoat finish, hull/deck/internal structure

Interior Layout

  • Two (2) pipe seats with canvas bottoms and Harken block and tackle for adjustment
  • One (1) canvas hull storage bags
  • Single point lift


Electrical System

  • Battery
  • 12 VDC distribution/circuit breaker panel, switches, wiring, terminal, harnesses
  • Four (4) DC bilge pumps with through-hull, hoses and wiring
  • Approved running/navigation lights

Deck Gear

  • Centerline, fixed bowsprit in carbon, removable for transport and storage
  • Harken racing blocks and cleats
  • Spinlock rope clutches (3)
  • Hiking stanchions and stern rail, GRP with carbon-look finish
  • Dyneema hiking lines
  • Optional stanchions, bow pulpit and stern rail for double lifelines, to comply with ISO/CE Category B, GRP with carbon-look finish
  • Cockpit footrests (2), GRP with carbon-look finish
  • Running rigging, grand prix specification
  • Deck Compass
  • Manual bilge pump, deck mounted
  • Closed cell EVA non-skid in cockpit

Deck systems and purchase:

  • Foredeck canvas hatch cover and actuation system
  • Foredeck closing hatch/deadlight for offshore sailing and boat storage
  • Composite companionway locking hatch
  • Canvas hatch cover for companionway
  • Mainsheet fine tune, 24:1
  • Traveler, 5:1
  • Cunningham, 4:1
  • Jib clew in/out, 5:1 and up/down, 8:1
  • Jib tack, 6:1
  • Spinnaker tack line, internal/below deck
  • Boomvang, soft, single part above deck with below deck purchase, 16:1

Winch Package

  • Harken 35.2PTP primary winches (2)
  • Harken 20STP backstay winches (2)
  • Four (4) Harken winch handles

Spars & Standing Rigging

I                                               11.36 m / 37.3 ft

J                                               3.15 m / 10.3 ft

P                                              11.69 m / 38.4 ft

E                                              4.14 m / 13.6 ft

ISP                                           13.02 m / 42.7 ft

TPS                                          4.98 m / 16.34 ft

Bowsprit                                  1.64 m  / 5.38 ft

Southern Spars keel-stepped, grand prix mast

  • Full Carbon mast including 2 sets of air foil shaped, aluminum spreaders
  • Dyform, discontinuous wire standing rigging
  • Dynex double topmast running backstays
  • Regatta splice to allow mast to be split for easy and low cost transportation
  • Two masthead halyard sheaves
  • One fractional halyard sheave
  • Main halyard lock
  • Dyneema forestay strop
  • Adjustable hydraulic mast base
  • Clearcoat mast finish
  • Aluminum boom with outhaul and optional single reef, black anodized finish


Sail Inventory

  • Main North Sails 3Di Raw 2016
  • JL North Sails 3Di Raw 2016
  • JL North Sails 3Di Raw 2017
  • JM North Sails 3Di Raw 2016
  • A1.5 North Sails  2016
  • A2 North Sails 2017
  • A0 North Sails 2016
  • Main Montefusco 2015
  • JH   Montefusco lamin. 2015
  • J4    Montefusco lamin.2015
  • A3 Montefusco 2015
  • Main Quantum 2014

Spares & Other Features

Hydraulic Systems:
  • Custom Harken hydraulic system
    • Internal mast jack cylinder, aluminum
    • Forestay cylinder, aluminum
    • Custom hydraulic panel/pump in cockpit for in-race mast jack and forestay adjustment
    • Reservoir
Steering and Rudder:
  • Tiller, GRP with carbon-look finish and Spinlock tiller extension
  • Pre-preg carbon rudder stock
  • Female molded and infused GRP rudder blade
  • Jefa top and bottom rudder bearings
  • Gelcoat rudder finish
T-bulb Keel:
  • Easily removable from hull
  • Fabricated steel fin with corrosion protection, covered with female molded composite fairing with gelcoat finish
  • CNC-machined, bolted lead T bulb for easy removal, painted finish

Additional Comments


  • One Design Certification to the Farr 280 One Design Rule including corrector weights
  • ISO/CE Certified to Category C with standard equipment (hiking stanchions and straps and canvas cover on forward hatch)
  • ISO/CE Certified to Category B with optional equipment (offshore stanchions and hard cover on forward hatch)



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Adriatica is a superbly maintained Farr280.  The boat has been optimised for HP30 with the engine and sail drive removed, making the boat 208Kgs lighter than a standard Farr280.  Adriatica won Cowes Week Sportsboat Division 1 by a considerable margin.