Farr 280 One Design

Year: 2014
Current Price: 114,900 USD

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.

Year 2014
Builder Premier Composite Technologies
Designer Farr Yacht Design
LOA 8.72m - 28.60ft
LWL 8.02m - 26.03ft
Beam 2.87m - 9.40ft
Draft Deep 2.10m - 6.89ft
Displacement 1,625.00kg - 3,585.00lbs
Ballast 652.00kg - 1,435.00lbs
Rig Material Carbon
Rig Type Southern Spars Grand Prix Mast
Engine HP 20HP
Engine Manufacturer Lombardini
Engine Model LDW 702 Saildrive
Fuel Diesel
Keel Fixed T-keel with lead bulb
Propeller Type Gori 380 x 260 LH folding
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

  • Starting 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

Deck Gear and Finish

  • Centerline, fixed bowsprit in carbon, removable for transport and storage
  • Harken racing blocks and cleats
  • Spinlock rope clutches (3)
  • Harken 35.2PTP primary winches (2)
  • Harken 20STP backstay winches (2)
  • Four (4) Harken winch handles
  • 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:

  • Spinnaker retrieval system, hardware and line
  • 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

Spars & Standing Rigging

I                                               11.36 m / 37.3 ft

J                                               3.19 m / 10.5 ft

P                                              11.69 m / 38.4 ft

E                                              4.10 m / 13.5 ft

ISP                                           12.89 m / 42.3 ft

TPS                                          5.02 m / 16.5 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

Mainsail                                  31.5 m2 / 339 ft2

Headsail                                 19.5 m2 / 210 ft2

Asymmetric Spinnaker         92 m2 / 990 ft2

 

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
Engine:
  • Lombardini LDW 702 SD
  • Fuel filter, cables, clamps and adapters
  • Rigid plastic 40L fuel tank
  • Exhaust system including muffler, hose, piping and thru hull
  • Raw water intake system
  • Gori 380 x 265 LH folding propeller
  • Spinlock control face and Teleflex engine control
Electrical:
  • Starting 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
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

Certification:

  • 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)

The bold hull shape has a reverse stem, a long chine and wide beam carried aft to the transom to produce powerful performance and second looks for years to come.  The clean, flush deck layout keeps control systems below deck while the long, broad cockpit provides plenty of room for easy boat handling.  Deck hardware and winches are generously sized and positioned for serious racing.  Hiking lines allow the crew to comfortably maximize hiking power without impeding spinnaker handling on the foredeck.  A two-spreader carbon mast carries a generous square-head mainsail, twin running backstays, and a large asymmetric spinnaker flown from a fixed carbon bowsprit. The active forestay and mast tune are easily adjusted using an advanced rig control system actuated through cockpit-mounted hydraulics.  The boat also features a below deck spinnaker launching and retrieval system for quick and easy sail handling to allow the real focus to be on sailing.

Under the water, the Farr 280 sports a fixed T-keel with lead bulb, GRP fin shell and steel fin spar for a low center of gravity, low maintenance, and one-design geometric repeatability.  A high aspect rudder under the hull provides excellent grip and helm feel through a carbon rudderstock.  The keel is easily removed for low-height transport.

The Farr 280 will be built using E-glass reinforcement infused with epoxy resin.  The hull and deck are constructed with Corecell.  A 20 horsepower inboard diesel engine with saildrive provides easy and safe operation under power to make the beginning and end of the day hassle free.

The Farr 280 is envisioned from the beginning as a strict one design with rigorous manufacturing controls and pre-delivery check measurements.  The one design class controls have been developed alongside the design, adhering to the principle of owner/drivers and limited professional crew.