Farr 42 WoW

Year: 2006
Current Price: 169,950 EUR
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Designed for both inshore and offshore performance.  The boat is in immaculate condition, with a great inventory of sails and equipment. Professionally maintained from new, WoW is in regatta winning condition.

Present Boat Name WoW
Year 2006
Model Farr 42
Builder Austral Yachts
Designer Farr Yacht Design
Design # FYD 588
LOA 12.75m - 41.80ft
LWL 11.34m - 37.20ft
Beam 3.94m - 12.90ft
Draft Deep 2.55m - 8.40ft
Displacement 7,050.00kg - 15,540.00lbs
Ballast 3,310.00kg - 7,300.00lbs
FYS Broker Joe Hall
L/A Date 2017-02-15
Deck Color White
Engine HP 39HP
Engine Manufacturer Volvo
Engine Model D240
Fuel Diesel
Hull Color White
Propeller Type Gori 3 blade folding propeller with overdrive
Steering Twin Wheel
Water Tank Yes


  • Hot water system

Electrical System

  • Johnson man / off / auto bilge pump switch
  • 220V shore power
  • 220V Battery charger with splitter and shunt
  • Double 220V switched socket with RCD
  • Battery switches for engine & domestic with paralleling switch
  • 500W inverter
  • Blue Sea Systems 12V distribution panel
  • Blue Sea Systems voltmeter & ammeter
  • BEP Marine digital fuel / battery meter


  • Simrad RD68 VHF with GMDSS
  • Lowrance Global Map 5150C GPS
  • Digital Yacht screen for computer
  • B&G H3000 Hercules instrument package
    • 2 off H3000 GFD displays in cockpit
    • 2 off analogue heading displays in cockpit
    • 4 off 20 / 20 displays on mast
  • Raymarine Hybrid Touch GPS in cockpit
  • Raymarine ST6000 autohelm and control
  • AIS Transponder
  • Silva liquid filled magnetic compass
  • Plastimo Neptune 2500 2 burner, grill & oven gas cooker with local isolating valve
  • Pilot Mini Gas Alarm

Deck Gear

  • Harken 530 3 speed primary winches with top cleat
  • Harken 48 2 speed self tailing mainsheet winches
  • Harken 45 2 speed self tailing coachroof winches
  • Spinlock XTS & XCS power clutches on coachroof
  • Harken MkIV 2 jib furler with aluminium 2 groove foil and de-mountable furler drum
  • LED port / starboard bow navigation lights and white stern light
  • Holmatro electro / hydraulic powered backstay
  • Rod Nitronic 50 rigging

Sail Inventory

Sails by UK Sailmakers Ireland, North Sails and One Sails. This listing includes a Quantum delivery main and a delivery jib on a furler.

A4 Heavy Runner — UK Sailmakers
A5 Heavy Reacher — UK Sailmakers

Main Millenium Carbon — UK Sailmakers
Code 3 Tape Drive Carbon taffeta — UK Sailmakers
A3 All Rounder — UK Sailmakers
A2 (SK 75) — North Sails
J1 Jib (3DL 680) — North Sails
J2 Jib (3DL 680) — North Sails

S2 (SK75) — North Sails
S3 (SK90) — North Sails
A1.5 (SK 60 / SL 50) — North Sails

Main Millenium Carbon — UK Sailmakers
Code 3 Millenium Carbon — UK Sailmakers
Trysail — UK Sailmakers

Main Millenium Carbon — UK Sailmakers
Code 1 Millenium Carbon — UK Sailmakers
Code 2 Millenium Carbon — UK Sailmakers
Code 3 Millenium Carbon — UK Sailmakers
Code 4 Millenium Carbon — UK Sailmakers
A1 VMG — UK Sailmakers
A3 All Rounder — UK Sailmakers
A5 Heavy Reacher — UK Sailmakers
Storm Jib — UK Sailmakers


Notable Race Results


  • First overall for season all Saturday and Thursday racing.
  • IRC Offshore Champion Cork Week
  • RAYC Series IRC Champions


  • First overall Irish IRC Championships
  • First overall Volvo Championship Week
  • IRC Boat of the Year
  • ISA Boat of the Year
  • DBSC Boat of the Year
  • Royal Irish Boat of the Year
  • Royal Alfred Boat of the Year
  • First overall for season all Saturday and Thursday racing.


  • Overall champion class 0 for all Saturday and Thursday racing.
  • First overall IRC Cruiser Challenge
  • First overall Royal Irish Regatta
  • First overall Royal St George Regatta
  • First overall Royal Alfred Regatta
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The adoption of the IRC rule at both Club racing level and by some of the more legendary offshore events has sparked strong interest in boats that fair well under this single number rating system. As a result of this interest Farr Yacht Design received several commissions in 2004 for IRC oriented boats that allowed the team to embark on research work to understand the rule in some depth. While specific formulas used to determine the IRC ratings are not published, the style of boat favored by these formulas can be deduced by examining the published rule policy, reviewing race results in great detail including those of our existing designs that have done well under IRC, and applying to the rating office for trial certificates where variations in ratings given for different design choices can be compared with VPP results.


Design #588 was commissioned by Austral Yachts of South Australia in a bid to offer the local market a quality cruiser/racer that could cope with the demands of real cruising off the Australian coast and be a strong contender for handicap wins in both round the buoys and long distance events using IRC ratings. Austral have been producing boats for the Australian market for over 30 years and are planning to expand their facilities and market area.


While IRC does have some clear policies outlined in their rule, there is considerable freedom for the designer to develop sweet hull shapes with favorable volume distributions, ideal appendage placements and good stability. Our team researched beam and beam waterline ratios, LOA and length waterline values and other basic hull parameters over a wide range of boat sizes to find the right combinations. Heeled volume distribution and transom immersion effects were examined to give the boat good performance and handling over a wide range of weather conditions.


The keel is a T-style with a lead bulb supported by a cast iron fin to give the boat a low center of gravity and minimized wetted area. This also allows the rig and interior to be positioned to suit the hull center of buoyancy preferences and produces a relatively simple structural solution.


Deck and interior have been designed around the dual requirements of comfortable, workable cruising accommodation and the necessary cockpit workspace for round the buoys maneuvers. A fairly standard and well-proven interior layout with central saloon, berths forward and aft, galley to port, navigation station to starboard, and well apportioned locker space. Interior comes with some options of double or single berths aft. Twin wheels afford the helmsman good viewing for sailing and offer a passage in the center of the cockpit for crew movement.


Rig is a fairly standard 20-degree swept-spreader with the option of a prod or standard pole for downwind work. Carbon rig will be standard. Hull, deck and interior grid construction is in E-glass sandwich.