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2014 Farr 280

Annapolis, Maryland


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 with a moderate crew size of five to six people.

Basic Boat Info

Price: US$110,000
Boat Name: RED
Make: Farr
Model: 280
Year: 2014
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Premier Composite Technologies
Designer: Farr Yacht Design
Construction: Composite
Boat Hull ID: AE-PCTF2807K414
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 28 ft / 8.53 m
Length Overall: 28'6 ft / 8.69 m
Waterline Length: 26'3 ft / 8.00 m
Beam: 9'4 ft / 2.84 m
Max Draft: 6'8 ft / 2.03 m
Min Draft: 6'8 ft / 2.03 m
Displacement: 3,585 lb
Ballast: 1,435 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Lombardini
  • Model: 702 M
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 20hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 2014


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 11 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Plastic


Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Racers, Sloop, Daysailers


Farr Yacht Sales
Farr Yacht Sales


Farr Yacht Sales
613 Third Street Suite 22
Annapolis, Maryland, US, 21403
Tel:410 267 6550

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

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
Engine and Mechanical Systems


  • 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

Full compliment of B&G H5000 instruments

  • Recent software updates
  • Compass
  • Wind
  • Speed
  • Depth
  • Forestay Position sensor
  • Mast Jack Load Sensor


Electrical and Hydraulic 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

Hydraulic Systems:

  • Custom Harken carbon hydraulic system
    • Internal mast jack cylinder, aluminum
    • Forestay cylinder, aluminum
    • Custom carbon hydraulic panel/pump in cockpit for in-race mast jack and forestay adjustment
    • Reservoir
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:


  • 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                                               3.15 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

Class Sail Inventory

  • Main
  • J1 Light Jib
  • J2 Medium Jib
  • J3 Heavy Jib
  • A2 - Asymmetrical Spinnaker
  • A3- Asymmetrical Spinnaker
  • A5- Asymmetrical Spinnaker
Spares and Other Features
  • Significant electronics upgrade details to follow.
  • Brand new North spinnaker still in the box
  • Major upgrades to the motor area, stanchions, bilge pumps, engine cover, addition of a sling to catch the spinnaker below decks,
Additional Equipment

This Farr 280 has a:

  • Triad Road Trailer
  • Shipping Container

That can be purchased with the boat or sold separately, depending on the final sale price.

FYS Diclaimer

Farr Yacht Sales offers the details of the listed vessel in good faith. We are diligent in presenting the above facts and inventories of the listed vessel but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The buyer, whether himself or through his agent or his surveyor, should conduct such investigation, independent confirmation and additional due diligence as the buyer deems necessary before purchasing the vessel. 

This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Additional Contact Information

For additional information Contact:

Bill O'Malley - USA  410-703-9058
Joe Hall - Europe +44 7774 138777

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