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2018 Farr 280 One Design Farr 280

United States


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$127,950
Make: Farr 280 One Design
Model: Farr 280
Year: 2018
Condition: New
Category: Sail
Builder: Premier Composite Technologies
Designer: Farr Yacht Design
Construction: Composite
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


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


Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Racers


Farr Yacht Sales
Farr Yacht Sales


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

Additional Information

The Farr 280 has a bold hull shape with 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, a large asymmetric spinnaker flown from a fixed carbon bowsprit, and with advanced active rig controls providing direct control of the forestay and mast tune.  The boat also features a below deck spinnaker launching and retrieval system along with a jib furler 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 rudder stock and tiller.  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 is constructed with Corecell while the deck uses rigid PVC foam.  A 20 horsepower inboard diesel engine 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.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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