The Farr 25 OD is an exciting, new sportboat currently under construction by OD Yachting of Istanbul, Turkey. Versatility, simplicity, and balance are the hallmarks of this unique design. OD Yachting wanted a one-design that would impress advanced sailors with excellent performance yet be easy enough to handle and operate for the intermediate, weekend sailor. The Farr 25 OD meets the performance requirements with a beautifully shaped hull (developed alongside our Volvo Open 70s), an exceptional ballast ratio of 50%, a light displacement of only 930kg (2050lbs) and a displacement to length ratio of 77. Many sport boats are a thrill when reaching and running but become painful, pounding platforms when you turn the bow towards the wind. The Farr 25 OD has the power relative to weight to be smooth-handling and sweet-riding upwind. The 37m2 (400ft2) of upwind sail area is set on a carbon spar from Southern Spars. The 64m2 (690ft2) well-proportioned spinnaker flies on a retractable bowsprit providing plenty of downwind horsepower.
The Farr 25 OD is just a delight to sail and operate. From the recessed jib furler to the high-efficiency rudder safely tucked under the stern, the Farr 25 OD is packed with unique, well thought out features. The 6 HP outboard motor swings out of a clever storage locker in the cockpit sole and can be ready to go in just a few seconds. The single spreader, Southern Spars carbon rig is a snap to tune. There is enough space below for two bunks and generous gear stowage. The large, comfortable cockpit has all the sail controls within easy reach of the crew. The construction of the hull and deck and the arrangement of the keel and rudder are simple and efficient to reduce weight and simplify maintenance.
||Farr Yacht Design
||Farr 25 One Design
||7.62m – 25.00ft
||6.96m – 22.84ft
||2.47m – 8.10ft
||1.80m – 5.91ft
||930.00kg – 2,046.00lbs
||453.00kg – 997.00lbs
|| Engine HP
||Fixed T-keel w/ lead bulb
||Carbon Tiller and Spinlock extension
Hull / Deck Construction Details
Light and simple are the two words used to describe the structure of the Farr 25. All structural elements are stitched/knitted E-glass in an epoxy resin, vacuum-bagged to achieve high fiber contents with low void content. The hull and deck shell is E-glass over a tough foam core, with high-density foam and additional uni-directional and multi-axial reinforcements used in high-stress areas.Hull shell support comes from a simple one-piece structural liner, composed of a transverse mast step, transverse keel floor, and a single centerline longitudinal spanning from the mast step aft to a composite cockpit support frame. Additional deck support consists of a transverse bowsprit support frame and a shallow foredeck beam. A structural companionway strut supports the deck amidships.The keel is a fixed, a maintenance free “T” configuration with a lead bulb as in most high tech racing yachts. The keel is assembled with a single bolt making keel assembly and disassembly extremely easy. The bulb shape takes advantage of the recent CFD research FYD has conducted, optimized for performance in round the buoys racing and delivers improved lift efficiency upwind and tight reaching.The keel fin is all carbon fiber, fin spar constructed in pre-preg carbon over a foam mandrel, giving incredible stiffness and strength in a very lightweight package. The complete keel fin assembly weighs a mere 18 kg’s allowing more weight to be packed into the bulb for a lower VCG providing exceptional performance. Keel fin also incorporates a kelp cutter installation.The Farr 25 features a carbon rudder stock in a female molded carbon/foam blade. The blade shape is of a high aspect ratio for maximum lift efficiency and minimum drag. The foil section is one of FYD’s proprietary custom shapes, with excellent stall characteristics for maximum control in power reaching conditions.
A relatively high freeboard and simplified internal structure provide for a spacious, open interior with sitting headroom on berths port and starboard of the companionway. A low aspect keel trunk is unobtrusively integrated into the centerline longitudinal of the internal structure, allowing for easy movement throughout the cabin. Propulsion is provided by a 6hp o
- Spacious cabin w/two bunks and generous storage.
The large, comfortable cockpit has all the sail controls within easy reach of the crew. The deck is kept clear from lines and hardware is recessed where possible to minimize nuisance. Deck hardware is supplied by Harken. A relatively high freeboard and simplified internal structure provide for a spacious, open interior with sitting headroom on berths port and starboard of the companionway. A low aspect keel trunk allows for easy movement throughout the cabin. Propulsion is provided by a 6hp outboard, which is conveniently stowed in and deployed through a well in a locker in the cockpit sole.
- Continous furling jib with below deck Karver furler.
- Jib car puller exits on side deck.
- Jib inhauler exits on the cabin back.
- Harken #8 primary winch
- Sprit extender & spi tack line run below decks exit on cabin top. Outhaul, Cunningham, boom vang and jib halyard fine tune collect in central pod for easy access
- Carbon tiller and Spinlock extension
- Foredeck hatch for ventilation and easy spinnaker hoist & drop.
- Outboard motor stowed in and deployed out of a storage locker via an articulating armature
- Lower lifeline in middle for improved hiking
Rig & Rigging
Southern Spars keel-stepped carbon mast with a box boom and aft-swept single– carbon spreader simplifying tuning and mode changes
- Mainsail Halyard 2:1
- Jib Halyard 1:1
- Spinnaker Halyard 1:1
- Mainsheet 5:1
- Main Traveller 3:1
- Cunningham 4:1
- Outhaul 6:1
- Boomvang 16:1
- Backstay 16:1
- Jib Halyard Fine Tune 10:1
- Jib Carpuller 6:1
- Jib Inhauler 4:1
- Spinnaker Tack Line 1:1
- Sprit Extender 2:1