Farr Yacht Design and Farr Yacht Sales are pleased to announce the new Farr Fast 40+ Offshore racing yacht in collaborations with Australian boat builder Van Munster Boats. This all new design is specifically built for offshore and distance racing while still very competitive on the inshore buoy racing course.
Design 841 – Fast 40+ Offshore
Around the world we are seeing a resurgence of interest in high performance race boats at the 40’ size. Originating in the UK, the Fast 40+ class has gone from strength to strength providing exceptionally close racing for well matched, high performance 40 footers. The dynamic performance of the Fast 40’s and their more accessible construction and operating costs have peaked the interest of sailors around the world. We are seeing a significant amount of interest in boats of this style from Australia, New Zealand, USA, and European owners with particular interest in boats that are not solely targeted at inshore style racing. Responding to this interest we have developed a brand new design that reflects the recent evolutions of the IRC and Fast 40+ rules, but is specifically optimised to a larger component of offshore sailing conditions; positioned to excel in both inshore regattas and in the offshore races.
Guiding principles of our FAST 40+ design 841 include:
This design is developed to excel in coastal and offshore races where dynamic reaching performance is paramount while still providing excellent inshore performance in tight windward leeward regattas. Design 841 is a product of the latest in design technology and leverages 40 years of design experience. It features a fresh look at every element of the boat, leaving no stone unturned. It combines cutting-edge research with countless innovations and refinements that will define the next generation of FAST 40+.
We are in advanced discussions with Van Munster boats in Australia in preparation for a construction start that would see the first boat available for the Australian Summer. A full design presentation, proposed specification and pricing is available upon request.
|Length, Hull||12.55-12.60 m|
|Boat Weight||3850 kg|
|Bulb Weight||1900 kg, machined lead|
|Keel Fin||250 kg|
|Hull Construction||Pre-preg Carbon with Foam core|
|Backstays||1 Pair topmast backstay with deflector at Headstay|
|Motor||30 hp diesel inboard|