Farr 280 Adriatica

Year: 2015
Current Price: 70000 EUR
Location: Civitanova, ITALY

Adriatica is a superbly maintained Farr280, with an impressive pedigree, having won 2017 Cowes Week Sportsboat Division 1 by considerable margin.  

The boat has already been optimised for HP30, with the engine and sail drive removed, making her 208 kgs lighter than a standard Farr280.  

Adriatica comes as a turnkey package, with a comprehensive inventory of North 3Di RAW sails and a set of Quantum.

The boat has been professionally maintained from new and is in superb condition.

Realistically priced to sell at €70,000 tax paid.

Brokerage Name Farr Yacht Sales Europe
Present Boat Name Adriatica
Year 2015
Model Farr 280
Builder Premier Composite Technologies
Designer Farr Yacht Design
Design # Other 732
FYS Broker Joe Hall
Rating 1.089
Rating System IRC
L/A Date 2019-09-11
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Keel: Bulb

LOA: 28 ft 0 in
Beam: 9 ft 4 in
LWL: 26 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 13 ft 5 in
Ballast: 1425 lbs
Dry Weight: 3525 lbs

Engine 1:
Engine/Fuel Type: Other
Propeller: Folding propeller

Wind speed and direction

Battened mainsail
Asymmetric spinnaker


Inside Equipment
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump

Mainsail cover

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

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

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

Interior Layout
  • Two (2) pipe seats with canvas bottoms and Harken block and tackle for adjustment
  • One (1) canvas hull storage bags
  • Single point lift


Adriatica does not have an engine.

This Farr 280 has had the engine removed to reduce weight and drag.  The current owner has chosen to use and outboard motor, not included in the sale.

Electrical and Hydraulic Systems
  • 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 hydraulic system
    • Internal mast jack cylinder, aluminum
    • Forestay cylinder, aluminum
    • Custom hydraulic panel/pump in cockpit for in-race mast jack and forestay adjustment
    • Reservoir

Deck Gear
  • 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
  • Main North Sails 3Di Raw 2016
  • JL North Sails 3Di Raw 2016
  • JL North Sails 3Di Raw 2017
  • JM North Sails 3Di Raw 2016
  • A1.5 North Sails  2016
  • A2 North Sails 2017
  • A0 North Sails 2016
  • Main Montefusco 2015
  • JH   Montefusco lamin. 2015
  • J4    Montefusco lamin.2015
  • A3 Montefusco 2015
  • Main Quantum 2014

Additional Comments


  • ISO/CE Certified to Category C with standard equipment (hiking stanchions and straps and canvas cover on forward hatch)
  • ISO/CE Certified to Category B with optional equipment (offshore stanchions and hard cover on forward hatch)


FYS Disclaimer

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.