Farr 280 RED - SOLD

This boat has been sold

Year: 2014
Current Price: 75,000 USD
Location: Annapolis, MD
Hull Material: E-glass/epoxy/Corecell M-Foam
YW# 74916-3181141

RED is a stellar example of the Farr 280. This boat has been little used for the last two seasons and is currently lying in dry hangar storage outside Annapolis. The boat comes with a superb set of North race sails, her own 40' container and a road trailer and has just been reduced in price to a tempting $75,000 USD. Please get in contact if interested in this turn-key package.

Present Boat Name Red
Year 2014
Model Farr 280
Builder Premier Composite Technologies
Designer Farr Yacht Design
Design # Other 732
LOA 8.72m - 28.00ft
LWL 8.02m - 26.03ft
Beam 2.87m - 9.40ft
Draft Deep 2.10m - 6.89ft
Displacement 1,600.00kg - 3,525.00lbs
Ballast 650.00kg - 1,425.00lbs
Hull Material E-glass/epoxy/Corecell M-Foam
Rig Material Carbon
Rig Type Southern Spars Grand Prix Regatta Splice
FYS Broker Bill O'Malley
L/A Date 2017-05-19
Deck Color Light Grey
Engine HP 20HP
Engine Manufacturer Lombardini
Engine Model LDW 702 Saildrive
Fuel Diesel
Hull Color Dark Grey
Hull Identification # AE-PCTF2807K414
Keel Fixed T-keel with lead bulb
Propeller Type Gori 380 x 260 LH folding
Steering Tiller

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


Electrical 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



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 & Other Features

Hydraulic Systems:
  • Custom Harken 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
  • 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
  • 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
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

Additional Comments

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 comes with either/or:

  • Triad Road Trailer
  • Shipping Container



“Red" is a class compliant Farr 280 One Design.


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.


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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 for a moderate crew size of five to six people. Go to Farr280.com for more information about the class.

The bold hull shape has a 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, and a large asymmetric spinnaker flown from a fixed carbon bowsprit. The active forestay and mast tune are easily adjusted using an advanced rig control system actuated through cockpit-mounted hydraulics.  The boat also features a below deck spinnaker launching and retrieval system 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 rudderstock.  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 and deck are constructed with Corecell.  A 20 horsepower inboard diesel engine with saildrive 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.