Farr 280 SO STEAMY

This boat has been sold

Year: 2015
Current Price: SOLD USD
Location: United Kingdom
Hull Material: E-glass/epoxy/Corecell M-Foam

"So Steamy" is dry stored in the UK.  Professionally maintained throughout ownership. It represents a fantastic opportunity for ‘turn key’ entry into the Farr 280 class at the highest level in a boat that is in ‘like new’ condition.

Present Boat Name So Steamy
Year 2015
Model Farr 280 OD
Builder Premier Composite Technologies
Designer Farr Yacht Design
Design # Other 732
LOA 8.72m - 28.60ft
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
L/A Date 2016-03-02
Deck Color Light Grey
Engine HP 20HP
Engine Manufacturer Lombardini
Engine Model LDW 702 Saildrive
Fuel Diesel
Hull Color Dark Grey
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




  • Raymarine Wireless Vertical Wind Transducer
  • Tacktick GPS Antenna
  • Cormar NMEA WiFi Link
  • Tacktick Wireless interface
  • Maxi Dual Displays x 2
  • Mast Bracket
  • Remote Control

Transducer & hull transmitter are installed and calibrated

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

All by North Sails:

  • Class Mainsail 3DL
  • Class Light/Medium Jib 3DL
  • Class Medium/Heavy Jib 3DL
  • Heavy Weather Jib 3DL
  • CSD spinnaker A1-1 AIRX
  • CSD spinnaker A2-1 AIRX

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


By DeGraaf. Includes bespoke splashes.

Additional Comments

“So Steamy” is a class compliant Farr 280 One Design.

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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.