Farr 30 One Design RHUMB PUNCH

This boat has been sold

Year: 1996
Current Price: SOLD USD
Location: California, MD

Proven design, proven performance.  Farr 30 OD “Rhumb Punch” has had constant attention by her care taker. 

In 2014, she received two new 90 percent carbon membrane main sails from Evolution Sails NZ. In 2015, her decks were painted with Awlgrip nonskid; all the performance bells and whistles were inlayed in an opposing color on deck. Also in 2015, a new Quantum Code 1.5s spinnaker was added to her inventory.


Year 1996
Model Farr 30 One Design
Builder Carroll Marine
Designer Farr Yacht Design
Design # FYD 368
LOA 9.43m - 30.94ft
LWL 8.40m - 27.56ft
Beam 3.08m - 10.10ft
Draft Deep 2.10m - 6.90ft
Displacement 2,069.00kg - 4,561.00lbs
Ballast 906.00kg - 1,997.00lbs
Rig Material Carbon
Rig Type Southern Spars
L/A Date 2016-07-13

Hull/Deck Construction Details

The deck has been completely upgraded. All the Balsa core in the deck has been removed and replaced with ultra high density foam.


  • Velocitek ProStart
  • Tacktick Race Master compass
  • Tacktic Micronet speed & depth
  • Ships VHF

Sail Inventory


2014 Evolution NZ Race Main — used only for 2015 KWRW and Annapolis NOOD
2014 Evolution NZ Practice Main — used only for 2015 Wednesday night series
2009 Quantum Sails


2013 Quantum Code 1
2013 Quantum Code 2
2010 Quantum Code 1
2011 Quantum Code 2
2007 Quantum Code 3
2015 Quantum Code 1.5s — used only for 2015 KWRW and Annapolis NOOD
2013 Quantum Code 1.5s
2007 Quantum Code 1s
2007 Quantum Code 2s
2010 Like new masthead asymmetric

Spares & Other Features

  • 2 spinnaker poles
  • All Loos gauges

Additional Comments

Recent Upgrades

2015 New Awlgrip nonskid with performance inlays
2015 New Awlgrip cockpit gloss
2015 New Lewmar cockpit hatches
2014 Yanmar water pump assembly
2013 Trailer refit including new keel support
2008 Southern Spars carbon mast installed
2010 Grey Pro-line bottom professionally faired
2009 Composite gussets added to reinforce stanchion bases
All trailer tires have ample tread left.

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Farr Yacht Design's goal in developing the Farr 30 (ex-Mumm 30) was to create a state-of-the-art offshore one design that would be fast and exciting, yet uncomplicated and economical. We set about the design of the Farr 30 with a 'clean sheet of paper' in that there are no rating rule driven compromises in performance.

Our experience in Whitbread 60's and America's Cup boats gave us confidence that incredible light air speed does not necessarily require large overlapping jibs. Fractional rigs are preferred over mast head rigs for upwind performance and easy handling, but with no arbitrary rule restrictions, masthead spinnakers will turbo-charge the boat downwind. The symmetrical vs. asymmetrical spinnaker debate is a non-issue. Each has its advantages and place, so we have allowed for both, making the Farr 30 today's most versatile downwind boat.

During design conferences, we applied a simple test for complex issues, "Will this detail or feature make the boat more fun to sail?" Time and again, we found that the simplest solution was the best one. For example, there are no running backstays. The extra crewman needed for runners, and the chance of losing the rig if the runners aren't set up properly, are eliminated. The boat has a very high righting moment because high stability means speed upwind and a boat that is easier to get in the groove.

In order to achieve high stability with a minimum amount of weight and drag, we have developed a keel that is reminiscent of our Whitbread 60 designs. A large lead bulb is supported by a cast steel fin which produces a reliable, durable structure with maximum righting moment. High stability also means less need for a lot of people on the rail. The non-overlaping headsails mean that the winches are tiny, and dexterity takes precedence over power: smaller crew, and smaller sail budgets!

The rig is simple to use, but it is state-of-the-art carbon fiber laminate, tested and refined to suit the boat perfectly. The hull is carefully built of vacuum bagged wet pre-preg epoxy and post cured in an oven with the same materials and processes so well developed in the MUMM 36. The rudder stock is autoclaved carbon fiber: strong, light, and virtually maintenance free. Complex technology is employed intelligently to yield simplicity.

The Farr 30 has amazed competitors on the race course with its speed in all conditions, but the real test is when sailors actually take the helm. The boat has a large rudder which provides balance and superb control both upwind and down. It accelerates like a dinghy, but feels like a big boat going upwind in a breeze. The cockpit is a marvel of comfort and efficiency from innovative folding footracks, to the internal sail controls.

Everything is easily at hand, functional and smooth. This sailing machine will be easy for less experienced crews to handle, and will never stop rewarding the most experienced sailor. Have Fun!