Luka: Farr 60 Pilothouse




 

Designer

Farr Yacht Design

Farr Yacht Design, Ltd. is acknowledged as the top racing-yacht design team in the world based upon one of the most extensive and impressive records of winning yacht racing results ever compiled by a single design group. Their long-running record of achievement dates back more than 25 years and includes 40 World Championships won in Farr designs and a multitude of design successes at internationally prestigious grand prix yachting events such as the Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race), America’s Cup, Vendee Globe, Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Barcelona World Race, Transat Jacques Vabre, Copa del Rey and many others.

Founded by Bruce Farr and Russell Bowler in 1981 as Bruce Farr & Associates, the present-day Farr Yacht Design has grown to a design team comprised of 18 members providing an enormous range of talent and skills.

Farr designers are also leaders in developing fast, comfortable custom and production cruising yachts. Their well thought out concepts in cruising designs satisfy owners with practical interior arrangements, smart sail plans and deck layouts, kind handling characteristics in all conditions, with safe, well engineered hulls and superior performance.

Farr Yacht Design

With backgrounds in sailing fostered as youths and honed in affiliated professions from drafting, design, boat building and sail making to race rule management, computer science and engineering, the designers at Farr Yacht Design all share a superior and comprehensive understanding of boat design, construction and performance.

To supplement in-house experience and knowledge, the design group benefits from on-going research and development carried out at leading wind tunnel and tank testing facilities. Top industry consultants, specialists in their fields, are also retained regularly to assist in delving deeper into specific areas.

Farr Yacht Design is commissioned by all types of sailors to design yachts meeting criteria from winning grand prix events to cruising the sea comfortably and efficiently. They have designed several hundreds of different yachts, from a 15 foot dinghy to a 132 foot America's Cup challenger yacht.

Production builders, such as Beneteau, also commission Farr Yacht Design to design various projects. Relationships with top production boat builders around the world provide yachtsmen with boats designed by Farr for a fraction of the cost of a custom design. Some of these builders are Bavaria, Beneteau, Finngulf, Erixon Yachts, dK Yachts in Malaysia and Austral Yachts in Australia.

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As the world's leading designers of racing sailboats between 25 and 125 feet, Farr Yacht Design has received numerous awards and accolades in recognition of their achievements from the City of Annapolis, the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of New Zealand, the Royal Ocean Racing Club, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Sailing World and Yachting magazines of the United States, Mer & Bateaux magazine of France, and other designers as surveyed by Observer magazine of England, to name a few.

Across a broad range of styles, Farr Yacht Design excels in providing well-detailed and thorough yacht designs. The team has earned a reputation for being successful creators of refined concepts formed in well-engineered structures. The team members at Farr Yacht Design all share the same genuine interest and enthusiasm for what they are doing, thereby creating a dynamic atmosphere which brings the yachting industry many winning, innovative concepts and breakthrough designs.

Farr Yacht Design is based in Annapolis, Maryland, USA, a city rich with maritime history located on the Chesapeake Bay. A popular destination for cruisers and racers alike, Annapolis is also home to the United States Naval Academy.

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Design #320 Farr 60 Pilothouse

Designed in 1995 and the premiere design in the Farr Pilot House Range, the Farr 60 Pilot House turned many heads when launched at the Southampton Boat Show in the same year.

She is the epitome of what a modern cruising yacht should be:

The wide beam carried a long way aft allows such expanse below that you will only find on most yachts of 70 feet or over. This enables the interior to give total comfort even during the most arduous passages.

With all the sail systems controlled from the safety of the cockpit she is as easy to sail with just a couple on board as she is when fully crewed and partaking in a regatta in one of the more desirable yachting locations around the world.

The ability to cover good distances in virtually all weather conditions enables owners to explore the worlds oceans at will.

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Rig

As standard, the Farr 60 Pilot House is fitted with a fully automated sail handling system. The hydraulic in-mast furling rig from Selden, together with the hydraulic furling headsail system, hydraulic furling staysail and four powered winches give you complete push button control from the safety of the cockpit.

The furling staysail is ideal when the wind rises above 25 knots. It enables you to sail the yacht in comfort with reduced sail but without loss of speed, ideal when cruising short handed. There is a Navtec manual hydraulic package fitted that controls the vang, babystay and backstay from the cockpit.

Deck

The teak laid deck with teak capping fixed on the top of the cockpit coaming and the bulwark immediately give the impression of quality. When you look at the deck layout on the Farr 60 you can see this as been designed with practicality in mind.

There is a large anchor locker forward which easily holds the 80m of chain that is standard with the boat in addition to the warps and fenders which are stowed there. The workshop/sail locker area is immediately aft allowing easy launching of the MPS, the only sail that you have to go on deck to set.

Moving aft the cockpit with its fixed table is the control center of the yacht. The winch controls, furling controls, bow thruster, etc. are all conveniently placed on the steering pedestal. The winches surround the cockpit coaming and are all positioned so that they can be easily used from either inside or outside the cockpit. In the aft deck there are located two watertight Rondal hatches providing easy access to the large lazarette. Outboard of these to port is the locker for gas bottles.

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Interior

The standard specification for the Farr 60 offers three double cabins, all with en-suite facilities and one twin with a day head. The Pilot House Saloon with nav station allows a good visibility from inside an protection whilst sailing in inclement weather.

She encompasses high quality with an outstanding finish, combined with the need for practicality and durability. Even those planning the longest of passage should encounter no difficulties with stowage space in the Farr 60. Every cabin has a handing locker and drawer space. There are a myriad of under bunk and sofa lockers and the ample workshop offers storage for tools, spares and sails.

Both the engine room and separate machinery room are easily accessed and carefully soundproofed. The powerful Yanmar engine benefits from installation with an Aquadrive flexible coupling providing smooth and quiet running. The forward workshop is well laid out and offers a stable work bench for repairs, generous area for sail handling.

 

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