New boats, new rigs and new sails show that Farr is not sitting back on its laurels
Boat Sales International, the manufacturers of the Farr Pilot House Yachts Range, reports a busy and very successful first quarter 2001. Several new yachts have been launched and delivered to owners in Holland and the UK. Of particular interest has been the development of new high tech rigs and sophisticated sail designs aimed at enhancing the yachts’ in built performance characteristics.
At the time of writing, a 89-foot carbon fibre mast and ‘park avenue’ boom, constructed by Hall Spars and a complete suit of sails, which includes a fully- battened mainsail by UK Sailmakers, is being shipped to the company’s Lysekil yard in Sweden for fitting to the latest Farr 63 Pilot House which has been built for it’s American owner. Sailing trials for this yacht begin in June.
Although most of the larger Farr Pilot House Yachts are built with in-mast furling mainsails, the new Farr 63 Pilot House is not the first to be launched with a full battened mainsail system. Farr 50 number 15 has just been delivered to its Dutch owner and is fitted with a carbon rig by Nordic Masts and has a suit of the latest North 3DL Marathon Sails.