Sleek and fast. Easy to sail. Many recent upgrades. Built by Cooper Craft in South Africa.
LOA 38' 3"
DWL 31' 2"
Draft 6' 5"
Displacement 10,600 lbs
Ballast 4100 lbs
The Farr 11.6 metre (38 ft) fast cruising sloop continues to gain popularity around the world. At present there are 85 boats sailing in 8 countries. Designed in 1978, the yacht was inspired by a trend away from the IOR Rule restrictions towards a 'pure' design concept to produce a fast, comfortable, easily handled and relatively economical yacht. Changes to the IOR Rule in 1977 and 78 were obsoleting yachts the year following their launching as well as distorting hull shapes. It was time to look toward the one-design concept that offered security of invenstment and pleasureable sailing.
The Farr 11.6 metre has achieved these aims. It does not rate very favourably under IOR - but it was never intended to. It is simply a very fast cruising boat but will race boat for boat with the best of the 2 tonners. In general terms, the style is for a light (ish) displacement hull form, moderate beam by modern standards with powerful sections, a wide stern and fin bow. The powerful hull coupled with a good percentage of ballast set low in a high aspect keel with fine bow sections makes the boat stiff and ensures excellent performances to windward (particularly in rough water).
This rig is non-masthead swept spreader arrangement with no complicated runners. It has easy to handle headsails and a mainsail large enough to drive the boat by itself for 'nonchalant' cruising. The boat has a high sail area-to-displacement ratio to ensure downwind speed.
The interior design is definitely cruising oriented. It features wide safe companionway steps, 2 or 3 double berths, big galley with fridge and freezer, separate navigation area, separate head and shower. There is an abundance of storage space in the main cabin area and in the wide stern. The boat can cater comfortable for up to 9 people.
Initially the boat was designed for 2 Auckland yachtsmen who previously had owned and competitively sailed one of Bruce Farr's first cruising yachts, and who wanted a fast cruiser/racer to compete in 2nd division Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron series. The first wooden boat, GOLDEN EAGLE, was launched in January 1979. By that time some 16 wooden boat plans had been sold and production for a one-design class yacht was underway in New Zealand and Australia, the first glass boat being launched in Auckland in August 1979. The Farr 11.6 metre was adopted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as a class for one design racing. Hightly competitive racing has developed in New Zealand and Australia with yachtsmen crossing the Tasman to compete in events. Owners Associations formed in both countries control class restrictions and racing.
Hull was Awlgripped in 2002,
Forward Hatch 24X24 replaced in 2015
All windows replaced in 2014
New Harken MKIV furler 2012
New UK Halsey cruising sails 2012
Fractional Rig with Swept back spreaders, adjustable backstay
Spinlock triple rope clutch for main halyard and boom vang
Cabin top halyard winches 2x #10 and 2x #8
Harken 45 jib sheet aluminum self tailing winches (2008)
Garhauer boom outhaul and traveller with rigging (rebuilt original block) 2014
Whisker pole 2014 plus original spinnaker pole
New spectra jib and main halyard 2013 Yachtbraid spin halyard, Backup wire halyard
New lazy jacks with stack pack
New Tides mainsheet sail track
Head machined, replaced frost plugs on cylinder head, used only OEM replacement parts
Replaced folding prop with new Vari prop
Bukh DV20 with complete digital copy of manual
Raymarine ST70 monitor for Raymarine tridata (Speed, depth and temp)
Garmin VHF 200 (2012)
Two Crown 31D C36 deep cycle batteries (2012)
Xantex prosine 2.0 inverter charger (2012)
There is no shorepower.
Both quarter berths and Vee Berth have mold free durable foam mattress sets
Removed fuel tank inspected, cleaned and reinstalled with new fuel line and new fuel return line including new Racor first stage fuel water seperator with two shutoffs for ease of maintenance
Replaced entire head system including tank
Replaced steering cables with new Lewmar steering quadrant
Two independent ice boxes (no refrigeration), Two burner LPG stove with oven.
Dodger by Island Canvas, Storage Cradle