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"Farr Flyer" is a proven fast and comfortable blue water Pilothouse yacht designed by Bruce Farr and built in our yard on the West Coast of Sweden in 2002. The original owner sailed the yacht from Europe to the east coast of Australia via the Panama Canal, carrying out an extensive engine overhaul in 2010, including pulling the prop shaft and dropping the rudder to overhaul the bearings in 2010. The current owner bought the yacht in Australia and took her around the world and she is now back in Brisbane and available for viewing.
Farr Flyer has a particularly light and airy pilothouse, large internal volume, cavernous deck storage, great machinery access and a palatial aft cabin. These attributes combined with the above average performance and strength for which Farr designs are world renowned truly make Farr Flyer an ideal go anywhere cruising yacht.
Farr Flyer was built with the standard high quality Swedish mahogany interior finish with a four cabin two heads layout and a passageway galley between the aft owners’ cabin and the pilothouse saloon.
The current owner has kept the mechanical systems in great condition with a comprehensive rolling maintenance program.
Length overall (LOA): 17.60 m 57’9”
Waterline length (LWL): 15.30 m 50’3”
Maximum beam (BOA): 5.06 m 16’7”
Draught: (Dght): 2.50 m 8’3”
Displacement (approx): 20,500 kg 45,100lbs
Ballast: 6,380 kg 14,036lbs
Approx. air height: appx. 25m appx.82”
Maximum number of persons on board 10
Maximum load including crew 1,782kg
The hull is constructed of a single skin solid laminate in the central regions below the waterline with the remainder and topsides in a sandwich construction using a Divinycell core. Multi-axial matting is used with Vinylester resin. The hull is finished in white gelcoat with a blue coloured cove line and boot topping. Internally, the interior hull is top-coated in grey throughout.
An internal bottom grid was laid up in a female mold and then laminated into the base of the hull increasing stiffness throughout the hull structure. The hull is formed with an integral keel stub to which the lead keel is through bolted. This also forms the separate engine and main bilge sumps.
The main bulkheads are made of marine grade plywood with a mahogany veneer and laminated on both sides to the hull and deck. The chain plates are bolted to the reinforced main bulkhead. The backstay chain plate is bolted to the transom. The loads of all rigging and deck fittings are distributed through the hull via changes in the lay up of the affected areas.
Interior cabinet, doors and frame joinery finished in a satin varnish over mahogany. Shower and heads compartments bulkheads are finished in white with white finished cover fillets between panels. . Teak and holly cabin sole boards through out the cabins.
Layout from forward
Forepeak workshop area accessible from on deck via a Rondal flush teak covered hatch or via a door from the forward port side bunk cabin, fitted with sail bin with a rope stowage rail to starboard and fitted storage cabinets finished in white Perstorp and teak workbench to port, access to bow thruster under teak workbench forward. There is a fold down pipe cot fitted to the starboard side over the rope bin? The sole is finished in bare sanded teak slats.
Forward of the mast there is a double cabin to starboard and a twin bunk cabin to port, both with a hanging locker. The double cabin also has a bedside cabinet. All bunks have a bulkhead reading light, both cabins have a deck hatch with an Oceanair blind/mosquito screen and there is an opening port hole in each cabin. The cabin sole is teak and holly finish access panels to gain access below to the bilges.
Aft of the port bunk cabin there is a heads and shower compartment with a manual sea water head with a separate shower with a deck hatch and opening porthole. This area is finished with Corian floor panels over a central drain.
To starboard aft of the main bulkhead there is a midships cabin. The midships cabin has an opening deck hatch and porthole. The midships cabin has under bunk stowage and a shelved locker with twin doors.
Steps to up to the Pilothouse saloon which has a large U-shaped seating area to starboard around a revolving saloon table, with navigation desk to port. Aft of the navigation desk there are steps down to the galley. Access to engine is through the lifting floor which is on hydraulic rams to assist. There are opening deck hatches to the pilot house roof.
Steps down to the galley fitted with a Force 10 four burner cooker with a Corian work top with a low profile fiddle. The galley is equipped with a 100ltr upright freezer with a separate 130ltr fridge on top. Located in the forward end of the worktop there is a 70lt toploading fridge/freezer unit with adjustable temperature control. Ample storage for food and galley equipment. Door to machinery space and door to aft cabin. There is an opening port hole in the galley.
The machinery space houses the 240 volt generator, Rainman water maker units.
Aft cabin with large Super King size central bed, hanging lockers and cupboards to port and starboard, seating to port and desk/dressing table to starboard, large leather headboard. Two deck hatches with blinds/mosquito screens and two opening port holes.
Door to En-suite with separate shower, electric seawater head and washbasin. Corian surfaces and floor.
4 full sets of Dive Gear.
Bauer Dive Tank compressor for filling.
Mooring lines, spare sheet and ropes.
Full size A-Frame boom boat cover/canopy.
30 meters Hookah Dive hose and regulator for hull scrubbing.
Farr Flyer has a primary 24v dc system for onboard systems with a 12v dc service circuit for some "12v only" equipment fed by a 24v to 12v converter. The engine and generator run off a separate 12v dc battery.
The service batteries are charged from a 220v ac 100 Mastervolt charger powered from the shore or the generator. The 12 volt batteries are charge via 24 to 12 volt Mastervolt dropper and via the generator and engine 12 volt alternators.
There is also a 24v / 2500w Mastervolt Sine Wave inverter to provide 220v ac