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Farr 280 for sale - race winner for a reasonable price.

Aktualisiert: 3. Apr. 2023

The entire racing package described in the following lines has a new replacement value of 170.000 EUR, the boat has only been raced for 4 years, since the 1st place in the Silverrudder 2019 savely stored in a shed.

The FARR280 is an ideal boat for beginners in modern offshore racing. It behaves like a TP52 and is trimmed in the same way. The little sister of the TP is very good-natured and forgiving, practically never gets out of control.

SAILING WORLD: Best Performance Boat <40 Fuss

With a FARR280 you combine the speed potential of a 40-50 foot racing yacht with the low cost of a sport boat. Since the boat is easily trailerable, you can easily participate in the big international regattas such as Cowes Week, or win regionally according to ORC.

Topspeed Gennaker 26,4 Knoten (Nordseewoche 2016)

Data Hull - Length overall: 10.36 m / Deck length: 8.72 m / FO: 8.02 m - Width: 2.87 m - Draft: 2.10 m - Total weight: 1.35 t (250kg less than standard) / keel weight: 650 kg

Data Rig

- Southern Spars carbon mast - Carbon bowsprit - Southern Spars Aluminium boom

- Hydraulic forestay and mast jack - Height forestay above deck/IG: 11.36 m - Distance forestay/mast: 3.15 m - Main luff/P: 11.69 m / lower leech/E: 4.14 m - Height spinnaker halyard above deck/ISP: 13.02 m - TPS: 4.98 m / Bowsprit: 1.64 m - Mainsail: 32.2 m2 / Headsail: 20.4 m2 / Gennaker: 107 m2 The Farr280 GER 7333 is built 2015 and has been continuously optimized.

Farr280 GER 7333

1. Silverrudder 2018 and 2019

1. Elbe Auftakt 2018

1. Schiffahrtsregatta 2017 and 2018

1. ORC Eckernförde-Kiel /Kieler Woche 2016

1. Helgoland-Cuxhaven Nordseewoche 2016 - ORC und gesegelt

1. Blaues Band der Schlei 2016/2018 ASC

Other FARR 280 results 1. PHRF (Charleston Race Week & Key West Race Week)

1. HPR (Storm Trysail Annapolis Fall Regatta)

1. ORC (Trofeo Bernetui)

2. ORC Sportboot Weltmeisterschaft 2016 (schnellste gesegelt)

1. Regates du soir Yverdon

2. Championnat FVLI Yachting Lord 2016

Fittungs/layout optimized

- Carbon-jib bearing point covers with smooth stainless steel-inlays

- Cunningham 1:8 ratio

- optimized endless main sheet with bigger Harken-Blocks (new: 1500,-)

- 4 highload Harken backstay blocks (new ca. EUR 1000,-)

- optimized leads for the gennaker inhaler

- optimized leads for all controll lines below deck

- sandwich-protection for the forestay hydraulic cylinder 

- gennaker-mesh/tube below deck

- Dyneema water stay

- bigger Spinlock halyard stopper (new ca. EUR 500,-)

- jibsheet traveller, adjustable (jib jibes together with gennaker automatically)

included accessories:

- LED position lights

- 2 additional electric bilge pumps  

- Carbon water collector plate below the gennaker hatch, self draining

- 2 bags for halyards astern

- 3m Dyneema net at port side bow, perfect for sails 


- ORCi and IRC measurement

Boat ready to sail - but without sails: EUR 55.000,- ex VAT

Further Options:

Sail-set Main, Jib, Gennaker: EUR 2000,- ex VAT

- Mainsail Technora laminate Elvstrøm EPEX Grand Prix (NP 2016 EUR 6945,-), fine

- Jib Technora laminate Elvstrøm EPEX Grand Prix (NP 2016 EUR 4506,-), should become replaced soon

- Gennaker light 107 qm (NP 2016 EUR 4419,-), lot of repairs but still fast


- Flying Jib (bowsprit/tophalyard/inner jibleads) Epex Technora laminate (2018, NP ca. EUR 4833,-), nearly as new, EUR 1.500,- ex VAT

- Code 0 (bowsprit/tophalyard/stearn gennaker leads)  (2015, NP ca. EUR 3000,-) EUR 500,- ex VAT

Rig-Package: EUR 2500,-

- Carbon main boom 50% lighter, with 2 reefs and prepared for lazy jacks 2 Reffs. With main sheet fine adjustment inside the boom (instead of standard Aluminium Boom)

- additional set of shrouds and forestay made of dyneema (80% less weight)  

- 1:2 main halyard dyneema with halyard shackle

- 2. top tapered dyneema halyard for Code 0 or 2. gennaker

Elektronic/Electric Package: EUR 800,– ,ex VAT

- Raymarine Wireless Micronet System (speed/depth)

- removable Carbon Raymarine Micronet instruments rack, suits to the mast

- Raymarine Wind Wireless transducer and display  (NP ca. EUR 700,-)

Navigation Package: EUR 1500,– ex VAT

- Raymarine Autopilot Evo 100 linked up with wind/speed (NP ca. EUR 1600,-)

- WIFI-NMEA-converter allows to send data to a pad/laptop with tactic software

Transport & Tools for fast mounting the boat EUR 1000,- ex VAT

- one point lifting strops

- boxes for accessories

- protection bag for the rudder

- bag for the tiller

- bag for shrouds, forestay, spreaders - torque handle for the keel nuts

- face pin wrench for the tiller mounting screws/nuts 

- ratchet wrench for shroud adjustment

- hex wrenchs for mounting the mast

Trailer EUR 5.000,- ex VAT

- twin axle, superstructure is demountable

- tilt mechanism to reduce the max. trailer width less than 2,54m

- turning device for the keel

- wide, soft cradles

- mast mount at the trailer

- locked aluminium box mounted on the trailer

- extra brackets/cradles for transport upright with mounted keel and rudders

Optional further accessories

- emergency tiller and rudder made of carbon EUR EUR 500,- ex VAT

- removable outboard motor mount made of carbon EUR 200,- ex VAT

- outboard engine 4 HP EUR 600,- ex VAT

- 2 removable carbon bunks, everyone 2,5kg light EUR 600,- ex VAT

- second set seafence/ carbon stantions, fit the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations: stainless steal wire EUR 800,- ex VAT

- cockpit cover EUR 100,- ex VAT

Please ask for price at


Rudder cover

Dyneema net


Simple tilt mechanism on the trailer

Carbon boom

More Videos:

Farr280 Information Video

Launching the Farr 280


Cowes Week

Winning Silverrudder 2018

Winning Silverrudder 2019

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