The Farr 230 is a trailerable, one design sportboat built by Bavaria Yachtbau. This ready-to-sail package includes a fully commissioned, assembled boat, a Triad trailer, and Hyde cruising main and jib.
The Farr 230 is easy to launch and rig, has simple controls, an asymmetrical spinnaker and lifting keel. It has a competitive 126 rating in PHRF.
The hull shape clearly shows the influence and direct descent of the Farr 400 and Volvo Open 70 in its full bow shape, broad and powerful stern sections, and chined aft topsides. These features combine to provide exceptional speed, optimal balance, and solid, dependable handling in all conditions. The maximum beam limit for trailering (2.5m) is seamlessly integrated into the hull and deck detailing to conceal fittings, provide a smooth, rounded deck edge, and maximize crew weight stability.
Inspired by the sleek look of larger, modern high-performance one designs such as the Farr 400, the deck is flush with only a slightly raised cabin top to create the necessary headroom down below and contain the required sailing functions on deck. The cockpit is wide and open providing plenty of room for crew maneuvers during racing or seating for friends and family on a weekend harbor cruise. Sail handling is performed without winches or excessive hardware, but while still providing all the necessary sail controls demanded by advanced one-design sailors, including adjustable jib tracks and a powerful boomvang. The large, round foredeck hatch provides ample light and ventilation to the interior, and serves as the opening for launching and retrieving the spinnaker via a string takedown system. The waterproof companionway cover hinges completely forward providing a large opening to the interior. The cover can also be partially opened to cover the horizontal surface of the companionway while still providing ventilation to the interior via the open vertical surface.
The hull shell is hand laminated using E-glass chopped strand mat and multi-axial fabrics over Coremat with additional uni-directional reinforcements used in high stress areas. The deck shell also is hand laminated using E-glass chopped strand mat and multi-axial fabrics over a PVC foam core with additional uni-directional and multi-axial reinforcements used in high stress areas. The hull shell support is provided by a simple one-piece structural liner composed of transverse floors and a centerline longitudinal. The keel trunk is integrated into the structural liner allowing for easy movement through the interior.
For cruising oriented customers the interior features accommodation for 4. There is a generous V-berth forward and 2 pipe berths with seated headroom on either side of the keel trunk. Space forward of the mast allows for a chemical toilet, while volume below the companionway accommodates a removable cooler. To keep racing weight low, all of the aforementioned interior items, including the joinery for the V berth, are easily removable. The acrylic companionway and keel opening cover both provide ample light to the interior.
The single spreader, tapered aluminum rig has swept spreaders and does not require a backstay. Calibrated shroud turnbuckles allow for easy and quick tuning changes. The mast is deck stepped for quick and easy rigging. Mast bend is controlled with a powerful 16:1 boomvang. The jib is set on a furler for ease of handling. The square-headed mainsail features a generous roach profile for maximum sailplan efficiency. The bowsprit retracts into an external recess in the foredeck, thereby eliminating the possibility of water ingress into the boat which commonly occurs on other boats of this size.
The keel/bulb arrangement on the Farr 230 is a T-keel style configuration, as featured on most of today’s high tech racing yachts. The keel’s down draft is 1.65m (5.41ft) and may be raised to an up draft of only 0.4m (1.31ft) for docking, anchoring, or trailering. In its raised position the keel passes through a separate opening in the deck, forward of the main companionway, making it possible to completely lock the companionway cover closed, thereby securing the boat with the keel raised. The retractable rudder is supported inside a transom mounted cassette and may be raised for docking or anchoring in shallow waters.
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Annapolis, MD 21403