Bruce Farr - Naval designer
Bruce Farr

Bruce Farr is one of the most famous naval architects; his story is deeply twined in the world of competition sailing. His career began very early: already in 1961, being 12 years old, he designed and built his first dinghy. He showed his talent quickly, at the age of 15 he won the New Zealand championship on a Moth he had designed himself. From the mid 70's, following a period of three years in a shipyard, he devoted himself entirely to the design of competition sailboats. In 1975, he won the first Quarter Ton Cup with the 45 ° South (Farr 727). Farr left New Zealand in 1981 and moved to Annapolis, where he opened his office together with Russell Bowler. The Volvo Ocean Race (known as The Whitbread at the time) brought the final consecration: his boats won all the five editions between 1986 and 2002. Currently he designs sailboats ranging from cruising-racing to maxi yachts, including the new one design for the Volvo Ocean Race.

Country : New Zealand
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There are 4 "Bruce Farr" sailboats on Sailboat-Data.

Bénéteau First 34.7 (sailboat) Bénéteau First 34.732.8 ft2005
Bénéteau First 36.7 (sailboat) Bénéteau First 36.735.0 ft2002
Bénéteau First 40.7 (sailboat) Bénéteau First 40.739.1 ft1997
Bénéteau / McDell Marine Bénéteau 25 / Platu 25 (sailboat) Bénéteau / McDell Marine Bénéteau 25 / Platu 2524.5 ft1992