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Farr 280

The Farr 280 is a 28’7” coastal monohull sailboat designed by Bruce Farr. She was built by Premier Composite Technologies (United Arab Emirates) and made of sandwich Core-Cell / E-glass / epoxy (composite infusion). The production started in 2013 .
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Farr 280's   Main Features
Model Farr 280
Type of hull Monohull
Category Racing sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Bruce Farr
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich Core-Cell / E-glass / epoxy (composite infusion)
First built hull 2013
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Keel :
Fin with bulb
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Open aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification C
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
102 000
(2016)
Farr 280's   Main dimensions
Length overall 34’
Hull length 28’ 7”
Waterline length 26’ 4”
Beam (width) 9’ 5”
Draft 6’ 11”
Light displacement 3527 lbs
Ballast weight 1433 lbs
Ballast type Steel fin with lead bulb
Farr 280's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 566 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1498 sq.ft
Mainsail area 347 sq.ft
Jib area 220 sq.ft
Asymetric spinnaker area 1152 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi (square top mainsail) fractional
Rotating spars No
Mast position Keel stepped mast
Spars Mast in Carbon fiber and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging Dyform
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle Swept-back
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 37’ 4”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 10’ 4”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 38’ 5”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 13’ 7”
Farr 280's   Performances
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
38.45
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
101.76
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
88
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
41 %
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
6.87 knots
Farr 280's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 20 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 10.6 gal

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