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1997 Farr 40 – Stk#40031

Starting bid: $40,000

Stock # 40031
Make Farr
Model 40

Additional information

Weight 62722228 lbs

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Auction starting December 18, 2023 3:00 PM

Live On-Line Auction, Bidding to take place December 18th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 PM.  Prior registration and a $5000.00 Credit Card deposit required to bid.  The winning bidder’s deposit is nonrefundable.  There is a 3% Buyers Premium added to the winning bid.

Insurance Auction, Vessel was reported to have been struck by Lightning.  There is a discharge spot on the keel.  Most of the electronics do not function.  The Rig is Carbon Fiber and should be inspected prior to sailing the vessel.


The Bruce Farr office designed this 40 to fill the gap between the Mumm 30 and the Corel 45. The D/L is 110 and the ballast-to-displacement ratio is 47 percent. Draft is 8 feet 6 inches; note the size of the bulb on the fin. With super high-tech construction techniques and this amount of ballast, you can imagine how low the overall vertical center of gravity of the entire boat is. You can figure that your typical, generic American cruiser-racer has a VCG at or near the DWL. The Farr 40 probably has a VCG about 12 inches below the DWL. This translates to lots of sail carrying power. That’s what it’s all about, i.e. horsepower per pound in a manageable package.

Construction of the 40 includes epoxy, E-glass, foam composite and wet pre-preg fabrics. The entire hull and deck are post-cured in an oven. The keel is a steel fin with a lead bulb coated in epoxy. There is a Yanmar 30-horsepower diesel with a saildrive unit. Note that the engine is turned 180 degrees, putting the prop immediately aft of the keel…

…The mast is carbon fiber with double, swept spreaders. The spreaders are swept to an angle of 20 degrees, measured at the chainplates. Note that the chainplates are almost at the rail, indicating that the jibs will sheet inside of the shrouds…

On deck this boat is laid out with the knowledge that Farr has gained through the past 10 years of almost total domination of offshore racing events. Crew weight is pushed forward out of the stern. Most cruisers would be amazed at just how easy it is to sail a boat like this.

I’m sure this will be a wonderful boat. Barry Carroll’s crew is as good as any and produces boats with wonderful finish detailing. The Farr 40 should be able to win in any fleet…

Fun, easy-to-sail racer with a lot of horsepower.

-Perry Design Review: Farr 40  by Bob Perry

Vessel Details

Make Farr
Model 40
Year 1997
Vessel Type Sailboat


Number of Berths / Staterooms
Number Of Heads


Vessel Length (Ft) 40'9
Beam* 13'3
Max Bridge Clearance
Draft 8'7
Deadrise Aft
Fuel (gallons) 20
Water (gallons) 42
Waste (gallons)


Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 3GM30FC
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type Inboard
Engine Fuel Type Diesel
Total Engine(s) Single
Engine Year
Engine Horsepower
Engine Hours Used (Main Engine)
Engine Hours Used (#2)
Engine Hours Used (#3)
Engine Hours Used (#4)
Engine Condition Used


Generator Make No Generator
Generator Model
Generator Year
Generators On Board (total) No Generator
Generator Hours
Generator Condition No Generator

Vessel Options

Sailboat Specifications

  • Hull Type: Fin w/bulb & spade rudder
  • Rigging Type: Fractional Sloop
  • LOA: 40.72 ft / 12.41 m
  • LWL: 35.27 ft / 10.75 m
  • S.A. (reported): 1,107.00 ft² / 102.84 m²
  • Beam: 13.22 ft / 4.03 m
  • Displacement: 10,902.00 lb / 4,945 kg
  • Ballast: 4,960.00 lb / 2,250 kg
  • Max Draft: 8.53 ft / 2.60 m
  • Construction: Composite
  • Ballast Type: Lead
  • First Built: 1997
  • Builder: Carroll Marine & others by license
  • Designer: Bruce Farr

Sailboat Calculations

  • S.A. / Displ.: 36.15
  • Bal. / Displ.: 45.50
  • Disp: / Len: 110.93
  • Comfort Ratio: 14.66
  • Capsize Screening Formula: 2.39
  • S#: 5.98
  • Hull Speed: 7.96 kn
  • Pounds/Inch Immersion: 1,666.03 pounds/inch

Rig and Sail Particulars

  • I: 53.15 ft / 16.20 m
  • J: 15.44 ft / 4.71 m
  • P: 54.78 ft / 16.70 m
  • E: 19.35 ft / 5.90 m
  • SPL/TPS: 17.06 ft / 5.20 m
  • ISP: 60.70 ft / 18.50 m
  • S.A. Fore: 410.32 ft² / 38.12 m²
  • S.A. Main: 530.00 ft² / 49.24 m²
  • S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 940.32 ft² / 87.36 m²
  • S.A./Displ. (calc.): 30.71
  • Est. Forestay Length: 55.35 ft / 16.87 m

Modifications and Updates

  • 2.5M long bow sprit
  • SK99 bobstay with spare
  • Carbon Bow rails, open front
  • LED bow lights
  • Carbon rollers on upper lifeline
  • New bow hatch with spacer to allow full articulation
  • 2 x Masthead spinnaker halyards
  • 1 x Fractional spinnaker halyard
  • 1 x Centerline halyard genoa staysail sheave box added in mast with messenger
  • 2 x PBO Blend topmast running backstays
  • 3:1 runner tails with 75mm black magic blocks
  • 6 x Spinlock XTS clutches with Ceramic jaws
  • New inhauler T2 blocks with new control lines and strops
  • New jib car puller strops and control lines
  • Outhaul and cunningham routed to the pit, new blocks, strops and control lines
  • Cockpit windows deleted
  • Addition of down tubes for spin sheets – 4 extras for future install in storage
  • Deletion of foot chocks in cockpit
  • Floor twings converted for use with Fractional furling A5
  • Cockpit pod deleted
  • Harken Flatwinder for powered push button traveler control
  • All new traveler blocks
  • New traveler strops
  • New traveler car for soft attachment
  • New low profile foot rails for main trimmer and driver
  • Custom carbon low profile tiller
  • New Spinlock tiller extension
  • New LED center stern light
  • New Harken 75mm Wide spin sheet blocks in aft corners
  • New 57mm double foot blocks for spin sheets
  • New 40.2STP Performa self tailing pit winches
  • New 50.3STP Performa self tailing primaries
  • New 46.2STP Performa self tailing mainsheet winches
  • New 46.2STP Performa self tailing Runner winches
  • 3 x 10″ locking Double winch handles
  • 6 x Harken one touch winch handles
  • 2 x 8″ Harken Speed Grip winch handles
  • Carbon stern rails
  • Aqua traction flooring in medium gray in cockpit
  • Aqua traction flooring in medium gray in cabin floor
  • New cadet gray interior cushion covers
  • New laptop cut out in nav table
  • Head replaced with Porta potty
  • Galley seacock replaced
  • New Baltoplate bottom wet sanded to 600 grit
  • Backstay chain plate removed, backstay hydraulic hose removed, soft attachments done with new Harken Gizmos
  • Cockpit floor and walls repainted with rolled durepox
  • 8 x velcro winch handle holders – handles have corresponding velcro
  • New cockpit boom awning in bag with caribiners for quick deploy
  • New sail cover in silver sunbrella
  • Vang led below deck exit after at tiller ala TP52
  • Harken System A Mainsail Track system
  • Anomoly headboard system for Square top mainsail
  • Harken Vangmaster replacement vang
  • All new Running Rigging (see running rigging list)

Starting bid: $40,000

Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 667-270-7251 David Schloder
Location: Mid-Atlantic Office
State: Maryland

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