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For sale Farr Maxi

Maxi Farr Yacht Design

Completely refitted.

Complete new paint interior/exterior:

  • Topsides in Lamborghini Grigio Antares Titanium
  • Deck in light gray awlgrip nonskid
  • Hull completely stripped and faired, new antifouling
  • New Interior with White/Gray/Carbon Black theme throughout


New Instrument Package w/ SailSteer and Race Start with fully integrated tablet/smartphone navigational control system:
-new B&G H5000 CPU 
-new B&G Zeus Chartplotter w/SailSteer
-new B&G Navigation Autopilot system 
-new B&G 4G Radar 
-new B&G ForwardScan Sonar 
-new B&G WiFi system
-new gimballed radar pole mounted windvane & anenometer
-redundant B&G Hercules 2000 ocean racing package with complete set deck & mast racing displays with new Masthead carbon 3 m Wand w/ wind vane & anenometer 

Updated deck plan for shorthanded sailing:
-Fully integrated Lewmar Commander hydraulic winch system w/ grinder backup
-Self tacking Jib track incorporating jib or staysail if desired
Updated Interchangeable Sail Plan allowing for shorthandex sailing or racing:
-Furling Headsail
-Quick release Staysail
-Masthead Furling Asymmetric ready
-New SS bracketed Park Ave boom with lazyjack system allowing for quick dispatching of mainsail
-New Bowthruster
-New Liferaft

Maintenance/Replaced:
-New gel-mat low maintenance battery banks
-Mast unstepped, completely serviced, painting in black awlgrip, all new sheaves and Hardware
-All deck Hardware serviced including:
-all winches runners and cars bearings replaced
-windlass serviced
-Navtec Sail Trim Hydraulic Rams all rebuilt
-New Navtec hydraulic control panel
-New Running Rigging with dyneema

 

MORE INFO:

https://www.racing-yachts.com/ior-maxi-farr-yacht-design-longobardo-394.html

 

Some history.....

 

 

Longobarda (Farr Maxi)

Longobarda was a breakthrough IOR maxi that set a new standard in the class during 1989 until the early 1990s. She was the product of a successful combination of Bruce Farr design talent, SAI Ambrosini (Italy) build quality and a no-expense-spared budget, courtesy of her owner, Italian yachtsman Gianni Varasi (who had previously owned Raul Gardini's earlier yacht, Il Moro di Venezia II).

Longobarda benefited from an extensive design development programme carried out by the Farr office. This used the Spanish Navy’s maxi yacht, the Farr masthead-riggedHispania (seen in more recent timeshere), as its springboard. This involved research into hull shape variations using velocity prediction programme (VPP) studies that were enhanced by concurrent Whitbread maxi hull testing, that was then corroborated with one-fifth scale tank testing. One feature of Longobarda's design was her distinctive rounded stemhead.

Advances in structural engineering were also pursued to achieve the most beneficial weight concentration relative to required strength and stiffness criteria, utilising carbon fibre, Kevlar and Nomex in her hull layup. The development of foil shapes was no less rigorous, and four different keel configurations were wind tunnel tested in the Wolfson Unit in England.

 

In January 2008 Longobarda took line honours in the Barbados Round the Island Race in a time of 5 hours 29 minutes, a new record for the south-about route. Longobarda has recently returned to Europe and is now understood to be located in Portiamo, Portugal.

During the winter of 1995/96 further modifications were carried out to enhance her performance and rating under IMS. These included the addition of a new bow, with a more upright profile, modifying the rocker and filling in the bustle under the stern. The internal ballast was also removed, significantly lightening her. Later modifications included the addition of a bulbed IMS-type keel and further reduction in displacement. As a result of these changes, Longobarda grew in length by over 3 feet at the waterline, and reduced displacement by nine tons for the same righting moment.


Varasi’s new maxi was launched on 17 July 1989 and was fast from the beginning, winning her first regatta in the 1989 World Maxi Championships in Palma, Majorca, just two weeks after launching. Longobarda reigned supreme throughout the 15 race championship, which took place over three regattas of five races each. Longobarda won each event by wide margins against a formidable fleet of 12 internationally recognised yachts, including Alan Bond’s much heralded Dave Pedrick design, Drumbeat, and Raul Gardini’s Frers design Il Moro de Venezia, the previous form boat of the fleet.

 

Longobarda’s easy victory in 1989 surprised some who expected the tuning of round-the-buoys maxis to take some time, but she showed superior upwind speed to all the fleet, over a wide range of conditions, which allowed her to stay consistently ahead of her opposition. She went on to repeat the feat in the Maxi World Championships in 1990. These victories set in train a string of international successes in the US, Australia and Europe; in iconic events such as the San Francisco Big Boat Regatta, the Sydney to Hobart and the Isle of Wight Round The Island Race.

 

 

It wasn't long, however, beforeLongobarda was in turn outclassed by the all conquering Matador2, Bill Koch's bigger and more powerful 84 foot maxi that was the product of even more research and development. Following the 1993 Nioulargue regatta, the swansong of top-flight IOR maxi racing,Longobarda was sailed to Southampton where extensive modifications were carried out over that winter, in preparation for a year of international sailing. These modifications included strengthening of the hull structure to take the rigours of offshore racing and ocean crossings, fitting of watertight collision bulkheads for'ard, provision of a quality 'racing' interior, strengthening of both rigs for offshore and delivery, and the fitting of a hydraulic winch pack.

Re-launched in the spring of 1994,Longobarda was sailed to Newport, Rhode Island, where she took part in that year's Bermuda Race before the Onion Patch Trophy and New York Yacht Club's 150th Anniversary Regatta. From this article it appears that it was in this period that she lost her mast in spectacular fashion, with the exploding running backstay lifting a crew member clear of the deck.

 

She was later transported across the US to take part in the Big Boat Series in San Francisco, then delivered across the Pacific for that year's Sydney-Hobart classic. Following this she was sailed back to the England to take part in European regattas including the Maxi Worlds in Sardinia 1995.

 

During the winter of 1995/96 further modifications were carried out to enhance her performance and rating under IMS. These included the addition of a new bow, with a more upright profile, modifying the rocker and filling in the bustle under the stern. The internal ballast was also removed, significantly lightening her. Later modifications included the addition of a bulbed IMS-type keel and further reduction in displacement. As a result of these changes, Longobarda grew in length by over 3 feet at the waterline, and reduced displacement by nine tons for the same righting moment.