Farr 40 Joint Venture 3


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  • Reference ID 697
  • Builder Farr Yacht Design
  • Model Farr One Ton IOR
  • Year 1989
  • Location Germany
  • Engine type Single
  • L.O.A. (mtr) 11.97
  • Beam (mtr) 3.80
  • Draft (mtr) 2.27
  • Material Composite
  • Engine Volvo Penta 2003

Yacht description

Owners comments: The boat is in absolutely top condition and completely renovated. She features a new carbon mast of Pauger

"We have completely renovated the boat. Every single screw on the entire boat has been removed inside and out. All deck equipment is refurbished to new condition or replaced with new ones. The inside is also completely renovated with most things replaced.

Every autumn the boat has been stored indoors. Last antifouling april 2023. This is the boat for those who want the best 1-ton." 

Refit 2020/2021:

- New carbon fiber mast, boom and boomvang from Pauger Carbon.
- New interior
- New and renewed deck fittings/winches
- New electrical system including batteries replaced
- Overhaul of engine (Volvo Penta 2003 with S drive)
- Refurbished spreaders
- Refurbished water pumps.
- New running rigging
- 2021 Complete set of new sails from Boding (mainsail, G1 & top spin)
- and more..... 



Built in Melbourne by Jago Yachts.

She was commissioned by Ron Elliot from Mellbourn, Australia and is designed by Bruce Farr. When it was ordered, it was optimized for the 1989 Admiral's Cup in England.

This means that thid yacht is a little smaller than many other 1-tons from the same time and this is because it was optimized for slightly "harder" wind forces.

During the Admiral's cup she was the best among all 1-tons, unfortunately it was not enough for Australia team to win the whole cup.

In 1989/90 the boat she was bought by the Swedish America's Cup project. The boat was then renamed Entertainer. They sailed OTC in Marstrand in 1990 and ended in 5 or 6 overall.

The boat's original name is Joint Venture and it is built in Australia and when the boat was built the budget was close to unlimited.

In 1997, the boat was "optimized" for the IMS rule, when they rebuilt the keel and filled in the IOR bulge on the stern and took approx. 600-700 kg of lead out of the boat.

The sister yacht is BRAVA.


The boat is built in carbon fiber with a kevlar nomex core.


  • New carbon fiber mast , boom and boomvang from Pauger Carbon 2020
  • All running rigging in the mast new 2020, dyneema or vectran from Liros
  • Spinnaker pole carbon



Mainsail 52 m2, headsail 41 m2, spinnaker 115 m2.


  • Main "Boding" new 2021 95% carbon/technora
  • Main "Boding" new 2019 80% Technora
  • G1.5 "Boding" new 2021 80% carbon/technora
  • Jib "Boding" new 2020 90% carbon/technora
  • Heavy weather jib North sails 1989 90% Kevlar
  • Top spin S2 Boding new 2021 95% 0,75oz
  • Fract. spin S2 Boding new 2019 90% 0,75 oz
  • 20-25 old sails 1989-1997 most are kevlar


Renovation of interior 2020

  • Pipecots 8x
  • Toilet
  • Seawaterpump



  • Carbon fiber sink
  • Oven

Deck and Cockpit

  • 2018 The deck was repainted, then all the old paint was sanded off and all the foundation work was redone from scratch
  • All deck fittings/winches renovated or replaced with new ones
  • Tiller steering with extension
  • Genoa /jib tracks, Fredrikssen
  • Main travler and track, Harken
  • Most of the blocks Harken or Selden, some of the blocks are specially built in titanium
  • Barient Winches and Lewmar 3 speed
  • Harken cleats
  • Spinlock jammers


  • new electrical system 2020
  • 6 lead 85ah batteries new 2019
  • C-tech 30ah battery charger


  • Volvo Penta 2003 with S drive overhauled 2019 
    • The saildrive front edge is redesigned to get a better flow through the water
  • 2 blade propellor
  • New waterpumps
  • Since 2017, the engine has run approx. 480 hours 


  • 1 bilgepump inside the boat
  • 1 bilgepump n the cockpit

Electronics and Navigational Gear

Continuously updated with the latest instruments from Raymarine

  • 3x ST70+ on the mast
  • i70
  • Axiom 9" 
  • Autopilot raymarine EVO 200
  • Forestay loadcell system


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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