Farr 52 One Design


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  • Reference ID 62
  • Builder Farr Yacht Design
  • Model 52 One Design
  • Designer Farr Yacht Design
  • Year 2000
  • Location Greece
  • L.O.A. (mtr) 15.85
  • Beam (mtr) 4.44
  • Draft (mtr) 3.20
  • Material Carbon
  • Engine Yanmar Diesel 4JHC-C3 Turbo / Saildrive / Folding 2-blade racing propellor

Yacht description

Absolutely ready to go with new set of sails!


Winner Rolex Malta Middle Sea Race 2018 in IRC2 and 2nd position ORC2!

She was built in 2000 by Carroll Marine in the USA.  and campaigned professionally by Team Chessie Racing for 3 seasons (2000-2002).
She is perfect for serious handicap offshore or inshore racing in both ORCi & IRC. She is at the hands of her 2nd owner only, both of them dedicated international campaigners; she has always been dry-sailed and kept in immaculate condition. From 2003, is lying in the dry and sunny Greece, competing successfully in the Med region.
Owners comments

Owners acquired the boat in 2003 from George Collins in USA, the last Privateer that raced the VOR. She is a full carbon racing yacht built on an One Design prescription in 2000 from Carroll Marine USA, and untill today had only the two owners mentioned. One Design translates to strong, long lasting, well thought, unbreakable, all round, fast, no rule compromise and perfectly equipped with Hall carbon spars, Lewmar, Harken, Spinlock, Navtec gear and Yanmar engine. But One Design from Bruce Farr means more than anything else User Friendly.

Team Optimum, coming from a 36-footer, managed in their second season only(2004) to win the Aegean Rally and the Rolex Middle Sea Race (in IRC & IMS) back to back with a crew of usual suspects (amateurs). In 2008 ORCi World Championship we finished 5th overall and 1st Corinthians and in 2016 ORCi European Championship 9th overall. OPTIMUM 3 has reached the podium in the Aegean Rally 11 times, including 5 times 1st.

She has always been dry-sailed, spending no more than 60 days per year in the water, the rest on its US made custom cradle. OPTIMUM 3 has been maintained and upgraded rigorously. Nowadays, she sports a 2,05 meter carbon bowsprit, flies 300 sqm masthead spinnakers that are lowered through a new XL bow hatch and hoists a 100+ sqm mainsail with a square top of 1,6m supported by 3 carbon battens/systems that slide on a special glued-on low profile Hall Spars/Antal dual mast groove track that has proved extremely efficient and versatile. The B&G/Ockham electronics package is PC driven, updated and runs Deckman and Expedition tactical software and all info needed is readily available on any smart screen on board through extended Wi-Fi. Navtec Hydraulics for boomvang, outhaul and at the mast step are fully operational and are reliable solutions to control the loads even in gale force conditions like the ones we encountered in 2004, 2007 and 2014 in the Rolex Middle Sea Race.


Best palmares:

  • Winner Aegean Rally 2020
  • Winner Rolex Malta Middle Sea Race 2018 in IRC2 and 2nd position ORC2
  • 9th place Class A&B – ORCi EUROPEAN Championship 2016
  • 2nd 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race in ORCi class 2 and 4th in IRC class 2.
  • 1st 2012 Rolex Middle Sea Race in ORCi overall and 4th in overall IRC.
  • 5th OVERALL & 1st Corinthians – ORCi World Championship 2008.
  • 1st IMS 1A & 4th IRC 1A – Rolex Middle Sea Race 2006.
  • 1st OVERALL in both IMS & IRC - Rolex Middle Sea Race 2004.  


New 2020


  1. Quantum Carbon Velum Square Top Offshore mainsail with Antal cars system and 2 reefs.
  2. Quantum Carbon Velum Jib No1
  3. Quantum A2 spinnaker
  4. Quantum A3 spinnaker


  • Boom, repainted, serviced and maintained all boom systems and applied a carbon protection plate to guard the boom from spinnaker sheet chafe.
  • Major service of the winch/pedestal system as part of maintenance schedule.
  • Replacement of the twin backstays to brand new ones from NAVTEC France.
  • New halyards, sheets and running ropes.  

New 2018:

  • Quantum code 3 Jib
  • Quantum fractional A5(230sqm)
  • All new Running Rigging Incl : Loops, Lashings, Hallyard
  • New Runners

New 2016/2017

  • CODE 2 (medium) 7/2016 QUANTUM FUSION-M CARBON 
  • New headfoil harken 2017
  • New grey leather grip applied on steering wheels.
  • New rectangular EXTRA LARGE bow hatch to speed up spinnaker takedowns.
  • New black powdercoating of all stanchions / pulpits.
  • New wire lifelines.
  • New black lifeline pads.
  • New black canvas covers for steering wheels.
  • New Harken headstay carbo foil (still in its box on the container).
  • New double deck Spinlock clutches for dual spinnaker sheets.
  • New system and detailed rearrangement applied to accommodate faster spinnaker hoists using the primary winches.
  • New EXPEDITION tactical software purchased and installed.
  • Serviced hydraulic panel and all hydraulic pumps on mast jack, boomvang and outhaul. 





Sails new 2020

  • Quantum Carbon Velum Square Top Offshore mainsail with Antal cars system and 2 reefs.
  • Quantum Carbon Velum Jib No1
  • Quantum A2 spinnaker
  • Quantum A3 spinnaker

Other sails


  • MAIN DELIVERY QUANTUM (small about 65sqm)


  • CODE 1 (light) 06/2012 QUANTUM FUSION-M CARBON 
  • CODE 1 2005 BANKS  – CARBON
  • CODE 2 (medium) 7/2016 QUANTUM FUSION-M CARBON 
  • CODE 2 (medium) 10/2012 QUANTUM FUSION-M CARBON
  • CODE 2 2004 BANKS – CARBON
  • CODE 3 2018 QUANTUM
  • CODE 3 2005 BANKS – CARBON
  • CODE 4 07/2014 QUANTUM – CARBON
  • CODE 4 2004 BANKS – CARBON
  • CODE 5 2004 BANKS – KEVLAR


  • Á1 VMG 06/2013 QUANTUM – MASTHEAD for bowsprit
  • A2 RUNNER 06/2013 QUANTUM – MASTHEAD  for bowsprit
  • A3 REACHER 06/2013 QUANTUM – MASTHEAD for bowsprit
  • A5 REACHER 2000 NORTH - FRACTIONAL (enlarged) for bowsprit


  • Á1 VMG 2006 BANKS – MASTHEAD for spi pole
  • Á1 VMG 2003 NORTH – MASTHEAD for spi pole
  • A1 VMG 2004 NORTH – MASTHEAD for spi pole
  • Á2 RUNNER 2002 NORTH – MASTHEAD for spi pole
  • Á2 RUNNER 2003 NORTH – MASTHEAD for spi pole
  • Á3 A.P. 2003 BANKS – MASTHEAD for spi pole
  • Á3 A.P. 2004 BANKS – MASTHEAD for spi pole
  • S4 RUNNER 2003 NORTH – MASTHEAD for spi pole 
  • A5 QUANTUM 2018
  • CODE 0 2000 NORTH MASTHEAD. (except the Code 0).




  • Sleeps 10 on pipecots
  • Galley with cardanic stove, sink and coolbox
  • Head with toilet and sink


  • Dual alternators: 115 AH and 55AH
  • 12 VOLT AC system with distribution panel and voltmeter.
  • Circuit breakers of appropriate amperage.
  • Main battery switch: Battery 1 , Battery 2, Both, and crossover switch that aligns all 4 ship service batteries and 1 engine battery together.
  • Ship service: 2 (each) X  120 AMP hour lead acid
  • Engine start: 1 (each) X  100 AMP hour
  • Emergency crossover switch house batteries to engine start
  • ORC approved running lights
  • Red and white dome lights

Deck and Cockpit

2020: service of the winch/pedestal system

  • 1x Mainsheet winch (Lewmar 80:3 astr).
  • 2 x Primary winches (Lewmar 60:3 astor).
  • 2 x Coachroof winches (Lewmar 480:2 str).
  • 2 x Runner winches (Lewmar 50:2 str).
  • 2 x Pedestals (Lewmar above deck).
  • 8 x Winch handles.
  • Spinnaker tweaker lines lead under deck for easy adjustment.
  • Harken black magic blocks used on high load systems.
  • Harken small boat blocks used on control lines
  • Harken Airtrack used on jib and traveller tracks
  • All appropriate blocks and hardware for 1 x Mast (Hall Spars twin spreader).


  • Custom Hall Spars Carbon fractional mast with 2 sets of carbon fibre spreaders and adjustable sweep angles.
  • Custom adjustable maststep with hydraulic mast jack integrally mounted in mast butt powered by portable quick disconnect enerpac pump
  • Carbon fibre boom and oversized carbon spinnaker pole and aluminumjockey pole. Repainted of the boom, serviced and maintained all boom systems and applied a carbon protection plate to guard the boom from spinnaker sheet chafe, 2020.
  • Rod rigging Navtec series 500
  • New 2014 black HARKEN  Gemini headstay.
  • Multi functional hydraulic panel W/ 2-speed pump at main trimmer
  • Vang: hydraulic cylinder
  • Outhaul: hydraulic cylinder (in boom)
  • Spinnaker pole track: 3:1: lift & Harken car
  • New 2013 custom carbon bowsprit L=2.05m. with 2 internal downhauls exiting the deck either side of the foredeck hatch.
  • Glued-on aluminum custom Hall/Antal dual  luff track for cars and/or bolt rope mainsails
  • Twin backstays replaced to new ones from NAVTEC France, 2020.

Running rigging
New halyards, sheets and running rig, 2020.  

  • 2 x Masthead Spinnaker halyards
  • 2:1 Main halyard system
  • 3 x Fractional Jib/Spi halyards
  • 1 x Top lift halyard
  • Full running rigging package supplied with numerous spares.
  • All running rigging new 2018 Before MMSR 2018
  • New runners 2018 before MMSR


J : 6.125m
I : 20.55m
P : 21.71m
E : 7.49m. 



Sail number: GRE 53
Flag: Greece
Keel: Fin Keel
Rig: Sloop
Hull No: CIR52002A000
Engine No: E22151


  • Hull Carbon fiber and epoxy with wet pre-preg layup, post cured low density "super light" balsa in high load areas.
  • Corecell foam in various densities throughout the remaining areas. ·
  • Composite keel SG iron and lead with an epoxy coating and faired to a race finish.·  
  • Internal Aluminum structural frame for rig/keel loads·   
  • Bottom faired and primed in barrier coat epoxy.  

Electronics and Navigational Gear

  • unisys 001 (main CPU).
  • Performance index interface (up to date EEPROM with polars by Farr Yachts with the latest boat upgrades. October 2014)
  • multiplex interface, anemometer, depth sensor, boat speed sensor.
  • NMEA compass interface & 3D compass sensor.
  • load Cell interface & sensor
  • GPS interface & Furuno GP-32 GPS
  • RS-232 interface
  • 3x magnum displays
  • 4x mast displays

Other electronics

  • Raymarine DSC VHF
  • AIS (Digital Yatch AIT2000 class B, integrated GPS with antenna , Windows compatible via USB port)
  • Raymarine AIS Splittet 100
  • Main VHF antenna on top of the mast
  • Furuno radar & display
  • HSUPA modem router (Teltonika RUT-104 ,10/100 Lan, 2x WiFi antennas,  marine specs GSM antenna, 2nd ext GSM antenna ready)
  • PC & 15" monitor (VoomPC, Intel Atom D25501.86 GHz (2 cores 4 threads), 4GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD 2.5", NVIDIA GT 610M VGA, HDMI & DVI port, 4x USB2, 2x USB3, 7.1 onboard sound card, 1000 Mbps Lan, integrated WiFi card with 2 antennas, eSata port, wireless mouse, wireless keyboard, power control from the switch board, 12V, rugged metal case with good heat sinking design, 2x RS-232 to USB (external), slim-DVD ready.)


  • Deckman 9.1 for C-map with dongle
  • C-map NT+ chart M-EM-C132.36 (Ionian & Aegean south)
  • C-map NT+ chart M-EM-C207.03 (mid Mediterranean, Tunisia, Libya, Malta, Sicilia, Messina strait, Napoli, Bari,  Eolie islands, Sardegna east)


ORC/IRC offshore safety pack


  • US made steel cradle painted white with hull form beds.

  • Multiple sets of halyards, sheets, runners and spares for winches, clutches and everything.

  • Carbon inclining radar post that fits at the very aft of the boat

  • No antifouling applied ever; hull has been professionally faired/treated with Epoxy. She has always been drysailed, on and off to her cradle, no more than 60 days/year in the water. Since 2003, is lying in the dry and sunny Greece. 


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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