Secondhand boats: 1981 Farr 44


1981 Farr 44 1981 Farr 44
1981 Farr 44 1981 Farr 44
1981 Farr 44 1981 Farr 44
1981 Farr 44 1981 Farr 44
1981 Farr 44 1981 Farr 44

Bruce Farr is a legendary New Zealand yacht designer, and his award of the OBE in 1990 was recognition of his contribution to the local boatbuilding market. Farr yachts are well-known through the sailing world, with the Farr 44 one of their most popular designs. So when you find a Farr 44 that was built by equally-legendary John Lidgard Yachts, such as Cuttyhunk, it demands a serious look.

Secondhand boats: 1981 Farr 44
Secondhand boats: 1981 Farr 44

After a major re-fit in 2006 and has recently completed a world cruise. She has eight berths with full headroom below decks, she is set up for extended cruising. Striking in teak and holly, she has a hot and cold pressure water system feeds three showers and two toilets.

A full set of navigation electronics is in place, including VHF and SSB radios, Furuno 16 mile radar, twin GPS/chartplotters, depth sounder, autopilot, and AIS receiver. All the safety gear is included, and a 2.8m inflatable with a 5hp Mercury outboard takes care of transport around anchorages.

Cuttyhunk comes well-dressed with a full wardrobe of sails, including main, three different headsails, storm jib, trysail and gennaker with snuffer. She is set up for two-handed sailing, and a modification to the rudder has improved the downwind performance. A walk-through transom makes boarding easy, while a cockpit dodger and bimini help to keep rain and sun at bay.

This is a well-presented boat that is ready to sail. She's already registered on the Ships 'A' Register so can be sailed offshore with minimal hassle. If you're looking for a serious cruising yacht then you need to have a look at this one.

For more details contact Vinings Shipbrokers on 03 573 7457 or vinings.co.nz.

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