Allen Brothers in the UK and the Farr X2 team have been working very hard on the design of a new Rudder Cassette system exclusively for the Farr X2. Stern hung rudders were always in the design brief for two reasons, the main reason based on experience from the Mini Transat 6.5 Series class. Where Bret Perry spent 6 years in the fleet and it was a rule in the series (production) class that kick up rudders were not legal. But the hull design meant twin rudders were the only real option and in the case of an impact the [...]
April 27, 2021 Morfrac Systems is a young, fast-growing company focused on developing clever, efficient, lightweight and reliable sailing yacht hardware and turnkey engineering solutions. Morfrac is born in Spain in 2019. Its headquarter is in Valencia, in the earth of the Mediterranean. It’s a joint venture between two businesses specialized in yacht design and naval engineering and in high-precision CNC machining, respectively. All in all, over 30 years of combined experience, a unique talent and knowledge blend at the service of the industry. With a 1600 square meters production facility, a wide range of 3 and 5 axis CNC mills [...]
April 22, 2021 Last week we had a catch up with Bret Perry and he told us a bit about what is going on with the Farr X2 at the moment. We are really excited to see that each week the Farr X2 is getting more shape! Bret gave us some updates about the progress with the hull #1 which we are expecting in Australia around June. We were talking about the ISO Certification and DNV rules. He also shared the features from Allen Brothers and cooperation with Selden and North Sails. Check it out!