PASSION DRIVES INNOVATION
PASSION DRIVES INNOVATION
With the surge in interest in double handed sailing around the world coupled with the new “normal” of COVID related social distancing we see great potential for a next generation of 30ft offshore racing yacht. After months of design and detailed interviews and discussions with sailors around the world we are proud to present the new Farr X2 for your consideration.
We are working very hard with our team to make this project happen. A lot of people are involved and responsible for different aspects of creating the new Farr X2.
Everyone is giving 100% of their knowledge and experience into this innovation. Meet our team and cooperating brand.
MEET OUR TEAM AND PARTNER BRANDS.
Bret has devoted himself to all things
yachting for the best part of 25 years.
Bret has devoted himself to all things yachting for the best part of 25 years.
Having managed Sydney 38’s, Farr 40’s and other bigger boat campaigns the move to Europe was inevitable.
He was working as a rig and rigging technician for the Americas Cup in 2007 and the Volvo Ocean Race for 2008/2009.
The introduction to the Mini 650 fleet in France is probably the most pivotable point in his career.
He was a Project Manager for the RG 650 project with 14 boats sold and sailing today. In this time the shorthanded sailing market snapped into gear and having worked closely with Farr Yacht Design over the years the stars aligned he obtained the Farr Yachts Australasia license and the Farr X2 was born. A result of a passion for sailing and the need for performance the Farr X2 is truly where ‘Passion meets Performance’
Vicsail have over 30 years of
history in the sailing industry.
Our company leads the market with knowledge and experience in both new and used boats. Our involvement covers – the marketing, the sales, the importation, and ongoing management.
We offer expertise to cover all aspects of owning a boat.
The Vicsail advantage is based on knowledge, experience but most importantly passion. We are ambassadors for many of the worlds most recognised brands like CNB, Sunreef, Eagle Yachts, CMY and Nautor’s Swan.
International Yacht Builders know and trust Vicsail to manage and represent their interests.
A new and exciting involvement for Vicsail, is with the all-new Farr X2. The most exciting growth for sail-boat racing is with shorthanded racing, and at the very forefront is the all new FarrX2 – this exciting new yacht is well represented by David and Brendan of Vicsail, in partnership with Bret Perry of Farr yachts Australasia.
Brendan, CEO of Vicsail, Brendan lives for sailing and he is very dedicated to his work.
He is also an artistic soul: a musician, poet and a painter and he believes that there is good in all people, but especially the lovers of boats. His passion for ocean adventure, was introduced first from his librarian mother, but sailing runs deep in his history, back to his convict ancestors. In 1987 Brendan competed in the very first Melbourne-Osaka two handed race. These days Brendan is the owner of two boats: a beautiful traditional motor cruiser and a GL Watson sloop from 1893 which was his built for his great grandfather. The Sailing industry is growing all the time, he believes that shorthanded sailing is the future- that’s why Brendan is fully committed to the Farr X2 project.
David, he is our Sales Director, and let me tell you something- this guy knows what he wants out of life! Passion for sailing is in his family for generations. David is carrying on the tradition and sharing his love for sailing with his wife and kids. David studied Naval Architecture and competed a boat building apprenticeship at McConaghy Boats. After over 20 years of project management and racing professionally around the world, he is an ideal candidate to promote the Farr X2.
FARR YACHT DESIGN
For over 40 years Annapolis based Farr Yacht Design
has been at the forefront of yacht design.
Farr Yacht Design is the designer of the Farr X2 – after more than a year of work the Farr X2 has gone from a rough idea with a few concept sketches to a fully refined and detailed high performance design that promises to bring a new level of performance and enjoyment to the Double Handed racing scene.
For over 40 years, Annapolis based Farr Yacht Design has been at the forefront of yacht design. From standup paddle boards to production cruisers; from Vendee, Volvo and Whitbread winners to America’s Cup challengers; and from the most successful One-Designs to award winning luxury superyachts the team in Annapolis has continued to push boundaries and develop innovative concepts. We believe strongly in the value of tightly integrated designs that seamlessly weave together the different and often competing threads to produce cohesive, high performing designs. We pride ourselves on offering a wide range of design services and tailoring each design to the specific needs of our clients.
Britton Ward [FYD Vice President and Senior Naval Architect] is the lead designer of the Farr X2, working closely with Bret Perry to move the project from concept to reality. the Farr X2 he has been driving the overall concept, leveraging FYD’s advanced IDEOS system to refine and optimize performance and leading to the development of the final hull shape surfacing.
Pat Shaughnessy [FYD President] has brought his years of experience designing grand-prix deck layouts and his stylistic eyes to developing a boat that is as beautiful as it is functional. We want the Farr X2 to be a pleasure to sail both double handed and with a Corinthian crew on Wednesday nights. Every deck system has been carefully developed and located to insure the crew is safe, protected and that every control is right where it needs to be.
Jim Schmicker [FYD Vice President and Senior Naval Architect] has been a key part of FYD for more than 30 years. For the Farr X2 Jim has assisted with the concept development and performance reviews and has lead the detailed design and engineering of the appendages and steering systems.
Premium Sailing products
by Tim Ross and Paul Patterson
Xtreme Sailing Products commenced operations in Asia in 1993 producing One design racing dinghies. Our production facility in Batam, Indonesia currently builds over 14 classes of racing boat specializing in strict one design manufacturing. In addition to this we have a sail loft and repair yard with 300t travel lift.
Currently have a team of 80+ workers building boats from plans to finished product.
Began our association with Farr Yachts when we commenced building the Farr Platu 25, and have always had a keen interest in the Farr designs. When we heard that the X2 project was in the pipeline, we wanted to be part of the exciting project. We reached out to Bret, (who is from Adelaide like us) and the rest is history.
Ellis Engineered is a full service independent composites specialist. Our team consists of industry professionals in Composite Engineering, Naval Architecture and Advanced Materials Manufacture. This in-house capability ensures our clients see the full potential and benefits of advanced lightweight composite structures.
Ellis Engineered was established in 2012 by Brett Ellis, an expert in the engineering of composite structures for the Marine, Automotive and Civil/Architectural markets.
Brett has been a key team member in five America’s Cup campaigns. The America’s Cup is a design, build and race competition for sailing teams and is the oldest sporting trophy in the world, dating back to 1851.
Ellis Engineered has collaborated on a number of notable projects including the GC32 foiling catamaran, supermaxi Black Jack 100 bow and stern modifications, MOD70 Beau Geste appendage mods,The Whiskey Project – military spec. watercraft and WTAC race car RP968.
Seldén was founded in 1960 and has grown to become the world leading spar producer with manufacturing facilities in Europe, USA and Asia. Our products and processes combine reliable, tested methods with the latest technology that enables the production of spars for Olympic and World Champions, offshore racers, blue water cruisers and family sailors alike.
Seldén produce over 400 carbon spars per year as well as booms, poles and bow sprits and it is this experience and knowledge that has been applied to latest generation of carbon spars. The Farr X2 mast will feature T800 intermediate modulus carbon pre-preg fibre wound on a custom-made mandrel for an optimized mix of low weight, stiffness and strength. This is achieved by Seldén’s Mandrel Filament Moulding technology combining continuous off-axis winding together with unidirectional fibres.
Seldén’s Sales Manager Andreas Axelsson, an America’s Cup and professional sailor explains, “We provide the Farr X2 with a mast totally customized to achieve the best performance. Our CNC based winding of the carbon filament ensures 100% repeatability and all masts will be identical. The way to go in One-Design racing. The first two masts are already in production and we look forward to the testing in 2021”
Seldén will also provide the carbon boom and carbon rigid vang as well as all standing rigging.
North Sails is driven by innovation and the science of sailmaking. Our progress is powered by the passion of our global team.
We design, produce, and deliver the absolute best sails on the planet. We strive to be the leader in every market we serve and deliver superior value for all sailors.
North Sails has become the world’s leading sailmaker through an ongoing commitment to superior performance, technical innovation and elevating the sailing experience of our customers. All roads lead to North Sails as the largest sailmaker in the world, bar none.
With the most talented people, superior products, cutting edge technology and a willingness to invest in the future, North Sails is the market leader in every way. Hard-won expertise from more than 60 years of success ensures this is part of the very fabric or composition of each and every sail we make. This is why our sails are used to win more races than any other sailmaker.
“Peter and Olaf Harken recognized this basic business principle over 50 years ago when starting Harken/Vanguard in the snow and corn country of southeaster Wisconsin. Since those early days, Harken has grown from a backyard dream of two brothers to a global reality with offices and distributors around the world.
Harken gear dominates events like the America’s Cup, the Ocean Race, the Maxi Worlds, Super Yacht events worldwide, the Olympics and one-design championships everywhere, with blocks, travellers, deck hardware, winches, and hydraulics. The Harken story has been full of twists, turns, successes, and reinventions, but through it all the goal of challenging the status quo and commitment to excellence has always remained the same.”
PREMIUM PARTS, PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Olectric Systems Pty Ltd is a Sydney based Marine Electrical and Electronics business, providing premium services to the marine industry. We have the expertise to advise, supply, install and service quality electrical and electronic equipment, from high technology configurations to standalone products.
We are dedicated to providing vessel owners with their desired end result and to provide quality and safe services. From well loved old craft to modern high technology vessels, we service a huge range of clientele, many of whom have been with us since the establishment of our business.
Volvo Penta is a world-leading supplier of power solutions to marine and industrial applications. Founded as Penta in 1907 with its first marine engine. From 1935 Penta has been a part of Volvo Group. Penta’s engines are quiet, efficient and deliver reliable power – with a minimum of vibrations – where and when it is needed the most. Volvo Penta diesel engines for sailboats have proven their reliability throughout the sailing community, all over the world.
Makers of the most efficient and manoeuvrable folding propellers for yachts. Gori propeller was first introduced on the world market in 1975, and has gone on to build a reputation without parallel throughout the industry.
Gori propeller supplies a full range of folding propellers and custom-made propellers for commercial projects all over the world.
Designed by Engineers, designed by sailors, tested by professionals & Olympians.
Allen have invested heavily in Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing and were one of the early adopters of 3D printing for rapid prototyping. In 2018, Allen updated their Vertical Machining Centres and invested in new production planning technology to improve output and customer service.
This gives Allen the ability to match the high quality/low production volume demands of boat builders, both in catalogue and custom products, so Allen is the choice of sailboat builders as well as being a leading supplier to the aftermarket.
Morfrac Systems is a young, fast-growing company from Spain. They are focused on developing clever, efficient, lightweight and reliable sailing yacht hardware and turnkey engineering solutions. It’s a joint venture between two businesses specialized in yacht design and naval engineering and in high-precision CNC machining, respectively.
Powerfurl is a line of furlers that has been designed to cover a wide range of yachts, from small sailing boats to the most demanding racing yachts.
Sydney Rigging Specialists is a leading company in the supply of yacht rigging, cordage, marine fittings and accessories. We are based in Sydney, Australia and work from our specially fitted out rigging factory in Rozelle and offsite workspace at Sydney City Marine under the Anzac Bridge with great water access. With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, Bruce Clark and Craig Garnett the directors of the company, who lead a team of experienced riggers in splice work, engineering and fabrication and standing rigging. Sydney Rigging Specialists is a leader in their field, rigging boats ranging in size from large 100 foot Maxi yachts down to small dinghies and racing skiffs. The advantage that we have at Sydney Rigging Specialists is that we are passionate about what we do. Our expertise has grown over time and we specialise in new custom built boats and spec out their running rigging requirements.