SA – You mentioned that you were in the process of building the first boats. Have you actually sold any yet?
BP – We’ve sold two boats and will potentially sell a third this week. The first boat will be sailing in Sydney in July or August. Well, that’s the plan anyways, but we are pushing hard for that. The second boat is actually going to Toronto, Canada. The guy who’s bought that boat has been researching the market heavily and was quite disappointed with the performance elements of what’s currently available. He’s a numbers guy and and so he punched the VPP’s of the Farr X2 in, then rang us up and we made a deal. He’s an Antrim 27 and A-Class guy and he’s stoked. We should have another boat soon sold to Sydney as well, and there is a lot of interest coming in from around the world.
SA – All right, so if I wanted one, how much does it cost and how do I get it?
BP – The pricing of the boat is $205k USD leaving the factory and not yet including shipping, as per the specs on the website. This price includes a main, jib and one spinnaker. That also does not include instrumentation or autopilot. We have B&G H5000 and Triton options available with us, and installed by us. The boats are being built by XSP in Batam, Indonesia, which is an Australian run high performance boat building company that was established more than 20 years ago.
Each boat is fully CE certified, and will be the same. Each boat will be supplied with a certificate to Offshore Sailing Regulations’ ISO standards and we will be working to build within the tightest tolerances possible for both one-design-and class racing.
SA – Thanks for the chat BP. It’s been really exciting watching the Farr X2 come to life, bit by bit, for the last year and a half and I wish you the best of luck. I’ll continue listening to your excellent yacht racing podcast ‘Bar Karate’, and I can’t wait to go for a rip on the Farr X2 once the borders open!