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2002 March 7

A rewarding dual-purpose yacht with speed to burn and civilizing touches

 They're at it again, the formidable trio of Farr Yacht Design, Carroll Marine and Farr International. Whenever this group pools its considerable talent the result is always exciting. From the Mumm 30 to the Corel 45 and Farr 52, this team has designed, built and organized several of the most successful one-design fleets of the past decade and a half. The new Farr 395 OD is no exception. It will tingle the toes of performance sailors (a class is already taking shape) but this boat also has a cruising side. The 395 continues a subtle shift that began with the Concordia 47, a handsome and powerful racer-cruiser introduced by the same group a couple of years ago.

Perry on Design

  • A unique cruiser that is made for fun in the sun and Jimmy Buffett

  • This new French cruiser has a beautiful deck design and commodious accommodations

  • A seaworthy pocket-cruiser that is a perfect project for the home builder

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