Farr 400 AU $295,000

Boat detail
Price AU $295,000
Length 11.8m  |  39ft
Location CYCA, Rushcutters Bay
Year 2012

The Farr 400 is entirely built of the highest spec carbon fibre epoxy sandwich vacuum infusion. The Southern Spar mast and boom, precision milled appendages below the waterline, Lewmar carbon deck gear and EC6 carbon rigging are all of the very highest standard producing a top quality race yacht that is fun and fast very fast in both light and heavy weather, inshore or offshore. The Farr 400 is powerful yet a well balanced and stiff yacht so you can enjoy speed upwind and more importantly planing downwind with plenty of grip from the large carbon tiller.

'Vento' (ex Ichi Ban) is hull number 9 which arrived in to Australia in 2012. It has been professionally maintained since new and kept on a pen at the CYCA in Sydney. She has only been raced in coastal and inshore events and is in brilliant condition. In 2018 Vento underwent the 'Turbo' bow modification which has resulted in an even faster and more enjoyable boat to sail, also improving the look with a reverse bow making it a joy to look at carving through the water.

'Vento' is equipped with North 3di and Quantum sails with plenty of asymmetric spinnaker gear for downwind fun. She is Cat 7 equipped however rated for Category 2 offshore rated with 4 pipe cots and an unused galley module that plugs in to the bright, roomy interior with ease if you wish to send it in a Sydney to Gold Coast, Pittwater to Coffs or similar Cat 2 offshore events.

The farr 400 is one of the fastest and most enjoyable race yachts under 40ft and 'Vento' is one of the best kept and best value of any of them.

Contact us at Flagstaff Marine for more information.


Vessel Name Vento
Launch Year 2012
Beam 3.42m  |  11ft
Draft 2.9m  |  10ft
Displacement 3920kg
Hull construction Carbon Fibre
Epoxy sandwich (vacuum infusion)
Deck Material Carbon composite epoxy sandwich.
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Premier Composite Technologies
Registration Number F00400N
Registration Expiry 28/02/2020

Engine / Machinery

Engine Make Volvo Penta
Engine Description D1-30 sail drive
Number of Engines 1
Horsepower 27
Fuel Capacity 60L
Fuel Type Diesel
Propulsion 2 blade folding

Deck Hardware / Fittings

Ground Tackle Light anchor and chain to suit Category 7 safety requirements.
Covers Full boat cover and mainsail cover.


Accommodation Description Moulded red and white painted carbon fibre interior with good headroom. 4 Pipe cots aft.

Safety Equipment

Safety Gear Category 7 safety gear
Bilge Pumps Electric and Manual


Electronics / Navigation B&G H3000 system with 5 mast displays.

Sail / Rigging

Deck Gear Lewmar carbon pedestal and two carbon primary winches.
Two Lewmar runner winches.
Two Lewmar mainsail winches.
Lemar haylard winch connected to pedetal.
Carbon tiller.
Carbon staunchions.
Sail Inventory Norths Asymmetric Spinnaker 2017
o A2+ spinnaker

Quantum Asymmetric Spinnakers 2014
o A1 spinnaker
o A2 spinnaker
o A3 spinnaker
o A4 spinnaker

Norths Asymmetric Spinnakers 2012
o A2 spinnaker
o A4 spinnaker

Norths 3Di 2013
o Square top Main
o Light/Medium Jib
o Medium/Heavy Jib

Quantum Fusion 7600 2014
o Square top Main (reef point)
o Light J1 Jib
o Medium J2 Jib
o Heavy J3 Jib

Ian Short Sails 2012
o Code Zero (furling)
o R1 overlapping Jib (light reaching)
Mast / Rigging - Southern Spas keel-stepped carbon mast and boom. Two sets of carbon spreaders with a 22 degree sweep angle.
- Powerful modern square head mainsail.
- Spinnaker inventory flown from retractable centerline sprit.
- Twin topmast backstays allow for control of mast and forestay tension in a broad range of sailing conditions.
- Split mast construction to permit transport within 40-foot container footprint.
- Carbon fibre standing rigging for weight savings, long service life and unrivalled performance.
- Sydney Rigging Specialists removed the mast and serviced it in February 2018.


General Remarks - Last antifoul Nov '18 with International VC offshore ultra
- The name Vento is not being sold with the boat.

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