Farr Yacht Design
Design #28 - 33'3" Cruising Sloop

From our 1982 catalogue

The design brief for MOONSHINE was to produce a very fast, low cost, easily handled cruising sloop that could be home-built. This design was the starting point of the Farr concept of light displacement, super-efficient cruising yachts. The displacement length ratio chosen for this design was one that Farr felt would be low enough to allow early surfing downwind in seas, and planing in strong winds in flat water, but not so low as to mean insufficient displacement, and therefore ballast, to provide enough stability to be a fast boat to windward.

This displacement length ratio would provide extremely good windward performance hitherto not seen in light displacement boats, plus the downwind characteristics of proven light displacement designs already in existence. Beam was kept quite moderate to produce a fast reaching full form and the bow was significantly finer than had been seen on most light

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