Design #279 - FARR IMS 39
Designed as a dual purpose IMS boat offering great racing performance compared to rating, the Farr IMS 39 is particularly aimed for fleet racing in regions where IMS classes have formed in the 595-600 GPH range.
Relative to its handicap, this design is meant to be a very strong overall performer, especially in the 8 to 12 knot wind range, featuring long waterline length with moderate sail area and stability. Because of substantial internal ballast this design can be developed with a greater focus on cruising with an extensively appointed interior for an insignificant loss in performance. The deck layout is practical and simple. It promotes efficient crew operations as developed from Bruce Farr & Associates' years of experience maximizing crew performance in grand prix race yachts.
Engineering details include Kevlar and S-glass sandwiched over PVC foam cores bonded with epoxy resin maximizing stiffness to weight in relation to IMS material restrictions. Kevlar provides good stiffness for weight, and better resistance to catastrophic damage from major impacts. These materials are strong, very durable and light. Construction is plan approved by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).