Design No. 37 represents a more serious approach to the IOR Rule than was taken with Design No. 27, although cruising considerations are still evident in the form of built-in berths and more than Rule requirement headroom. The design has more beam and more sail relative to length, and the rig is nearer to 3/4 proportions with larger mainsail compared to headsail than was the case with Design No. 27. The keel is deeper and narrower, with center of gravity located high up to produce a minimum C.G.F. factor under the Rule, and is not designed with any consideration of drying the boat out alongside piles, as was the case with earlier designs. The cockpit is clearly designed around cruising requirements with seats and protective coamings, but the deck layout is organized as efficiently as could be achieved within those limitations.
FANTZIPANTZ, the prototype of Design No. 37, displayed such superiority in boat speed and comfort that Farr was immediately approached to produce the boat in fiberglass. Farr developed the FANTZIPANTZ design to take full advantage of new construction materials and at the same time took into account lessons learned during racing and cruising FANTZIPANTZ. The FARR 727, (as the production model is named) is slightly longer with broader sections aft, less rated sail area and again rated 1/4 Ton. The FARR 727 still contains cruising compromises which resulted in a useful small cruising yacht as well as a World Championship winning race boat.
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