Photo: © Andrea Francolini

2017

RECORD: Sydney Newcastle Race

TP52 "Balance" (design 533)

2016

Sailing World Boat of the Year

Farr 280 One Design

2015

RECORD: Albany to Fremantle Return Race

TP52 "Calm" (design 597)

Yachts & Yachting Award

Best Performance Boat (under 40ft.)

Farr 280 One Design

World Superyacht Award

Quality & Value

Southern Wind 102 "Farfalla" (design 691)

RECORD: Cowes to St. Malo Race

Farr 100 "Leopard" (design 591)

RECORD: Cowes to Dinard Race

Farr 100 "Leopard" (design 591)

RECORD: ARC Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Volvo Ocean 65 "Brunel" (design 757)

European Yacht of the Year

Best Family Cruiser

Bavaria Cruiser 46 (design 695M)

Yachts & Yachting Award

Best Performance Boat (over 40ft.)
Volvo Ocean 65 (design 757)

2014

Cruising World Boat of the Year

Best Full Size Cruiser

Bavaria Vision 46 (design 733)

2013

RECORD: West to East Ambrose Lighthouse to Lizard Point Under 60ft. Single-Handed Monohull Record, Male

Open 60 "Hugo Boss" (design 609m) | Alex Thomson

Sail Magazine Best Boat Award

Best Cruising Monohull Under 50ft.

Bavaria Cruiser 46 (design 695)

Sailing World Boat of the Year

Farr 400 (design 724)

RECORD: International Maxi Association
Transatlantic Race Course Record

Farr 100 "Leopard" (design 591)

National Maritime Historical Society Distinguished Service Award

Bruce Farr

Sail Magazine Best Boat Award

Best Performance Boat: 30ft. and over

Farr 400 (design 724)

2012

RECORD: Le Record SNSM

 Open 60 "Akena Verandas" (design 602)  | Arnaud Brossieres

RECORD: Rolex Fastnet Race Monohull Record

Volvo Open 70 "Azzam" (design 715)

2011

2010

Sailing World Boat of the Year

Beneteau First 40 (design 608)

Voile Magazine Yacht of the Year

Beneteau First 35 (design 622)

World Superyacht Award

Judge's Commendation for Best Sailing Yacht 30m to 44m

Southern Wind 100 "Mrs. Seven" (design 542)

RECORD: Vendee Globe Race Record

Open 60 "Foncia" (design 602)

 RECORD: Heineken Cape to Bahia Record

Farr 100 "Leopard" (design 591)

2009

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia: Alan Payne Memorial Trophy

Designer of 2008 Sydney-Hobart Overall Winner

TP52 "Quest" (design 533)

RECORD: Transatlantic Speed Sailing Record

Farr 100 "Leopard" (design 591)

  KEA New Zealand and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise: World Class New Zealand "Tall Poppy"

New Thinking

Bruce Farr

Vela e Motore: Premio Barca Dell'Anno

Southern Wind 100 "Mrs. Seven" (design 542)

Compasso d'Oro

Wally 80 "Shaka" (design 435)

2008

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia: Alan Payne Memorial Trophy

Designer of 2007 Sydney-Hobart Overall Winner

STP65 "Rosebud" (design 604)

RORC Yacht of the Year

Cookson 50 "Chieftain" (design 541)

RECORD: Rolex Fastnet Race Monohull Record

Farr 100 "Leopard" (design 591)

2007

Irish Cruiser Racing Association: Boat of the Year

Cookson 50 "Chieftain" (design 541)

2006

  RECORD: Longest distance sailed by a Monohull in 24 hours

Volvo Open 70 "Movistar" (design 550)

Sailing World Boat of the Year

Best Cruiser/Racer

Beneteau First 44.7 (design 496)

2005

Sailing World Boat of the Year

Farr 36 One Design (design 492)

2004

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia: Alan Payne Memorial Trophy

Designer of 2003 Sydney-Hobart Overall Winner

Beneteau First 40.7 "First National" (design 354)

Annapolis Maritime Hall of Fame

Inducted

2003

Sailing World Boat of the Year

Farr 395 (design 468)

Cruising World Boat of the Year

Best Value

Beneteau First 36.7 (design 446)

2002

2001

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia: Alan Payne Memorial Trophy

Designer of 2000 Sydney-Hobart Overall Winner

Farr IMS 47 "SAP Ausmaid" (design 328)

Designers Institute of New Zealand: Best Design Awards

John Britten Award

Bruce Farr

RECORD: China Sea Race

Whitbread 60 "Beau Geste" (design 386)

RORC Yacht of the Year

Mumm 30 "Barlo Plastics" (design 338)

Sailing World Boat of the Year

Best One Design Dinghy

Mega Byte (design 356)

2000

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia: Alan Payne Memorial Trophy

Designer of 1999 Sydney-Hobart Overall Winner

Farr IMS 49, "Yendys" (design 447)

RECORD: 1999 Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race

Whitbread 60 "Nokia" (design 394)

Cruising World Boat of the Year

Cruiser/Racer

Beneteau First 40.7 (design 354)

1999

Sailing World Boat of the Year

Farr 40 One Design (design 374)

1998

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia: Alan Payne Memorial Trophy

Designer of 1997 Sydney-Hobart Overall Winner

Farr IMS 49, "Beau Geste" (design 420)

1997

Royal Society of New Zealand:

New Zealand Science Technology Silver Medal

1996

RORC Yacht of the Year

Farr ILC 40 "Brava Q8" (design 330)

The City of Annapolis: Citation of Merit

1995

1994

Yachting Magazine: Best Yacht Designer

Yachting Magazine: Most Successful Boat

IOR

Farr Two Ton "La Rouge" (design 242)

Yachting Magazine: Most Successful Boat

IMS

Mumm 36 "Pigs in Space" (design 299)

1993

Yachting Magazine: Best Yacht Designer

Yachting Magazine: Most Successful Boat

IMS

Farr IMS 44 "Gaucho" (design 266)

Sailing World Hall of Fame

Inducted

Sailing World Magazine: Offshore Medal of Achievement

Farr IMS 44 "Gaucho" (design 266)

Farr IMS 40 "Cookson's High 5" (design 277)*

 

*honorable mention

1992

Observer Magazine: Named the Expert's Expert

   The Racing Yacht Designer's Racing Yacht Designer

1991

Yachting Magazine: Yacht of the Year

   Whitbread Maxi "Steinlager 2" (design 190

New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame

Inducted

Yachting Magazine: Best Yacht Designer

Order of the British Empire

Granted by HRH Queen Elizabeth II

1990

Mer & Bateaux Magazine: Architecte de L'Annee

1989

Yachting Magazine: Designer of the Year

City of Annapolis: Distinguished Business Award

Marine Trade Association of Maryland:

Distinguished Business Award

State of Maryland: Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay

1988

Bateaux Magazine: Architecte de L'Annee

State of Maryland: Governor's Citation

Awarded by William Donald Schaefer,

Governor State of Maryland

The Capital Newspaper Annapolis Sailor of the Year

Bruce Farr

Sailing World Boat of the Year

Farr One Ton

1987

Bateaux Magazine: Architecte de L'Annee

1976

Farr Yacht Design

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