Awards

Sorted by year

Year Award Source
2016   RECORD: Sydney Newcastle Race
     TP52 "Balance" (design № 533)
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
2015   RECORD: ARC Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
     Volvo Ocean 65 "Brunel" (design № 533)
World Cruising Club
2015   RECORD: Cowes to Dinard Race
     Farr 100 "Leopard" (design № 591)
Royal Ocean Racing Club
2015   RECORD: Cowes to St. Malo Race
     Farr 100 "Leopard" (design № 591)
Royal Ocean Racing Club
2015  

World Superyacht Award for Quality and Value: Southern Wind 102 "Farfalla" (design № 691)

World Superyacht Awards  
2015   RECORD: Albany to Fremantle Return Race
     TP52 "Calm" (design № 597)
Royal Ocean Racing Club
2015  

Yachts and Yachting Award: Farr 280 One Design (design № 732)

    Best Performance Boat (under 40ft.)

Yachts & Yachting Magazine  
2015  

BOAT OF THE YEAR: Farr 280 One Design (design № 732)

Sailing World Magazine  
2014  

BOAT OF THE YEAR: Volvo Ocean 65 (design № 757)

    Best Performance Boat (over 40ft.)

Yachts & Yachting Magazine  
2014  

EUROPEAN YACHT OF THE YEAR: Bavaria Cruiser 46 (design № 695M)

    Best Family Cruiser

Yacht Magazine  
2013  

BOAT OF THE YEAR: Bavaria Vision 46 (design № 733)

    Best Full Size Cruiser

Cruising World  
2012   RECORD: International Maxi Association Transatlantic Race Course Record
     Farr 30M RAN LEOPARD(design № 591)
International Maxi Association Transatlantic Race
2012   RECORD: West to East Ambrose Lighthouse to Lizard Point Under 60' Single-Handed Monohull Record, Male
     Open 60 HUGO BOSS (design № 609M), Alex Thomson
World Sailing Speed Record Council  
2012  

Distinguished Service Award: Bruce Farr

    

National Maritime Historial Society  
2012  

BOAT OF THE YEAR: Farr 400 One Design (design № 724)

    Best Offshore One Design

Sailing World Magazine
2012  

BEST BOAT AWARD: Farr 400 One Design (design № 724)

    Best Performance Boat: 30 feet and over

Sail Magazine  
2012  

BEST BOAT AWARD: Bavaria Cruiser 45 (design № 695)

    Best Cruising Monohull under 50 Feet

Sail Magazine  
2011
RECORD: Rolex Fastnet Race Monohull Record
     VO70 AZZAM (design № 715), Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
Royal Ocean Racing Club  
2011   Le Record SNSM
    IMOCA, AKENA VERANDAS (design № 602), skippered by Arnaud Brossieres
National Society of Sea Rescue  
2009   BOAT OF THE YEAR: Beneteau First 40 (design № 608)   Sailing World Magazine  
2009   YACHT OF THE YEAR: Beneteau First 35 (design № 622)
Voile Magazine
2009 Judge's Commendation for Best Sailing Yacht 30m to 44m
     Southern Wind 100 MRS SEVEN (design № 542)
World Superyacht Awards
2009 RECORD: Vendee Globe Race Record
     IMOCA 60 FONCIA (design № 602)
Vendee Globe Race
2009 RECORD: Heineken Cape to Bahia Record
     Farr 100 LEOPARD 3 (design № 591)
South Atlantic Race
2008 Alan Payne Memorial Trophy
     Designer of 2008 Sydney-Hobart Overall Winner
     TP52 QUEST (design № 533)
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
2008 Premio Barca Dell'Anno
    Southern Wind 100 MRS SEVEN (design № 542)
Vela e Motore
2008 RECORD: Transatlantic Speed Sailing Record
     Farr 30M LEOPARD 3 (design № 591)
World Sailing Speed Record Council
2008 Compasso d'Oro
    Yacht: Wally 80 SHAKA (design № 435)
ADI Associazione per il Disegno Industriale & Fondazione ADI per il Design Italiano
2008 World Class New Zealand "Tall Poppy"
    New Thinking: Bruce Farr
KEA New Zealand and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
2007 Alan Payne Memorial Trophy
     Designer of 2007 Sydney-Hobart Overall Winner
     STP 65 ROSEBUD (design № 604)
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
2007 RECORD: Rolex Fastnet Race Monohull Record
     Farr 30M LEOPARD 3 (design № 591)
Royal Ocean Racing Club
2007 RORC Yacht of the Year
     Cookson 50 CHIEFTAIN (design № 541)
Royal Ocean Racing Club
2007 Millennium Yacht Design Award:
     Sailing Yachts over 80 ft.
     Finalist: Farr Nauta 80 DS (design № 489)
SEATEC
2006 BOAT OF THE YEAR:
     Cookson 50 CHIEFTAIN (design № 541)
Irish Cruiser Racing Association

2005

RECORD: Longest distance sailed by a Monohull in 24 hours
     VO70 TELEFONICA MOVIESTAR (design № 550)
World Sailing Speed Record Council
2005
BOAT OF THE YEAR: Beneteau First 44.7 (design № 496)
     Best Cruiser/Racer
Sailing World Magazine
2004

BOAT OF THE YEAR: Farr 36 One Design (design № 492)

     Best Performance Boat

Sailing World Magazine
2003

Alan Payne Memorial Trophy

     Designer of 2003 Sydney-Hobart Overall Winner

     First 40.7, FIRST NATIONAL (design № 354)

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
2003
Annapolis Maritime Hall of Fame
Annapolis Maritime Hall of Fame
2002

BOAT OF THE YEAR: Farr 395 (design № 468)

     Overall Winner and Best Racer/Cruiser

Sailing World Magazine
2002

BOAT OF THE YEAR: Beneteau First 36.7 (design № 446)

     Best Value

Cruising World Magazine
2000

Alan Payne Memorial Trophy

     Designer of 2000 Sydney-Hobart Overall Winner

     Farr IMS 47, SAP AUSMAID (design № 328)

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
2000

RORC Yacht of the Year

     BARLO PLASTICS, Mumm 30 (design № 338)

Royal Ocean Racing Club
2000

Best Design Awards

     John Britten Award, Bruce Farr

Designers Institute of New Zealand
2000

BOAT OF THE YEAR: Mega Byte (design № 356)

     Best One-Design Dinghy

Sailing World Magazine
2000

RECORD:China Sea Race
     Whitbread 60, BEAU GESTE (ex-Chessie Racing)
     design № 386

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht & Manila Yacht Club
1999

Alan Payne Memorial Trophy

     Designer of 1999 Sydney-Hobart Overall Winner:

     Farr IMS 49, YENDYS (design № 447)

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
1999

RECORD: 1999 Sydney - Hobart Race

     Whitbread 60, NOKIA (design № 394)

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
1999

BOAT OF THE YEAR: Beneteau First 40.7 (design № 354)

     Cruiser/Racer Category

Cruising World Magazine
1998

BOAT OF THE YEAR: Farr 40 One Design (design № 374)

     Overall Winner

Sailing World Magazine
1997

Alan Payne Memorial Trophy:

     Designer of 1997 Sydney-Hobart Overall Winner:

     Farr IMS 49, BEAU GESTE (design № 420)

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
1996
New Zealand Science Technology Silver Medal
Royal Society of New Zealand
1995
RORC Yacht of the Year:
     Farr ILC 40, BRAVA Q8 (design № 330)
Royal Offshore Racing Club
1995
Citation of Merit
City of Annapolis
1993
Best Yacht Designer
Yachting Magazine
1993

Most Successful Boat:

     IMS: Mumm 36, PIGS IN SPACE (design № 299)

Yachting Magazine
1993

Most Successful Boat:

     IOR: Farr Two Ton, LA ROUGE (design № 242)

Yachting Magazine
1992
Best Yacht Designer
Yachting Magazine
1992

Most Successful Boat:

     IMS: Farr IMS 44, GAUCHO (design № 266)

Yachting Magazine
1992

Offshore Medal of Achievement:
     Farr IMS 44, GAUCHO (design № 266)

Honorable Mention:

     Farr IMS 40, COOKSON'S HIGH 5 (design № 277)

Sailing World Magazine
1992
Elected to the Sailing World Hall of Fame
Sailing World Magazine
1991

Named the Expert's Expert:

     The Racing Yacht Designer's Racing Yacht Designer

Observer Magazine
1990
Yacht of the Year:
     STEINLAGER 2 (design № 190)
Yachting Magazine
1990
Best Designer
Yachting Magazine
1990
Inducted into the NZ Sports Hall of Fame
New Zealand
1990
Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
HRH Queen Elizabeth II
1989
Architecte de L'Annee
Mer & Bateaux Magazine
1988
Designer of the Year
Yachting Magazine
1988
Distinguished Business Award
Marine Trade Association of Maryland
1988
Distinguished Business Award
City of Annapolis
1988
Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay
State of Maryland
1987
Architecte de L'Annee
Bateaux Magazine
1987
Annapolis Sailor of the Year
The Capital Newspaper
1987
Governor's Citation

William Donald Schaefer, Governor

State of Maryland

1987
BOAT OF THE YEAR:
     Farr One Ton
Sailing World Magazine
1976
Yachtsman of the Year
New Zealand