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Price: $99,000
Brand: Farr
Type: Sailboat
Year: 2009
Length: 36 ft.
Location: Buffalo, NY
Name: Veloce


2009 Farr 11S

Hull #5 “Veloce”

RCR Buffalo, Asking $99,000

Hull number 5 of the 6 boats built.  This is the second iteration of the Farr 11S design with twin rudders under the boat, an inboard engine and a fixed forestay and twin backstays.  The particular hull also has a custom MOOG designed, built and installed MOOG hydraulic servo valve system for the canting keel hydraulics. 

Always stored with the rig down and in a covered box to protect the carbon.  The boat is completed covered with a customer winter cover.  The cradle has hull formed bunks to support it properly.  When in the water, the halyards were run to the top of the mast to protect the lines, every time they left the boat! 

The Farr 11S is a complete rocketship and “Veloce” is the best one available by far.  A freshwater meticulously maintained racer that is a unique package of design, technology, engineering, and performance.  Contact Tim Finkle at RCR Yachts for more information.



Built by Premier Composite Technologies in Dubai, UAE

Male hull mold and female deck mold

Carbon fiber w/PVC foam core

Epoxy resin with carbon pre-preg

Interior structure carbon fiber

Hull & Deck AwlGrip paint finish (white)

Painted Waterline and Cove Stripe (Yellow)



Yanmar 1GM10 inboard diesel

Retractive drive strut with 3 blade prop

(The retracting prop was modified in 2012 to enable the prop to be retracted without having to align the prop in a vertical position)

Cockpit mounted engine panel

Key switch, electric start, tachometer and alarm

Spinlock single lever throttle/shift control

40L fuel tank

Battery charging and condition meter

Electric bilge pump



12V distribution/circuit breaker panel

2 12V batteries in boxes

1 Engine start battery

Hydraulic electronic controller

Hydraulic-electrical distribution system

Bilge pump

Running lights



Interior AwlGrip finished in service areas

2 gimbaled pipe berths

Marine porta-potty

Bladder water tank

Hand operated delivery system

Carbon Fiber galley basin

Stainless steel gimbaled 2-ring camping stove

Red and White cabin lights



Spinlock stoppers and organizers

Bow pulpit

Stern pushpits


S/S lifeline wires

Harken winches

Harken blocks and hardware

Upgraded Harken jib tracks

Upgraded Main traveler track


Rudder/Steering/Dagger Boards

Carbon stock inside foam and carbon blade

Mounted through hull with bearings

Under deck steering quadrant and linkage

Lengthened carbon fiber tiller

Tiller extension

Asymmetrical lifting dagger boards

Carbon fiber adjustable lifting struts

2:1 lifting purchase lead to a winch



CNC machined carbon/foam keel fin

Female molded fin blade

Machined lead keel bulb

Keel removable for trailering

45 degrees of keel cant


Canting System

Custom MOOG engineered system

Designed, built and installed MOOG Hydraulic servovalve system for the the keel hydraulics.  This was designed by “Veloce” owner Dr Dick Aubrecht (also VP of strategy and technology, corporate officer, and former chairman of MOOG) and two other engineers at MOOG.  They have over 60 years of experience designing such systems for aircraft flight control actuation systems, industrial automation, etc.  This is a micro-processor based system originally designed for wind turbine blade pitch control.  It provides much smoother and controllable positioning of the keel by the helmsman.  It also has a direct readout of the keel position so the cockpit crew can see where the keel is at all times.  The micro-processor is in a water proof housing directly on the valve so as to have no critical wire connectors.  This design is much more reliable than the original system installed by Premiere on this and all their canting keel boats.  They also installed a separate 24 volt power supply for this system so the keel 24 system does not interfere with the control system.



Hall Carbon Fiber Mast, Spreaders, Boom

Carbon retractable sprit

Nitronic rod rigging

Internal mast jack

Carbo foil headstay

Hall Quick Vang

New England Ropes running rigging

Carbon Instrument Bracket


Sails (all North Sails brand)

2015 3DL Carbon Mainsail with Slugs

2015 3DL Carbon Medium Heavy Jib (105%)

2009 3DL Mainsail with Slugs

2009 3DL Light Jib (106%)

2009 3DL Medium Heavy Jib (105%)

2009 3DL Heavy Jib (100%)

2009 Asymmetrical Code 1.5A

2009 Asymmetrical Code 3A



Ockam instrument system

4 displays on mast and 1 at Nav station

PC laptop & Panasonic touch book for on-deck



6 sheet/winch handle bags

Engine compartment has a separate automatic fire extinguisher



Custom steel cradle with hull formed bunks for dry land storage



LOA:11.18 m/36.68 ft

DWL:10.00 m/32.81 ft

Beam:3.281 m/11.25 ft

Draft:2.70 m/8.86 ft

Ballast:1,090 Kg/2,400 Lbs

Displ:2,400 Kg/5,300 Lbs

I:13.15 m/43.15 ft

J:3.55 m/11.65 ft

P:15.22 m/49.94 ft

E:5.71 m/18.73 ft

ISP:16.72 m/54.86 ft

TPS:6.33 m/20.77 ft

PHRF – Lake Erie Rating = -18


Canting Keel Technology: Inspiration and innovation led Dr. Dick Aubrecht—Moog’s Vice President Strategy & Technology and an experienced practicing engineer and sailboat racer—to install an ACV on the “Veloce,” his 11-meter, 2,500-kilogram Farr 11S sailboat. Aubrecht has worked for Moog since 1969 and been an avid sailboat racer for at least as long. Aubrecht had always admired the 22+ meter boats that compete in the Volvo Ocean Race, among the first vessels to employ a “canting” keel. This type of ballast moves laterally to keep a sailboat’s mast and hull at the best angle relative to the water’s surface during a race.


The new Farr 11s represents the culmination of intense discussions with the client, who previously owned a Farr 36 One Design. The carefully prepared brief called for an inshore boat with sufficient freeboard for coastal race capability, legs out hiking and minimal interior. The goal was to produce a very fast boat keelboat for its size (35 to 38 ft) crewed by no more than 6 or 7 intermediate level sailors. Racing venues included Key West, the Great Lakes and a variety of other regattas.

There has been considerable interest world wide in a mono hull that fits this vision and there are a number of examples similar to this style of boat. The acceptance of canting keel technology and the incredible outright speed of the VO 70's and Open 60's has opened many sailors' minds to new frontiers of high performance monohull sailing.

The challenge was to incorporate as many go fast features as possible while staying within sensible limits of price, ease of operation, and meeting safety standards of category 3 Offshore Special Regulations including stability and fit out requirements. The obvious goals are to provide high stability to carry a powerful sail plan, keep the whole package as light as possible, reduce drag, and produce a boat that will break out into high speeds in a controllable manner. These goals are blended with the desire to be a good all rounder for buoys races in a wide range of wind speeds, good in coastal type races where reaching performance and handling are important, and avoid any glaring weaknesses that are seen in some attempts at this concept.

The Farr 11s has a 45-degree canting keel, twin asymmetric canards and twin retractable rudders on a hull with high form stability. This combination has been explored in our Open 60, VO70, Cookson 50 and Leopard 3 research work and this project presented fertile ground to draw from our experience. The hull shape combines the demands for minimizing light air (low speed) drag with high-speed stability and excellent handling qualities. Twin rudders will help control in extreme conditions.

The rig is a transplant from skiff rig development with a large square-headed main on a highly swept spreader, no backstay rig. The concept should provide some automatic de powering, and minimize demands on the crew during maneuvers to leave hands available for canard operation, keel activation and sail handling. The retractable bowsprit stretches the sail plan to allow ample downwind sail area in the form of asymmetric spinnakers.

Construction is in carbon skin honeycomb core sandwich, with carbon keel fin, and an all up weight of 2400 Kg. Motoring power comes from an 20 HP outboard that is retractable in a well that opens to the cockpit. The keel is activated by a hydraulic ram/electric pump system.

The boat is being built by Premier Composite Technologies in Dubai who have received ongoing orders. Hull #1 is due to launch in Dubai in February 2007. The design team has been thoroughly engrossed by this project and is pleading for crew spots on this exciting boat.

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Tim Finkle - Sales & Marketing Manager

Youngstown, NY


Phone: 860-917-5416

Tim joined RCR Yachts in February 2014.  He grew up in Youngstown, learning to sail in the Youngstown YC Jr. Sailing program.  After leaving the area to attend Connecticut College and then work in New York City for 8 years, he decided to move home and follow his passion for boating.  He actively races his J/70 “Junior” all over the country and locally as a member of the Youngstown Yacht Club.  He is the co-chair of the CanAm Challenge that hosts a one-design regatta each July at YYC.  Tim is working in all areas of the business, but has focused mostly on Sales, Marketing and various company projects. He works out of the Youngstown and Buffalo offices and lives in Lewiston with his wife Aly and kids Cole & Louise.