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Price: $110,000
Brand: Farr
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1996
Length: 47 ft.
Location: Buffalo, NY
Name: Damn Yankee


1996 Farr 47

“Damn Yankee”

Buffalo, NY

Asking $110,000

Hull No. HQZ00229L696


This racing machine was given new life by the current owner with a rebuild inside a professional workshop.  New Awlgrip paint job over the carbon hull, race bottom as fair and smooth as they come, stanchions and pulpit rebuilt, interior re-furbished.  A fresh sail inventory that allows you to race in any format and has done well in many distance races.  All new running rigging, B&G electronics system, custom cradle and winter cover with framing.  Check out that huge carbon wheel!

Currently stored and docked at RCR Yachts Buffalo


Designer: Bruce Farr

Builder: Robertson & Cain in South Africa

Built: September 1996

ILC-46 Class Design


Hull No. HQZ00229L696

Coast Guard Registration: 1114460


L.O.A. 47’

Beam: 14’ 2”

Draft: Swept Back Fin: 10’ 4”

Displacement: 17,298 Lbs.

Ballast: 3300 Lbs.


Mast: 73 feet above water line

Sail Area: Main & 100% Genoa 822sq ft.


PHRF Rating: -18

PHRF Crew Limit: 14

2005 Americap Rating: 1.042

IRC Rating: 1.261

GPH 520.5

ORR Bayview 1.0322



Yanmar 3JH3E36 HP 3 cylinder diesel

The fuel tank holds approximately 15 gallons.

Alternator – Hitachi 12 volt – 55amp

Starter – Yanmar SH4-483

Batteries Group 27

Navigation Lights

Saildrive – SD-31

Propeller; Gori geared folding;



B&G System throughout

20/20 Mast Displays; 5 Each

Multi Function Displays; 4 each

GPS Model 12

B&G Wind Instrument Mast

Depth Transducer

Boat Speed Transducer

Garmin GPSMAP 3206/3210

VHF Radio, West Marine 500


Boat Cradle

The custom-built boat cradle is 17’ 6” long and 7’ 6” wide. It is 10’ 3” to the top of the bow bunk and 10’ 8” to the top of the stern bunk.



Carbon Fiber Hull

Keel is an iron and lead fin, faired and painted.  Attached by keel bolts, nuts, washers



All Stanchions Powder Coated Black

Custom Fixed Sprit for Asymmetrical sails

Navtec Air Vang


Primary-Model 60-3 Speed

Halyards- Model 40STOR- 2 Speed Self Tail

Main Sheet- Model 55STOR- 3 Speed Self Tail

Runners- Model 44STOR – 2 Speed Self Tail

Primary Winches – Lewmar 60



All North Sails Inventory, with every sail needed to do any sort of course or distance racing.

2017 Mainsail (3Di Raw)

2017 Light Medium 1 Genoa (3Di)

2015 Light Medium 1 Genoa

2018 #2 Jib (3Di Raw)

2017 #3 Jib (3Di)

2010 #5 Jib

2016 Storm Trysail

2020 Storm Jib

2012 Staysail

2010 Code Zero

2018 A1.5

2019 A3

2020 A4

2019 S2

2018 S4



Simple and clean interior with 4 cushioned bunks 

Nav table with breaker switches and electronics

Galley to Port 

Carbon Refrigerator

Enclosed head with holding tank just forward of mast

Open Bow for Spinnaker sets and douses through hatch

110V Shore Power





Coast Guard Required Safety Gear

Cockpit mounted bags

Winch Handles

Offshore Gear

Spare lines and running rigging

Life Raft

Man Overboard Module



Windex 15

Tuff Luff System

Anchor - Danford type fortress marine lightweight aluminum with chain and rode.  Secondary smaller danforth galvanized anchor.

Traveler Harken Track

Lewmar Forward Hatch


About the Farr 47 from Farr Yacht Design:

This design combines lighter displacement than her predecessors, a generous sailplan and high stability to deliver exceptional all-around performance.

The hull shape and appendages have been refined as we constantly analyze the performance of our large fleet of IMS designs and reflects the Farr concept of a very high performance yacht that will bring home the trophies. The keel is built with a removable "tip" that is necessary to reduce the height of the yacht for shipping and also allows easy fitting of a keel tip that is suitable for ILC 46 racing.

Carbon fiber construction has been chosen for its exceptional light weight and stiffness that should prove beneficial in windier conditions. All structural components including hull, deck, internal framing and rudder stock are constructed in carbon to gain the maximum advantage.

The deck layout and 4-spreader rig reflect our most current "full-race" concept with a complete emphasis on sail control and efficient boat handling for both inshore and offshore racing. Pedestal driven primary winches are required in this size yacht as the level of competition in a racing fleet of closely matched yachts places a premium on quick tacks and aggressive gybing to gain every advantage. A large diameter steering wheel has become the preference in fleet racing allowing the helmsman freedom to easily get to leeward for the best possible view during the start and at mark roundings. An added benefit of wheel steering is that it's typically less physically taxing on the helmsman for long distance races. The mainsheet trimmer is positioned immediately aft of the helmsman with essential mainsail controls lead aft so they're always close at hand.


Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Tim Finkle, CPYB - 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, where he is on the board of directors.  He is the co-chair of the CanAm Challenge that hosts a one-design regatta each July at YYC.  Tim is also on the board for Sail America. He works out of the Youngstown and Buffalo offices and lives in Lewiston with his wife Aly and kids Cole & Louise.