Fareast 18R

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Fareast 18R
Fareast 18R 2014-02-05 12-40.jpg
Fareast 18R logo 2014-02-05 12-59.jpg
Class Symbol
Current Specifications
Crew 2-4
Type Monohull
Construction GRP
Rig Fractional
Keel Lifting keel
LOA 5.80m
LOH 5.61m
LWL 5.15m
Beam 2.20m
Draft 1.20m (max)
Mainsail area 13.1m2
Jib / Genoa area 8.8m2
Spinnaker area 28.2m2
Development
Year 2013
Designer Simonis-Voogd

The Fareast 18R is a modern sailboat designed by Simonis-Voogd and built by Far East Boats in Shanghai, China. It features a lifting keel with a lead bulb, a roller furling jib, a bowsprit for an asymmetrical spinnaker, and an open deck. It can be raced with a crew of 3.

A variation of the Fareast 18R, the Fareast 18 shares the same hull, rig, and sailplan, but features a small cabin in lieu of a reduced deck.

The Fareast 18R / 18 has been recognized with the "2014 Best Boat" award by Sail magazine, and was also nominated to the "2014 Boat of the Year" award by Sailing World magazine.

Design[edit]

The Fareast 18R was designed by Simonis-Voogd. The Dutch-South African naval architecture firm, formed by Alexander Simonis and Martin Voogd, has created more than 200 designs, including various Dehler keelboats, and the Nicorette Megayacht, winner of the Sidney-Hobart Regatta.

References[edit]

http://en.fareastboats.com/Products_Details.asp?c_id=137&c_id2=156

http://www.sailmagazine.com/best-boats/sails-best-boats-2014far-east-1818r

http://www.sailingworld.com/gallery/photos/fareast-18r-boty-2014-nominee

http://www.simonis-voogd.com/