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The Farr 520 Performance Cruiser is a real gem of a yacht. Fast, fun to sail and the same hull as the Farr 52 one design, but with a much more sedate interior. Not many of these were built and so having one on the market is almost a unique opportunity. Only in her second ownership, she has done more miles in the last year than the last 15 and been well serviced and looked after with a good electrical and instrumental refit.
RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC or RCDII (2013/53/EU as appropriate (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A
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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
DK Yachts, situated in Malacca, Malaysia, specialises in building custom high-tech composite racing yachts and is one of only 3 licensed builders for Farr International worldwide, building the Mumm 30, the new Farr® 36 OD, Farr® 40 OD and the Farr® 52 One Design.
DK Yachts was established at Composite Technology City, Malacca, Malaysia in 1997 as a joint venture between German and Malaysian interests. Since that time DK has been steadily establishing itself as one of the world’s best practice boat builders and is fast becoming recognised as a benchmark in quality composite yacht construction.
DK Yachts has one of the most technologically advanced composite manufacturing facilities in the world. The impressive 110,000 sq ft fully airconditioned boatyard contains a multi-cycle computerised spray chamber and curing oven, dedicated laminating room and engineering workshop, plus one of the largest five-axis CNC milling machines in South East Asia to complement its eight station IBM CAD/CAM design system.
CEO Hannes Waimer has an enviable background in composite yacht construction having cofounded "Speedwave" in Germany. Speedwave was a name synonymous with the construction of specialised components for Whitbread / Volvo Around-the-World, America's Cup, Admiral’s Cup and Maxi yachts. Speedwave built such components as carbon fibre / titanium rudders and keels for Admiral’s Cup yachts; the spreaders and rudders for the America's Cup winning 12m yacht Stars and Stripes; and the rudder, keel and steering system for the Whitbread / Volvo Around-the-World yacht UBS Switzerland. From there Speedwave went on to build the ILC 40 Anemos amongst other hightech yachting projects. In fact, during the late eighties and well into the nineties, just about every serious Maxi boat and Admiral’s Cup contender had some degree of "Speedwave" on board.
With this pedigree, the company brought to Malaysia a team of 20 technicians, many of which previously
worked at Speedwave, and now work alongside 230 locally employed staff.
DK’s 110,000 square foot manufacturing facility has sold an impressive range of 35 racing yachts ranging from the Mumm 30, Farr® 40 One Design and the Farr® 52 One Design, to a 115ft ocean racing yacht designed by Juan K of Prada America’s Cup fame. Other marine products include moulds for the Victory team’s offshore racing powerboat, moulds for a 50ft Catamaran motorboat designed by Peter van Oosanen built for a Dutch boatyard.
Hannes Waimer says, "Because DK’s concern extends beyond boat building, and is actively involved in architectural and industrial application of composite construction, we are able to have a lot more equipment compared to other boatyards. Add to that our technical prowess, experience in the racing yacht field and ISO 9002 Certification, we are capable of doing some excellent yacht work."
Text taken from the Farr Yacht Design’s Brochure for the boat.
The Farr 520 is developed from the hugely successful Farr 52OD, a boat which has proven to results under IMS, PHRF, IRC and IRM rating systems. These moderate to light displacement flyers have achieved world renowned success – Bear of Britain being overall winner of the America’s Cup Jubilee Regatta.
Now Farr International and DK Yachts have developed a racer/cruiser version of this design using the same hull and foils. This new yacht will be a no-compromise contender in all major handicap ratings which is at the same time comfortably appointed below decks with a beautifully conceived and detailed interior styling by Design Unlimited.
Text taken from the Farr Yacht Designer’s brochure for the boat.
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