Largest of the Farr Trailer Yachts, the Farr 7500 is a spacious perfomance cruiser.
The cockpit is large and unobstructed making it safe and roomy for family, friends and young children. The transom mounted motor ensures superior manoeverability in confined spaces and eliminates the smell, noise and risk of cockpit well mounted motors.
In the hands of a skilled crew the Farr 7500 is a capable club and fleet racer.
In addition to the standard swing keel model, a fixed keel version without the moulded stub keel was built in very small numbers.
From the designers notes: January 1979
The commission for this design has come from ‘Sea Nymph Boats’ of Auckland, New Zealand (now McDell Marine), following the successful development of their 6000 and 5000 trailerable yachts (6m and 5m LOA) to our design.
The requirement was for a boat to cater for the ‘luxury’ style of trailerable sailing as well as to allow the small ‘keel’ boat owner to be able to avoid the hassles of mooring and enjoy the ability to sail and cruise in any waters with road access and launching facilities.
The large cockpit includes fuel and gear lockers, and all sail equipment controls are within easy reach. A small winch is mounted on the cabin top to starboard for headsail halyards. A ‘poptop’, sloping companionway with removable side panels, forward hatch and anchor well are incorporated in the deck design.
The internal arrangement provides a full galley to port, dinette to starboard (seating for six) and private forward cabin with fully enclosed separate toilet and generous hanging locker between forward and main cabins. Five adults can stretch out in the wide single berths or convert the dinette to a double berth for companionship of an additional bunk. The forward cabin also converts to a double berth if required. Generous stowage includes space for a portable refrigerator/ice box.
The hull has easy lines with a fine bow and powerful stern sections and will be both stable and ‘dry’ in all conditions. The rig includes a mast head backstay for good all round mast support, a choice of headsails, and a spinnaker for complimenting sunny days and assisting with fast passages.
Not currently known to be in production. Moulds believed to be in NSW.
Designer: Bruce Farr
Builders: Sea Nymph Boats Auckland, Binks Yachts Adelaide
Construction: Solid GRP
LOA: 7.48 metres 24’10”
DWL: 6.73 metres 22’1″
Beam: 2.5 metres 8’2″
Draft – Board down: 1.8m 5’11”
Draft – Board up: 0.462m 1’6″
Ballast: 367kg 806lb
Displacement: 1150kg 2570lb
Farr 7500 Interior
The 7500 has a ‘big boat’ feel below and has ample room to accommodate a family on extended cruises while still maintaining a degree of privacy. The accommodation layout is regarded by many as best in class for this popular size bracket.