Just recently, the FAREAST 28R received ISAF OD Class status (OneDesign), which is a great recognition for Fareast as a producer of keelboats in this category. A new FAREAST 23R, a smaller version and a really competitive club racer.
Based on the lines of the FAREAST28R, the FAREAST 23R is just a bit smaller and therefore easier to tow around and launch from a ramp. Fitted with the typical Fareast reverse bow and wide transom, the FAREAST 23R sails easily upwind and can become furious in a good breeze downwind with the centrum fitted bowprit. Speeds in the mid teens are no exception at all. A lot of emphasis has been put in a very efficient deck lay-out so that the boat can be sailed by any sailor. Certainly aimed as a grand-prix boat compared to the competition, but by no means intimidating.
The FAREAST 23R is designed with a generous ballast ratio of 44%. This in combination with the high form stability but low wetted surface, makes the FAREAST 23R a stable but slippery yacht.
The demise of a backstay enables a very modern rig plan with square-top mainsail and big fore triangle, but at the same time no difficult runner lines to be handled in a gybe. The pedigree from the bigger sister stays the same, high quality built, exiting performance at a very attractive price of USD 29.800 ex.VAT including a Main, Jib and Gennaker. As all models from Fareast Yachts, the FAREAST 23R comes with a vacuum infused hull in sandwich layer, and with well known deck equipment and rig from Selden, Harken and Spinlock. The rudder and lifting keel is made in carbon, and the bulb in lead. The overall weight makes her easy to trailer around at different venues.
LENGTH OVERALL 7,28mt
LENGTH W.L 6,97mt
SAIL AREA total Upwind 32,7m2
SAIL AREA total Downwind 73.0m2
I 8,82 mt
J 2,60 mt
P 8,90 mt
E 3,00 mt
Design: Simonis & Voogd Yacht Design
Price: 29.800 USD excl VAT
Including a Main sail + Jib in Sandwich & Gennaker in Nylon.