The Farr MRX

The Farr 10.20 was selected as the perfect basis for the MRX design,

but with many racing features such as a new match race cockpit layout.

The deck layout features a minimum sized cabin, wide side decks and a large open cockpit designed with input from Simon Daubney, Rod Davis and Joe Allen. Below the waterline a snub winged keel and a specially designed rudder are fitted.

The swept back spreader rig carries a 145% overlap No 1 genoa, a number 2 blade, a main with 1 reefing point and a .75 oz spinnaker.

Whilst life lines are not fitted, the wide side decks, hiking rails and large cockpit provide security.

The MRX is like a large dinghy to sail, light on the helm, easily driven and sensitive to sail and hull trim for peak performance. All sail controls lead back to the cockpit for easy adjustment. The top mast back stay leads forward to a cleat with easy reach of the helmsman.

Accommodation below is basic with 2 aluminium bench seats in the main cabin and 2 pipe quarter berths aft. A toilet and sink are fitted. The MRX is powered by an 18 hp Volvo Penta with saildrive.

Design Information

LOA: 10.32m

LWL: 8.56m

Beam: 3.19m

Draft: 1.67m

Displacement: 3,500KG

Designer: Bruce Farr & Associates

Builder: McDell Marine