€135,000 tax paid

Full pre-preg composite ORC/IRC racer

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelGoetz Farr 53 Custom
DesignerFarr Yacht Design
Boat NameQQ7
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingAdriatic Sea, Italy


LOA16.39m (53'0")
LWL15.9m (52'0")
Beam3.84m (12'0")
Draft2.9m (9'0")
Hull ConstructionPre-preg carbon/Kevlar composite
EngineYanmar 4JH3E 56hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Michele Antonini
Broker - Grabau International Italia

+39 333 74 89 271

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    Farr designed performance racer in full pre-preg composite with an extensive sail wardrobe and continuously optimized for racing under ORC and IRC rating rules.


    Designed in 2002 by Farr Yacht Design as Design Nr. 493m IMS53, built in the US by Goetz in epoxy prepreg Kevlar with carbon reinforcement and launched in 2003 as ORLANDA this Farr 53, now QQ7, is a high-performance racer 53’ continuously optimized for racing under IRC and ORC.

    Fitment of a powerful plan carbon fibre Hall Spars rig and a great sail wardrobe QQ7 is now looking for a new passionate sailor wishing for adrenaline and fast ready for sail Farr Design.

    QQ7’s specification highlights include:-
    • Full pre-preg Kevlar carbon composite construction
    • Hall Spars carbon fibre mast and boom
    • Carbon fibre pole
    • Carbon fibre bowsprit
    • B&G H5000 electronics – 2018
    • Keel Cossutti optimized – 2019
    • 2 Harken carbon fibre coffee grinder


    The boat always collected multi-victories during the years and, in 2017, it won the first prize at XIV edition of “Regata dei cetacei”, it was ranked first in the category IRC Corynthian at the prestigious Copa del Rey in Palma de Mallorca and lastly, at Tour de Corse, got the third place of ORC category and fifth in real time.
    Apart from that, there are 9 Olympic Sails racing sails, all manufactured during the last 12 months (practically new) as well as a further 16 spare-sails including 5 spinnakers.

    Built in USA by the Goetz shipyard in 2003 with no budget’s limit. The boat, seen from its inside, generates so much emotion such it was so well built, by enhancing the special manufacturing of the hull in kevlar. Complete and careful re-fit made during 2016/2017, the whole boat has been re- checked and all possible worn parts have been replaced piece by piece. Tailor-made boat’s cradle is property of the boat itself.

    On late year 2018 improved with new B&G modern H5000 full-set instrumentation. On year 2019, through a cooperation with COSSUTTI Yacht Design Studio in Udine, Italy, the boat’s keel has been re-projected and a new bulb has been built: such significant investment has enabled the boat to highly improve its straightening, leading it from 327,1 to 405,60 with a GPH of 487,3 (year 2018) that has become of 498,1 on year 2019. As a consequence to this modification, “QQ7” has therefore achieved a better rating anyhow also increasing the global weight, that now has risen to 11581. This intervention has made “QQ7” not only faster in VPP but also more competitive in corrected time.



    RCD Status:
    • tbc

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Pre-preg Kevlar composite hull construction built on a male module
    • Pre-preg Kevlar deck and superstructure construction built on a female module
    • Carbon fibre reinforcement
    • Red painted hull

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Cossutti design recently optimized keel with t-profile bulb
    • Carbon fibre balanced rudder


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 4JH3E 4-cylinder marine diesel engine producing 56hp @ 3800 rpm
    • Fresh¬water cooled engine.

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Date of last engine service: 2019

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • 2-bladed folding propeller
    • Twin carbon fibre wheel steering
    • Emergency tiller.


    Voltage systems:
    • 2x 12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power or inverter
    • 12vDC engine start circuit

    Battery Banks:
    • 12vDC service battery pack
    • 1x 12vDC engine start battery

    • Mastervolt 12/220v automatic battery chargers

    • Marinco Sine Wave 1000W Inverter

    • Yanmar 12vDC Engine-mounted alternator


    Fresh Water:
    • The freshwater circuit

    Bilge Pumps:
    • Bilge area divided into two compartments (central and aft), each fitted with 12vDC automatic electric bilge pumps
    • Manual bilge pump for main accommodation area bilge

    • B&G H5000 Hydra CPU, Masthead Unit wind speed and angle
    • magnetic compass
    • B&G Autopilot
    • 4x B&G 30/30 Remote display units at mast
    • 3x B&G repeater in the cockpit
    • B&G display in the chart table
    • B&G network system
    • Garmin GPSmap 5012 chartplotter in the cockpit

    Communications Equipment:
    • Icon WHF with DSC


    • 1x manual flush marine toilet
    • Cold pressurised water supplies with shower in head


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Sleeps up to 4 crew in pullman bed


    • Hall Spars carbon fibre black painter mast
    • 11/12 fractional keel-stepped mast with two-sets of swept-back spreaders
    • Southern Spars carbon fibre racing boom
    • Carbon gennaker pole
    • Spinnaker pole track on mast
    • Carbon fibre bowsprit
    • Tuff luff racing jib
    • Fully-battened mainsail system with low-friction mainsail slides and
    • Stainless steel rod standing rigging
    • Backstay with split bridle
    • Harken transverse jib tracks
    • Harken main sailsheet traveller
    • 2x Harken pedestal racing coffee grinder

    • 2x Harken 48 2-speed self-tailing winches carbon on the coach roof
    • 2x Harken 50.2 2 speed self tailing carbon winches
    • 2x Harken 48 2-speed self-tailing winches carbon for backstay
    • 2x Harken 2 speed self tailing carbon winches powered by forward coffee grinder
    • 2x Harken 2 speed carbon winches powered by aft coffee grinder

    • Racing Sails Wardrobe in Use 2019:
    • Main Olimpic Sails
    • Jib Light Olimpic Sails
    • Jib Medium Olimpic Sails
    • Jib Heavy Olimpic Sails
    • Jib Super Heavy
    • Jib top
    • Staysail
    • Staysail aft
    • Gennaker A1 Olimpic Sails
    • Gennaker A1.5 light North Sails
    • Gennaker A3
    • Spinnaker S2 Runner – 2019
    • Spinnaker
    • Spinnaker S0
    • Spinnaker S1.5
    • Spinnaker S2
    • Spinnaker S2 Heavy
    • Code 0 Olimpi Sails
    • Storm trysail
    • Spitfire
    • Racing Sails wardrobe stock:
    • Jib extra light Velman
    • Gennaker A2 top mast Olimpic Sails
    • Gennaker A1.5 top mast Olimpic Sails
    • Gennaker A1 top mast
    • Jib “Last hope”

    • Stainless steel pulpit and pushpits with guardwire stanchions and twin guardwires
    • Boat’s cradle


    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.

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    Adriatic Sea, Italy

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    Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
    Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
    Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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