New Listing – 2005 Latini Marine Farr 85 Custom


Grabau International is delighted to announce the new listing of the 2005 Latini Marine Farr 85 Custom ‘ROMA’.

Farr designed performance racer-cruiser in full pre-preg carbon composite with telescopic keel, push-button rig and 4-cabin plus crew quarter interior layout.


Launched in 2005 to designs by Farr Yacht Design (Design no.535) and in collaboration with Lazzarinni Pickering Architetti, ROMA is a 25m high-tech and high-performance racer cruiser constructed in pre-preg carbon composites by well known Latini Marine in Rome with project management by naval architect Vittorio Mariani (one of the founder of the Vallicelli & C. Yacht Design).

Fitment of an APM telescopic t-bulb keel allows easy navigation into marinas and anchorages with 2.95m minimum draft, while extending to 4.55m to make maximum use of her powerful rig plan.

ROMA’s specification highlights include:-
• Full pre-preg carbon composite construction
• Twin titanium wheels
• APM telescopic bulbed keel with 2.95/4.55 m draft
• Southern Spars carbon fibre rig with racing carbon fibre boom
• Hydraulic push button control for rig
• Hydraulic and electric winches
• 315hp Yanmar diesel engine with shaft drive
• Retractable bowthruster
• Onan 17.5 generator
• Schenker watermakers
• Air-conditioning with two compressor
• 4-cabin plus crew interior layout
• Raymarine electronic package – 2020
• Tender and outboard engine
• Farr outboard sailing dinghy fitting in the garage tender


Farr Yacht Design, always known for our racing design shapes, but is less well know for our fast cruising designs. While we have created successful yachts for such prestigious yards as Baltic, Wally, Nauta, and others, we have done very few that will carry the Farr Yacht Design name and that have been developed using our totally integrated research and design approach…until now!

In early 2003 an Italian client and his project manager approached us. Their directive, “create for us a fast yet elegant performance cruising and racing design of approximately 86′ in length”.

What is evolving is our design 535. There have been many attempts by others at this size of yacht, but our client felt that most were lacking in elegance above the waterline. His directive was to create a vision that was not broken up by combings and overly aggressive deck saloon type styling that seems to dominate today’s designs arena. Sleek, simple, and elegant were our marching orders.

The staff at Farr Yacht Design has attacked this eagerly and what is developing promises to be a yacht of uncompromising beauty not only in front of the fleet but at the dock as well.

Key features of the yacht will include a lifting keel with a minimum 2.9-meter depth, a five stateroom layout, and a signature Farr Yacht Design hull shape that guarantees performance.

The attached preliminary rendering images are our attempt to capture your request for a simple, clean, and elegant fast cruising yacht. Our preliminary concept pulls heavily from modern race boat design in its sheer line, stem slope, and overhangs. The deck in profile is sleek and well blended with its parent hull shape. On deck, clean rounded shapes are blended to enclose two cockpit areas while maintaining common styling character throughout.

At the front of the yacht we’ve started with a stem slope and knuckle shape derived in basic proportion from recent racing boat projects. We’ve combined that stem with a sleek and elegant sheer line capable of producing the target headroom dimensions. The sheer line and stem have been rounded with a generous radius continuing the hull-coloring scheme up around the deck edge for an integrated and aerodynamic look. At the aft end of the boat we’ve combined a generous overhang with a clean and simple sloped cylindrical transom.

On deck we’ve started with moderate deck camber, which balances well with the basic curvature of the hull topsides. We’ve added to that camber a sleek and simple cabin geometry intended to house dodgers, halyard line tunnels, hydraulic headsail control systems, and other equipment in order to keep the surrounding deck area as clean as possible. The cabin’s geometry is composed of aggressively sloped sides and generously rounded intersections, which produce a clean and modern looking surface. We’ve echoed those same themes in a character coaming, which encompasses the deck’s two cockpit areas with a stylish and functional surround.


“There was also some interesting new blood at Monaco, Latini Marine’s 85ft Farr Yacht Design ‘ROMA’ being one of the most dramatic, with an all-silver hull and deck and an all-white minimalist interior which took your breath away. Latini have been building yachts near Rome for 25yrs and really know their stuff.

They were basking in the glory of having won the Maxi Yacht Rolex Regatta in Sardinia just one month after launching. “Getting to the first weather mark before MAXIMUS and SKANDIA WILD THING was particularly satisfying,” said Umberto Zocca. On the helm was sailmaker Paulo Semeraro from Banks Italia.

But ROMA isn’t just a race boat – pedestals can be removed, press-button activated and her remarkable interior brought to life.”

Yachting World – December 2005

Latini Marine Farr 85 Custom – Roma – Asking Euro 1,580,000 VAT paid – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.

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