Blue Print was a ‘one design’ Farr 6000 trailer sailer, designed by Bruce Farr and manufactured in New Zealand in 1980. At 6 metres (20′) length she was safe, stable, practical and roomy – although not very fast! Her swing keel (0.4 – 1.55 metres / 1’4″ – 5’1″) allowed us to explore shallow water ways and then tie up to the shore of an evening. We purchased her in late 2008 and and extensively restored her over the almost 8 years that we owned her. We sailed over 1500 nautical miles and trailed her almost 8,000 km on her on multiple trips to the Hawkesbury, Cowan Creek, Pittwater, Sydney, St Georges Basin, Sussex Inlet, Batemans Bay, Twofold Bay Eden, Jindabyne, and of course the Gippsland Lakes. She was great boat to learn to sail on and from October 2015 has moved on to new adventures in Melbourne.
The Farr 6000 is a great family boat – to learn more about her have a look at the Farr Trailer Yachts site.