Specification

L.O.A
12,80m
L.W.L
11,20m
Beam
3,40m
Draft
2,00m
Mainsail
42,00 m2
Jib
34,2 m2
Fresh water tank
140l
Fuel tank
80l
Displacement
6.800kg
Ballast
2.550kg

Faurby 420

We wanted to make the Faurby 420 more comfortable and more capable of extended cruising. On deck her coachroof is low keeping her looking sharp and purposeful – without compromising headroom – while her long cockpit runs in the Faurby tradition of being sheltered and safe. Forward there’s deep stowage in the form of a forward sail locker. This extra sail locker not only provides stowage for offwind sails precisely where it’s needed, it also moves the forward cabin further aft so the whole cabin benefits from the extra beam, bringing an increased sense of space in a fast, slender hull shape. The double berth offers its occupants more room and there is more stowage for clothing and possessions.

The extra hull length also allows the option of a twin heads configuration, giving the owner a private en suite toilet and shower compartment.

The saloon makes the most of the 3.40m (11ft 2in) beam – it’s spacious and, thanks to the twin overhead hatches, remarkably bright with good ventilation. Given her size, there are many more options for an owner to choose, every part of the interior can be moved and shaped to your specific requirements depending on how and where you sail. You can choose the size and orientation of the chart table, the size you dedicate to the heads and shower compartment and also the shape and location of the galley. There is no standard interior, it’s all built for you and on the F420 you have more space available and thus more scope for personalisation.

On deck, you benefit from the extra length with a longer more spacious cockpit while still retaining high, safe coamings and excellent cockpit stowage.

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The customisable galley of a Faurby 420
An ideal interior

The galley is pivotal to how you use your yacht, everyone has their own preference for the shape, layout and storage options. No longer do you have to put up with where’d how a designer wants your galley to be; you choose its location and shape, even which locker you’d like us to custom fit your chinaware into. We make a bespoke galley that works perfectly for you.

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The highly customisable saloon of a Faurby 420
An ideal interior

No two interiors are identical, some have more customisation than others. Some are crafted in mahogany, others in teak or oak. Many owners opt for a modern, contemporary feel while others want something more reminiscent of the bygone era of classic wooden yachts. We make interiors that are as individual as a fine tailored suit.

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Faurby 420 sailing
Designed to sail

A Faurby has to be a yacht that sails well, or she cannot be a Faurby. The slender hull shape has less resistance and is faster and more easily driven in light weather. This means you can sail in less wind and the design keeps the waterline almost symmetrical along the direction of travel even as she heels. This benefits the yacht’s behaviour; she remains balanced and easy to handle.

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Faurby yacht sailing at high speed
Designed to sail

On a yacht like the Faurby that is designed for displacement speeds, the full length of the hull stays in the water while sailing. This retains the dynamic waterline length, which boosts boatspeed. Other yachts with wider hull forms can unbalance as they heel, lifting the ends out of the water and reducing the dynamic waterline length while also lifting the top of the rudder from the water. This reduces the rudder’s effect, losing steerage and is why many wide-hulled boats need twin rudders. We don’t need two, we use a single, deep rudder.

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Faurby yacht sailing at high speed
Designed to sail

The sleek hull shape has enabled our designers to add more hull volume in the ends of the yacht, which increases the prismatic coefficient and therefore gives better boatspeed while sailing at displacement speeds. Or, put simply, it gives the narrower design more space in a hull that is comfortable, well-behaved and takes less effort to reach her potential hull speed.

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Faurby 420 side illustration
Designed to sail

It’s not just the design of the hull that sets us apart, we offer a refined design of keel and rudder, streamlined for minimise drag and engineered to give the best possible stability and performance without compromising your ability to cruise comfortably.

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Faurby Keels
Designed to sail

Our T-keel design has been developed by the double Olympic gold medallist Jesper Bank to reduce the drag by 40% over our standard appendages. A T-shaped keel has the least drag and put’s the yacht’s ballast in a bulb the furthest away from her vertical centre of gravity for the greatest stability. She will heel less and you can carry more sail area for longer, reducing the need for reefing.

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Faurby Yacht T-keel
Designed to sail

The T-keel is optimised and individually built for each yacht. By increasing the draught we can reduce the ballast, making the boat’s total displacement lighter without affecting her stability. Likewise, we can reduce the draught and increase the ballast with minimal expense of her upwind performance while making shallower cruising areas more accessible. We can do this because the blade of the keel is made from a custom-made steel frame that’s constructed to give you the draught you require.

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Faurby keel frame
Designed to sail

The keel’s steel frame is enclosed in a GRP fairing to make it as smooth, regular and as streamlined as possible. The shape of the lead bulb is designed to provide lift: around 2mm on our Faurby 460. It might not sound like much but it helps improve the yacht’s overall performance without compromising her comfort or safety.

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Faurby Jesper Bank rudder
Designed to sail

The deep, short-chord rudder blade has also been developed by Jesper Bank. Taking inspiration from the pectoral fins of a humpback whale which are surprisingly agile, given their size. This gives the perfect balance between control, responsiveness and feedback.

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Faurby F420 interior
Built for the sea

Now the headlining and hatches can be added and the interior hand-finished. At Faurby we don’t hide the screws used to construct the interior. Instead, we make the interior so it can be easily removed for repair or alterations in the future. In 20 years’ time you may need to access some wiring behind a panel. We believe this is the best way of making a strong, fast, high-quality performance cruiser that will look after you whatever the conditions.

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Faurby hand made yachts
Hand-built quality

At Faurby we don’t make our yachts the easy way, we make them the right way and we pay attention to every detail on board. Each yacht’s interior is handmade – every piece of wood is cut by a person, not a computer. If you want a berth 15cm (6 in) longer, we can do that. Need more headroom? We can lower the floor and increase the height of the topsides in the mould, just for you. Because our master craftsmen are not bound by the easiest or most cost-effective way of building boats, we can offer you a unique sailing boat.

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Specialised craftsmen assembling the hull construction
Built for the sea

All our hulls are hand-laminated at our yard in Lunderskov, Denmark. The gelcoat we use for the contrasting coloured hull lines are hand-painted into the mould before the hull’s gelcoat is applied. When that is dry, the layers of chopped-strand mat are hand-rolled into place.

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Faurby steelframe in the hull
Built for the sea

On our Faurby 335 we use a balsawood core throughout the hull, on larger models we use closed-cell Divinycell foam core and a substantial galvanised steel frame is both bonded and laminated into the bilge to take the loads from the mast and keel.

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Construction of a Faurby Yacht
Built for the sea

Stringers are also laminated into the hull for extra strength. Bulkheads and cabinetry for bunk and seat bases are laminated to the hull too, which creates a remarkably strong and rigid hull. The interior is then handmade according to each owner’s personal requirement for layout and storage solutions.

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A specialised craftsman mounting the teak deck
Built for the sea

While the interior is being crafted, teak is shaped and bonded to the deck. We take into account any customisation that was requested by the owner and shape the teak around any fittings accordingly. This creates a beautiful, unique and hardwearing deck.

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Faurby hand made yachts
Built for the sea

With the deck fittings in place and the interior cabinetry taking shape, the deck is bonded and through-bolted to the hull – through the solid teak toerail. The join is then laminated from the inside to make the hull and deck a single, strong structure.

Thomas Dan Hougaard

Thomas Dan Hougaard

Lars Buchwald

Lars Buchwald