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Latini Marine - Farr 85 Custom
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Latini Marine - Farr 85 Custom

Sailing BoatsLatini MarineFarr 85 CustomItaly

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


MCA CAT 2 – RINA 100 – A – Y Certification

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Pre-preg carbon composite hull construction built on a male module
Pre-preg carbon fibre deck and superstructure construction built on a female moudle
SPS System Corecell foam
Hull topsides painted – 2019
Deck topside painted – 2018
Cockpit topside painted – 2020

Keel & Rudder:
APM Keels hydraulic telescopic keel with t-profile bulb and 2.95m to 4.55m draft
Bulb weight – 8,000kgs
Keel serviced from APM in 2017
Carbon fibre balanced rudder


Engine & gearbox:
Yanmar 6-cylinder turbo-charged marine diesel engine producing 315hp @ 3800 rpm
Gearbox ZF 80-1A-2.8
Fresh¬water cooled engine.

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine hours – approx. 4.000 at March 2020
Date of last engine service: 2019
Cruising speed under engine – approx. 10 knots

Propulsion & Steering:
Gori 3-bladed folding propeller
Spare propeller
Twin titanium wheel steering with wood-rimmed stainless steel steering wheels
JP3 Self aligning steering system
Emergency tiller.
Hydraulic retractable bowthruster

PTO pump on generator


Voltage systems:
24vDC & 12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power, inverters or generator
12vDC engine and generator start circuits

Battery Banks:
12vDC 100Ah service batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 24vDC
1x 12vDC 80Ah VHF radio dedicated battery
1x 12vDC 110Ah engine start battery
1x 12vDC 110Ah generator start battery

3x Mastervolt 100Ah 24/220v automatic battery chargers for services
Mastervolt 60Ah 12/220v automatic battery chargers for engine and generator batteries

Onan 17.5 Kw
Generator hours – approx. 6000 at March 2020
Date of last generator service: 2019

2x Mastervolt inverter

Yanmar 12vDC Engine-mounted alternator
Additional 24vDC alternator for charging service batteries

Other Electrical:
220vAC 50Hz shore power with isolator and circuit breaker


Fresh Water:
The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well insulated hot water tank, heated by engine or 220v AC immersion heater element

Schenker 100 modular watermakers producing 100 litres per hour

Bilge Pumps:
Bilge area divided into four compartments (bow, accommodation, engine space and lazarette), each fitted with 24vDC automatic electric bilge pumps
Manual bilge pump for main accommodation area bilge


1200 litres fuel capacity
Racor fuel filters separator

Fresh Water:
1400 litres fresh water capacity

Holding Tank:
Black water holding tank
Grey water holding tank

Note: the electronic package is going to be replaced with a new Raymarine - 2020
B&G H3000 Hydra CPU, Masthead Unit wind speed and angle
2x magnetic compass
B&G Autopilot
4x B&G 30/30 Remote display units at mast
B&G Radar 4 Kw radome on mast spreader with Nobeltec software
Furuno plotter with Nobeltec software
B&G repeater in the cockpoit
B&G network system
SCS Marine Domotic system with touch screen 9’’

Communications Equipment:
VHF Furuno dual station
VHF Furuno Twon Icon with DSC

Engine room, lazerette, foredeck, aft deck cameras


Stainless steel Alpes stove with gas burners and oven
220vAC microwave oven
Double sink with pressurised fresh water supply
Fridges with drawers
220vAC freezer

5x Tecma 24vDC electric freshwater flush marine toilets
Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with shower in heads

Ventilation / Air Conditioning:
220vAC reverse-cycle air-conditioning system with 8 fan coils and 2 compressor

TV/ DVD: Onkyo Satellite Play Station and IPod system. Pop up large projector screen with Domino fold away projector in saloon.
Satellite: Sky HD
Music system: 500w Stage Line with 6 speaker on deck and 6 inside


Summary of Accommodation:
Sleeps up to 7 guests in two air-conditioned compartments each with a double cot and en-suite facilities.
Two berth in two cabins aft for crew.
The owner's cabin takes up most of the space at the bow, with a private bathroom and separate shower.
Large saloon and dinette positioned in the centre of the boat. In the dinette, a table that comfortably seats 7 people.
Two aft cabins for the crew with a private bathroom and shower
Symmetrically the kitchen on the starboard side.
Stainless steel custom freezer and fridge with big drawers and gas cooker with tilting oven.
Under the staircase and under the cockpit there is the engine room.

Accommodation Finish:
All interior white painted composite panelling
White painted flooring with floating panels
Main bulkhead, hull innings and heads finished in white
White cloth upholstery
Skyscreens for deckhead hatches


Southern Spars carbon fibre spars – grey painted
11/12 fractional keel-stepped mast with two-sets of swept-back carbon fibre spreaders
Southern Spars carbon fibre racing boom
Sliding carbon gennaker pole fitted into hull port side forward.
Selden hydraulic furler on genoa and tuff luff for racing
Fully-battened mainsail system with low-friction mainsail slides and 2x single-line reefs
Lazyjacks with stackpack
Stainless steel rod standing rigging – serviced 2017
Backstay with split bridle - replaced 2017
Cariboni hydraulic system with manual and electronic control valves operating backstay, outhaul, vang, cunningham and jib halyard tension
Harken hydraulic furling jib with self-tacking track

2x Harken 990 electric 3-speed self-tailing winches carbon
1x Harken 1111 electric 3-speed self-tailing carbon main sheet winch
2x Harken 50.2 2 speed self tailing carbon winches
2x Harken 1130 2 speed self tailing carbon winches
4x Harken 65 2 speed self tailing carbon winches
4x removable grinder pedestal

Bank Sails iRevolution full batten cruising main – 2019
Bank Sails iRevolution furling cruising jib – 2019
Bank Sails Carbon laminate racing main sail – 2012
Bank Sails Double taffeta cruising mainsail – 2005
Bank Sails Cruising furling jib – 2015
Bank Sails Racing Double taffeta racing light jib – 2005
Bank Sails Racing Double taffeta racing medium jib – 2005
Bank Sails Racing Double taffeta racing jib 2 – 2005
Bank Sails Racing Double taffeta racing jib 4 – 2005
One Sails Gennaker – 2009
Bank Sails racing A1 Gennaker
Main sail area – 230sqm
Gennaker sail area – 610sqm

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpits with guardwire stanchions and twin guardwires
Cockpit table
Solimar flush hatches
Radar and antenna on the mast spreaders
Cockpit shower with hot/cold mixer
Drop-down transom door/bathing platform
Swimming/boarding ladder

Anchoring & Mooring:
Stainless Steel folding anchor arm
Lofrans electric anchor windlass
Anchor with chain

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
Rigid bimini top with lateral rolled windows
Cockpit cushions
Sunbathing deck cushions

Tender & Outboard:
Rigid bottom inflatable Zodiac 4.4m
40 hp 4 stroke Yamaha outboard engine
Sailing dinghy – Farr design which stows in aft
Compressor dive equipment in the lazarette

Cradle and shoreparts:
40’ container
High cradle for
Low 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.

Lying: Gaeta, Italy

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
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ManufacturerLatini Marine
ModelFarr 85 Custom
Mooring CountryItaly
Year built2005
Sales statusavailable
LOA25.71 m/84 ft
Length25.71 m/84 ft
Width5.91 m/19 ft
Draft2.95 m/10 ft
Categorylifting keel
Engine manufactureryanmar 6lpa=stp2 315hp
Engine hours4000
No. of cabins4
No. of berths7
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