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In the fall of 2012, we launched hull No. 1 of a new series of boats that we believe will redefine offshore family sailing. Named Kiwi Spirit, Stanley Paris commissioned the Bruce Farr design in order to create a boat capable of taking him around the world in a solo, non-stop circumnavigation at age 76, with the capability to act as a performance family cruiser following this voyage.

High reliability in all sailing conditions, in addition to high performance, were design parameters and the rig and sail plan have been drawn accordingly. An emphasis has been placed on short-handed and family cruising. A water ballast system will allow the boat to be trimmed for speed and comfort. Epoxy-infused carbon, kevlar, and E-glass with a structural core will ensure a stiff, lightweight hull.

The concept of this series is essentially to build a number of semi-custom boats, optimizing the tooling developed for the Paris 63 while creating boats that meet the individual needs and requirements of different clients.

We are offering three different interior layouts for this design:

  • Version A: This is the layout features an owner’s cabin aft.
  • Version B: This layout places the main salon aft, beneath the cockpit and adjacent to the large midship galley. Two large cabins are located forward of the galley, while the forward section of the boat is a useful foc’sle.
  • Version C: A “traditional” layout featuring two cabins aft, a midship main salon and galley with owner’s cabin forward.


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