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First 40.7 & Farr 395

I was just at the Annapolis Show and had the chance to ask the guys from Farr about the differences in the two boats. The 40.7 was designed and engineered in the Farr office but really does not have the level of involvement that they have in the 395. The 395 hull and interior is several thousand pounds lighter than the 40.7. Some of this weight savings is in the keel, some makes
the boat lighter. The 395 is laid up in epoxy, the 40.7 is not. The 395 has more high tech resins. The 395 comes from the factory faired and ready to race. The 40.7 needs quite a bit of TLC. The 40.7 doews have an aft cabin and more operable ports. I have
not seen the finish on the 395 but the 40.7 has a lovely interior nicely detailed. The 395 should be the much faster and more durable of the boats. I have no idea where their ratings will end up.

Good luck,
Jeff

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