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All models can be ordered Online, so the following specifications are very comprehensive as it may be difficult to see an actual production F-22 for a while in many areas. Thus many features are shown in detail here and on the Online Price List, and while you cannot sail an F-22 online, it is still possible to see or sail many other F-boats which all have very similar characteristics. However, the F-22 comes with many significant improvements..
Self-Draining Cockpit - storage lockers both sides, while the boomless traveler is located well aft for an uncluttered cockpit. A new aft mast support has now been added which can stay in place all the time and also act as a stern rail. Cockpit lockers are also larger and more open than shown.
STANDARD EXTERIOR FEATURES
The following items are included as standard on the F-22, F-22S and F-22R. Only sails & safety gear need to be added for sailing.
Contrasting Color Non-Skid - tough marine acrylic with a user friendly pattern, and excellent grip. Very easy to touch up or repair
Stainless Bow Pulpit - side mounted to provide extra width, and more clearance for jib, which allows the best sail shape most of the time. Can also be slid further outwards for extra anchor storage in special brackets. Netting or lashing can be used in the open side areas if wished. Pulpit sides are also easily removable for racing if required.
Through Bolted 6” Mooring Cleat with two fairleads each side of bow.
Bow Side Windows - these give more light inside, plus a view forward from the cabin.
Foredeck Hatch - Low profile NZ made Cule CLW45 (350 x 480 opening).
Float Deck Hatches - Two Sopac 360 x 460mm (14 x 18”) rectanglar hatches, and two Armstrong round hatches
Forward Mast Trailering Support - holds the mast securely in the trailering position. Removable when not required
Main Cabin Side Windows - in tinted acrylic
Pop-top Hatch - lifts up for full standing headroom, plus being multidirectional it can also slide forward, and be semi raised as shown.
Companionway Hatch Boards - in tinted acrylic
Wing Nets: Heavy duty open mesh black nets, with end lashing gaps covered by beam spray flanges for better safety.
Harken 20.2PTP Aluminum Winches - two are standard on F-22R, but optional on the F-22 and F-22S
Lewmar D1 Clutches for halyards on mast base where required
Mast Rotation Controls: for positive control of mast rotation - F-22 has a 1 : 1 system, while F-22S and F-22R come with a 2 : 1 system as standard.
Harken R27 Traveler System for boomless mainsail (standard) with HK 1628 car and HK 2730 ends. The optional side mounted outboard shown is easy to reach and tilts well clear of water.
Harken Mainsheet System - 6 : 1 & 12 : 1 fine tune using Harken blocks 2604, 2140, 2616, and 2650.
Ronstan RC72540 Jib Sheet Tracks and leads with provision for 2 : 1 sheeting (for F-22 without winches)
Aft Mast Support - supports mast while trailering, with a roller for easy mast moving. The mast spreaders will also clear the roller assembly so there is no need to lift them over when rolling back, allowing raising to be done single-handed. Aft mast support can be left in place while sailing, which helps secure the stern area, plus makes a great place to hang a life buoy. The new style shown is stainless steel, it's lighter, doubles as a stern rail, and can also be used as a boarding ladder. The mast rollers just lift off when not needed.
Aft cockpit area is now more open as shown, being lighter, and allowing better use of the storage area under the seats with either netting or shelving
Daggerboard - high aspect tapered carbon/glass & foam composite for maximum efficiency and reliability. A 'kick back' centerboard is optional.
Daggerboard Rudder - carbon/glass all composite construction. Precision PETP bearings are used to eliminate slop.
Outboard Bracket - A fixed outboard bracket is standard for the F-22, and this is bolted to a molded pod on hull side. A pivoting outboard bracket (as shown above) adds variable prop depth and tilt height when required. This is standard on the F-22S and F-22R, and an option for the F-22.
Safety Gear Container - in hull side at aft end of main cabin where it is well protected and always accessible from inside and outside via an Armstrong hatch.
Type 316 Stainless Steel Fasteners are used on all fittings, to eliminate the rust staining that can be common with Type 304.
Insulated Fasteners - All stainless steel fasteners are insulated from aluminum by nylon or acetal washers, or a bedding compound in order to prevent corrosion
MAST AND RIGGING
F-22 and F-22S Alloy Rotating Mast - standard aluminum mast is 9.6m (31.5') long
F-22R Alloy Rotating Wing Mast - 10.8m (35.4') long, and a carbon wing mast will become optional in the future
Custom Mast Step - all carbon deck step for both alloy or carbon masts for minimal corrosion and a lower weight. Aluminum mast foot is aluminum, carbon mast foot is all carbon. Mast rotation is automatic in most conditions, and rotation controls are not essential.
The key internal halyards use rope clutches mounted on rotating mast foot, which allows these halyards to be led directly to a winch when required (as shown) with no need for any deck turning blocks (less deck clutter). Unused halyards or control lines can just be led into the cabin as shown, to keep them tidy, or they can be stored in mesh bags velcroed to the pop-top roof or its aft edge. These can then just be flipped up forward onto the pop-top when a clear hatchway is required.
Messenger lines are included in the mast for other halyards (if not ordered). F-22RS deck layout shown, with optional spinnaker tack line clutch.
All Synthetic Stays with Colligo Deadeyes - eliminates stainless steel wire, saving weight, and avoiding the damage wire can do to the boat when rigging or de-rigging.
Stay Tensioners : Shown in photo above - not always necessary, as rotating masts usually have a slack rig, to allow mast to rotate. However, they are needed to sail jib only in order to keep the rig tight enough to support jib. Main only does not need them, but tensioners are still useful to take out any unwanted slop in leeward stay, plus can they can be eased off when needed to make mast rotation or folding easier.
Single-Handed Mast Setup - The mast step system is designed for easy single-handed mast raising using the supplied Mast Raising Anchors that just clip onto cabin sides. Mast can be raised on the trailer, or on the water.
Mast Raising Pole - coupled with the raising wires to cabin side anchors makes raising mast easy. Two additional light lines from raising pole to specially located eyes on the side of anchors makes it even easier, as mast foot will automatically align with pivot ball, as mast is fully raised.
Mast Raising On the Water - a special block assembly just clips onto bow, and allows mast to be raised on the water (while folded or unfolded), by using a cabin top winch. Trailer winch is used on the trailer.
INTERIOR STANDARD FEATURES
Forward Double berth - 2m + (6.5') long and with ample room for two. Large storage area underneath.
Forward Vents - Two closable interior hatches in anchor well for dry interior ventilation even if raining.
Two side Settee Berths: extend aft into quarterberth areas on each side of cockpit.
Storage Areas : located behind settee seat backs plus molded recess areas for optional stove and sink unitsStorage Under Cockpit : for ice box, and this area can also be used as an extra berth, with an added optional panel
Interior Finish: Acrylic Paint, with a fabric (Frontrunner) liner optional
Sailing Manual - Latest 2014 version For F-22 as written by Ian Farrier, and updated frequently online.
Beam Bolt Ratchet Wrench
Tool Kit - set of tools plus a selection of spare parts
Assembly Plans - every F-22 will come with a detailed set of plans (in color) showing interior layout, deck layout, and how to assemble boat after it is removed from container.
Aft Cabin, and Cuddy Cabin Options will be coming in the future - more details once available.
F-22R & F-22XR
The F-22R is a racing version of the F-22, with a simple basic interior, while F-22XR is a more restricted class racing version. Main differences are as follows:
Rudder - has 200mm (8”) longer blade
Daggerboard - is all carbon
Mast - taller 10.8m (35’ 5”) aluminum wing mast (carbon wing mast will become optional in the future).
Spinnaker - is an available optional
Will be the dedicated class racing version of the F-22, and is currently still under development
These are available at additional cost, as listed in more detail on the separate Price List
Fully Battened Mainsail and Jib - roller furling boomless main with battens, 2 reefs, & bolt rope luff. Main can be rolled up for easy storage once sailing is complete (see video). Photo shows main partly furled, and reefing controls can be quickly added at this stage. The furling ability keeps the main neat and tidy and under full control when reefed - there is no need for any sail ties.
Roller Furling Jib - with KZ furler and mounted to chainplate below deck, so only minimal sail area lost when a furler is fitted. The furling line runs aft along deck, to pass under forward beam, and then up through wing net lashing area to be anchored to aft beam by a bungy cord, and cleated in a supplied Harken cleat on cockpit seat edge. Keeps deck clean and free from clutter.
Note that the furling jib does not need a halyard, and connects directly to mast, eliminating jib halyard and clutch. This was done on boat #1 and worked very well, to where it is now standard with furled jibs.
The furling jib then acts as the forestay (another line eliminated), modern furler systems coupled with a structural anti-torque line being strong enough for this. Jib can still be lowered should the need ever arise, by having a zipper luff, with an internal luff halyard.
Note that F-22 masts will still come setup with a jib halyard sheave and a separate forestay pin above as is traditional, allowing use of a separate forestay (synthetic) with a traditional 'hanked on' jib, once a jib halyard and clutch is added
Bow Pole - with integrated fittings. Required for either screacher or spinnaker. F-22 pole shown, while F-22R pole outer end is extended out for spinnaker. Pole can pivot up to be out of the way.
Screacher - roller furling with KZ furler (F-22) or Colligo furler (F-22R) and sheeting to strap around aft beam. This allows sheeting angle to be easily adjusted.
Screacher Control kit: halyard, Lewmar D1 clutch, furler (Colligo 1.5 or KZ1), cleats, sheets, and sheet blocks.
Asymmetric Spinnaker: (F-22R only)
Spinnaker Control kit: halyard, tack line, two Lewmar D1 clutches, cleats, & blocks, and sheets (also to aft beam)
Kick-Up Centerboard can kick back when going aground - offset case gives more room inside
Centerboard fully down at left, and retracted at right for minimal drag.
Bow Nets with very open weave netting
Performance Package - For more efficient controls. Includes: Barber haulers, masthead Windex, tiller extension (several options).
Bow Side Windows - these give more light inside, plus a view forward from the cabin. Optional for F-22, standard on F-22S and F-22R
Foredeck Hatch - Low profile NZ made Cule CLW45 (350 x 480 opening). Optional for F-22, standard on F-22S and F-22R
High Folded stability: This is very good when fully folded, as shown above. But care should always be taken with an R rig in strong cross winds. If ever concerned, then use the widest folded position, or unfold one float.
Variable Folded Beam: This is a wider folding beam for when boat is being docked folded. Will increase folded stability significantly and makes the boat much safer in strong cross winds if being left docked unattended while folded. This can be an important factor with the taller F-22R rig. Normal trailering beam can be restored in minutes
Trailer - This is a high quality 'state of the art' trailer to perfectly match the boat. It has an aluminum frame, with a Duratorque axle (independent suspension), while cradle, winch post and mudguards are all fiberglass, with all fasteners being stainless steel wherever possible. Axle is however galvanized, as no alloy version is available.
Options include alloy winch, alloy jockey wheel, alloy 13” wheels, lower profile tires (lower towing height by 32mm), override disk brakes (steel or stainless), separate removable lights, spare wheel, and side guide rail (used on leeward side for cross winds at ramp). Folds down and lays flat when not in use.
The trailer is very user friendly, with its well carpeted fiberglass bed, making it very hard to damage boat when being launched or retrieved. It may not yet be approved for some markets, and this may be required for the first trailers to arrive in a particular country. However, a local galvanized trailer or running gear can also be used, it being easy to convert most power boat trailers. Conversion plans now at http://www.f-boat.com/F-22Trailer
A new boat being hosed down at the ramp after test launching. Note plenty of clearance for the towing SUV. This is the original #1 factory trailer, and has had the drawbar extended to just the right length. All subsequent trailers come at this length.
Shipping Cradle - this is the actual fiberglass bed from the trailer, and it can be converted into a wheeled launching dolly, or eventually a full trailer from plans (still in process) after the boat has been delivered. A cradle is not required when a trailer is ordered.
Outboard - Yamaha 6 or 8 (only available for NZ delivered boats at present).
Forward Vents - Two closable interior hatches in anchor well for dry interior ventilation even if raining. Optional for F-22, standard on F-22S and F-22R
Cockpit Back Rests - plug in to form back rests for cockpit seats. Centerboard control lines visible at right
Lifting Eyes - four, with one at each corner of main cabin, for lifting boat into water
Anchor Package - Galvanixed S13 Danforth, or Manson R4 Racer (aluminum) with 10’ (3m) of chain & 164’ (50m) of line
Pop-top Cover - Fully encloses and weatherproofs pop-top for full standing headroom while overnighting. Insect screens optional. Can be left up while sailing. Shown fitted to an F-27 in above photo.
Bimini Top - Also shown above behind Pop-top cover. Shades cockpit area on hot days and can also be left up while sailing. Folds back out of the way when not in use.
Interior Cushions : Sunbrella fabrics are standard with a wide choice of colors. Custom fabrics may also be available at extra cost
Interior Cushion Blanks: Precut foam for covering with your own choice of fabric.
Stainless Steel Galley Sink Modular Unit
Converts in seconds from storage position behind seatback to the extended 'ready for use' position. Can also be used in the storage position
Modular Stove Unit and Two Burner Origo 3000 Alcohol Stove
Stove fits on a modular stove unit, which can be stored away behind seatback when not in use
Marine Head: 15L Chemical Head - fits under aft end of forward bunk, centerboard version shown
Aft bunk section lifts up for access as does forward section of starboard seat. Head can be screened off as shown below
Bi-fold Screen is stored under starboard seat, and this can then unfold for head area privacy
Battery Shelf - ready to install battery (not supplied)
Note: Some items or systems depicted in photos at this time may not be the final version, or photos can show non standard items. Specifications may also be subject to change at any time.
Warranty: There is a 5 year structural warranty for the hulls, beams, and folding system, and a ten year warranty against blistering.
New Zealand designed and built boats have always been widely recognized as high quality premium craft, with a world wide reputation for craftsmanship, and numerous winning world racers have been built in NZ, including many America's Cup boats.
Farrier designed F-boats also have a world wide reputation for quality, and their resale value has long been one of the best in the sailboat world. NZ F-22s are thus being built by a highly skilled work force, and under the personal supervision of Ian Farrier which is going to be a hard to beat combination. All New Zealand built F-boats will also come with Ian Farrier's signature inside.
All the production procedures and guides are being developed in New Zealand, and these exact same procedures will be used for Philippine production, with frequent visits by Ian Farrier to ensure the Philippine model is to the exact same standards. They have already set a very high standard with their F-33 models as shown at Philippine Factory Visit
With many deposits already in hand, all resources are currently being directed to manufacturing boats and increasing the production rate. Thus availability of boats for inspection or demonstration sails may be limited at the present time.