The original Harken deck hardware on the Farr MRX fleet has endured well over 20 years of hard racing and is still going strong, however we thought it was finally about time for an upgrade.
We are supplying full deck hardware packages for all 11 of the MRX yachts to help bring them into the 21st century and keep them racing for many years to come. Fosters supplied the original gear over 20 years ago and the MRX fleet has been a great proving ground for our hardware over that time.
The Farr MRX was the product of the vision of Fosters, Harken, John Street, Kim McDell, McDell Marine, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and the Farr Design Office and a number of other benefactors.
The aim was to create a fleet of equal boats where race results would be solely dependant on crew performance and to create a stepping stone for NZ sailing’s youth talent to move from dinghy classes and programs like the RNZYS’s youth training scheme to offshore keeler events, the international match racing circuit and America’s Cup.
The MRX Fleet is available for charter. Learn more on the MRX Yachting website:
We will have after photos once the upgrade is complete.
The Harken MRX having her old deck hardware removed
The original deck hardware on the MRX Fleet.
Some of the original Harken hardware on the MRX Fleet.