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VENTUROUS72' Southern Wind Farr 72 1998

$ 650,000

VENTUROUS is the epitome of performance cruising pedigree, from the drawing board of Bruce Farr and built by Southern Winds Shipyard for serious offshore cruising. Unlike many of her sisterships, VENTUROUS was designed with a more ergonomic rig and deck layout to allow for shorthanded sailing. With the crew quarters, galley, engine room, nav station, and companionway to the sailing cockpit all located in the aft section of the boat, she was designed for owners who sail with crew, and/or for crewed charter work. With that said, since 2012, she has been lived aboard, cruised, and delivered by a couple in their 60’s, who only occasionally bring on additional crew (often amateur friends/family) for blue-water passage making.


She has benefited from significant money spent on updates under the current ownership and presents as a much younger yacht than her age would imply. She is simply the perfect boat for an experienced couple who wishes to cruise with minimal crew, or for the owner/operator looking to put her into the charter fleet. 

Update 7/2023

The owners have recently completed major maintenance / upgrade period at the Newport Shipyard. They commissioned overhauls, or in many cases, complete replacements of many of the vessel’s systems to the tune of over $200,000. Some of the notable items from the worklist are listed below. VENTUROUS is being actively cruised and maintained and is expected to function and perform well for her next survey and buyer.

  •  New HVAC system
  • New isolating transformer to allow domestic + international power plan
  • New refrigeration and freezer compressors
  • Generator scheduled & preventative maintenance + replaced or rebuilt components as recommended
  • Propane system overhauled
  • Hydraulic system overhauled
  • Plumbing system inspected & updated as recommended
  • Autopilot replaced
  • Fuel system overhauled
  • Bowthruster overhauled


*The complete worklist is available by request

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Wellington Yacht Partners. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 650,000
  • Builder:

    Southern Wind

  • Model:

    Farr 72

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 72 ft 10 in
  • Display Length: 72 ft
  • Beam: 18' 10"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 365 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 479 gals
  • Engine Details: Volvo Penta TAMD 41 B
  • Engine 1: 1997 3300.00 HRS 200.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

Five cabins, with two crew quarters aft and three guest cabins forward. From the aft-cockpit companionway you enter into the nav station area, with captains’ quarters to port and a Pullman bunk cabin to port which accommodates two crew. These two cabins share a head and shower, located just forward of the cabins and next to the nav station. Walking forward, there is a large door that allows access into a spacious mechanical room with nearly full headroom. Up next is the pass-through galley to starboard, which opens into a palatial main salon that takes advantage of the full width of the beam. The salon boasts a settee to port which seats eight+ around an enormous table. Across the salon on the starboard side is a second settee bench with coffee/cocktail style table. Walking forward from the salon you’ll find a comfortable, ensuite guest cabin to starboard, a spacious owner’s stateroom to port with double berth and ensuite head, then a third and final guest cabin all the way forward, in a split V-berth format (two single berths). 

  • Air Conditioning – Dometic reverse cycle (heat & cool) w/ individual units & controls in ea cabin *2021
  • Hot Water – Isotemp 50 gallon tank powered by electric element and/or engine cooling loop
  • Refrigerator – stainless steel built-in, house-style unit
  • Water Maker – HEM Series 20, 190 litres per hour (220V)
  • Freezer – stainless steel built-in below fridge
  • Stove/Oven – Force 10 gimbaled propane unit *New 2021
  • Cockpit speakers
  • Pioneer CD players and radio units in staterooms, salon and galley
  • TV – 42” Sony flatscreen, antenna connected and internet capable *New 2021
  • Generator: Northern Lights 9.5 kVA 230 Volt/50 hz
  • 80 amp engine alternator



  • (12) 24 Volt house battery bank (x12)     
  • 12 Volt bank to service navigation lights & instruments
  • 12 Volt start batteries for engine and generator


Battery Charger:

  • Mastervolt Mass 24/100, 100 A, 24 Volt automatic (for service battery)
  • Mastervolt Mass 24/50, 50 A, 24 Volt automatic (for navigation battery)


Inverter: Mastervolt Sine 24/2500 (2,5 kW)

  • Alternator: 80amp & 120Amp
  • Shore Supply: 240V 50amp
  • B&G 5000 series instrument package*new in 2016
  • Depth sounder
  • Speed wheel
  • Radar
  • Wind instruments
  • Multi-displays
  • Chart plotters
  • Autopilot
  • AIS
  • VHF Radio: Standard Horizon Explorer, new 2022
  • Fully Battened Slab-Reefing Mainsail – Quantum Sails performance membrane
  • Furling Genoa – Ullman Sails high-clewed Yankee cut
  • Furling Staysail – Ullman Sails
  • Storm jib – North Sails tri-sail *new 2022
  • Gennaker 1.5 oz. North Sails nylon with snuffer
  • Spinnaker 1.5 oz. North Sails nylon with snuffer
  • Spinnaker Runner North Sails
  • Stainless steel rod rigging *inspected summer 2021 (rig pulled, overhauled/serviced, mast repainted)
  • Forestay fitted with Reckmann hydraulic furler *New in 2021
  • Cutter stay fitted with Reckmann hydraulic furler *Replaced in 2016
  • Carbon fiber spinnaker pole mounted to mast


  • (2) Two-speed manual Harken 66-2 for halyards, reefing lines located at the mast
  • (1) Three-speed hydraulic Harken 980 for halyards located at the mast
  • (1) Three-speed hydraulic Harken 980 for mainsheet located at the aft cockpit
  • (2) Three-speed hydraulic Harken 1110 for genoa sheets (primary) located at aft cockpit
  • (2) Two-speed manual Harken 66-2 for runners located at the aft cockpit
  • (1) Two-speed manual Harken 40 for mainsheet traveller located at the aft cockpit

  • Hall Spars aluminum mast
  • Offshore Spars carbon fiber Park Avenue boom (aka V-boom) w/ built in sail cover

  • CQR Anchor
  • 100 meters chain
  • Lewmar powered windlass
  • Fresh water pump w/ expansion tank
  • One salt water/fresh water pump for head in master stateroom
  • Electric toilets in each guest and master stateroom (all fwd cabins)
  • Manual pump toilet in aft head
  • Saltwater pump for anchor washdown
  • Freshwater deck shower
  • 50 gallon got water heater *New 2022
  • Foot water pump in the galley
  • Central bilge system w/ manifold + selector gauges for each region + main engine auxiliary backup
  • Manual Whale Gusher MK3 backup bilge pump
  • Automatic bilge pumps in all exteriors lazarettes and lockers
  • Water maker - HEM Series 20, 190 l/h 220V *rebuilt in 2012
  • (8) Through hulls and seacocks, all bronze
  • Goiot aluminum deck hatches and portlights
  • Laid teak decks, glued to the deck (no screws!) *In great shape and show well for their age!
  • Oyster White Awlgrip hull and topsides
  • Sunbrella bimini & dodgers for both cockpits  *All new 2021
  • Life rafts
  • MOB devices: Life ring, Lifesling + pole
  • Galerider Drogue
  • Multiple PFD’s
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Misc. cookware, flatware, and service ware
  • Comprehensive set of tools housed in engine room *New 2022
  • Various spare parts: filters, impellers, bow thruster parts, plumbing, electrical, batteries and bulbs etc.
  • Full sets of white custom fit passage covers for salon cushions
  • Full set of white custom fit storage covers for all cabin mattresses
  • Custom fitted mattress pads and sheets for mattresses

The owner's personal effects are excluded from the sale.

The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.