Some yachts are enviable: they do not age in their external appearance even after decades. They do not chase any trend, they are timeless. This class includes the Faurby 335.
The traditional Danish shipyard Faurby has always been committed to three principles for its yachts: optimum sailing performance, maximum durability and a high-quality finish. We already experienced how much they succeed in this when we tested the larger Faurby 370.
A few centimeters, a lot of effect
The Faurby 335 will be launched in 2014 as the successor to the 325. In redesigning, the goal is to preserve what has proven successful. Faurby’s managing director, Thomas Dan Hougaard, tells us that the greatest importance is always attached to ensuring that each new model is recognizable as a typical Faurby.
The 325 was already a careful further development of the successful Faurby 330, which was built around 90 times. When the shipyard began to think about what could be improved on the 325 almost ten years ago, it again proceeded cautiously. Under no circumstances did they want to change the pleasingly classic lines.
Nevertheless, only a few centimeters more length and width give the feeling of having “a significantly larger boat. The Faurby 335 has ten centimeters more headroom. The feeling of space is therefore not comparable with the old Faurby 325,” as Thomas Dan Hougaard explained to us at the spring fair in Neustadt.
More. If you compare the silhouette of the two yachts, you are amazed at what the few centimeters make a difference: everything is more coherent, no longer so “crowded”, more harmonious – the hull seems even more stretched with still low freeboard, beautifully designed coamings and relatively flat superstructure with sprayhood garage.
Residential hostel? No, thanks!
Admittedly, below deck, the smaller Faurby yachts are reminiscent of those from the 1970s compared to today’s mass-produced products from major European suppliers. The only thing is: the Danes are designed for sailing and not for accommodation. An apt comparison was drawn by a British journalist when he noted that they were rather small by modern standards, even cramped in some areas: “But complaining about that would be like complaining about the lack of rear seats or luggage space in a Ferrari.”
“Hyggelig”, meaning cozy, as Danes would probably say, is what it’s all about below deck. It does not matter whether the interior and the floor are finished with hand-polished teak or light oak. The craftsmanship is top notch.
Striking: A relatively narrow hull requires a furnishing concept that allows free passage to the forecastle, for example. The dinette in the salon takes care of that. It is installed transversely to the direction of travel. Comfortably seats four people to eat or entertain. A convivial place to relax. With your back to the wall, the length of the benches is also enough to even put your feet up.
If guests are on board, the saloon table can be folded down into a double berth if required. Thanks to the dinette, there is space opposite for a generously sized longitudinal pantry with gas stove, stainless steel sink, cool box and fold-out cutting board.