Pinball Wizard is a Farr 50, IMS based design built by Boat Speed in 1997. This yacht has a long history of successful campaigns; originally Raggamuffin in Australia, then Mascalzone Latino/Moby Lines in Italy, Uarshek in Annapolis & Newport and most recently Pinball Wizard in Chicago. Unlike most IMS boats of the time, Pinball Wizard is 100% carbon fiber composite. The long term benefit is a higher quality build that is ultimately more durable and more versatile. This is apparent in this boats life after IMS, as it has transitioned into PHRF, ORR and now IRC with continued success.
Pinball Wizard has been updated and now incorporates redistributed ballast, having moved the internal ballast to a new keel bulb. The boat now offers increased stability and performance, especially in the higher wind ranges. Downwind Pinball Wizard now features masthead spinnakers, greatly improving off-wind speed and angle.
Pinball Wizard is an exceptional value in a Grand-Prix racing yacht, guaranteed to excite any racing team!
The Farr IMS 50' "Pinball Wizard" is offered exclusively by Farr Yacht Sales at a price of $149,500 usd ; Just Reduced from $250,000 usd Contact Ian Gordon for more information.
Please contact Ian Gordon at 410 267 6550
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Boat Speed - Australia
Designer: Farr Yacht Design
Hull Shape: Monohull
Hull / Deck Construction Details
Carbon fiber hull and deck construction were chosen for its lightweight and stiffness, which should prove to be beneficial in windier conditions and choppy seas. Other components such as the internal framing and rudderstock are also constructed from carbon to gain the maximum strength to performance advantage.
The interior is built strictly for racing, to conform with IMS racing requirements. The owner and crew felt that bare bones accommodations were all that was necessary, wanting to keep the boat light and fast. Six crew members can sleep comfortably on the weather side during overnight races. There is a three burner stove and ice box are in the main salon, head and lavatory are forward while the navigation station is highly functional and conveniently located just aft of the companionway.
Electronics / Navigation
B & G Performance instruments package
5 – 20 / 20 mast displays
2 – Cockpit bulkhead FFD Displays
1 – FFD Display aft
2 – Nav Station FFD Displays
Stereo / CD Changer
Garmin GPS Map Weather
ICOM IC-M710 Marine SSB Radio
Harken Athwartship genoa leads
7 Spinlock halyard rope clutches
Harken traveler track w/car
Out-board genao lead track
Harken fore/aft #3 jib leads
Mainsail controls pod
2 – spinnaker sheet rope clutches
Lewmar racing winch package
Carbon Fiber Pedestal Grinder for Primary Winches
2 – Primary winches set on ‘Speed-Rings’
2 – Mainsheet winches – self-tailing
2 – Halyard winches – self-tailing
2 – Runner winches – self-tailing
Rig & Rigging
Carbon Fiber spar and boom, 3 spreader rig with jumper strut and running backstays / checkstays
Complete Racing Sail Inventory - Many older sails to be included
2007 Doyle Mainsail
2004 Doyle Light Genoa
2004 Doyle Medium Genoa
2004 Doyle Heavy Genoa
2006 North 3DL #3 Blade Jib
2006 North Fractional Symmetrical Spinnaker
2008 Doyle A-1 Masthead Asymmetrical Spinnaker
2008 Doyle S-1Masthead Symmetrical Spinnaker
2006 North Spinnaker Staysail
Spares & Other Features
2006 VC Epoxy bottom
2006 Lead bulb – internal ballast removed
2008 Mast head spin. penalty pole
Pinball Wizard represents a great opportunity to own a fast and rewarding 50’ Grand-prix racing yacht at a fraction of today’s cost. Receiving constant updates and care, Pinball Wizard is race ready and ready to win. The recent conversion to Masthead Spinnaker and increased stability by way of the new keel bulb, combined with the high-tech carbon construction, offers Pinball Wizard a renewed competitive edge in PHRF, ORR and IRC.
Farr Yacht Sales offers the details of the listed vessel in good faith. We are diligent in presenting the above facts and inventories of the listed vessel but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The buyer, whether himself or through his agent or his surveyor, should conduct such investigation, independent confirmation and additional due diligence as the buyer deems necessary before purchasing the vessel.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.