TP / IRC 52 Farr | 2004

245,000 | Sydney Australia

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  • Make TP / IRC 52
  • Model Farr
  • Year 2004
  • LOA 52ft/16m
  • Class Performance Sail
  • Hull Carbon Fibre
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Sail Drive
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 8
  • Ancasta Ref 43343
  • Name Quest


Quest is a new, central listing and an incredibly exciting one at that.
This IRC / ORC / TP52 is a two-time Sydney-Hobart overall winner and is a brilliantly well rated, fast and reliable TP52 platform.

Winner of the Hobart in both 2008 and 2015 highlights this boats continued pedigree and investments from its series of owners, which remains a short list since new, highlighting just how nice a boat this is to own and run.
Continued investment in the sail plan, as well as electronics has pushed the performance curve, but her biggest attribute is the upgraded keel fin, which was new in 2016 as well as bulb reprofiling.

Without question "Quest" is a completely offshore capable 52, that has proven her competitive edge is far beyond her design years and would stand any team in great stead for a 2024 campaign, even more so if you typically race in lighter air venues.
Huge excitement on offer with this yacht at a very attractive pricing level.
Contact: [email protected] for further information.





This highly optimized, offshore ready TP52 was designed by Bruce Farr and originally built as "Bright Star" before becoming "Quest", "Balance" and then back to her infamous "Quest" name.

One of the most successful TP's in offshore racing, this boat has lifted the iconic Sydney-Hobart trophy on two separate occasions in 2008 and again in 2015, showing she is a long way ahead of her design years.

Designer Farr Yacht Design
Builder Goetz Marine, USA
Beam 4.34m
Draft 3.65m
Displacement 7153kg per IRC cert.
Keel / Ballast Fin with Bulb (Upgraded new Hollow steel fin 2016, Bulb shape optimised 2016)

Hull Material Carbon Fibre
Deck Material Carbon composite

Modifications -
Longer Lighter Hollow Steel Fin (2016)
Optimised IRC bulb design and weight (3350kg) 2016
Bowsprit with 2:1 tackline and internal martin breakers (2016)
Mast crane removed and Twin backstay arrangement added (2019)
Mast weight optimisation (2019)
Lithium battery upgrades (2022)
Water maker removable (2019)
Nav station moved and rebuilt (2019)
Full electrical rewire (2019)
Galley redesign to reduce weight (2019)
Harken String drop system (2019)
Offshore navigation 2way intercom system
Stanchion upgrade to Carbon (2016)
Forestay and Jib cunningham waterproofing (2016)
Crew gear rack (2016)
Reaching strut (2019)
Aft Trimming Vang Control (2016)
Mainsail track reinforcement (2019)
Gfoil (2019)
Twin backstays (2012)
Pedestal system upgrade to link together (2012)

Spars & Rigging

Hall Spars Mast with twin spreader arrangement
Hall Spars Boom with 2 internal reef jammers and hydraulic outhaul ram
EC6 Backstays 2021
EC6 Forestay 2019 (serviced in 2021)
EC6 D1s 2017 (serviced in 2021)
Hall Spars Aero Carbon Rigging 2012 (NDT 2021 and serviced biannual.
Gfoil 2019 new sock in 2021

Sheave arrangement
Main Halyard 2:1
Jib Halyard on Lock
Frac 2:1 or 1;1
Twin Mast Head Spinnaker Locks

Rigging Extras
Hall Spars Vang Strut
Full inshore and offshore running rigging packages (by All Marine)
Winter series and delivery running rigging
Enerpac Mast Jack (replaced 2022)
Carbon Bowsprit with twin internal tack lines and internal martin breaker system (2016)
Spare bowsprit to same length as current (2014)
Snatch blocks and handy billys for all sails in deck bag
Reaching strut
Navtec Hydraulic Forestay and outhaul ram (serviced 2021)

Sail Inventory

Sail Inventory continually upgraded and refined, working in conjunction with Australian Ullman, North and Hood sail lofts.
Contacts to be passed over at point of sale for further development.

M3 Ullman inshore 2016
M4 North 2x Reef Offshore 2019
M5 North Inshore Super Series mainsail 2022
M6 Hood 2x Reef Offshore 11/2022
North Dacron Delivery mainsail 2004

J1-D Ullman 2016
J1-F Ullman 2018
J1.5 D North Super series 2022
J2-C Ullman 2016
J2-D Ullman 2018
J2-E North 2019
J2-F North 2022
J3.5-B Ullman 2015
J3.5-C North 2019
J4-A North 2012
J4-B North 2019
J5-A Hood 2008

A1-B Ullman 2015
A1.5-A North 2014
A1.5-B North 2019
A2-A North 2016
A2-D Hood 2022
A2+ - E North 2022
A4-B Ullman 2015
A4- C Ullman 2017
A4- D Ullman 2019
MHO-A Ullman 2015 Maffioli Cable 2015
MHO-B North Helix 2019 Future fibres helix cable 2020
FRO- A Hood 2009

Staysails and Extras
Bro-B Hood 2022 Maffioli Cable 2021 and Link
GS-B Ullman 2017
GS-C Hood 2019
GS-D Hood 2021
Spinnaker Staysail- A Ullman 2019
Spinnaker Staysail inshore - B Hood 2022
Drifter/ Reaching Staysail Hood 2020
Storm Jib and Trysail North
Delivery Battenless Dacron Headsail
Delivery A4

2x KZ Marine Top Down Furlers with spare integrator and head swivel
1 x KZ Marine Staysail Furler
1 x Profurl Furler


Winch Package
Deck Gear - 6x Harken 65 Winches (new self tailing drums on primaries (2021)
1 x Harken 55 Pit winch
1 x Lewmar 60 Pit winch
2 x Harken Pedestals linked with Overdrive system on front pedestal
Both main and primary winches powered by Pedestal system
Harken spinnaker drop wheel system (2019)

Lithium house and engine batteries (2022)
Switch board with circuit breakers

Electronics (install overseen by Olectric Systems Aus)
B&G H5000 processor (2019)
5 x Garmin GNX 120 Mast displays (2019)
2x Garmin GNX 120 Bulk head displays (2019)
B&G H5000 graphic display on aft pedestal and nav station (2019)
2x Garmin GNI 20 aft displays (2019)
Primary and back up GPS System
B&G AIS system
Icom VHF and HF Radios (2019)
2x Icom Handheld VHF
Panasonic Toughpad G1 with build in battery charger (2023) x 4 Batteries
Panasonic CF55 (2022)
Redport communication system
Forestay Loadcell
Forestay rake string pot
Rudder angle string pot

New designed nav station (2019)
Nav station intercom system (2022)
Atlas GPS
LT500 Compass

Engine 4JH3E Sail Drive
Engine Make Yanmar
Fuel - Diesel
Propulsion - 2 blade feathering Gori propeller
Fuel - 115Lt
Water- 2 x 100lt + 1 x 50lt water bladders


Racing Galley setup
Freshwater drinking system with day tank and offshore tanks (removable)
Refrigeration - Built in carbon ice box
Stove - 2 x Gas gimbling Stove
Water Make (removable)
Racing Interior
Berths- Adjustable pipe cots (removable)
Toilet- Jabsco Toilet

Deck covers
Boom cover
Boom Tent
Pedestal and wheel cover
Mast instrument cover
Life raft cover

Safety Kit
Ground Tackle 2 x Fortress FX25 anchors with 10mm chain & warp
Category 1 safety (2022) - Optional
Bilge Pumps - 2 x manual plus electric
Life Raft - 1 x 10man and 1 x 6man Ocean Ultralite life rafts with removable deck chocks
Life Jackets CAT 1
Flares CAT 1
Fire Protection- Portable fire extinguishers and fire blanket

Broker Comments

Quest has started and finished 10 out of 10 Rolex Sydney to Hobarts 7/10 Hobart races she been in the top 10 IRC overall 2008 1st IRC Sydney to Hobart Overall 2015 1st IRC and 2nd ORCi Sydney to Hobart Overall 2015 Blue Water CYCA Champion 2016 4th IRC and 2nd ORCi Sydney to Hobart Overall 2017 2nd IRC and 1st ORCi Sydney to Hobart Overall 2019 3rd IRC and 4th ORCi Sydney to Hobart Overall 2021 1st TPR TP52 Goldcup series 2022 5th IRC and 2nd ORCi Sydney to Hobart Overall 2022 2nd TPR TP52 Goldcup series

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Purchase Information

Ancasta are acting as brokers for the vendor who is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. These details are prepared from information provided by the vendor and are intended only as a guide to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute part of any contract.

A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. Details are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Ancasta brokerages. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice. Please Note: where the vessel’s status shows as “Preliminary”, details of the vessel have not yet been confirmed by the Vendor.

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