The Faurby 460 Cruising

Faurby Philosophy

We are clear in our philosophy: we want you to have the best yacht for you and not what’s best for anyone else. Within the hull, we give you unlimited, hand-crafted choice. Whether you bring us 12 pages of details or just a few parameters that your new boat must fulfil, we’ll work with you to make your dream yacht a reality.


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Faurby 460 owners cabin
Built for the sea

Now the headlining and hatches can be added and the interior hand-finished. At Faurby we don’t hide the screws used to construct the interior. Instead, we make the interior so it can be easily removed for repair or alterations in the future. In 20 years’ time you may need to access some wiring behind a panel. We believe this is the best way of making a strong, fast, high-quality performance cruiser that will look after you whatever the conditions.

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Faurby hand made yachts
Hand-built quality

At Faurby we don’t make our yachts the easy way, we make them the right way and we pay attention to every detail on board. Each yacht’s interior is handmade – every piece of wood is cut by a person, not a computer. If you want a berth 15cm (6 in) longer, we can do that. Need more headroom? We can lower the floor and increase the height of the topsides in the mould, just for you. Because our master craftsmen are not bound by the easiest or most cost-effective way of building boats, we can offer you a unique sailing boat.

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Specialised craftsmen assembling the hull construction
Built for the sea

All our hulls are hand-laminated at our yard in Lunderskov, Denmark. The gelcoat we use for the contrasting coloured hull lines are hand-painted into the mould before the hull’s gelcoat is applied. When that is dry, the layers of chopped-strand mat are hand-rolled into place.

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Faurby steelframe in the hull
Built for the sea

On our Faurby 335 we use a balsawood core throughout the hull, on larger models we use closed-cell Divinycell foam core and a substantial galvanised steel frame is both bonded and laminated into the bilge to take the loads from the mast and keel.

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Construction of a Faurby Yacht
Built for the sea

Stringers are also laminated into the hull for extra strength. Bulkheads and cabinetry for bunk and seat bases are laminated to the hull too, which creates a remarkably strong and rigid hull. The interior is then handmade according to each owner’s personal requirement for layout and storage solutions.

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A specialised craftsman mounting the teak deck
Built for the sea

While the interior is being crafted, teak is shaped and bonded to the deck. We take into account any customisation that was requested by the owner and shape the teak around any fittings accordingly. This creates a beautiful, unique and hardwearing deck.

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Faurby hand made yachts
Built for the sea

With the deck fittings in place and the interior cabinetry taking shape, the deck is bonded and through-bolted to the hull – through the solid teak toerail. The join is then laminated from the inside to make the hull and deck a single, strong structure.

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The galley of a Faurby 460
An ideal interior

The galley is pivotal to how you use your yacht, everyone has their own preference for the shape, layout and storage options. No longer do you have to put up with where’d how a designer wants your galley to be; you choose its location and shape, even which locker you’d like us to custom fit your chinaware into. We make a bespoke galley that works perfectly for you.

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The highly customisable saloon of a Faurby 460
An ideal interior

No two interiors are identical, some have more customisation than others. Some are crafted in mahogany, others in teak or oak. Many owners opt for a modern, contemporary feel while others want something more reminiscent of the bygone era of classic wooden yachts. We make interiors that are as individual as a fine tailored suit.

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Faurby 460 fast sailing
Designed to sail

To reduce turbulence and improve performance the skin fittings can be recessed and faired into the hull, as too can the seal for the saildrive. This is protected by a fibreglass fairing, making the hull as fair and streamlined as possible for the best performance on the water.

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The Faurby 460 with the slim hull.
Designed to sail

A Faurby has to be a yacht that sails well, or she cannot be a Faurby. The slender hull shape has less resistance and is faster and more easily driven in light weather. This means you can sail in less wind and the design keeps the waterline almost symmetrical along the direction of travel even as she heels. This benefits the yacht’s behaviour; she remains balanced and easy to handle.

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Faurby yacht sailing at high speed
Designed to sail

On a yacht like the Faurby that is designed for displacement speeds, the full length of the hull stays in the water while sailing. This retains the dynamic waterline length, which boosts boatspeed. Other yachts with wider hull forms can unbalance as they heel, lifting the ends out of the water and reducing the dynamic waterline length while also lifting the top of the rudder from the water. This reduces the rudder’s effect, losing steerage and is why many wide-hulled boats need twin rudders. We don’t need two, we use a single, deep rudder.

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Faurby yacht sailing at high speed
Designed to sail

The sleek hull shape has enabled our designers to add more hull volume in the ends of the yacht, which increases the prismatic coefficient and therefore gives better boatspeed while sailing at displacement speeds. Or, put simply, it gives the narrower design more space in a hull that is comfortable, well-behaved and takes less effort to reach her potential hull speed.

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Faurby 460 side illustration
Designed to sail

It’s not just the design of the hull that sets us apart, we offer a refined design of keel and rudder, streamlined to minimise drag and engineered to give the best possible stability and performance without compromising your ability to cruise comfortably.

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Faurby Keels
Designed to sail

Our T-keel design has been developed by the double Olympic gold medallist Jesper Bank to reduce the drag by 40% over our standard appendages. A T-shaped keel has the least drag and put’s the yacht’s ballast in a bulb the furthest away from her vertical centre of gravity for the greatest stability. She will heel less and you can carry more sail area for longer, reducing the need for reefing.

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Faurby Yacht T-keel
Designed to sail

The T-keel is optimised and individually built for each yacht. By increasing the draught we can reduce the ballast, making the boat’s total displacement lighter without affecting her stability. Likewise, we can reduce the draught and increase the ballast with minimal expense of her upwind performance while making shallower cruising areas more accessible. We can do this because the blade of the keel is made from a custom-made steel frame that’s constructed to give you the draught you require.

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Faurby keel frame
Designed to sail

The keel’s steel frame is enclosed in a GRP fairing to make it as smooth, regular and as streamlined as possible. The shape of the lead bulb is designed to provide lift: around 2mm on our Faurby 460. It might not sound like much but it helps improve the yacht’s overall performance without compromising her comfort or safety.

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Faurby Jesper Bank rudder
Designed to sail

The deep, short-chord rudder blade has also been developed by Jesper Bank. Taking inspiration from the pectoral fins of a humpback whale which are surprisingly agile, given their size. This gives the perfect balance between control, responsiveness and feedback.

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Faurby 460 owners cabin
Made for safety

Safety also comes from comfort. The more comfortable a yacht, the more rested her crew will be. The high-quality construction of a Faurby gives you and your crew more reassurance in your boat, a lack of squeaks or groans when sailing builds confidence and aids uninterrupted sleep when you’re off-watch or anchored. The more well-rested you and your crew are, the better prepared you are to make the best decisions for the safety of each other and your boat.

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Faurby handrails
Made for safety

A Faurby has to be strong and it has to be seaworthy. We won’t compromise the safety of our boats, we build every Faurby with safety and strength in mind. If you’re moving around on deck or down below, you’ll find reassuringly strong and perfectly positioned handholds that will support your weight and a lot more. The handrails that run the length of the saloon and galley are bolted through the coachroof to ensure they are strong enough for anyone to use.

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Faruby 460 cockpit safety
Made for safety

Our cockpit designs feature high coamings for both comfort and safety, and all of our yachts have a watertight crash bulkhead in the bow. In our larger yachts the big deck/sail locker adds a second forward bulkhead for even greater protection.

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Faurby bilge
Made for safety

All of our yachts have a 30cm+ (1ft+) deep bilge, which incorporates a sump recessed into the blade of the keel. This strengthens the keel joint and keeps any stray water in one place, where it can be pumped out.

Nordship oak craftsmanship

Premium European Oak

European Oak gets its name from the medieval Europe, also known as French Oak or English Oak. The timeless beauty of this type of oak compliments both contemporary and traditional spaces, revealing a feeling of warmth and elegance to any yacht.

Best quality mahogany

African Khaya Mahogany

The African Mahogany is a high-quality hardwood timber that lends itself to the finest cabinet making, furniture, and musical instruments. The Khaya Mahogany the standard Mahogany selections in all of our yachts due to its incredible resistance to wood-rot.

Teak deck

Pemium Quality teak

Our teak is FSC certified and compliant with the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).

More than just a brand

Many features and details make a Faurby yacht unique amongst her contemporaries. By far the best way to appreciate a Faurby is to visit us at one of the many boat shows where we exhibit, or arrange to visit our factory and have a test sail.

Only by being on board can you fully appreciate the work of our craftsmen. Run your fingers over a wooden joint – a joint that your eyes can see but your fingers won’t feel. All our varnishing is done by hand, not by machine. This gives the best possible finish.


Walk the teak deck that was hand-shaped and hand-laid. Inspect the toerail and outer plank, which is the same piece of wood whether it’s the height of the toerail or sculpted away to be flush with the deck at the customised mooring cleats.

Once you’ve seen with your eyes you need to sail a Faurby to realise just why we make our boats the way we do. Take the tiller or wheel and feel her respond and obey you, appreciate how stiff she feels on the water and how well-mannered that makes her. You’ll see and feel just what speeds she is capable of in any given wind conditions.

If you’ve never sailed a Faurby, you’ll be in for a real treat.