Farrins Boatshop launched “Lyla III”, in May of 2010. The boat’s owners immediately took it on a successful 3500 mile voyage to Cape Cod, New York, over to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and finally to Toronto via the St. Lawrence River.
The Canadian owners are long-time sailors, who liked the traditional design, comfort and speed of a down east yacht. They asked Farrins to build the ideal boat for them to use in the Vancouver Island and Pacific Northwest area, where the boat will ultimately call home. The owners were very pleased with the responsiveness and craftsmanship of the Farrins’ team.
Farrins started with a Duffy 37’ hull from Atlantic Boat Co., and built the boat in close consultation with the owners, with plans and design advice from Glen Farr, also a Farrin’s customer from Ventura, California. The boat’s design incorporates the latest technology to provide creature comforts and safe, fast passage making, as well as comfortable gunkholing and fishing.
She can be single-handed, but has room for 7 to sleep in two private staterooms and in the main salon. The boat has a convivial galley-up arrangement, ample seating inside and a table in the protected cockpit to enjoy the outdoors on balmy days.