Hallberg-Rassy 42E

1987 Hallberg-Rassy 42E now for sale exclusively with DBY Boat Sales.

The Hallberg-Rassy 42E is named in honour of its designer, Olle Enderlein and 255 hulls were built from 1980 to 1991. This 1987 model is one of the finest examples of the Hallberg-Rassy ethos and features all of the firm’s signature design elements, a centre-cockpit layout, a flush teak deck crowning a high-freeboard hull, a distinctive fixed windshield, and a well-appointed mahogany interior. She is superbly set up for her intended use as a long distance bluewater cruiser.

Exclusively for sale through DBY Boat Sales, cruisers who value these boats will not be disappointed upon a detailed inspection of this exceptionally well kept and heavily upgraded yacht.

Hallberg-Rassy is one of the most respected builders in Europe and their reputation is reflected in the 42E’s construction. Build quality, both structurally and cosmetically, are exceptionally good. The hull is solid fiberglass stiffened with stringers and fully tabbed bulkheads; the deck is cored with PVC foam. The joint is glassed over, so the hull and deck together form a monocoque structure. The iron ballast is encapsulated within the long fin keel.

Hallberg-Rassy 42Es have integral fiberglass water tanks that are bonded to the hull (further stiffening the structure). The fuel tanks are stainless steel and come fitted with sump pumps, a useful detail neglected by most builders. The rudder, mounted on a full skeg, is built around a bronze stock, an impressive feature in a modern boat. On this fine example, there is a near new canvas extension from the rigid windscreen-spray dodger which cleverly overlaps to an even greater bimini over the entire helm area. The yacht has full boat storage covers from bow to stern.

The interior joinery work is in excellent condition and features a wealth of hand-rubbed mahogany, both in bulkheads and in the furniture components. The accommodation plan is straightforward for a boat of this type, with the exception of the enormous aft cabin. The aft cabin features a split single and double berth arrangement rather than one large island or athwartship double. The split-berth arrangement is preferable when the boat is underway, as two persons can sleep more comfortably in a seaway in separate lateral berths. The aft cabin has a private ensuite with manual marine head. Separate shower. The forward stateroom also has a fully enclosed private ensuite with electric toilet and holding tank.

The saloon, with opposing full-length settees separated by a fixed drop-leaf table, has four potential sea-berths, as the back supports for the side settee's can swing up to form upper pilot berths. The boat can thus theoretically sleep a total of nine people if required.

As for its sailing characteristics, the 42E was originally configured in more than 1 option. This 42E is the preferred sloop rig with a 2.05m draft. Those most interested in windward performance favour the sloop rig and 2.05m draft. The vast majority of 42Es were delivered in this configuration (a reflection of its European origin). The in-mast furling design is so simple to use and that alone, makes for more easy and more enjoyable sailing. The staysail and genoa are both on drum furlers with all lines coming back to the cockpit. All sails are 2015 plus additional spare sails are stored below. A spinnaker and gennaker, both in easy to deploy socks are both in as new condition.

Take a peek below the waterline, and you’ll see the boat’s hull form is quite conservative. The keel, though technically a fin, is but one step removed from a classic CCA keel with a cutaway forefoot. The boat’s performance, therefore, is solid. It tracks incredibly well in a seaway, has a very comfortable motion, and is exceedingly stable, thus has a great reputation as a bluewater boat. It is faster and more weatherly than most full-keel boats.

For cruisers who rely on engines as much as their sails, the 42E (as is true of most Hallberg-Rassys) is a very efficient motorsailer. The four-cylinder Volvo Penta diesel has been meticulously serviced and maintained and is showing around 2,900 hours on the meter. A generator sits alongside the primary engine and can easily run the demands of all power requirements. She is fitted with a diesel warm air ducted heater to all cabins and bathrooms which keeps her warm and dry. There is also a cold air A/C option for the tropics via shore power or the 4kva gen set.

In terms of its electrical systems, this 42E is currently owned by a Swiss electrical engineer and is flawless. The house battery bank, consisting of six 12-volt batteries, plus a dedicated engine start and also a dedicated gen set start battery, all with isolator switches, which should ensure there is ample power to get you started no matter what happens. The entire electrical main board has been re wired in 2018. The bow thruster is a nice powerful option on this yacht and makes docking far less stressful. The large 2-speed electric primary winches are a nice touch and the anchor windlass has controls at the helm and bow which are very nice features when shorthanded. The water maker is nicely located under the V berth and is a powerful 12 volt 80 lph model.

An inflatable dinghy rests on stainless steel transom mounted davits which also support triple rigid solar panels. There are 2 additional flexible solar panels giving a total of 650 watts plus a SuperWind wind generator is mounted on the transom. A 2000 watt Victron 240v Inverter/charger is also fitted. Safety gear is comprehensive as you would expect from an experienced Swiss couple and includes a 4 person life raft with EPIRB which was purchased April 2022.

Bluewater cruising yachts don’t come any more ready to go than this one so give us a call on 02 9999 3311 or email us sales@dbyboatsales.com.au to arrange an inspection.

Price: SOLD
Price Base: SOLD
Brand: Hallberg-Rassy
Model: HR 42
Length: 42.00 Feet
Year: 1987
Category: Cruising Yachts
Hull Type: Fibreglass
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make:
Engine Type: Volvo
Condition: Used
State: Queensland
Stock Number: PWHR423290
Registration Number: 05191 Swiss registration
Designer : Olle Enderlein
Builder : Hallberg-Rassy
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 790
Hull Construction Material : Fibreglass
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : Fibreglass
Country Origin : Sweden
Length (feet) : 42'4 feet
Length (m) : 12.8 m
Length Waterline (m) : 10.5 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 12'5 feet
Draft (m) : 2.05 m
Draft (feet) : 6.9 feet
Keel/Ballast : Encapsulated keel with skeg protected rudder
Number of Helms : 1 x Wheel with autopilot
Number Of Engines : 1
Engine Standard : Volvo Penta
Stroke : 4
Engine Hours : 2903
Drive Type : Shaft with dripless seal
Engine Room : Immaculate, located under cockpit area with good access to all sides. Heat and sound insulated.
Generator : MPW diesel 4kva gen set
Number of Batteries : 8 in total, 6 house, 1 engine and 1 gen set start
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 2 stainless steel
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 420
Propeller : 4 blade feathering
Steering System : Stainless steel wheel, chain and cable to quadrant plus autopilot.
Bow Thruster : Yes
Accommodation Notes : Large V berth forward with private ensuite fully enclosed. Separate shower. 4 single bunks in saloon area, double and single in huge aft cabin. Saloon - 1.9m headroom.
Number of Berths : 9
Number of Showers : 2
Shower Type : hot and cold pressurised
Number of Toilets : 2
Toilet Type : 1 electric plus 1 manual marine
Air Conditioning : Cold air A/C plus diesel heating plus 12v fans throughout.
Holding Tank (L) : 60
Galley Notes : Brand new gas stove and oven, L shaped galley with hot and cold pressurised water plus filtered drinking water.
Stove : Brand new 2 burner stove top and oven.
Refrigeration : 12v deep chest style
Number of Sinks : 2
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Kenwood AM/FM/CD sound system with speakers.
Anchor / Winch : Electric winch with controls at helm and the bow.
Bilge Pump : 2 x auto plus 1 x manual gusher.
Deck Gear : Electric 2 speed self tailing winches, dorades, prism deck lights, boat hooks, fenders, jack stays, dock lines, 2 spinnaker poles, teak swim platform plus stainless steel swim ladder.
Mast/Rigging : Aluminium mast with 2 spreaders and boom with original standing rigging, renewed running rigging throughout.
Sail Inventory : 2015 in mast Elvstrom furling main, 2015 Genoa and staysail on furlers, spinnaker in sock as new plus gennaker in sock as new, spare set of used sails.
Electrics : Re-wired 2018, 6 house batteries, engine crank plus gen set crank, all with isolators. 2 separate solar panel banks with separate regulators and BMS.
Electronics Navigation : Radar, Icom radios with AIS, autopilot, Simrad plotter with extensive charts
Dinghy : AB Inflatable plus Yamaha 6hp 4 stroke outboard. 2 inflatable single kayaks with paddles.
Safety Gear : Comprehensive and includes April 2022 Transocean 4 person life raft in service with EPIRB, fire extinguishers.
Covers : Full boat cover from bow to stern, new canvas extension to rigid windscreen/dodger plus overhead bimini on sturdy stainless steel framework. Hatch covers
Ground Tackle : 1 primary Mansom Supreme with 70 meters stainless chain plus 2 spare back up anchors.
Watermaker / De-Sal : 12v Aqua Tec 80 litres per hour
GPS : Simrad GPS plotter plus separate B&G GPS and antenna
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : Icom HF and VHF radios with redundant antenna, handheld Icom vhf, pactor modem for emails
Number of Life Jackets : 6 PFD Type 1 Adult
Remarks : Outstanding...hard to find such good pedigree
Vessel Name : QUO VADIS
Anti-foul : 04.2022