Hallberg-Rassy 42E



Listing Id 5113229 Length 42.00 Feet
Condition Used Type Sail
Make Hallberg-Rassy Year 1987
Model HR 42 Engine Type Volvo
Hull Style Single Hull Type Fibreglass
Stock Number PWHR423290


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.


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