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1985 Hallberg-Rassy 42E

US$ 147,000*
Interested in this boat? Tel: 410-304-6340
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Manitowoc, WI
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 147,000 

The HR42E is a powerful category "A" all ocean vessel.

The Hallberg-Rassy 42E was built from 1980 until 1991 totaling 252 hulls.
No other sailing yachts have won more awards for design and build quality.

 Hallberg-Rassy 42E sailors include John Neal on "Mahina Tiare II" and Rollo Gebhard from Germany on "Solveig IV".

 252 HR42E hulls were launched during the boat’s 11-year production run; very few were sold into the North American market. Good examples are routinely found all over the world. Cruisers who value these boats are often willing to travel some distance to obtain one.

 Hoops of Steel is one of the few HR42E offered in North America.

 This is a rare opportunity to own an iconic sailing vessel of the highest quality in great condition.

 Hoops of Steel has many of the features that sailors going offshore are looking for:

- Sloop rigged
- Removable inner forestay with running backstays
- Solid glass hull
- Internal ballast
- Full skeg rudder
- Fixed rigid tempered glass windshield with a hardtop
- Robust rub rail with a metal striker
- Two private sleeping cabins with two heads.

Her teak decks were removed in 2013 and replaced with low maintenance non-skid.

She was built by according to Lloyd's specifications for "Certificate of Hull Construction" and under the personal supervision of a Lloyd’s surveyor.  Her construction was by a yard with one of the best reputations of any yacht builder.

Hoops of Steel has been sailed in freshwater since 2014.  During the six months of winter layup, she is stored in a heated building. Each year she is reviewed for required maintenance and upgrades. The work is all professionally done. Receipts and repair orders are available for review. 

- new Lofrans LW375AN - Kobra 1000W anodized horizontal windlass with switchgear kit (control box and HD foot-switches)

- New Precision 140% offshore roller furling headsail
- New 150' 3/8" galvanized chain
- New Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF radio with hailer and automatic fog signal
- Rewired mast VHF antenna with Shakespeare automatic selector

- Seven new Group 27 AGM batteries with new battery trays
- All DC house and engine loads properly isolated and properly fused
- New motor mounts

- Rudder removed and steering system evaluated
- New custom rudder shaft
- Mill new keyway
- New custom bearing
- Installed new Edson steering cable kit
- Replaced entire propane system including 20 lb. s/s tank

- All through hulls and seacocks inspected, serviced, or replaced as needed 

- Mainsail restitched, reinforced, new battens, and a 3rd reef added
- New North mainsail cover
- New North high visibility "Vis 340" orange storm staysail
- Raymarine C95 chart plotter with U.S. coastal charts, nav pod with guard rail
- Raymarine EV400 P70 autopilot 
- Raymarine AIS 650 Class B transceiver
- All battery breaker wiring replaced to meet ABYC standards
- Mast and deck wiring replaced
- Installed LED lighting throughout
- New Blue Seas VSM422 vessel systems monitor 
- New swan neck for mast wiring 
- New throttle control lever, shift, and cables with custom fabricated mounting
- Attwood 1100 gph low and high water bilge pumps
- DC electrical panel replaced and rewired to meet ABYC standards
- Removed and replaced all substandard DC wiring from the engine compartment
- Removed and replaced all AC wiring as required 

- Two halyards replaced
- Roller furling control lines replaced with Harken stanchion mounted lead block kit
- Reefing lines replaced
- Installed a removable inner forestay with running backstays
- Added two Harken radial aluminum self-tailing 46.2 secondary winches
- Harken lazy jack kit

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For showings contact John Albertine 443-837-5075 or

Please contact John Albertine at 443-837-5075

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