1985 Hallberg-Rassy 42E
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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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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Hoops of Steel
Designer: Olle Enderlein / Christoph Rassy
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 42 ft 4 in
Beam: 12 ft 5 in
LWL: 34 ft 6 in
Length on Deck: 42 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 9 in
Displacement: 25353 lbs
Ballast: 9920 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 58 ft 3 in
Total Power: 65 HP
Engine Brand: Volvo
Year Built: 1985
Engine Model: MD30A
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3500
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 65 HP
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Fiberglass (192 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (38 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (20 Gallons)
Number of heads: 2
Hoops of Steel is a two-stateroom center cockpit world cruiser. She has a flush deck for easy movement topside. Her cockpit is placed low which makes for a better location in a seaway. This also means there is a short ladder to go below for a center cockpit. It also allows the boom to be placed lower to keep the mainsail center of effort low. The cockpit seats have a teak overlay and the cockpit sole has a teak grate. The cockpit floor has a detachable panel to allow for engine removal. The cockpit coaming is wide making them comfortable for sitting. The cockpit is protected by a hardtop with the forward windscreen with an opening panel. You are well-protected sailing to windward under the hardtop.
From forward to aft:
The forward cabin features a large comfortable v-berth with filler (6'8"). There is stowage under access by doors. Lockers with louvered doors are above the berth on both hull sides. A door separates this cabin from the passage to the main saloon. The passageway has two hanging lockers to starboard. There is a hatch for light and ventilation and one dorade vent.
To port is head with a separate stall shower with teak grating. There is a stainless steel sink, mirror, and lockers. Ventilation and light are from a hatch and opening portlight. There is an "Air-Head" toilet (not installed).
The main saloon has an L-shaped settee to port (7') and a straight to starboard (6' 8") with bookshelves and lockers above and outboard of the settees. Each settee seatback lifts to create additional berths. In the center is a double drop-leaf table with stowage for bottles in the middle. The headroom is 6'1". There are two hatches and four opening ports for light and ventilation. Plus there are two dorade vents. On the forward bulkhead is a gimbaled brass lantern.
Next aft to starboard is the U-shaped galley.
Aft to port is the forward-facing navigation station. Outboard is the electrical panel and tank gauges
In the passage to the aft cabin, there is a workbench and lockers with louvered doors and drawers.
The master cabin is aft with a split berth master cabin with an en suite head with shower. This cabin design is very comfortable while sailing or at the dockside with louvered lockers outboard of the berths plus storage lockers and drawers. The head has a china sink, mirror, and lockers.
- The interior joinery is of rich hand-rubbed mahogany.
- The interior hull is lined with mahogany.
- The ceiling is lined with vinyl panels.
- The upholstery was replaced in 2013.
-Three deck prisms (nav. station, galley, and aft head) to add more light below.
- Approximately 26 cabin lights.
- Eight 12V outlets
- 3-burner gimbaled stove with oven
- Trident LPG remote shutoff control
- double stainless steel sink with pull out faucet
- pressure hot and cold water
- manual freshwater pump
- custom spice rack
- cutting board
- lockers with dividers
- Coffee maker
Navigation and Electronics
- Plastimo compass at helm
- Raymarine ST60 wind, speed, and depth mounted forward in the cockpit
- Icom SSB
- Raymarine C95 chart plotter with US coastal charts in nav pod with guard
- Raymarine EV400 P70 autopilot
- Raymarine AIS 650 class B transceiver
- Blue Seas VSM422 vessel systems monitor
- Pioneer Bluetooth DEH-X6500 stereo/cd with saloon and cockpit speakers
- Chelsea brass ship clock and barometer
- Lofrans® LW375AN - Kobra 1000W Anodized Horizontal Windlass (2020)
- Windlass Switchgear Kit: Control Box & HD Foot switches
- 45 lb CQR anchor
- 44 lb Bruce anchor
- 45 lb Danforth anchor
- 70 lb Fisherman anchor
- Lifesling in a hard case
- Type IV horseshoe with Forespar rail mount
- Deck mounted canister life raft (certification expired)
- Cockpit cushions (2013)
- 5 Mustang Deluxe Automatic Inflatable Life Jackets with harnesses
- 5 ISAF Safety tethers
- 75' rescue throw rope in a deployment bag
- Dinghy davits aft with Atkins & Hoyle crossbar for solar panel installation
- Fore, aft, and midship mooring cleats
- Robust rub rails
- Dock lines
- Jack lines
- 26" high lifelines with gates port and starboard
- Ensign/Flag staff with a stern rail mount
-Volvo MD30A 65 hp fresh water-cooled with approximately 3500 hours
- Well insulated engine compartment
- 30 mm stainless steel shaft
- 3 blade left-handed
- Dual Racor fuel filters
- 150 amp alternator
- Fireboy 1301 Halon in the engine compartment
- Four additional fire extinguisher (3 in cabin and 1 in cockpit locker)
- Espar diesel forced hot air heater with outlets in each cabin
- Mermaid Air conditioning
- Engine-driven refrigeration
- 12V freezer (can double as a second refrigerator)
- Flowjet deck washdown pump
- Hot water heater (110v and engine)
- Hart HF1800 inverter
- Two 30 amp 110v shore power connection
- Seven SER27 AGM batteries in new trays
- Attwood 1100 GPH bilge pumps with low water and high water switches and high water alarm
Sails and Rigging
- Genoa 140%
- Cruising spinnaker with sock
- Selden silver anodized aluminum deck-stepped mast with double spreader rig
- Spinnaker pole mounted vertically on a mast track
- Two Lewmar 66 primary winches
- Two Lewmar 40 mast winches
- One Lewmar 8C mast winch
- Two Lewmar 40CST for mainsheet
- Two Harken Radial aluminum 46.2 self-tailing secondary winches
- Roller furling for genoa
- Removable inner forestay
- Running backstays
Sail area - 1,023 sq. ft
- S.A./Disp.: 15.83
- Bal./Disp.: 39.13
- Disp./Len.: 276.83
- Comfort Ratio: 37.20
- Capsize Screening Formula: 1.69
Hull and construction
- Encapsulated iron ballast in a deep bilge
- Solid fiberglass hull with longitudinal stringers
- Hull and deck completely joined in fiberglass
- Deck and superstructure sandwich construction with PVC foam core for strength and insulation
- Deck with four 1" scuppers draining to the waterline
- Two 1 1/2" cockpit suppers
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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