Displacement, empty standard boat 4.2 tons / 9250 lbs
Keel weight 1.9 tons / 4200 lbs
Keel type Molded in steel keel in deep GRP bilge pocket
Sail area with working jib39 m˛ / 430 sq ft
Engine Westerbeke 30C Three -600 hours apx
Power 25 HP
Diesel 32 US gallon
Fresh water 43 US gallon + unplumbed new 20 gallon water tank
I wanted a Hallberg-Rassy. And after a three year search I found the perfect one for my purposes, a 31 foot MONSUN, hull number 12. A younger couple had spent the previous three years sailing her from Maine to Trinidad and back to Charleston, S.C.; proving her sea worthiness and safety which were my two biggest concerns.
over $3000 for new standing rigging (front and back stays and extruder), a new $1000 Lewmar Pro Fish windlass and deck switches, new $1000 Rolls Batteries and numerous galley and cabin improvements.
I splashed her in June of 2013 in Muskegon, MI and spent most of the next year single handing through Lake Michigan, Canada’s North Channel, Georgian Bay, Lake Erie, The Erie Canal, ICW and the Atlantic to the Bahamas and back to FL where she is now on the hard near Stuart.
The trip was a huge success in a large part due to the reliability and comfort of Ellida, a perfect ship for smaller crews and longer journeys. You can find a long winded account of my fantastically fun adventure here:
Health and age are forcing me to offer her to someone who recognizes the timeless value in a Hallberg-Rassy; known far and wide for sturdy construction, superb craftsmanship and signature seaworthiness.
Consider this quote from Cruising World magazine: "The boat is touted as a well-built long distance cruiser. While others may talk the talk, this one walks the walk. A test sail of the Hallberg-Rassy 31 proves that with this model, the attention to detail is what makes it a delight. The boat’s sea kindly performance gives the assurance that it can take you anywhere, and once you get onboard, that's exactly where you'll want to go." The 31' Hallberg Rassy Monsun is Hallberg’s most popular model ever. For more information, specs and continuing factory support check:
What follows are just a few of ELLIDA's niceties that I especially appreciate and expect that you will too.
She has a Custom Designed Dodger / cockpit enclosure / water catchment system that is in excellent condition. It was built in the Dominican Republic by Penny Whistle from top notch materials. The soft Dodger can stay up or lay down, the cockpit enclosure & water catchment system runs all the way from the mast to the stainless steel arch and takes about 20 minutes to set up. It does a remarkable job of cooling the interior of the boat since it covers so much of the deck.
The custom designed removable stainless steel arch supports the Air Breeze Wind Generator and Solar Panel. It is designed to support two wind generators and two solar panels, but I've never needed that much electrical supply. I have also used the arch to carry a dinghy. This offer includes a 12’ AB RIB dinghy that I purchased used from the Moorings Base in the Bahamas in 2015. It is coupled with a 3.5HP Merc outboard purchased brand new in December 2013.
The Engel 12V/110V fridge/freezer is tucked into the quarter berth aft of the captain's table and works very well while sipping amps. When it port it runs off of AC automatically.
The Single station, pedestal mounted, wheel steering with hydraulic assist, shift and throttle controls on the pedestal includes a compass. The vessel was originally equipped with tiller steering and then converted to pedestal mounted wheel steering with emergency tiller. The bullet proof Hydraulic wheel steering system is coupled with the best of the best Auto Pilot systems; a Raymarine model ST6002 Autopilot. This was hugely efficient and necessary while I single handed. Not only was I secure in the knowledge that the system was taking care of the ship, the AIS warning systems that are set up via the Standard Horizon model Matrix-AIS-GX2100 VHF radio gave me plenty of warning when another ship came in the vicinity.
The Raymarine model C80 Multi-Function Display is coupled with the best weather system you can get, the Sirius WX satellite receiver. This lays real time conditions directly over the GPS display on the C80, and it came in very handy as I approached West End, Bahamas into a storm. I could see the size, direction and speed of the storm which allowed me to just drag my feet and let it pass before I made port.
Naturally the new Westerbeke diesel was a big plus for stress free travel; it is coupled with two huge 900 Series Racor fuel filters set up for hot swapping. Again, especially import for small crew sizes or single handing.
I have a survey available for interested parties from a SSCA recommended professional; Tom Eve of Savanah, GA. Completed in 2011 when I purchased the boat.
Lots of other items collected while cruising, fishing gear, life harnesses, brand new spinnaker chute, brand new bosun chair, 2nd set of sails, registered ACR ResQLink 406 MHz GPS personal location beacon, spare parts etc.