Prior to my purchase in late 2016 this boat was in freshwater (Lake Michigan) and winterized and kept on land under cover much of each year.
The original gel-coat is in good condition (never painted and no need to paint)
The boat has the following equipment:
Reliable Yanmar 3HJ2-TE diesel
Dual Racor fuel filters with pressure gauge (allows for filter change without shutting the engine down),
Balmar 120 amp alternator, Balmar battery combiner, Balmar regulator, and Balmar battery monitor (added May 2020)
Four Full River DC224-6 AGM batteries for house bank (448 amp hours), plus Trojan AGM starting battery (May 2020)
WindPilot Pacific Plus self-steering windvane
Ground tackle: Rockna (2020), Bruce, Danforth
Sails: fully battened North main, 150% genoa, 110% jib, all in good condition
Profurl roller reefing (2017)
Garhauer rigid boom vang (2018)
Dodger and bimini
PSS dripless stuffing box
Screens for all hatches
Standard Horizon VHF/GPS/AIS in nav station with RAM (remote mic) in aft cabin within easy reach from helm, plus NMEA Wi-Fi Gateway to transmit AIS & GPS data to other devices aboard
ICOM 802 Single Sideband with antenna tuner (mounted, but ground plane, antenna, and some cabling are needed to complete installation)
Composite folding mast steps
Masthead LED navigation and anchor light
All LED interior lighting
Origo two burner alcohol stove with gimbals and pot holders
Thetford 5 gallon port-o-pot (instead of head with holding tank)
Blue Seas 12 volt and 110 volt electrical panels in nav station
Additional Blue Seas electrical panels inside aft cabin and on binnacle for easy access to nav lights and other essentials from the helm
Stainless steel opening side ports in the aft cabin
Teak is natural (not varnished)
Bilge pumps: Two 12 volt pumps at different levels, plus a high water alarm, and a composite, high volume manual bilge pump,
Ritchie Navigator compass (2019)
Water pressure pump to sinks in galley and head
Feris depth sounder
The original hydraulic steering system was replaced with a much more responsive Edson cable steering system in 2018.
Between 2017 and 2019 all standing rigging was replaced including turnbuckles. Hi-Mod terminals (reusable) are used throughout. Chain plates were removed, inspected, and rebedded.
Nearly all wiring has been replaced with appropriately sized Anchor tinned copper wire since 2016.
Following are a few details about the design and construction of the Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus which contribute to its safety, strength, and longevity.
Foam coring in deck (no balsa)
Ballast is resin-encased within the keel, so there are no keel bolts to corrode.
The hull is over-built by today’s standards with thick, solid fiberglass and large longitudinal stringers which run from bow to stern.
This boat was not built with a fiberglass liner. The bulkheads and cabinetry are all glassed to the hull, and all parts of the hull are accessible from within the boat.
Cabinetry, furniture, floorboards, and other wood in the interior is solid mahogany (not plywood with a thin veneer)
Hull to deck connection forms a high bullworks which is glassed below, filled with resin from above, and topped with a teak cap rail. This construction adds rigidity to the hull, adds the safety of bullworks when working on deck, and eliminates any possibility of a leak through the hull-deck connection.
Fiberglass water and fuel tanks are built into the keel. This keeps fuel and water weight low in the center of the boat which improves stability. Each tank has removable inspection plates for cleaning, and the fuel tank has a pick-up to pump sediment and/or water accumulation off the bottom of the tank.
The center cockpit allows excellent access to the engine. Similarly, the stuffing box and steering quadrant are easily accessed through the aft cabin.
The rudder post is solid bronze (not a pipe), and the rudder shoe and other rudder hardware below the waterline are heavy bronze.
Handholds are placed conveniently throughout the interior of the boat.
The center cockpit is deep, safe, and comfortable with high sides, and the famous Halberg-Rassy windscreen provides protection from wind and spray. Additionally, jib sheets and mainsheet are within easy reach of the helm.
What this boat does not have:
This particular Hallberg-Rassy is very well-maintained, but it has been set up for simplicity and reliability. It has not been loaded up with electronics, refrigeration, air-conditioning, an elaborate sound system, etc. There is, however, ample space to add such items, if desired. (It also has a Balmar alternator, large battery bank, and Balmar battery management system to provide power for electronics and refrigeration, if needed.)