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1989 Hallberg-Rassy 42

Bangor, Gwynedd, United Kingdom


Hallberg Rassey 42 - built in 1989 to Lloyd's specification - ketch rigged (with cutter rig incorporated) is a sought after cruiser fitted with a Volvo Penta MD31A 62hp inboard diesel with conventional shaft drive. In excellent condition . Re rigged in 2012. Many extras. Early viewing recommended. Lying ashore Bangor. This vessel spent many years under a previous owner under cover away from the elements and has been lovingly maintained and updated, explaining her excellent condition.


Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: OLIVIA
Make: Hallberg-Rassy
Model: 42
Year: 1989
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Hallberg-Rassey
Designer: Enderlein
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 42'5 ft / 12.92 m
Length Overall: 42'4 ft / 12.90 m
Waterline Length: 34'6 ft / 10.52 m
Beam: 12'6 ft / 3.81 m
Max Draft: 6'11 ft / 2.10 m
Min Draft: 6'9 ft / 2.06 m
Displacement: 11,499.93 kg
Cabin Headroom: 6'1 ft / 1.85 m
Single Berths: 3
Double Berths: 2
Twin Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: MD31A
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 62hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 1989
  • Engine Location: Center
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 395 L
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 725 L
Water Tank Material: GRP


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers
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Ian Williams
Dickies International Boat Sales


Dickies of Bangor
Hen Dy, Port Penrhyn Bangor
Gwynedd, LL57 4HN, GB
Tel:+44 (0)1248 363414

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.

Pre Amble

The Hallberg-Rassy 42 (E) was built from 1980 until 1991. A total of 255 hulls were built. She is admired for her clean flush deck and numerous boats have sailed around the globe.

In the beginning, only the ketch rig configuration was offered. Later the sloop version was introduced. Mast position was the same, but the sloop had a taller mast and larger genoa sheet winches.

The 42 (E) is an Enderlein design and not to be confused with the Frers designed Hallberg-Rassy 42 (F) that was built between 1991 and 2001. 

Boat Specification

Hallberg-Rassy 42E  Each hull is built according to Lloyd’s specifications for “Certificate of Hull Construction “ and under personal supervision of Lloyd’s surveyor in the respect of hull, deck and superstructures in GRP, main bulkheads, engine foundations, chain plates, rudder with fittings and built in fuel and water tanks. 

GRP Colour: White, Marina blue decoration strip above the rubbing strake. Underwater hull treated with GRP primer, 2-component primer and antifouling. Blue boat top. Built in longitudinal stringers. Ballast keel of iron, moulded in and completely protected in GRP. Rudder blade in GRP. Rudder shaft in bronze. Heavy cast rudder fittings in bronze.

Deck and superstructure
GRP-sandwich construction with polyvinyl cellular plastics as core material for strength and insulation. Color white. Hull and deck completely joined by overlapping the GRP laminate. Bulwark formed in the deck and hull mouldings and fitted with a solid capping in teak. Handrails, companionway, hatchguides, sole and seats in cockpit are all in teak. Laid teak deck on top of GRP deck. The deck is provided with four 1” scuppers draining below the waterline. Two 11/2’ scuppers from the watertight and selfdraining cockpit.

Spars and rigging
Spars and rigging from Seldén, Sweden.

Ketch rig:
Masts and booms made from silver anodized aluminium alloy. Main mast with two sets of spreaders. Mizzen mast. The masts are provided with separate cable conduits and flood light. They are stepped on the a base on the cabin top directly over a reinforced bulkhead. Chain plates are made of stainless steel. Halyard winches, main: Two Lewmar 40 CST. Halyard winches, mizzen: One Lewmar 8 C. Reef winch main: Lewmar 8C. Main boom: 162x125 mm with a modern slab reefing system (2 reef lines) + outhaul. Rod kick.

Cutter Frorstay:
There is a deployable cutter stay which is stored at the mast foot, is easily deployed and allows the cutter sail (supplied) to be flown. The stay is stabilized by two auxiliary stern stays (retained when not used, on the mast foot cages) incorporating tension blocks. When the cutter sails flown she has the thrust and power of a four sail cutter rigged ketch. Magnificent

Mizzen boom: 111x75 mm + outhaul. Standing rigging main mast: Cap shrouds, lower shrouds and forestay Ø 10 mm wire 1x19. Intermediate shrouds and double backstays Ø 8 mm. Rigging screws 3/4” and 5/8”. Standing rigging mizzen mast: Ø 6 mm wire. Rigging screws 7/16”. Running rigging (all halyards internal): Main halyard Ø 5 mm wire + rope tail. Mizzen halyard Ø 4 mm wire + rope tail. Main sheet (6:1 purchase), genoa sheets, burgee halyard.

Main with slides for track in mast.
Main sail: Ketch 33m² 
Working jib: Ketch 35.5 m² 
Genoa: Ketch 58 m² 
Cruising chute
Storm sail
Mizzen: 10.5 m

Deck fittings
Stemhead fitting in stainless steel with incorporated anchor roller. Sheet winches: Two Lewmar 52C. Two Clamcleats. Two mooring cleats amidships. Pulpit and pushpit in stainless steel. Mast pulpits in stainless steel. Built in rubbing strake from bronze profile. Double lifelines with seven pairs of conical stanchions. Height 26 “. Gate on SB and P. She has a permanent wind screens with hardened glass in light alloy frames. One windscreen panel is opening and is provided with electric wiper. A canavas sprayhood protects the forward part of the cockpit. Compass. Portlights in 10 mm acrylic glass and light alloy frames, all opening. Light prismas in deck over nav table, galley and aft toilet cabin. Bilge pump. International navigation lights. electric windlass. Bathing ladder on transom.

Anchor Locker
Contains the anchor chain (all chain no rope) and 2 gas bottles.

Loose equipment

  • 6 large fenders
  • Numerous warps and spare  lines for sheets
  • CQR anchor and chain
  • Mooring lines 
  • Fenders
  • Boat Hook
  • Winch handles
  • Winch handle pocket
  • Mast Flag staff
  • Cockpit table

Volvo Penta Diesel MD31A. Output 46 kW (62 HP) at 3.500 rpm. Four cylinder Diesel with direct injection. The engine is fresh water cooled and equipped with oil cooler. Reverse and reduction gear type Mono Shift 2.4: l. Instruments comprise tachometer, temp. gauge, voltage and oil pressure mater and optic and acoustic warning.

Propeller: 3-blade. Propeller shaft in stainless steel. Engine and shaft carefully aligned and rubber suspended. Shaft bearing. Cutlass water lubricated rubber bearing. 
All drains from the selfbailing cockpit, sinks and wash basins are of durable plastic material. Hoses in pressure system are glass fibre reinforced. All trough hull fittings are provided with seacocks. All hose clips in stainless steel. The engine compartment is sound insulated. The engine is accessible for service from the passageway from the main cabin to the aft cabin. A panel in the cockpit is detachable for lifting of the engine.

Two built in fuel tanks in stainless steel (250 + 145 litres), with separate pump for draining eventual water or sludge. Water tank in GRP (725 litres)

12 V electrical system, with four 135 Ah batteries, one for the engine and three on a separate circuit for consumption. One 55 Amp engine driven alternator is charging the two separate circuits over a double diode set. Batteries in closed, vented compartment. All wiring with adequate sectional areas. The cables are where possible protected in plastic pipes or hoses. 26 cabin lights, four of which fluorescent lights: two in the galley, one over the navigation table and one in the engine room. Central switch panel at the navigation table with automatic circuit breakers for the different circuits. Volt meter, water and fuel gauge. Eight 12 V outlets. Two main switches at the companionway ladder (one for the engine and one for the consumption).

In selected mahogany, hand rubbed and treated to a silk smooth finish. The accommodation consists from forward of: Water and gas tight locker for liquid gas bottles, anchor chain below. The space is accessible from deck and drained overboard.
Forward cabin with two comfortable berths. Length of berths 2.0 m (6’8”). Filler between berths. Stow room below berths which is accessible through doors. Inside of hull lined with mahogany. Shelves at the sides. A Sliding door separates the forward cabin from the passage to the main cabin.
On SB side of the passageway two well sized hanging lockers.
On port side an unusually roomy toilet with separate shower and a marine head. Wash basin in china, sunk into the countertop. Shower curtain, mirror and toilet lockers. Running hot and cold water. The floor is made as a shower stall with teak grating over a drained wall. Headroom 1.85 m (6’1”).
The main cabin is built with fair sized sofaberths PS and SB. Port side sofa is made as a 7’ L-sofa. The SB sofa is 2.05 m (6’8”). Book shelves and lockers above sofas. Large table 880x1150 mm (35”x45”) with folding wings. Stow room for bottles etc. in mid section of the table. Inside of hull above berths is paneled with mahogany. Ceiling is lined with vinyl panels.
Aft in the main cabin is a U-shaped galley equipped with a 2-burner stove with oven in gimbals. Permanent tubing with shut-off valve for liquid gas between stove and gas bottle. Drained icebox 180 liters. Stainless double sink with running hot and cold water, and a manual fresh water pump in reserve. Surface of counter tops in galley in easy cleaned teak look plastic laminate. Locker for crockery, drawers and dustbin etc.
On the port side is the navigation table (1030x780 mm) with chart locker, drawers, electric switch panel with Volt meter, fresh water and fuel gauge.
In the passageway to the aft cabin there is a work bench with roomy stowage lockers and drawers. In the aft cabin are two berths; 2 m x 71 cm and 2 m x 135 cm. Shelves at both sides. Cabin headroom 1.85 cm. Stowage room below berths. Skylight, two Dorade vents. Aft toilet with shower stall. China wash basin built into countertop. Running hot and cold water. Marine toilet type Blake Baby. Cupboards above and below wash basin. Mirror. Doors between cabins. Escape hatch to deck. Inside hull is lined with mahogany. All cushions are in heavy 13 cm polyether foam, covered with high quality furniture fabric. Floor boards in teak, covered by wall to wall carpets.

Forward cabin: opening skylight and one vent. Head: opening skylight and opening portlight. Main cabin: Two opening skylights, four opening portlights and two vents. Ventilating panel in main hatchway. Aft cabin: One skylight, three opening portlights and two Dorade ventilators.

Pedestal steering, chain and sprocket system with stainless wire transmission to heavy quadrant 6” sheaves. Leather covered stainless steering wheel with adjustable friction brake.

The cockpit is self draining. Seats and gratings in teak. Stowroom, accessible from cockpit, 1400x1000x750 mm for sails etc. Upper chart table. Compass, Plath Venus. Panel for instruments. Lazarette for lines etc. Modifications reserved. 

The current owner has maintained modern electronics including high definition RADAR, digital selective radio, navtex, GPS and a modern Raymarine chartplotter integrating to each system. The standard instruments are fitted and she benefits from Raymarine autopilot integrated to the chartplotter 



Additional Equipment
  • Chart Plotter
  • AIS Fitted
  • HD Radar
  • Full boat winter covers
  • New sail cover 2019
  • Raymarine Autopilot
  • Compass
  • Philips Navigator
  • Raymarine wind, speed, direction and depth
  • Clipper Navtex
  • Raymarine VHF
  • Garmin GPS
  • Baromater & Clock
  • Anchor & Chain
  • Fenders & Warps
  • Stainless steel pushpit pulpit stanchions and gusrdwire
  • Bathing Ladder
  • Electric windlass
  • Sparyhood
  • Teak Deck
  • Danboy
  • Lazyjacks on main and mizzen
  • Bow Thruster
  • Electric winches (3) and electric furling
  • New Electronics


Work Carried out and new additions in this  ownership:-

  • Prior to the current ownership from 2011 she was kept indoors over the winter months
  • Service all seacocks
  • Gas alarms fitted
  • Engine bay fire extinguisher fitted
  • Re Rigged in 2012


Owners Comments:-

"Olivia is a  classic, well maintained example of this popular boat. She is fitted with modern electronics including digital HD radar, digital VHF, AIS GPS and Chartplotter.

She also benefits from electric winches and electric genoa furling which mean she is set up for single handed or short-crew sailing.

Her Sail wardrobe includes Genoa, Storm jib, Cutter slotsail, cruising chute and Spinnaker."



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.

Additional Contact Information

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL IAN ON 01248 363400 - 07771692412

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