1987 Hallberg-Rassy 42E Ketch

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Yacht Overview

Make: Hallberg-Rassy

Model: 42E Ketch

Year: 1987

Length: 42′

Located In: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Engine/Fuel Type:

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8607439


Classic Hallberg-Rassy Ketch


She is currently cruising from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale. Can be arranged to see in route. Call for details

Duty will be paid upon arrival in Fort Lauderdale






Full Specs

Boat Name



LOA: 42
Beam: 12.42 ft



Number of heads: 2




This vessel was built in Sweden and crossed the Atlantic on her own bottom. She was then cruised throughout the Caribbean. She is now ready to continue her journey around the world or to cruise in US waters.



 1987 Hallberg Rassy 42E Ketch


 Hull number: 157.British flagged.

Length: 42'4"

Beam: 12’5"

Draft: 6’4”

Displacement: 25,400ibs

2 cabins/2 heads

Engine: Volvo D2-75F (2009) 1410hrs (Nov/22)


Fuel: 105 gallons in two stainless steel tanks

Water: 192 gallons fibreglass tank

Galley and water:

Two12-volt water cooled Isothermfridges.

Pressurized water system with 10 gallon Isotherm water heater- engine and 110volts.

Spectra Ventura water maker plus spares kit.

110- and 220-volt shore power inputs.

Double galley sink with backup manual hand pump.

3 burner Force 10propane stove with remote solenoid and two 20lb propane cylinders.

Interior and on-deck hot showers.



Classic Hallberg Rassy hand-rubbed varnished mahogany interior in excellent condition

Alcantara upholstery (renewed 2017).

Weems and Plath barometer

LED interior lighting for low power consumption

12 volt fans in all cabins

New foam mattresses 2017

Two new Jabsco toilet pumps installed Nov. 2022.

Electronics and Navigation


Garmin GPS 743 chart plotter in Scanstrut waterproof housing (brand new 2022).


Autohelm 6002 with type 2 linear drive. (New display 2021).

Backup Autohelm Wheel Pilot, new and unused.

Vesper XB-8000 AIS transponder

Standard Horizon Matrix VHF/GPS/AIS with remote RAM mike in cockpit. (2017)

Icom M-601 VHF as backup

New heavy duty VHF coaxial cable added within mast (2017)

Simrad IS 20 Depth/Speed/Windwith B&G masthead unit. (new 2022)

Wind repeater at nav station

Sony Bluetooth stereo with JL Audio speakers (2020)

Wirie wifi receiver/booster.

CO detector

Electrical System

Magnum Energy 2000 watt inverter/charger (2016)

200 watts of Renogy solar panels with MPPT controller (2019)

100 watts flex solar panels with controller

Superwind wind generator mounted on mizzen mast.


Honda generator EU Inverter 2000 1.6 kVA 120v 8A & 12 volts

30 amp 110v shore power cord (2022)

5 gel house batteries

Separate starting battery

All exterior lights and most interior lights are LED

Sails and Rigging

Seldenaluminum main and mizzen masts.In-mast furling on mainsail.

Special factory specification: The main mast is 2 metres higher than the standard Hallberg Rassy 42E Ketch. The factory fitted herwith the same mast as the sloop version. To offset the increased sail area she wasballasted with lead instead of the standard cast iron. This was all done by HallbergRassy at the time of construction.

In-mast furling mainsail: Elvstrom good condition

Furling Genoa 130% with Sunbrella UV protection. Good condition

Spare Genoa. Fair condition

Doyle Mizzen sail (2014) Excellent condition

Mizzen sail cover (2017)

Cruising spinnaker in sock with all needed gear.


Storm sails in new unused condition:


Elvstrom Stormfock HR42.

Elvstrom Trysail HR42.

Elvstrom mizzen/besom HR42.

Mast mounted Selden spinnaker pole

Additional Selden adjustable spinnaker pole to fly twin jibs downwind.

All standing rigging replaced 2009

Electric Lewmar 43 winch for mainsail.

Lewmar 52 self tailing primaries

Lewmar 40 secondaries

Lewmar 40 self tailing mast winches

Lewmar 8 on mizzen mast.

Selden boom vang

Cast aluminum folding mast steps on main mast.

Ground Tackle

1000 watt anchor windlass

280 ft. 5/16 HT galvanized anchor chain Acco (2018)

Rocna Vulcan 25kg/55 pounds anchor on bow roller (excellent). (2016)

21 kg/45lbCQRanchor with stainless chain and 120ft rope

Deck and Hull

New teak decks installed in 2009 with glue system. No mechanical fasteners.

These are in excellent condition and still look beautiful.

Custom stainless and teak swim/boarding platform with ladder.

New cap rail 2009

New deck hatches 2014

Screens and Oceanair blinds for all hatches

Traditional HR hard dodger with canvas extension.

Privacy/Sun screens for hard dodger.

Bimini top with 1 1/4” stainless tubing. Sunbrella redone 2017

Full custom Sunbrella storage cover. Turbulence Sails Grenada 2016 (this reallyprotects her from the elements when in storage)

Teak folding passerelle for boarding when“Mediterranean-style” moored.

Magmabarbeque mounted on stern rail

Varnished teak folding cockpit table

LED navigation and deck lights are LED.

Jack lines

Safety rails (Granny bars) around mast.

Fenders/dock lines/boat hook ect.

Mechanical Equipment

Electric and manual bilge pumps

Cable and chain driven wheel Steering

Emergency tiller

Vetus Bow thruster

3 blade Flexofold propeller.

Spare 3 blade original propeller

Fire extinquishers/flares/life jackets

Webasto Furnace provides heat to all cabins.


2009 Volvo PentaD2-75 1410 hrs

Python Drive constant velocity drive shaft coupling (decreases vibration)

Primary and secondary fuel filtration


9'6” AB RIB with fibreglass hull.

New Hypalon tubes supplied by AB factory and installed (2021)

Sunbrella Chaps (2021)

15 hp Tohatsu outboard.


Many spare filters, impellers,  etc.



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