Location Manitowoc, Wisconsin
1985 Hallberg-Rassy 42E
Hoops of Steel – Hull #105
The 42E 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 A.Y.B. 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.
As of this writing (10/18/2019), 234 are continuing to sail the world’s oceans; the balance of which, 18 are for presently for sale.
Only Hoops of Steel and one other HR42E are being offered in North America.
This is a rare opportunity to own an iconic sailing vessel of the highest quality in great condition.
HALLBERG-RASSY 42E DATA
Designers: Christoph Rassy / Olle Enderlein
Hull length: 42′ 4″
Waterline: 34′ 6″
Beam: 12′ 5″
Draft: 6′ 9″
Displacement: 25,353 lbs
Keel weight: 9,920 lbs
Keel type: Incapsulated steel keel in deep bilge
Headroom in saloon: 6’ 1”)
Volvo Penta: 62hp MD 30A: approximately 3500 hours
Fresh water: 2 tanks = 192 US gallons
Diesel: 35 US gallons
Transport height: 12′ 6″
2014 to 2019 Hoops of Steel has been sailed 6 months in fresh water, stored indoor heated 6 months.
Each year she is reviewed for required maintenance; any identified items are professionally resolved.
All receipts and repair orders available for review
Upgrades 2014 to date:
2 Halyards replaced; balance inspected
Roller furling control line and reefing lines replaced
Removable inner forestay with running backstays for storm sail and or staysail
2 HARKEN Radial Aluminum Self Tailing 46.2 secondary winches
HARKEN Lazy Jack Kit
Mainsail restitched, reinforced, new battens and 3rd reef added.
NORTH Mainsail cover
NORTH High visibility “Vis 340” orange storm jib
Precision 140% offshore roller furling head sail
Raymarine C95 chart plotter, U.S. costal charts, nav pod and guard rail
Raymarine EV400 P70 auto pilot installed
Raymarine AIS 650 class B transceiver
All battery breaker wiring replaced to ABYC code
Mast and deck wiring replaced, installed LED lighting throughout
7 SER27 AGM batteries and new trays
All through hulls & seacocks inspected, serviced or replaced
Blue Seas VSM422 vessel systems monitor
Installed “swan neck” fitting to eliminate water ingress from mast wiring
New throttle control lever, shift and cables; including newly fabricated mounting
ATTWOOD 1100GPH: LOW and HIGH WATER bilge pumps
DC panel replaced and rewired to meet ABYC standard
All DC house and engine loads properly isolated and proper fusing installed
Removed and replaced all substandard DC wiring from engine compartment
Removed and replaced all AC wiring as required
Rudder removed and steering system evaluated:
~~~~~ fabricated new rudder shaft
milled new key
fabricated custom bearing
purchased and installed EDSON steering cable kit
Replaced entire propane system including 20# stainless steel tank
Replaced motor mounts
Re-wired mast VHF added Shakespeare automatic selector
STANDARD HORIZON GX2200 VHF and Hailer / fog horn + install
150 feet galvanized anchor chain
Additional Gear included:
5- MUSTANG Deluxe Automatic Inflatable Life Jackets with Harnesses
5- ISAF Safety Tethers
75 foot rescue throw rope (heaving line) in deployment bag
Life-Sling with hard case
Type IV horseshoe
Deck mounted Canister life raft – (will need recertification
FireBoy 1301 Halon Marine self contained fire suppression mounted in engine compartment
4- fire extinguishers located throughout vessel
4- anchors: 45lbs CQR, 44lbs Bruce, 45lbs Danforth, 70lbs Fisherman’s
Davits: Atkins & Hoyle with custom cross bar for solar panel installation
Raymarine ST60 wind, speed and depth
Pioneer Bluetooth DEH-X6500 stereo/cd with saloon and cockpit speakers
Espar diesel heater; all cabins vented
2- refrigerators: one in galley, one behind navigation desk
HART HF1800 watt inverter
Dock lines and fenders
Extensive variety of replacement parts
Ensign/Flag staff – stern rail mounted
Custom cockpit cushions
Ship’s clock & barometer – Chelsea Clock Company