PRICE £215,000-£325,000 YEAR 2001-2016
The Hallberg-rassy 43 has become a legendary bluewater cruising yacht, evolving throughout its 15 years in build, with 200 launched before being superseded by the 44.
Traditionally styled HR yachts have earned an enviable reputation in cruising circles due to the builder absorbing all the latest trends and melding them into what many now class as the ‘ideal’ liveaboard.
This centre-cockpit, masthead sloop has a solid GRP hull incorporating substantial reinforcement below the waterline, while her topsides and deck are foam-cored for lightness and insulation. The standing rigging, chain plates and mast fittings are all robustly engineered, as are the deck gear and ground tackle arrangements.
Her centre cockpit is comfortable, both at sea and at anchor, and all the sails controls are within easy reach of the large wheel. HR’S trademark wraparound fixed windscreen offers excellent protection from the elements while keeping the view ahead clear.
Below, she boasts two spacious VIP cabins, both with roomy double berths and lavish ensuite facilities. Stowage is excellent in the cabins and saloon, while the stunning mahogany interior joinery is beautifully finished and designed with both comfort and practicality in mind.
In the saloon, the option of two luxurious armchairs brings the comforts of home, while the large table will seat six for dinner or drinks with ease.
Other enviable bluewater features include a decent wet locker, a 75hp diesel motor and capacious tankage – 395 l of fuel and 650 l of freshwater, both in stainless-steel tanks.
Not only is she beautifully constructed but she’s also a delight under sail. Despite her displacement, she’s no slouch in a good breeze and stands up to her sail well. Frers seems to have perfected the ideal underwater shape so as to produce a yacht that simply glides through the waves, whatever the sea conditions.
You’ll glide through the waves, whatever the conditions