Hallberg-Rassy 43 £265,000 (TAX Paid)

An excellent example of the Hallberg-Rassy 43 Germán Frers cruising yacht, offering well-mannered, comfortable cruising characteristics with passage-making performance. This Hallberg-Rassy 43 benefits from substantial recent investment including new teak decks in 2019, Volvo-Penta D2-60 engine in 2017 and new standing rigging wires in 2019.
Complimented by a great factory specification BLUE MISTRESS III is offered for sale by her first owner who has meticulously maintained the boat with no expense spared.
BLUE MISTRESS III has been stored ashore out of the water every year at the highly respected Sopromar facility near Lagos in Portugal.

  • Boat Make / Model: Hallberg-Rassy 43
  • Boat Length: 44.52 ft
  • Year: 2002
  • Located: Hamble
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Water Tanks: 1
  • Capacity: 650 liter
  • Fuel Tanks: 1
  • Capacity: 395 liter
  • Holding Tanks: 2
  • Capacity:
  • Engine #01: Volvo Penta D2-60
  • Fuel: diesel
  • Hours: 216
  • Fuel: diesel
  • Propller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Power: 60 horsepower


All interior woodwork in light mahogany matt silk finish.  Floor in varnished teak with inlaid holly stripes.  Saloon ceiling has panelling with mahogany stripes and ceilings in remainder of boat have ivory coloured headlining.   All berths rest on unvarnished, well ventilated boards to avoid condensation.  Hand holds throughout the boat.  The boat is carpeted in throughout, except directly in front of the galley.  All portholes are fitted with curtains, replaced 2021  Upholstery in dark blue, carpet in blue, beige curtains.  Lee cloths fitted to both saloon berths.  Webasto 5kW cabin heater with outlets throughout the boat.

On the port side is an L-shaped settee with hinged backrest & stowage behind. On starboard side is a straight settee with hinged backrest.  Dropleaf table with bottle stowage in centre section.  Headroom in saloon 1.96m/6’5’’.  Pinoeer stereo/CD player with speakers in main saloon and in cockpit.  Ship's clock, barometer and humidity meter.

Working surface in marble effect laminate with all round fiddle rail.  Insulated icebox with water cooled 12v compressor.   Double sink with fresh water mixer tap.  Upgraded Taylor  2 burner gas cooker with oven and grill, gimballed with fiddle rails.  Crockery locker and cutlery drawer. . Full inventory Hallberg-Rassy crockery. Utensils, glasses etc.  Bread board.  Room for saucepans and other kitchen utensils.  

Bulkheads and lockers in white laminate.  Teak grating, china wash basin and large mirror.  Separate shower with watertight shower stall, plexi glass doors.  12v shower waste pump.  Manual Jabsco sea toilet.  Stainless steel holding tank, emptied by gravity or deck pump out.   Cupboard above and below washbasin.  Ventilation through opening porthole and hatch.  

Two 2.13m/7’ long berths with stowage above and below and in addition a number of lockers.  A ceiling hatch and opening porthole for ventilation.

Seat with spacious chart table.  Shelf above with space for mounting instruments.  Electric switch panel to the left of the navigator.  5 drawers and stowage slots.   Access to the engine room off the walkthrough.  On portside there is a wet locker and various cupboards, including top-loading freezer compartment.

Aft cabin has a hanging locker on portside and two comfortable berths, both 2m / 6’7’’ long.  Stowage room below with four lockers and two bookshelves above.  Mirror.  Seat between the berths.

Bulkheads and lockers in white laminate.  Teak grating, china wash basin and mirror.  Separate shower with watertight shower stall, plexi glass doors.  12v shower waste pump.  Manual Jabsco sea toilet.  Stainless steel holding tank, emptied by gravity or deck pump out.  Cupboard above and below washbasin.  Ventilation through opening window.

Mechanical Systems

Volvo Penta D2-60 60hp 4 cylinder fresh water cooled diesel engine. New 2017.  216 Engine hours. Fully updated logbook. Upgraded to Hydraulic transmission.  Gori 3 bladed folding two speed propeller. Numerous engine spares.

BOWTHRUSTER: Sleipner SidePower 8HP bowthruster with footswitches at steering position.

DC ELECTRICITY: 2 separate battery banks, 1 for services, 1 for engine start. 
New Tudor AGM domestic batteries 2018
New engine start battery 2020
Both are charged by twin 60A engine-driven alternators, for reduced charging time.
Electrical switch panel at chart table with circuit breakers, voltmeter and gauges for water & fuel.  

AC ELECTRICITY: 230v shore power system, ring main, immersion heater,
Mastervolt Chargemaster plus 12/75 -3 battery charger New 2018
Mastervolt MASS power management at switch panel

FUEL: 400 litres diesel fuel in stainless steel tank located under floor in main saloon.  

WATER: 650 litres fresh water in 2 tanks, one under floor in main saloon (420 l) and one  under settee (230 l).


Spars & Rigging & Sails

Double spreader rig by Selden. 
Stainless steel standing rigging renewed 2019
Selden Hydraulic Furlinmast in-mast furling sytem with mast control. 
Selden Hydraulic Genoa furling and reefing system by Selden Furlex. 
40 CEST main sheet/outhaul winch
Jammers for main sheet.
Selden rodkicker. 
Spinnaker track and pole with topping lift on mast. 
Spinnaker halyard. 
Aluminium turnbuckle protection tubes from Selden. 
Combined tricolour/anchor light at masthead (LED) 


Furling mainsail by Elvström
Furling jib by Elvström

Deck Equipment

Deck, coachroof, toerail, cockpit seats, cockpit floor and side trims in top quality teak laid in silicon rubber.  All teak decks renewed in 2018.
Teak hand rails full length of superstructure. 
Stemhead fitting with twin anchor rollers. 
Lewmar Ocean electric windlass with remote at helmstation
25kg Delta anchor with 90m 10mm chain.
Stowage in anchor locker for fenders. 
Bow boarding ladder.
Six stainless steel cleats forward, aft and midships, brass strips to all cleats.  
Double stainless steel guardwires.  
Opening gates port and starboard. 
Teak pushpit seats. 
Outboard bracket on pushpit.
Deck inlets for water and diesel tanks. 
Genoa and mainsheet tracks with blocks. 
Genoa cars adjustable from the cockpit. 
Self-tailing genoa winches, size 54 CEST. 
Two mainsheet winches, one 40 CST and one 40 CEST.
All winches removed to workshop, stripped and rebuild 2019
Hatches, windows, blocks and winches by Lewmar. 
Hatches in foredeck, toilet compartment, saloon and in aft cabin. 
Two sets of washboards with purpose made storage in cockpit locker.
13 aluminium framed port holes, 12 of these are opening.
Stowage in aft deck lazarette locker. 
Various warps and fender, some new fenders as spare included.
Separate gas locker on starboard side with stowage for two 6kg gas cylinders.
All coatings and primers removed from underwater hull form in 2017
Two coats of epoxy primer and two coats antifoul applied.
Antifoul re-new 2021.
Avon rubber dinghy with wooden transom
4hp Yamaha 2-stroke outboard


Cockpit locker with storage slots for wash boards. 
Wheel steering with single lever engine control. 
High gloss varnished teak folding cockpit table. 
Engine start panel in the steering pedestal. 
Alcove in stb side of the cockpit coaming. 
Windscreen with opening centre section and sprayhood, fitted 2017, over front part of cockpit. 
Sprayhood extension to cover entire cockpit, fitted 2018
High gloss varnished outer chart tables either side of companionway
Cockpit cushions.  

Navigation Equipment

Raymarine Hybrid Touch chart plotter located at chart table, Charts of Portugal and Spain 
ST60 wind, depth and speed instruments over companionway
ST60 multi instrument
Raymarine 2kw radar scanner mounted on mast.
Raytheon ST 7001 Plus/Type 2 autopilot 
Sailor VHF A1 DSC with extra control unit
Blipper radar reflector
ICS Nav 6 Plus Navtex
Raymarine AIS transceiver

Safety Equipment

Transworld Yachts recommend all safety equipment is inspected/tested by a suitably qualified technician to establish condition and suitability for intended use.  All safety equipment is sold as seen.

Plastimo 6-man life raft (Serviced 2021)
2 x harness attachment points in cockpit
Jackstays on deck
Fire blanket
Fire extinguishers

Owners Comments

Tim and Judy Pearce took delivery of Blue Mistress 111  in the summer of 2002, their third Hallberg Rassy from Transworld Yachts.
The first year was sailing in the Baltic before being brought back for the Southampton Boat Show where she was the star of the show!
The following year we decided to take her to Portugal for the summer with the plan to bring her back to Dartmouth. We have so much enjoyed Lagos and the warm welcome at the Marina she has resided there ever since up to the present time.
Blue Mistress is a wonderful cruising boat and we have had so many superb holidays with all the family and friends. Trips to Spain, Gibraltar and Morocco but sadly never to the Azores. We hope her new owners will make it.
During our ownership of BLUE MISTRESS III we have experienced all weather conditions, from dense fog to stormy seas in the North Sea. Both my wife and I have always had total confidence in her. 
She has been regularly lifted out each year and very well maintained by the excellent Sopromar boat yard. No expense has been spared in keeping her in excellent condition with annual services and new teak decks, new engine rigging etc. A very full history is available, all recorded in our files.
We have prepared BLUE MISTRESS for the current sailing season as usual and she has just been put back in to water on her berth ready for new owners.
Having sailed all our lives it is time to retire and Blue Mistress is awaiting new delightful owners who should have years of enjoyment from her.

Transworld Yachts 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.customContactInformation

Transworld Yachts are the Hallberg-Rassy dealer for the UK and Ireland specialising in new and used boat sales.  We also manage refit and repair projects and carry a range of spare parts and yacht accessories.
You can visit us at Hamble Point Marina which is situated at the mouth of the Hamble River, you can phone us on +44 (0) 2380 454000 or visit our website at: http://www.transworldyachts.co.uk/boats-for-sale/

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