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Transworld Yachts Sailing Ltd

Hamble Point Marina
SO31 4JD
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)23 8045 6406

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Manufacturer Info



This Scandinavian yard has a long-standing reputation for building top-quality comfortable long-distance cruising yachts. The company as it is now known was formed when Christoph Rassy bought Harry Hallberg’s yard when the latter retired in 1972. The first model under the Hallberg-Rassy name was the Monson, a 31ft, long-keel sloop that sold more than 900 in eight years of production. The 352, one of the first boats of its size to combine an aft cabin with a walk-through from the main saloon, while retaining good sailing performance, sold more than 800 boats in a production run that spanned from 1979 to 1991. In all, the yard has now built almost 9,000 boats, roughly one third of those since the late 1980s, when German Frers’ Argentinian office was engaged to design all new models. There are two ranges in the current line-up: four aft cockpit yachts between 31 and 41 feet, plus six centre cockpit designs from 37 to 64 feet.    

2002 Hallberg-Rassy 43

£275,000 (Listed price: US$446,243)

Hamble,United Kingdom

Main Saloon - port
Main Saloon - starboard
Looking aft
Looking forward
Fwd Cabin
Fwd Heads Compartment
Washing Machine
Galley Area
Chart Table
Chart Table
Aft Cabin
Aft Cabin
Aft Heads Compartment
Aft Heads Compartment
Engine Room
Outer Chart Table
Outer Chart Table
  • Boat Summary
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Perfect Condition


One of the latest generation of Germán Frers cruising yachts offering well-mannered cruising characteristics with passage-making performance. This Hallberg-Rassy 43 has been fitted out to the highest standard and is in turnkey condition and ready for extended cruising.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Hull Shape MonohullBeam 13 ft 5 in 
Max Draft 6 ft 7 inDraft Board/Drive Up 6 ft 7 in 
Engine Make Volvo PentaEngine Model D2-55 
Engine Year 2002Fuel Capacity 104 gal 
Length at Waterline 38 ft 6 inLength Overall 44 ft 6 in 
Cabin Headroom 6 ft 5 inNumber of Heads 2 
Water Capacity 650 galEngine Hours 1725 
Number of Berths 5Number of Engines 1 
For Sale by

Hamble Point Marina
SO31 4JD
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)23 8045 6406


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 headlining.  Sprung mattresses in aft cabin.   All berths rest on unvarnished, well ventilated boards to avoid condensation.  Hand holds throughout the boat.  The boat is carpeted throughout, except directly in front of the galley.  All portholes are fitted with curtains.  Upholstery in blue, carpet in grey, beige curtains.  Four Hella turbo fans fitted.  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.  Infill board with cushion to make wide double berth.  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’’.  Sony stereo/CD player (2012) with speakers in main saloon and in cockpit.  Ship's clock, barometer and humidity meter.

Working surface in white laminate with all round fiddle rail.  Insulated icebox with water cooled 12v compressor.  Freezer compartment with separate compressor located bhind navigator's seat.  Double sink with Seagull water purifier and separate faucet.  Cover for galley sink.  2 burner gas cooker with oven, gimballed with fiddle rails.  Crockery locker and cutlery drawer.  Bread board.  Room for saucepans and other kitchen utensils.  Electrolux 230v Microwave oven.

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.  Kenny washing machine 230v.

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 D2-55 55hp 4 cylinder fresh water cooled diesel engine.  Engine hours 2,155 in October 2012.  Hydraulic transmission with Python Drive double ended constant-velocity drive shaft.  Gori 3 bladed folding two speed propeller, Rope cutter.  Numerous engine spares including replacement alternator, Gori propeller, bilge, shower and water pump.

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

DC ELECTRICITY: 2 separate battery banks, 1 for services, 1 for engine start.  New AGM domestic batteries 2012, new wet engine start battery winter May 2013.  Link switch to parallel both banks.  Both are charged by 60A engine-driven alternator.  Additional 90A alternator fitted during 2005-2006 refit.  Electrical switch panel at chart table with circuit breakers, voltmeter and gauges for water & fuel.  Mobitronic battery management systems.

WIND GENERATOR: Aerogen 5A wind generator fitted on pole on aft deck

AC ELECTRICITY: 230v shore power system, ring main, immersion heater, Mastervolt 40A IVO Smart battery charger, Mass Sine 1200w inverter.  Additional backup Mastervolt 12v 80A battery charger with changeover switch.

FUEL: 400 litres diesel fuel in stainless steel tank located under floor in main saloon.  Algaex electronic/magnetic fuel conditioner in main fuel line. Indipendent fuel cleaning system installed in engine room.

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

WATERMAKER: Spectra Catalina deluxe watermaker fitted during 2006/7 refit.


Mastervolt 3.5kW in sound cocoon with separator exhaust sited in noise insulated engine room.  Generator hours 82hrs  in August 2013.

Spars & Rigging

Double spreader rig by Selden.  Selden Furlinmast in-mast furling sytem with mast control.  Genoa furling and reefing system by Selden Furlex.  Selden rodkicker.  Spinnaker track and pole with topping lift on mast.  Spinnaker halyard.  Navtec A370-LE 17 backstay tensioner.  Insulated backstay.  Cutterstay including halyard, sheets, runners & extra cars.  Turnbuckles from Hasselfors, aluminium protection tubes from Selden.  Blocks & winches from Lewmar.  Combined tricolour/anchor light at masthead.  Masthead burgee staff.


Furling mainsail by Elvström
Furling jib by Elvström
Staysail by Elvström
Storm jib
Asymmetric cruising chute by Quantum Parker and Kay
Furling top down system by Allspars (2012)

Deck Equipment

Deck, coachroof, toerail, cockpit seats, cockpit floor and side trims in top quality teak laid in silicon rubber.  Teak hand rails full length of superstructure.  Stemhead fitting with twin anchor rollers.  Samson post on foredeck.  Lewmar Ocean electric windlass.  25kg Delta anchor with 90m 10mm chain.  45lb second anchor.  25lb kedge anchor with 40m warp.  Stowage in anchor locker for fenders.  Six stainless steel cleats forward, aft and midships, brass strips to all cleats.   Double stainless steel guardwires.   Opening gates port and starboard.  Granny bars at mast.  Teak pushpit seats.  Outboard bracket.  Deck inlets for water and diesel tanks.  Genoa and mainsheet tracks with blocks.  Genoa cars adjustable from the cockpit.  Selftailing genoa winches, size 54 CST, two mainsheet winches, size 40 CST.  Hatches, windows, blocks and winches by Lewmar.  Hatches in foredeck, toilet compartment, saloon and in aft cabin.  13 aluminium framed port holes, 12 of these are opening.  Stowage in aft deck lazarette locker.  Separate gas locker on starboard side with stowage for two 6kg gas cylinders.  Bathing platform with shower at transom.  Fully shaped winter cover by Parker and Kay.  Overall cover from bow to stern.  Davits.  Cockpit cushions.  Custom folding passerelle.  White, lightweight, summer allover cover.

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 (2012) over front part of cockpit.  Sprayhood extension to cover entire cockpit.  Bimini with detachable side screens. Aft awning from bimini to stern.  Wheel and binnacle cover.  High gloss varnished outer chart tables.  2 x 12v sockets.  Tailored cover to protect bridge and companionway varnish.  Exterior chart table night light.

Navigation Equipment

Raymarine ST7001G+ autopilot with Whitlock drive
Raymarine ST60 Multi repeater x 2
NMEA/RS232C Interface Box
Sailor VHF A1 DSC class D with extension speaker in cockpit
ICOM M31 handheld VHF
Raymarine 2kW Radar radome mounted on mast
Radar/Plotter display RL70CRC Plus
RL80C+ Colour LCD 10"
Furuno Navtex
NASA Weatherman
DSC Pacific antenna for DSC/GSM/VHF/TV/SSB/AM/FM
Gyro plus sensor fluxgate
Nav 490 switch converter
Magellan stand alone GPS
SX5d GSM phone
KXT CD 705 Dect phone
Marine digital yacht computer with fax, e-mail, web, printer, copier
Flat screen for computer installed at chart table with cordless keyboard and mouse
Matching flatscreen TV mounted in starboard side locker interfaced with computer
CD-RW upgrade
Harbourmaster Mk2 GSM
RAY 430 loudhailer with auto fog warning
Firdell Blipper radar reflector

Safety Equipment

Forties B RORC 6-man liferaft in cannister mounted on foredeck
2 x harness attachment points in cockpit
Jackstays on deck
Fire blanket

Broker's Comments

Without doubt POPSY is the one of the best equipped and maintained HR43s you are likely to find anywhere. The attention to detail shows through in the careful, meticulous and comprehensive refit schedules. The HR43 is also one of the best, if not THE best well-mannered, reliable, sailing yachts built today with superb faultless build quality and sensible, very practical, user-friendly layout above and below decks.


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.

Custom Contact Information

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: