SORGHAGHTANI is an exceptional Hallberg-Rassy. She is loaded with high-end, desirable factory and post delivery options and upgrades; well conceived and professionally executed. In 2001, I helped the owners specify and order this boat. They also consulted other knowledgeable professionals about sails, electronics, electrical systems, and rigging. This was the owner’s second new Hallberg-Rassy. Their first was a 1998 Hallberg-Rassy 39 which they cruised for four years before upgrading to the HR43. Certain features like the “old style galley”, Wichard locking deck locker hatch handles, deck light switches on the steering pedestal, fresh/salt water flush to the heads, are unlikely to be found on other HR43’s. SORGHAGHTANI has the upgraded varnished teak interior vs. the standard African mahogany. Teak has a very light, elegant look and is the most sought after wood to use in the marine environment. Other items of note include: air conditioning, hydraulic main and jib furling, powered primary and mainsheet winches, watermaker, bow thruster, genset, hydraulic vang and backstay, upgraded North 3DL main and genoa, furling cruising spinnaker, carbon fiber whisker pole, and an “over the top”; high-end entertainment system.
SORGHAGHTANI has been cruised and docked exclusively in the Pacific Northwest. She has been spared the rigors of tropical UV and heat. The original owners were without a doubt the most meticulous boat owners I’ve met: covers and pads for everything, spotlessly clean bilges and engineroom, plastic organizers and bins in drawers and lockers. No expense spared to take care of this special boat. The second/current owner has carried on the maintenance protocol. The brightwork is in good condition and has been properly maintained each summer. The teak decks are smooth. The fiberglass hull and coachroof are glossy and unscratched. The interior teak joinery and soft goods appear very close to new. Batteries, electrical system components, and electronics have been upgraded and replaced on an ongoing basis. The bottom was stripped to bare gelcoat, epoxy barrier coated, and Pettit Trindad antifouling paint applied by CSR Marine in Seattle in September 2016
In 2001, Hallberg-Rassy began building the HR43; the first in a new generation of Frers-designed cruisers with a significant improvement in sailing performance over the prior generation Frers-designed Hallberg-Rassy 42. The new design benefits from extra waterline length, increased volume aft, greater form stability, more efficient keel and rudder, and increased sail area. This is most notable in light air where the increased power and easier driven hull will really be apparent to anyone who has sailed on an older Hallberg-Rassy design. Relative to the HR42F, the cockpit is larger and deeper. The aft stateroom is massive; indeed it’s larger than on an HR46. The forward stateroom has an impressive array of storage lockers and the forward head has a huge separate, stall shower. With 150 HR 43’s built between 2001 and 2008, this model is recognized as a modern offshore cruising classic. SORGHAGHTANI is hull No. 35 of this model. In 2008, minor changes were made to the deck and interior of the HR43 and the design continues in production as the HR43 MkII.
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SORGHAGHTANI is finished in light teak with a satin varnish. Teak is an expensive and very nice upgrade over the standard mahogany found in most Hallberg-Rassy interiors. Teak is much brighter in comparison. The cabin sole is teak with inlaid holly and covered with beige carpet that snaps down along the perimeter. The overhead is light and reflective with teak accent strips. Teak hand holds are throughout the boat. All locker doors are flat panel teak with vents above the door openings. Chromed adjustable reading lights are above berths, settees and over the aft double berth. Strip lighting is located under the main salon valance. Halogen overhead lights are throughout. A matching teak Alpenglow dual intensity white/red light is located over the navigation area. All the “tulip” reading lights have been upgraded to Alpenglow florescent lights. The original factory supplied reading lights are in storage and use the same hole pattern.
Four dorade vents, twelve opening ports, four opening overhead hatches and eight Hella turbo fans provide excellent ventilation. There is a Roca Polar vent in the forward head and a separate engine room blower. There are screens for all overhead hatches (except the head). Beige colored curtains are fitted on the overhead hatches and side ports. White curtains are fitted in the heads. upholstery is in The salon and staterooms are upholstered in blue upgraded Dole-lilac fabric. There are 5" thick cushions on all of the berths. The aft cabin has upgraded sprung mattresses. Headroom in the main salon is 6'5" and in the passageway to the aft cabin the headroom is 6'.
Starting forward is an anchor locker with large deck access and a dividing shelf. The forward stateroom has a v-berth with infill, cabinet and locker storage above and outboard. A large bin for storage of extra sails is below the v-berth. Aft of the v-berth is a bureau with lockers above and below with large hanging locker aft and dressing seat. The forward head/shower compartment to port has a china sink, mirror, white laminate wipe down surfaces, an electric Jabsco head, a large separate stall shower, shower curtain, and teak grating. An alternate HR supplied hinged acrylic shower door is included with the boat and could be easily fitted if preferred to the shower curtain.
Aft of the foreward cabin is the main salon with "L" shaped dinette to port surrounding a teak drop leaf table with spirits locker in the middle. There’s easily accessed storage behind the seat cushions. A locking fire/security safe is located behind this port settee. A straight settee is to starboard and measures 6’ 6” long. The seatback cushion lifts and secures up to provide a wide lower berth with reading light. There are cabinets outboard and above each settee with an open narrow shelf below. The flat screen TV stores on an articulated, hinged bracket in the starboard aft cabinet. Custom teak chocks and cleats secure the TV in place when not in use.
The "U" shaped galley is to starboard of the companionway ladder. Galley appliances include a top opening refrigerator box, top opening freezer box, Sharp microwave oven, Force Ten two burner gimbaled stove with oven and broiler. There’s an electric propane shut off valve/alarm and manual fresh water foot pump. White Corian counters with teak fiddles, stainless steel double sink, breadboard with drawers for cutlery and utensils below, large lockers with sliding Corian doors (teak sliding doors also included), and a cutting board over the stovetop combine to deliver a well appointed sea-going galley. SORGHAGHTANI has had some custom features in the galley to maximize functionality and stowage. These include Halberg’s “old style” sliding cabinet outboard of the stove with over/under sliding doors in lieu of the normal countertop stretching to the hull sides beneath the top slider. Also, the microwave cabinet is recessed into the aft bulkhead. The dish cabinet valence has been cut out and trimmed making the galley sink and microwave more accessible.
To port is a large, forward facing navigation station. The chart table measures 36”wide by 23” deep and hinges open to access a storage drawer. The table is fiddled on the sides to hold charts yet flush aft to comfortably rest one’s arms while seated and navigating. A teak pencil holder is outboard. Instruments are mounted in a custom shelf above the chart table. This custom shelf allows for deeper instruments and a larger radar/chart plotter than standard. There are four drawers and a cupboard below the chart table. The drawers are fitted with plastic organizer bins. A true walk through passageway to the aft cabin is flanked by wet locker and storage cabinets outboard and bookshelves inboard. Large rubber-sealed, removable, double doors open to the engine room along the passageway providing excellent engine room access. DC switch panel, power controls and book shelves are above the engine room doors.
The passageway leads to the aft cabin where one finds a double berth measuring 4’ 8” wide by 6’ 6” long to starboard, a single berth measuring 3’ wide by 6’ 7” long to port, and a dressing settee between the berths. Stowage is available under the berths and there are lockers above and outboard. A bureau with locker below and mirror above is located forward on centerline. Hanging locker, drawers and bureau are forward along the port side of the aft cabin, . The ensuite head is to starboard and includes a china sink, mirror, white laminate wipe down surfaces, a Jabsco electric head, a separate shower stall with a shower curtain and teak grating. An HR supplied acrylic shower door is included if preferred to the curtain.
SORGHAGHTANI is a true pushbutton boat and is capable of being sailed from the cockpit. Her hydraulic-in mast mainsail, hydraulic genoa furling, and powered winches make sailing easy for even the slightest crewmember. She has upgraded her mainsail and genoa to molded North Marathon 3DL for optimal sailing performance. A furling cruising spinnaker deploys on a removable bowsprit for fun and fast off-wind performance. A carbon fiber whisker pole is light as a feather and stores on and adjustable mast-mounted car.
The hull of SORGHAGHTANI is white gel coat with a white coach roof, blue sheer, boot, and coaming stripes. The keel is an external lead casting bolted to a sloped fiberglass keel stub. The hull and deck are insulated with closed cell foam. The fiberglass decks and coach roof are overlaid with teak and black rubber with a varnished teak caprail on raised bulwark and varnished teak handrails on the coach roof. A molded-in rub rail capped with a bronze bar protects the hull on both sides. SORGHAGHTANI is fitted with a factory installed windshield and soft dodger. Under the dodger are port and starboard varnished outer chart tables for navigation equipment and chart layout. There are D-rings in the cockpit to attach to tethers. The cockpit sole is a teak grate. There are two large drains in the cockpit. On deck stowage is in four lockers. A large cockpit lazarette with stowage for companionway wash boards is under the starboard cockpit settee. Forward is a top opening chain locker with shelf and room for fenders, lines and other gear. There is a large locker located in the stern accessed by two deck hatches. The propane locker is on the starboard side deck. All lockers drain overboard. Stainless steel stanchions, push pit and pulpit are connected by double, uncoated wire lifelines with opening gates, port, starboard and aft. There’s an integrated swim step on the transom with a stainless steel folding swim ladder.