BONA is an exceptional Hallberg-Rassy. She is loaded with high-end, desirable factory and post delivery options and upgrades; well conceived and professionally executed. BONA has been lightly used in the North Sea between Sweden and Germany. She sold in 2013 and shipped to South Korea where she has been upgraded and spoiled with exceptional care by her current owner/seller. Items of note include: air conditioning, hydraulic main and jib furling, powered primary and mainsheet winches, bow thruster, two autopilots, Northern Lights genset, hydraulic backstay, furling cruising spinnaker and bowsprit, whisker pole, Fleet Broadband 250 Immarsat, and a complete new Furuno electronics package.
BONO has been spared the rigors of tropical UV and heat. Her decks are clean and smooth thanks to inside storage in Germany and a deck cover since 2013 in Korea. The second/current owner has carried out a rigorous maintenance protocol. The fiberglass hull and coachroof are glossy and unscratched. The interior joinery and soft goods appear very close to new. Batteries, electrical system components, and electronics have been upgraded and replaced since 2013.
The seller has arranged for BONA to be delivered to Seattle in May of 2018. Delivery to other locations may be negotiated.
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. BONA is hull No. 91 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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BONA is finished in African Mahogany with a satin varnish the standard wood found in most Hallberg-Rassy interiors. The cabin sole is teak with inlaid holly and covered with blue 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 mahogany 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. Wall-switched LED overhead lights spot lights are throughout.
Four dorade vents, twelve opening ports, four opening overhead hatches and two Caframo 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). White curtains are fitted on the overhead hatches and side ports. White curtains are fitted in the heads. Blue upholstery is in the salon and staterooms an upgraded Dole-lilac fabric. There are 5" thick cushions on all of the berths. 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, hinged acrylic shower door, and teak grating.
Aft of the foreward cabin is the main salon with "L" shaped dinette to port surrounding a drop-leaf table with spirits locker in the middle. There’s easily accessed storage behind the seat cushions. 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 large Samsung flat screen TV is secured to port on the main bulkhead.
The "U" shaped galley is to starboard of the companionway ladder. Galley appliances include a top opening refrigerator box, top opening freezer box, Daewoo microwave oven, Eno two burner gimbaled stove with oven and broiler. A manual fresh water foot pump and single lever faucet serve the double stainless steel sinks. White Corian counters with wood fiddles, breadboard with drawers for cutlery and utensils below, large lockers with sliding wood doors, and a fold-back cover over the stovetop combine to deliver a well appointed sea-going galley. The microwave cabinet is recessed into the aft bulkhead.
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 on 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. 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 hinged acrylic shower door.
BONA 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. A furling cruising spinnaker deploys on a removable bowsprit for fun and fast off-wind performance. An aluminum whisker pole stores on and adjustable mast-mounted car.
The hull of BONA 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 teak caprail on raised bulwark and teak handrails on the coach roof. A molded-in rub rail capped with a bronze bar protects the hull on both sides. BONA 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. 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.