This classic Hallberg-Rassy 42E is a true bluewater cruiser providing excellent sea-keeping and she has a build quality that is renowned in the sailing world. She has been owned by her current owners since July 2019 and has been well maintained and updated throughout her ownership.
She provides 6-8 comfortable berths in three cabins and has 2 separate heads. Wheel steering with a traditional long keel and extremely well-equipped. Asterie is powered by a Beta 75hp diesel engine (fitted in 2011).
Boat Name: Asterie
Hull Number: 227
Style: Centre Cockpit
Type: Sailing Cruiser
Hull Material: Fibreglass (GRP)
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
LOA: 12.93m / 42’ 5”
LWL: 10.50m / 34’ 5”
Beam: 3.78m / 12’ 4”
Draft: 2.05m / 6’ 8”
Displacement Weight: 11,500 kg / 25,353 lbs
Keel Weight: 4,500 kg / 9,920 lbs
Keel Type: Encapsulated Long Fin Keel
Accommodation: 8 berths in 3 cabins
Tax Status: Tax paid
Engine Make: Beta Marine
Engine Model: V3600-ET02
Primary Engine: Inboard
Drive Type: Shaft Drive
Hours: 956.2 (engine still in use so hours will increase)
Propellor Type: 3 blade
Propellor Material: Bronze
Rope Cutter: Yes
Cruising Speed: 8 knots (1500 rpm)
Maximum Speed: 9 knots (2500 rpm)
Fuel: 395 litres / 87 gallons (1 x 250 litres and 1 x 145 litres) – steel
Water: 725 litres / 161 gallons – steel
Holding Tank: 40 litres / 8.8 gallons – steel – forward heads only
25kg Rocna anchor (new 2019), 60m of 3/8 chain & 30m Nylon 20mm warp
45lb CQR anchor
Electric Lofrans 1000 watt anchor windlass
Electric Primary Genoa Sheet Winches (2017) – New Genoa Sheets (2020)
2 x Lewmar 55 electric winches (cockpit: headsail sheets)
7 x Lewmar 40 manual winches (cockpit: 2 x main sheet, 1 x mainsail, 2 x just behind the cockpit for the cruising chute; mast: x2 for various halyards)
Electric In-Mast Furling System (2018)
Vetus Bow Thruster with foot controls at helm
Boom Car Replaced & Upgraded
Reinforced King Post
Cockpit Clutches (all replaced 2018)
6 x Stainless Steel Deck Cleats
Lewmar Piston Powered Vang (2017)
Bespoke Stainless Steel & Teak Bathing Platform (2015/16)
Stainless Steel Boarding Ladder (2015/16)
Outboard Engine Bracket
Stainless Steel Bimini Frame with Blue Canvas Bimini Cover (2015 – excellent condition)
Fully Enclosed Blue Canvas Cockpit Tent with Stainless Steel Frame
Spars and Sails
Electric In-Mast Furling System (2018)
Seldon Genoa Furling System (2018)
Jeckells Genoa (2019)
Jeckells In-Mast Furling Main (2019)
Cruising Chute with Snuffer & Sheets (excellent condition)
Storm Jib (Hood – 1989)
10mm Stainless Steel Standard Rigging (2014)
Sta-Lok Fittings & Backstay Tensioner
Cutter Stay for Storm Jib
Navigation Lights (port and starboard bow lights new 2021)
C. Plath Steering Compass
Raymarine E120 Chart Plotter with Integrated Radar (charts need updating)
Raymarine AIS 650 Transponder/Receiver
Raymarine ST70 Auto-pilot and Smart Wireless Controller
Raymarine ST60+ Compass
Raymarine ST70 Multi-Function Display (log, speed, depth)
Raymarine ST60+ Wind Instrument
ICOM Radio – IC M506 with Dual Station (Chart Table & Cockpit)
McMurdo ICS NAV6 Navtex (new but not working yet)
Saloon Bulkhead Plastimo Compass
Various Paper Charts
Zodiac 6 Person RORC Liferaft with Solas HRU Release (service due 04/21)
McMurdo SmartFind Plus 406 GPS EPIRB (2017)
Offshore Flare Pack (2020: all flares dated to 12/2023 apart from 2 x orange smoke which are dated to 12/2021 )
Electric Bilge Pump
2 Manual Bilge Pumps
2 x Lifebuoys
Jonbuoy (service due)
5 Wichard Cockpit Clip-On Points
Guardwire and Jackstays
4 x Fire Extinguishers
1 x Engine Room Auto Fire Extinguisher
1 x Fire Blanket
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
6 x 12v 110ah AGM Batteries (2018)
2 x 12v 110ah Engine Batteries
SilentWind PRO Marine Wind Turbine (2020)
320 w (2 x 160w) Solar Panels (2020)
Victron MPPT BlueSolar Charge Controller with Bluetooth for monitoring (2020)
SilentWind Wind and Solar Hybrid Charge Controller (2020)
Victron Pure Sinewave Phoenix 12 | 800 Inverter (2020) – needs to be installed
Battery Monitor (2020)
240v Shore Power System & Cable
Bulbs replaced throughout boat where possible for LEDs (2020)
Tender and Outboard
Yamaha F9.9J Outboard (2020)
12 litre Fuel Tank (2020)
Honwave T32-IE Tender (2020)
Honda wheel kit fitted by the dealer (2020)
2 Paddles (2020)
Carry Case (2020)
Dinghy Anchor with rode and bag (2020)
Hull and deck are GRP, built under the supervision of Lloyd’s Register of Shipping. A Lloyd’s certificate is supplied with each boat. Laminate construction of hull: NGA-Gelcoat and isophthalic polyester is used. Hand lay-up method, insulated above the waterline with a PVC foam against heat and cold. Strong under-floor reinforcements.
Lead keel with reinforcements bolted on with 15 stainless steel bolts.
Skeg hung rudder mounted for sensitive rudder feel.
Strong engine foundations of GRP for effective sound insulation.
Deck and coachroof areas and also the cockpit are of sandwich construction, solid in parts and laminated to the hull.
The cockpit is protected by a strong windscreen with fixed roof (dog house model), opening centre section and sprayhood over the front part of the cockpit. The sprayhood can be rolled away neatly into a protective cover.
Teak decks, cockpit teak decking, seats and table with folding leaves.
Additional stainless steel granny bars on deck.
All interior woodwork is light mahogany with a matt silk finish.
The flooring is finished with varnished teak with inlaid holly stripes. Protected by carpet from the chart table area forwards (apart from in the galley and forward heads).
The cockpit is a generous size providing seating for 6-7 persons, wheel steering with a folding teak leafed table.
The companionway steps lead down into the saloon.
The saloon has an L-shaped sofa (which converts into a generous double berth) to port and a straight sofa to starboard (which converts into a generous single / small double to starboard). There is generous storage space above and below. There is a large fixed table with two folding leaves and central bottle storage. (This area will easily accommodate 6 people for a meal and up to 10 for drinks and snacks.)
The galley is on the starboard side and equipped with double stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot and cold water, a Taylor gimballed stove (re-built in 2019) with two gas hob burners, a hob, gas grill and gas oven. Frigomatic 12v fridge in insulated 180-litre icebox (fridge compressor replaced). Ample cupboard storage for crockery, cooking pots and pans, cleaning items, drawers and dustbin.
Opposite the galley on the port side is a chart table with a chart locker, drawers, electric switch panel and radio. Behind the chart table mounted on the wall are the circuit breakers for the electric winches in the cockpit and the mast electric furling system. Also mounted on the wall is the Victron solar charge controller for the solar panels, the Silentwind wind and solar hybrid charge controller (with space for more solar to be added) and a battery monitor.
There is a passageway leading to the aft cabin which also provides excellent access to the engine bay via large double doors which are removable.
The aft cabin provides three berths comprising of a double and a single. The cabin headroom is 1.85m. There is a long shelf along the back wall and also space on the wide windowsills to store items. There is a single wardrobe, two large drawers and three cupboards spread around the cabin providing plenty of storage for items.
Under the berths are the six leisure batteries and two engine batteries. An escape deck hatch/window (with curtain) floods the room with light. There are also two dorado vents, two 12v fans, one main ceiling light (with high and low setting), two reading lights on the walls and a CO monitor/alarm in the room.
The saloon and rear cabin are heated by a diesel heater (mounted in the engine room).
The aft cabin also has the luxury of an ensuite heads with a separate shower area and an electric marine toilet (2015). It is also equipped with a large china wash basin mounted into the countertop with pressurised hot and cold water. There is a lot of storage space in the two cupboards below the sink and behind the sliding doors above the sink. A large mirror is mounted on the wall.
Heading towards the bow, there is a passageway between the forward cabin and saloon which houses a double wardrobe to starboard with a cupboard above and also extra storage space that is open.
There is a second heads to port opposite the double wardrobe. It has a separate shower cubicle, an electric Jabsco marine head (2013), china washbasin, a large mirror and two large storage lockers. A third cupboard behind the heads houses the holding tank.
The forward cabin provides two comfortable berths and there is an infill cushion to allow the bed to become much larger. There is plenty of stowage room below the berths which is accessible via doors below the berths and also from above when the mattresses are lifted.
There is much more storage above and in front of the berths also in multiple cupboard spaces (x7), two of which have shelves within them. On the ceiling, there is one main light (with high and low settings) and two reading lights are mounted on the walls. An escape deck hatch/window (with curtain) ensures the room is lovely and bright.
History of our 1989 Hallberg-Rassy 42E
Asterie has been our home since July 2019. We bought her in Eastbourne on the South Coast of the UK and sailed her back to Falmouth where we were based at the time as we were waiting for our little girl to be born (Robyn was 5.5 months pregnant at the time we bought her!) Our ~220 nm journey back was an absolute breeze and we flew back. It would have taken us days in our previous boat but Asterie is a real mile muncher and made light work of the journey – a trait she has proved to us over and over again the past couple of years.
Since then, we have sailed to the Isles of Scilly, had a baby(!) (boats are very well baby-proofed right out the box!) and then in July 2020, we set sail south. Our first passage was across the English Channel to Brest, France where we then coastal hopped as far as the Morbihan. We made the big jump across Biscay from there and landed in A Coruña just under 2.5 days later. Sailing around and exploring the Rias of Galicia including the Cies Islands was very enjoyable. After that, we sailed to Viana do Castelo, Portugal and continued hopping our way down the coast encountering the fog that the Western Coast of Europe is well known for. Having radar onboard definitely made a massive difference!
We reached the Algarve on the south coast of Portugal in late September 2020 and decided to spend winter 2020/21 in Portimao. We found it to be much warmer and drier than the British winters we’re used to!
Our season this year began with a sail to the Rio Guadiana which separates Portugal and Spain. We travelled a fair number of miles inland before heading back out to sea and across to Cadiz in Spain (a beautiful city and definitely worth a visit!) We then coastal hopped down to La Linea, Spain / Gibraltar before beginning our journey into the Mediterranean Sea along the Southern Coast of Spain which is where we are now.
Our plan is to continue sailing towards the Balearics and then head back towards Portugal. We are happy to meet any prospective buyers along our route and for the sale to complete at a place that is convenient for both the buyer and ourselves along the coast of Spain, Gibraltar or Portugal.
Asterie is a very high-quality boat with fantastic sea-keeping abilities. The tastier the weather gets, the more she digs her heels in and she relishes the chance to have a great sail while keeping us safe and comfortable inside. We’ve been down below in 50 odd knots of wind yet you’d think there was far less wind outside than there actually was. We haven’t sailed on another boat that has made us feel as safe, secure and comfortable as Asterie has done.
The only reason Asterie is for sale is that having been living and travelling aboard a boat since June 2017 (on this boat and our previous boat, a 1974 Dufour 34), we are ready for a new adventure on land for a little while. She has been an amazing home for us the past couple of years and the first home for our little girl so we will be very sad to see her go. Asterie is an excellent, solidly built vessel that has proven herself multiple times over and kept us feeling very safe and comfortable on our travels. She has an excellent amount of storage space throughout – we have so many things stashed away in her lazarettes, lockers and cupboards – you can easily load her up and then live off-grid for long periods of time without needing to go back to land.
Before she was our home, she spent her previous years with her owners on the south coast of the UK making trips across to France with them. In the years before that, she sailed across to the Caribbean with the ARC and made her way safely back to the UK again. It is clear from the inventory just how much time, money and love has gone into her Asterie from all her owners and we hope to find someone that will continue to look after her and enjoy her as much as we have.
Many more photographs are available on request.
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