0 2003 Hallberg-Rassy 43 For Sale | Grabau International Yacht Brokerage


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Very high spec, one owner H/R43

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Manufacturer/ModelHallberg-Rassy 43
DesignerGerman Frers
Boat NameSeren Wen
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax not paid
LyingGran Canaria, Spain


LOA13.57m (44'0")
LWL11.75m (38'0")
Beam4.08m (13'0")
Draft2m (6'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineVolvo D2-55 55hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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    An extremely well-presented example, high-specification, teak-interior, and one-owner version of this award-winning design from Hallberg-Rassy. Set up for push-button short-handed offshore and ocean cruising. She benefits from a fastidious maintenance regime and boasts a comprehensive cruising inventory.


    Launched in 2003, SEREN WEN is hull no.47 of 199 Hallberg-Rassy 43’s built by the Swedish yard between 2001 and 2016. The German Frers designed H/R43 has proven herself to be arguably one of the most popular and well-respected bluewater cruising yachts of her generation and SEREN WEN is no exception.

    Ordered new by her current owners, SEREN WEN has taken her UK-based owners around the world in absolute safety and security. Fitted out for effortless ‘in cockpit’ sail-handling, SEREN WEN benefits from hydraulic inmast furling mainsail, along with hydraulic genoa and staysail furlers, backed up by electric cockpit winches. For downwind sailing, she has a Parasailor and a choice of staysails. Below decks, SEREN WEN features the popular ‘armchair’ saloon layout which provides a comfortable relaxation space away from the main saloon area. Finished in the expensively optioned teak joinery. SEREN WEN is also boasts a brighter and airier feel below decks compared with her Mahogany-finished sisterships.

    SEREN WEN’s specification highlights include:-
    • Standard draft keel
    • Copper-coated hull with Gelshield Plus epoxy system
    • Volvo Penta D2-55 engine with 3-bladed Brunton Autoprop
    • Sleipner bowthruster
    • Hydraulic inmast furling, genoa furling and staysail furling
    • North sails
    • Rolly Tasker downwind staysail
    • Lewmar electric winches
    • Carbon fibre spinnaker pole
    • Parasailor
    • Raymarine instruments
    • Radar, chart plotter and AIS
    • DigitalYacht 12vDC marine PC
    • Icom VHF and SSB
    • Satellite phone system
    • Force 10 stove
    • Microwave oven
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge and separate fridge/freezer
    • Air-conditioning for aft owner’s cabin
    • Webasto hot-air cabin heating system
    • LCD TV in saloon
    • Holding tanks
    • Upgraded battery capacity with newly replaced service and start batteries
    • Fisher Panda 4.5kva generator
    • Enwa MT-3200 220vAC reverse-osmosis watermaker

    Always left with a full deck cover and with her teak decks preserved by Semco since build, SEREN WEN presents in quite remarkable condition externally, and below decks, it is the same story with custom covers to protect her upholstery, and fitted carpeting to protect her soleboards.

    Having owned and enjoyed SEREN WEN for 20 seasons, her owners are now looking to retire from sailing and spend more time on land, so SEREN WEN is now offered on the open market for the very first time. Located in the Canary Islands and offered for sale exclusive of EU or European VAT, she is well suited and perfectly placed to appeal to buyers from any nation, including the UK, Europe, United States and Australia/New Zealand.


    Our sailing background is with Contest 35 and Contest 37 both new from the yard. Cruising the Irish Sea , Isle of Man , west coast Scotland. Needing a larger yacht to go further our search led us to Orst and the Swedish builders Hallberg-Rassy, Malo, Najad. After careful consideration, we chose the Hallberg-Rassy 43 as she gave us a good solid boat with deep safe cockpit where we have always felt safe.

    After taking delivery in Sweden in 2003, we headed south and crossed the Atlantic with ARC. After cruising the Windward Islands we decided to head west, calling in Venezuela Cartagena Columbia and Panama before heading through the Panama Canal and south to Ecuador. The following season, we ventured out in the Pacific, visiting Galapagos, Marquesas, the Tuamotus beautiful atolls, Society Islands Tahiti etc, Cook Islands, Samoa , Niue, Tonga, Fiji , Vanuatu, New, New Caledonia and then finally arriving in Brisbane, Australia. After enjoying cruising around Australian waters, we headed up to Indonesia and Singapore before heading west towards Malacca Malaysia and Thailand. Heading via the Maldives, we ventured on to Oman, Aden and Yemen.

    Throughout our 10-year twin-handed circumnavigation adventure SERENE WEN provided a safe haven through many different seas and conditions. Her cutter rig profile has allowed us to sail safely and easily in the strongest of conditions including daily 40knot gales in the Red Sea. Only once have we had to hove to. With her easily-handled Parasailor spinnaker flown only during hours of daylight, we saw the 3,000Nm passage between the Galapagos and Marquesas completed in just 20 days.

    Maintenance and servicing was always one of the first things carried out when we would return home each Christmas period. SEREN WEN would be fully serviced, the engine and generated flushed through and laid up with antifreeze mixture, and the boat covered over with a full deck-cover with sails stowed below decks and a dehumidifier left to run 8 hr a day. This fastidious programme of care and maintenance has ensured SEREN WEN remains completely reliable and presented in a quite remarkable condition, more akin to a 5yr old boat than a 20yr vessel.


    ‘The Hallberg-Rassy 43 Mk I has been built in 150 units from 2001-2007. She has won Yacht of the Year in Germany, Best Midsize Cruiser in the USA, Best overall Cruisingboat in the USA as well as Top 10 in the US and Import Boat of the Year in Australia 2006.

    The 43 has all the typical Hallberg-Rassy benchmarks. It goes without saying that this is a well-built blue water cruiser. The interior floor is all in one level, there is a seagoing galley, a windshield, a rubbing strake to the hull, big engine, generous tankage and timeless beautiful lines with a natural grace.’


    ‘Compared to the earlier design the first thing that becomes apparent is the relatively longer waterline thus a slender hull. This longer waterline would bring immediate improvements in speed and sea-kindliness. The hull construction follows Hallberg-Rassy's current and well proven practice of building solid bottom layup and cored topsides and decks for very good results in strength and longevity.

    Compared with the 42F the interior layout has been improved, adding a separate shower on the forward toilet, good headroom in the walk-through to the aft cabin and overall polishing of details and layouts.

    I expect the Hallberg-Rassy 43 to become a classic in her range and style with very good sailing capabilities and volume inside. Clean uncluttered decks and a well-protected cockpit, typical of the Hallberg-Rassy Line.’



    RCD Status:
    • We understand the vessel was constructed in accordance with the RCD regulations at the time of build and categorised as such.
    • Category A – Unlimited Ocean Voyages.

    Hull Construction:
    • Hull constructed of single piece GRP moulding.
    • Isophthalic gelcoat and isophtalic polyester resin for lamination, hand consolidated.
    • Single skin solid GRP construction below waterline through keel pan area.
    • Sandwich construction above the waterline with Divinycell PVC-foam core, insulated against heat and cold.
    • Round bilge with stub keel as part of canoe body moulding providing form stiffness.
    • Structural floor and stringer reinforcements, fully bonded to the hull.
    • Plywood bulkheads full laminate to hull and deck mouldings on both sides.
    • Integrated sugar scoop style transom with boarding platform.
    • Integrated rubbing strake with stainless steel.
    • Blue decorative sheerband in blue gelcoat.
    • Hull stripped back, epoxy primed (3x coats of Gelshield Plus), and Copper Coat antifouling (4x coats) applied in 2013.

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Hull constructed of single piece GRP moulding, hand consolidated.
    • Deck and coachroof areas and also cockpit are of sandwich construction, solid in parts, laminated to the hull.
    • Deck, coachroof, aft deck, bathing platform, caprail, cockpit seats, cockpit floor and side trims in top quality teak.
    • Exterior teak preserved since build with Semco teak sealer resulting in negligible wear or degradation of teak planking or caulking.
    • Self-draining gas locker integrated under starboard side deck
    • Integrated full depth lazarette locker.
    • 4x Lewmar ppening deck hatches.
    • 13x alloy framed portholes of which 12 open.

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Long fin keel with small bulb.
    • Reinforced lead construction.
    • 16x stainless steel bolts, 24,20 & 14mm
    • Semi-balanced GRP skeg-hung rudder.


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Volvo Penta D2-55 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled marine diesel producing 55hp @ 3000rpm.
    • Fresh water engine cooling via raw-water intake and heat exchanger
    • Volvo Penta reversing gearbox with Centre-flex coupling and thrust bearing

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Engine hours – approx. 3,200 as of Summer 2023
    • Date of last engine service – Spring 2023
    • Engine routinely serviced by owner
    • All engine hoses and exhaust elbow renewed - 2018
    • Shaft seal replaced 2023
    • Cutlass bearing replaced 2023
    • Range at cruising speed – approx. 710Nm

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Stainless steel propeller shaft with Volvo shaft seal
    • Brunton Autoprop 3-bladed feathering propeller
    • Ambassador Marine ‘Stripper’ rope cutter (removed and stored aboard)
    • Lewmar/Whitlock system with pedestal and hide covered stainless steel wheel.
    • Rod system with cardan links and bronze quadrant.
    • Emergency tiller system, fitting directly to rudder stock.
    • Sleipner Side Power 12vDC 8hp bowthruster in GRP tunnel installed by factory at time of build with foot switch controls by pedestal.


    Voltage systems:
    • 12vDC domestic and engine start circuits with 220vAC via shorepower or generator

    Battery Banks:
    • 1x 12vDC Lifeline engine start battery – 2021
    • 8 12vDC 120Ah Lifeline service batteries joined in parallel to supply 960Ah @ 12vDC - 2021
    • Mastervolt DCC 400 battery monitoring system

    Charging & Inverter:
    • Mastervolt MASS 12/100 100Amp automatic battery charger - 2021

    • Fisher Panda 4500SCB 4.5kva 220vAC 50Hz diesel generator
    • Generator serviced and laid up with anti-freeze since last use

    • 12vDC engine-mounted alternator

    Shore Power:
    • Marinco 220vAC 50Hz shore power with 220vAC sockets throughout interior.

    Other Electrical:
    • 12vDC charging outlets at switch panel and in cockpit


    Fresh Water:
    • Pressurised hot and cold water system with 12vDC high pressure pump with accumulator tank.
    • Hot water generated by engine calorifier and via 220vAC immersion heater element in well insulated 40 litres capacity hot water storage tank
    • Manual fresh water supply to galley via footpump.
    • Seagull filtered fresh drinking water supply to galley.
    • Hot & cold pressurised fresh water shower at bathing platform.

    • Enwa MT-3200 220vAC reverse-osmosis watermaker producing approx. 133 litres per hour
    • Watermaker laid up with long-term preservative solution since last use

    Bilge Pumps:
    • Whale Gusher Titan manual bilge pump
    • 12vDC electric Bilge Pump with level switch in bilge.
    • 12vDC high capacity emergency submersible bilge Pump.
    • High level bilge alarm

    • Dedicated gas locker at starboard side deck and stowage for 2x aluminium gas cylinders.


    • 395 litres fuel capacity in 1x stainless steel tank.
    • Located in bilge space beneath saloon sole.

    Fresh Water:
    • 650 litres fresh water capacity in 2x stainless steel water tanks
    • Main tank located in bilge beneath saloon sole, 420 litre capacity.
    • Additional tank beneath settee, 230ltr capacity.
    • Tanks interlinked with shut-off valve to isolate tanks.

    Holding Tanks:
    • Two independent tanks.
    • Both tanks with overboard via gravity or deck discharges.
    • Forward heads tank capacity - 44 litres
    • Aft heads tank capacity - 40 litres

    Tank Monitoring:
    • Dual tank monitoring systems for both water and diesel tanks.
    • Standard HR electric analogue gauges with senders in main water tank and fuel tank.


    On Deck:
    • Raymarine C120 widescreen GPS radar chart plotter display at companionway
    • Raymarine 2kw digital closed-array radar scanner mounted to transom stainless steel antenna pole
    • Raymarine ST7001+ autopilot control head with 400G course computer, 600R remote control handset and spare autopilot drive motor
    • Raymarine ST60 speed, depth, GPS and wind instruments
    • Raymarine ST60 close-hauled wind display
    • Raymarine ST60 multi-repeater display
    • Steering compass

    At Chart Table:
    • Digital Yacht 12vDC marine PC computer system running MS Windows, DigitalYacht navigation software and communications software (communications to SSB)
    • LCD flatscreen monitor for use with PC
    • Raymarine ST60 multi-repeater display
    • Nasa Marine digital Navtex display
    • Raymarine GPS antenna
    • Digital AIS receiver - 2012

    Communications Equipment:
    • Icom IC-M503 Euro VHF/DSC and external speaker
    • Icom HM134B Commandmic for IC-M503 VHF in cockpit with speaker
    • Icom DS-100 Class D VHF/DSC
    • Icom M-802 SSB with insulated backstay
    • Satellite telephone system with fixed aerial - 2003


    • Force 10 stainless steel gas stove with 2x burners and oven and grill
    • Tristar 220vAC microwave oven - 2022
    • Top loading below worktop Isotherm SP Fridge with water-cooled 12vDC compressor.
    • Additional top-loading 12vDC fridge/freezer located aft of chart table.
    • Twin stainless steel inset sinks with pressurised, manual and filtered fresh drinking water supplies.

    Washing Machine:
    • Kenny 220vAC half-load compact washing machine.
    • Secured inside locker within forward heads compartment.

    • Jabsco manual marine heads
    • Both heads can discharge overboard or to independent holding tanks.
    • Hot & cold pressurised showers

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • 220vAC reverse-cycle air-conditioning system for aft cabin – 2006
    • Air-conditioning laid up with anti-freeze since last use
    • Webasto Airtop 5000 diesel fired, blown air system.
    • Thermostatic cabin controller.
    • Outlets in forecabin, forward heads, saloon, aft cabin and aft heads.

    • Samsung 19” LCD TV with DVD in saloon
    • Pioneer CD/radio with speakers in saloon and Sea & Symphony speakers in cockpit


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Up to 6 berths in two cabins plus saloon.
    • Double forward cabin with en-suite heads.
    • Three berths in aft cabin with en-suite heads.
    • Large occasional saloon berth with lee cloths.

    Accommodation Finish:
    • All interior woodwork in the rarely found optional teak with a matt silk finish
    • Locker doors with rounded edges and larger locker doors louvered for ventilation.
    • Floors are varnished teak with inlaid holly stripes
    • Fitted, edge bound carpets throughout (except galley) with press studs to secure – 2018.
    • Saloon and aft cabin ceilings have panelling of white vinyl with teak strips
    • Upholstery bases and mattresses 12cm thick with back rests 5cm thick.
    • Curtains fitted for all skylights and portholes – new 2019
    • Solid handrails throughout the interior for easy movement offshore
    • White Corian surfaces for galley
    • White Corian with grey flec surfaces for heads
    • Deluxe light grey cloth upholstery in accommodation cabins protected with loose off-white covers (washable)

    Description of Accommodation from Forward:

    Forward Cabin:
    • Guest cabin with en-suite heads.
    • Two single berths in v-configuration, 2.13m long bunks
    • Both berths fitted with lee cloths.
    • In-fill section to create large double berth.
    • Ample stowage above and below bunks with dresser unit to starboard aft and lockers outboard.
    • Large Lewmar opening deck hatch.

    Forward Heads:
    • Located to port, separate compartment, accessible from aft end of forward cabin.
    • Manual marine heads outboard.
    • Shower stall aft.
    • Lewmar opening deck hatch.
    • Air-Only low profile deck ventilator.
    • Corian counter top forward with recessed porcelain sink.
    • Washing machine is secured inside the locker outboard of the shower.

    Main Saloon:
    • Occupying the full width of the boat.
    • L-shaped settee seating to port.
    • Twin armchairs to starboard
    • Port side settee converting to 1.98m long berth.
    • Double dropleaf saloon table located centrally, bottle storage provided within central section.
    • Lockers provided outboard, overhead the saloon seating, port and starboard.
    • Additional generous locker space provided behind port settee back rest and beneath starboard armchairs.
    • Large Lewmar opening deck hatch. Removable stainless steel security bars.
    • Two Dorade vents.

    • Located to starboard side of companionway.
    • White Corian finish worktops with deep varnished mahogany fiddles.
    • U-shaped galley with small countertop island inboard.
    • Gas stove and oven outboard with worktop forward and aft.
    • Double, extra deep stainless steel sink inboard aft.
    • Top loading fridge below worktop outboard aft.
    • Microwave built in aft of worktop.
    • Pull out bread board.
    • Selection of lockers and drawers below worktop with lockers above outboard.

    Navigation Station:
    • Located to the port side of the companionway.
    • Forward facing navigator’s seat with separate chart table.
    • OnBoard PC screen forward of chart table.
    • Chart storage within table, additional storage drawers beneath.

    • Leading from Navigation Station to aft cabin, along port side.
    • Counter top and locker space immediately aft of navigators’ seat. Locker outboard.
    • Top loading fridge/freezer.
    • Hanging locker aft outboard
    • Ships main switch panel inboard.

    Aft Master Cabin:
    • Accessed via the walk through along the port side, aft of the nav station.
    • En-suite access to aft heads.
    • Providing 3 berths of 2m in length running along either side of the cabin outboard.
    • Single berth to port and double berth to starboard. Port berth fitted with lee cloth.
    • A single seat is located between the two bunks, with storage beneath.
    • Small dresser unit and hanging locker on the port side forward.
    • Mirror with counter top and locker below.
    • Lockers and bookshelves run outboard with bookshelves inbetween.
    • Large storage space beneath the double bunk to starboard.
    • Large Lewmar opening deck hatch overhead.
    • Two Dorade Vents.
    • Air-conditioning unit and outlet
    Aft Heads:
    • Aft cabin en-suite, located to the starboard side of the cabin.
    • Manual marine toilet inboard, forward.
    • Shower stall forward, outboard of the heads.
    • Corian counter top aft with recessed porcelain sink.


    • Masthead, cutter rigged sloop.
    • Selden deck stepped, double spreader, silver anodised alloy mast.
    • Selden silver anodised alloy spars.
    • Stainless steel standing rigging. (2003)
    • Aluminium rigging screw protectors
    • Selden Furl-in mast, hydraulic roller reefing mainsail.
    • Forestay fitted with Furlex 400 roller reefing system.
    • Cutter stay with Selden Furlex hydraulic genoa and staysail furlers
    • Checkstays for use in heavy weather.
    • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster – serviced 2019
    • Navtec hydraulic vang – serviced 2019
    • Navtec hydraulic panel in cockpit
    • Carbon fibre spinnaker pole stowed vertically on adjustable mast track
    • Lewmar Ocean genoa tracks with towable cars controlled from cockpit.
    • Lewmar Ocean main sheet track.
    • Extra jammers for mainsheet
    • Main, genoa and staysail halyards replaced with Dyneema – 2016
    • Removable bowsprit for future usage with a gennaker

    • 2x Lewmar Ocean 54CEST 2-speed, self-tailing electric primary winches in cockpit
    • 1x Lewmar Ocean 40CEST 2-speed, self-tailing electric mainsheet/secondary winch in cockpit
    • 1x Lewmar Ocean 40CST 2-speed, self-tailing manual mainsheet/secondary winch in cockpit
    • 2x Lewmar Ocean 40CST 2-speed, self-tailing halyard winches at mast
    • Winches routinely stripped and serviced.

    • North Sails Dacron in-mast furling mainsail – 2013/14
    • North Sails Dacron furling genoa – 2013/14
    • Rolly Tasker Dacron furling downwind staysail - 2004
    • Elvstrom Dacron 100% genoa – 2003
    • Elvstrom Dacron furling staysail – 2003
    • Rolly Tasker Dacron furling downwind staysail - 2004
    • Parasailor spinnaker – 2003

    • Fixed aluminium framed windscreen forward of cockpit
    • Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.
    • Teak pushpit seats
    • Stainless steel stanchions mounted on caprail with stainless steel guardwires.
    • Guardwire gates port and starboard with central gate in pushpit to access transom.
    • Cockpit table – gloss varnished folding table secured to forward face of binnacle.
    • Removable outboard lifting davit attached to transom radar antenna pole
    • Teak outboard bracket on stern pulpit
    • Folding stainless steel swimming ladder fixed on transom.
    • Folding and removable stainless steel bow boarding ladder attached to stemhead
    • Downlight on boom for cockpit lighting.

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Double stemhead roller with self-stowing anchor.
    • Lewmar 12vDC windlass. Vertical windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum. Foot button controls on foredeck and remote control at steering pedestal
    • 20kgs spade-type stainless steel anchor with 65m of 10mm stainless steel chain
    • Stern anchor with 50m leaded warp stowed in anchor locker
    • Alloy mooring cleats mounted on cap rail forward, midships and aft with protective brass strips.
    • Warps and fenders.

    Canvas Work:
    • Grey canvas sprayhood with stainless steel frame and extension to cover cockpit area.
    • Grey canvas bimini with folding stainless steel frame and sides and back for blocking low sun.
    • Canvas protective covers for genoa and staysail furlers, vang, spinnaker pole, winches and helm wheel
    • Custom full deck area cover – 2021

    Tender & Outboard:
    • Avon 6-man inflatable tender - 2003
    • 2-stroke 8hp outboard engine

    General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as Liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

    Navigation Lights:
    • Masthead Tri-colour & Anchor light
    • Steaming Light
    • Low Level Bow
    • Low Level Stern

    • Avon Modular 4-man liferaft – last serviced 2019
    • McMurdo 406Mhz EPIRB
    • Horseshoe buoy
    • Jonbuoy MOB recovery device
    • Webbing jackstays on deck and 3x harness attachment points in cockpit
    • Firedell Blipper 210 radar reflector

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    Tel: +44 (0)1590 673715
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