2003 Hallberg Rassy 43 – NOW SOLD


Grabau International is delighted to announce their successful sale of the 2003 Hallberg Rassy 43 ‘YARONA’.

A very well-presented example of this award-winning design from Hallberg-Rassy. Set up for short-handed offshore and ocean cruising. She benefits from a fastidious maintenance regime and boasts the ideal cruising inventory.


With her current owners for the last decade, YARONA has safely been sailed from the waters of Scotland’s west coast south to Cuba and north to Nova Scotia, enjoying many stops en-route. In that time she has been much loved and meticulously maintained.

Freshly launched for the 2019 season after a mini re-fit her inventory highlights include:
• Professionally re-built Volvo Penta D2-55 engine, invoices and reports available (2019).
• Professionally applied Copper Coat antifouling (2019).
• Rarely found optional teak joinery work below decks.
• Hydrovane wind vane self-steering gear.
• Bow Thruster.
• 240V and 110V shore power systems.
• Fisher Panda 5000i Neo PMS Generator (2018).
• Xantrex ProSine 1800i Invertor (2017)
• HRO Seafari Escape 400SEM, 12v Watermaker
• 240v Washing Machine
• GN Espace Levante, 4 burner gas stove.
• Raymarine es127, a95 MFD’s and Quantum digital radar scanner (2016).
• Digital Yacht AIS
• Digital Yacht on-board WIFI system
• Icom SSB Radio
• On-board 12v PC
• 2011 Standing rigging
• Roller furling systems for genoa and staysail
• Electric primary winches

Offered in sail-away condition we expect strong interest in this fantastic blue water cruiser.


‘We have had some wonderful adventures on YARONA, and she has been a safe and comfortable home for much of the past ten years. After a relatively gentle start getting to know her during two summers on the west coast of Scotland, we headed across Biscay and spent several seasons exploring the Med and Adriatic. In 2014 we were ready to venture across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. We took no additional crew and had a reassuringly uneventful passage. Over the next two seasons we travelled as far north as Nova Scotia, and back south to Cuba, before returning to Ireland via the Azores. The return journey included some challenging conditions, but by then we trusted YARONA to keep us safe and we never doubted her ability to do so. We have enjoyed having friends sailing with us but have always felt able to manage YARONA on our own.

We have maintained YARONA to a high standard throughout our ownership. We needed to be confident she would not let us down when we cruised remote places with minimal infrastructure, such as the south coast of Cuba. We have lived extremely well on board, enjoying the comforts that go with having the generator, watermaker, an excellent cooker, and not forgetting the washing machine! Being self-sufficient has given us the freedom to spend many more nights at anchor than in marinas.

The plan was always to keep YARONA for about ten years. We are both keen skiers and, having now had plenty of time to contemplate level horizons, we have begun to miss the mountains. We want to spend some extended time enjoying our apartment in the French Alps whist we are still fit and healthy. YARONA is ready to take her new owners on their own adventure.’


‘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.’

We wish her new owners fair winds and following seas.

For those that missed out, Grabau International have a number of alternative options to consider including:-

Hylas 49 – full details here

Hylas 46 – full details here

Moody 47 – full details here

Malo 45 – full details here

Fantasi 44 PH – full details here

Rustler 44 DS – full details here

Hallberg Rassy 42 – full details here

Sweden Yachts 42 – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.

Download Best WordPress Themes Free Download
Premium WordPress Themes Download
Download WordPress Themes
Download WordPress Themes Free
download samsung firmware
Free Download WordPress Themes
online free course

Terms and Conditions | Privacy Notice & Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us
© 2024 Grabau International. All rights reserved. Company Registration Number: 9374773

Grabau International Email Newsletter

Enter your details below to receive our monthly email newsletter and further news on upcoming events and services.