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Hallberg-Rassy 41 for sale in Ireland for £55,000

13 m
3.6 m
Tax Status
Tax Paid
Draft Max
1.9 m
Hull Material
Engine Make
Sole Diesel
Boat Type
Engine Count
RB Ref
Transworld Yachts
Broker Office
Jonathan Taylor
Contact Name
Stephen Whatley
+44 (0)23 8045 4000
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About this Hallberg-Rassy 41

Shadowmere is extensively fitted out for blue water cruising and has just completed a North Atlantic circuit from the UK to the Cape Verde Islands to Barbados, through the Caribbean to the East coast of the States and then up to Nova Scotia before returning through the Bahamas to the ABC islands and then back to Europe via Puerto Rico, Bermuda and the Azores. Prior to this 20,000 mile, two year, cruise she had spent the previous 5 summers cruising 5000 miles in the Baltic. She is a proven blue water cruising yacht, she will take you anywhere.


All upholstery was replaced in 2010 and curtains in 2019. The forward stateroom has 2 x 6'8" berths with an infill to form a double berth. A sliding door to the forward passageway provides privacy. The forward heads to port contain a porcelain basin and heads (2007). There is both a Purytec and electronic Seasmart  fitted to both forward and aft heads to prevent odours.

There is a hanging oilskin locker to starboard in the passageway leading to the saloon. The saloon has settee/berths to port and starboard with the settee backs hinging upwards to increase berth width to near double size. The cabin table has bottle storage as has the starboard side of the saloon, along with two cupboards. The port side has two cupboards and a bookcase. Moving aft the boat has a forward facing chart table and a galley to port. The aft passageway has cupboard storage, work surfaces and twin doors giving very good access to the large engine room.  The aft cabin has two 6'10" berths and a separate heads with a thermostatically controlled shower. Its toilet was also replaced in 2007 and fitted with Purytec and electronic Seasmart units.

A domestic CD radio can also play DVDs and a 12v computer monitor is mounted above the chart plotter on a bracket to facilitate 180 degree rotation to serve the saloon. The gimballed two burner gas cooker has both a grill and an oven and also supplied is an electric kettle, an electric toaster and a single electric cooking ring for shoreside use. There are 4 fire extinguishers and a fire blanket, a CO detector and a gas detector. Twin camping gaz bottles are mounted in the anchor well and vent overboard. Rigid pipe runs to the galley position where a cut-off valve is followed by armoured stainless steel flexible pipe replaced in 2017. The completely equipped galley is supplied with all pots, pans, plates, dishes and crockery. Throughout the boat taps were replaced in 2019.

Mechanical & Electrical Systems:

The boat was re-engined in 2015 with a 62HP Sole Diesel engine (naturally aspirated)
The propeller was replaced at the same time with a variable pitch 3 bladed type.
There is provision for 4 batteries, currently only one domestic battery is fitted (2020) and one Engine Start (2019), all 120 Ah, 12V.", 12V.
Charging is from a 90 Amp Engine alternator or from two advanced MPPT optimising solar cell controllers or from an Advanced Sterling Pro Charge Ultra Battery charger.
Domestic and Engine banks are connected via a Digital Sense relay.
240VAC Shore supply is through a galvanic isolator and circuit breakers to 8 AC power outlets.
A 120VAC to 240VAC Autotransformer is supplied.
Solar Cells are fitted - split into two banks for redundancy with all cables running to the engine room to ease maintenance. Each bank has its own MPPT controller


The boat is ketch rigged with anodized aluminium spars holding mast steps fitted in 1988, stainless steel rigging was replaced in 2007 (along with all seacocks), the stern seal was replaced in 2019 - rubber type with 5 year/500 hours life.
Boom Vangs are by Selden (Main 2015)  and Kemp(mizzen).
Mizzen mainsail has easy reef in mast reefing fitted in 1988 and the main mast has slab reefing/lazy jack fitted in 2014 along with a new mainsail.
The boat has two genoas fitted on a fore and inner forestay; both sails were replaced in 1989 by Saunders sails of Lymington and have roller reefing fitted 1991 and 1989.
A third foresail is supplied that can be rigged as a mizzen staysail with running gear supplied.
There is a star cut spinnaker with snuffer and twin guys and sheets and a telescopic whisker pole.
The mainsheet is rigged with a continuous sheet offering 4:1 and 8:1 purchase, augmented with a second sheet on a 4:1 purchase to improve boom control, detachable as part of the man overboard system (and raiseable on a mainmast pole uphaul halyard to facilitate singlehanded recovery of the tender to the foredeck).

Deck Equipment:

There are 5 cockpit winches and 2 main mast winches, 2 x Lewmar type 2s for Genoa Halyards - wire rope on Mainmast, a Lewmar type 8 for Mizzen mainsail control and self tailing Lewmar type 44x2 and type 34x2 for genoa and spinnaker sheet/guy control.

Running lights include two lights on the Pulpit (new 2019)
Steaming light on the main mast and a stern light on the mizzen.
LED tricolour and anchor light on the top of the mainmast. (New 2017)
There are a mixture of LED and conventional cabin lights down below.
Every bunk has its own spotlight.

The Bowsprit platform contains a step-through pulpit with a detachable bow ladder.
The 2 anchor rollers contain two 45lb CQR anchors, the main anchor has 60m of 10mm chain and an Lofrens anchor winch (1500lb) fitted in 2017.
It is supplied from two 100A cutouts with a simple changeover switch for immediate redeployment in case of tripping.
25lb Danforth with separate 30m chain and 2 x 40m anchor warps
Storm drogue
Mooring warps, fenders and boathook are also supplied.
Bathing ladder at the stern 
Holland Windvane that connects to the emergency tiller.
NECO Electric autopilot needs serviced though the (large) drive units are working.
The cockpit has a fixed windscreen with an opening central window and blue sprayhood with windows, in addition a removable bimini provides sun protection when sailing in the Tropics.
Five cockpit cushions are supplied. The three cabin hatches were replaced in 2010 and re-bedded in 2019.

The tender is a 3.1m Avon with inflatable floor with oars and a 4Hp Yahama two stroke outboard.

Navigation Equipment:

Navigation instruments include wind speed and direction, log and depth with cockpit repeater from Autohelm (ST50)
Additional LCD recording Hummingbird echo sounder  
Garmin 4008 combined chart plotter 18 inch radar with its own GPS antenna.
Also integrated into the chart plotter is a McMurdo AIS transponder with its own VHF antenna and GPS.
Standard Horizon VHF also has its own built in GPS  to support DSC functionality.
ICOM 706 SSB HF transceiver with ICOM ATU and vertical wire antenna. 
Nasa Navtex and Furuno printing Weatherfax complete the instrumentation.

Safety Equipment:

All Safety equipment on this yacht will be sold as seen.  Although maintained by the current owner the condition can not be guaranteed and the new owner should inspect and service the safety equipment supplied to ensure it meets their requirements and suits their use of this vessel.

Life raft is a 6 man Seago service due June 2020, services last three years.
Flare pack
Two horseshoe life bouys with drogues and lights
Ocean Dan buoy

Owners Comments

Shadowmere is a 41 foot Sailing ketch made in Sweden by Hallberg Rassy, known as a HR41 there were only 105 of these built, all between 1979 and 1981. Shadowmere has hull number 85 and was built in 1979. see for more details.

The McCrum family bought her in November 2006 from Transworld Yachts in Southampton and had her delivered to Donaghadee Marina in February 2007 after having new rigging, seacocks and engine injectors fitted.

After several cruises in France and around Scotland she cruised the Baltic for 5 years, including visiting St Petersburg. We kept her in Stockholm (Saltsjobaden) ,Finland (Tammissari aka Ekanas) and for a couple of years on Fehmarn Island (Baltic Koelln). We spent 5 or 6 weeks in her every summer and enjoyed the Baltic immensely. We re-engined to a SOLE 62 in Fehmarn and had a new mainsail fitted. She came back to the UK and berthed in Belfast Marina for a year before starting her Caribbean and beyond adventure documented in this blog.

Shirley and Ian are members of the Cruising Association ( cruising.org.uk ) you may see its burgee flying.  We are also members of  Donaghadee Sailing club and Cockle Island Boat Club

I am a member of the seven seas cruising association (SSCA) and you may see my very tattered burgee being flown on Shadowmere.

I am also a member of the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) and fly its burgee.


Displacement(kgs)9797.6 kilograms
Drive Transmission DescriptionDirect
Engine Horse Power62.0
Engine Year2015
Engine LocationCenter
Engine TypeInboard
Fuel Tanks Capacity560 liters
No of Heads1
Hull TypeDisplacement
Propeller Type3 Blade, Feathering
Water Tanks Capacity460 liters


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