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Sarita HR46 June 2015. Photo courtesy of Alex Fontes. Pesto HR 53

Engine room 2022 

Kona Kai Marina. San Diego 2011

Hallberg Rassy 46.  Built 2001. Hull number 150

Boat Name:Sarita

Builder: Hallberg-Rassy
Designer: German Frers

LOA: 48 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 3 in
LWL: 39 ft 0 in

Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4LH TE

Fresh Water Tanks: (243 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (175 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (32 Gallons)

Max Draft: 6'2''
Ballast: 14,550 lbs
Displacement: 36,300 lbs

Total Power: 110 HP
Cruising Speed: 7.5 knots

Interior of satin varnished, African Mahogany with a light brown carpet over teak and holly soles. All locker doors are of solid wood and louvered for ventilation. Ventilation is provided by five dorade vents, opening ports in coachroof sides and opening overhead hatches. Overhead, reading, and task lights are throughout the boat with beige curtains and dark green Alcantara(comparable to ultrasuede) upholstery in the salon and green Tric-Dole upholstery in staterooms. The master stateroom has upgraded, sprung mattresses.

Starting forward is an anchor locker with large deck access and a dividing shelf. A watertight, solid bulkhead aft of the chain locker serves as an attachment point for the staysail chainplate. The forward stateroom has a v-berth with infill, cabinet and locker storage. A large bin storage for extra sails is under the v-berth. A forward head/shower compartment next aft to starboard has a china sink, mirror, wipe down surfaces, a separate shower stall and teak grating. Both heads are upgraded to Jabsco electric. 

To port is a guest stateroom with bunks and storage lockers. Aft of the main bulkhead is a large salon with "L" shaped dinette to port, a drop leaf table and a straight settee to starboard. A "U" shaped galley is to starboard of the companionway ladder. To port is a large, forward facing navigation station. There is a true walk through passageway to the aft cabin where one finds a double berth to starboard, a single to port, a dressing settee between the berths, and ensuite head with separate shower stall forward to starboard. Headroom below is 6'-6" in the salon.
Master Stateroom Looking Forward
Forward Stateroom Storage
Forward Stateroom Berth
Port Guest Stateroom
1080p HD stereo entertainment system with Dolby 5.1 surround sound
Monitor Audio speakers with custom matching mahogany speaker cabinets
Sharp Aquos 36" flatscreen TV monitor
Alpine DVA-9681 HD Radio/DVD player/receiver
Niles SVL-2 Speaker volume control
Entertainment system includes VGA and S video cabling
Input for Ipod/MP3 player and 12V plug
Interface cable at Nav station for laptop connection
(2) Sea & Symphony speakers in cockpit
(2) Boston Acoustics speakers in Master Stateroom

White Corian countertops
Gimballed Force Ten three burner stove/oven with broiler and oven thermostat
Removable and stowable countertop/backsplash for Force Ten stove
Xintex S-1A propane solenoid/alarm
(2) Aluminum propane tanks in dedicated locker with regulator and solenoid valve
Goldstar microwave oven
(2) Fridge boxes, both usable as a fridge or freezer
Manual fresh water foot pump
Carbon filter freshwater at the sink
Deep, double stainless steel sinks with single lever faucet

Electronics & Navigation
Garmin 4212 at helm
Garmin GMI 10 over companionway
Garmin GMI 10 at nav station
Garmin GMI10 in aft cabin
Simrad rategyro compass RFCS5R
Simrad/Robertson HLD 2000 Mk2 hydraulic autopilot mounted to separate steering tiller on rudder post
Simrad/Robertson AP20 autopilot control on steering pedestal
(3) Simrad IS15 Multi's(multifunction display) mounted over companionway
(1) Simard IS15 analog wind display over companionway
(1) Simrad IS15 multifunction display at nav station
Uniden 625C ES w/distress VHF
(2) VHF speakers - nav station and cockpit
Nobeltec Admiral Maxpro
Raymarine 430 loudhailer with preprogrammed fog signals and speaker mounted on mast.
RR Pacific antenna/amplifier/filter system(GSM/VHF/TV/SSB/AM/FM)
Icom M710RT Single sideband with autotuner and insulated backstay
SCC Pactor II SSB modem
Nobeltec radar, open array radar antennna mounted on stainless steel pole
HP color radar/chartplotter display at nav station
Argonaut Tflex G615XL color radar/chartplotter display at outer chart tabel
Suunto compass on steering pedestal

Electrical Systems
The electrical system on SARITA has been designed and installed to provide reliable and ample 12V and 24V direct current and 110V 60hz power either underway or connected to shorepower. A quiet Fisher Panda genset or large alternators installed on the main engine minimize charge time and provide redundancy. All major house loads are 24V for efficiency. A 12V house battery and service is provided for the stereo and other electronics requiring 12V power. 

Solar panels Installed in 2015 are the 720w solar panel (PV) panels with capability to charge the 12v, 24v or both banks simultaneously. The panels are mounted on a specially designed stainless steel arch and allow the outer panels to be tilted allowing approx 10-15% extra power output during a 24 hr cycle. Approx output is 200ah at 12v per day.  

Fisher-Panda 8kW 110v 60hz generator w/ Soundgaurd
(8) new AGM batteries for 24v house system,
(1) 210ah battery for 12v service. New 2014
(1) 210 ah battery for 12v start. New 2014
Emergency start switch for paralleling 12V house and start batteries
(2) Link 10 battery monitors for 12V and 24V house battery banks
Victron Inverter charger. 3kw inverter, 70amp charger at 24v 110v output 
Victron Blue panel remote panel for Inverter changer control
Statpower 12V 20 amp DC multistage charger
Heart interface digital 12V ecocharge for charging 12V start battery from 12V house battery
Balmar 80A 24V alternator with BRS-II-24V regulator
Hitachi 80A 12V alternator
Analog voltmeters for 24V and 12V house and start batteries
Smartplus Shore power connector with circuit breaker & US connection
12v outlet at steering pedestal
(2)24v outlets at starboard cockpit chart table
Marinco TV/Phone shore connection
Simrad AIS class B tranceiver.

Sails & Rigging
Neil Pryde mainsai
Neil Pryde storm jib
Neil Pryde 125% genoa with UV cover
Elstrom 100% genoa
Neil Pryde staysalil
Elvstrom spinnaker with control sock
Pt. Townsend Sails hanked on storm jib for cutter-stay
Selden hydraulic main and headsail reefing and furling
Removable inner forestay with staysail halyard
Running backstays
(2) Lewmar 64 CEST electric selftailing primary winches
(2) Lewmar 44 CEST electric selftailing mainsheet/outhaul winch
(2) Mainsail sheet stoppers
4:1 Mainsheet
Lewmar mainsheet traveller
Spinnaker pole stowed on mast with heel lift and topping lift
All internal halyards
Selden double spreader-deck stepped, anodized aluminum mast
Selden anodized aluminum boom
Spinnaker halyard, guys and sheets
Decklight mounted on mast
Signal halyard
(2)LEWMAR CST44 self tailing halyard winches on mast
(2) Lewmar halyard stoppers on mast
(1)LEWMAR 8 C for spinnaker pole lift
Navtec hydraulic vang and backstay with control panel located in cockpit
Firdell Blipper radar reflector mounted on mast
Stainless bar for attaching spare halyards at mast base
Adjustable lead cars for staysail sheets
Genoa lead cars with line pullers led aft to cockpit
Winch handle holder on mast and steering pedestal

Deck & Hull
Hull is white gel coat with white coach roof and blue sheer, boot, and coaming stripes. Bottom paint is black. Keel is an external, lead casting bolted to a sloped fiberglass keel stub. The hull above the waterline and deck are insulated with closed cell foam. The fiberglass decks and coachroof are overlayed with teak and black rubber with teak caprail on raised bulkwark and teak handrails on the coachroof. SARITA is fitted with a factory installed hard dodger. On deck stowage is in three large lockers. Forward is a top opening chain locker(825 litres) with shelf and room for fenders, lines and other gear. The cockpit locker(725 litres) is under the starboard

There is a very large(960 litres), full beam locker located in the stern accessed by two deck hatches. All lockers drain overboard.
Hard dodger with white overhead lights and opening center window. Blue LED feature lights outside.

Full stainless steel arch incorporating tilting solar panels, pushpit seats, stern anchor holder, tilting radar mount, GPS antenna, AIS antenna, spare VHF antenna. Integrated LED feature lights, 2 Rigid industry LED flood lights. Primary outboard mount, Secondary outboard mount, Outboard lifting arm, Dinghy davits, flag mount, Weber BBQ mount, Stainless steel BBQ propane tank mount, two dive tank holders
Lofrans Progress 2 electric anchor windlass
Foot switches for anchor windlass on bow
Control switch on steering pedestal for anchor windlass
75# CQR primary anchor with stainless steel swivel
Primary rode is 2300' chain
Spare 100' chain
250' Nylon rode
Fortress secondary anchor
Secondary 65lb Bruce anchor.
Double stainless steel bow rollers on stemhead
Teak pushpit seats
Stainless steel stanchions and lifelines with gates port, starboard, and on transom
Stainless steel railing aft to mid gate.
Stainless steel rubrail cap and chafe strips for all mooring cleats
Folding stainless steel bathing ladder on stern
Hot/cold freshwater shower at bathing platform
Boat hook with stowage on cabintop
LED Navigation lights
LED Side lights
LED Masthead tri-color
Mast light
Wheel & compass cover
Folding teak step behind steering wheel
Varnished teak outer chart tables
Removable, varnished teak drink holder on steering pedestal
Varnished teak drop-leaf cockpit table mounted on steering pedestal
2 Outboard motor brackets on stern arch with lifting arm.
(6) large mooring cleats mounted on raised bulwark
Saltwater deck wash pump w/ quick disconnect in bow locker
Removable Weber BBQ/Grill mounted on stainless steel arch
Apex A-10 fiberglass RIB with Sunbrella dinghy chaps.
Tohatsu 8 four stroke outboard engine
Suzuki 2hp outboard motor 
Lifesling in plastic case
Winslow 6 person 60SL/0 liferaft in soft pack; mfg 2/21/2001 and last serviced March 2013
Webbing jacklines

Mechanical & Systems
Yanmar 4LH-TE 110 HP turbocharged diesel engine
Aquadrive propeller shaft coupling system
Gori-prop three blade, folding prop w/ overdrive
Spare three blade fixed prop
Manual diesel tank scavenger pump
10hp SIDEPOWER bowthruster
Single handle control at helm for gear selection & RPM w/ bow thruster control on throttle handle
Whitlock mechanical rod and gear steering system
Elkhide covered, stainless steel destroyer wheel mounted on Whitlock fiberglass steering pedestal
Electric oil change pump
Dual Racor fuel filters with vacuum gague
110V MT 3200 Freshwater watermaker 140 l/hr
Hot/cold pressure fresh water system with pressure accumulator
Electric/engine heated hot water tank
Manual and (2) electric bilge pumps
(2) shower drain pumps
Analog fuel and water tank level guages
(2)stainless steel holding tanks with deck pump out or overboard, gravity discharge
Webasto diesel fired, forced air cabin heating system with two units capable of parallel or single unit operation
(2) x 24V Frigoboat keel cooled refrigeration systems

Full Sunbrella boat covers
Sunbrella Dinghy chaps
Fully enclosed cockpit covers with removable sides to turn into bimini 


  1. Ahoy Richard! Headed to the BVI's in a month with Tara and two couples. Can't wait to start reading your blog, finally! Missing the water...Royce

  2. Thanks for sharing this post. I just buy a dinghy foot pump And the work very good.

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  4. If I am not mistaken your Sarina was purchased from me in Seattle. I am thrilled to see that you are taking her places, she is a beautiful boat. Cyndi Landes