Monday, July 23, 2012

Rasmus is For, SALE

Photo by m/v Finally Fun
Okay, that was bad.  But she is. As much as it pains me to write that, we don't want to own two boats.  As many of you know, our Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35 is a fantastic, blue-water cruising boat that not only benefitted from a total refit in 2010 but also the impeccable (and slightly OCD) maintenance of Scott and I over the past two years.  She is a head turner, and she is ready to go.  Whether it be the Caribbean, the ABC's (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) the San Blas Islands or beyond that beckon you - she is right there, ready to go and she can carry you to wherever your dreams may take you in safety, style and comfort.  To learn more about why we chose her, read this post.  For those of you just joining and wondering why we are selling such a great boat - we recently added a new crew member to our family (and plan to add more) and we'd like a little more room to stretch out...

Rasmus At A Glance:
(this is just a little taste to wet your whistle, the full specs are below)
  • Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35 (1975)
  • Draft: 4 feet 6 inches (perfect for the Islands!)
  • Water: 60 Gallons
  • Fuel: 65 Gallons
  • New Yanmar 4JH5E 53 HP Engine (2010)
  • New Doyle Jib and Mainsail with Stackpack (2010)
  • New standing and running rigging (2010)
  • New Edson chain and cable steering (2010)
  • New Village Tec Little Wonder 5GPH watermaker (2010)
  • New seacocks and through hulls (2010)
  • Boat has been completely re-plumbed and rewired (2010)
  • New B&G Electronics (wind, speed, depth) (2010)
  • New Simrad Chartplotter with AIS (receive and transmit) (2010)
  • New Insulated backstay with SSB (2010)
  • New deep-cycle AGM battery banks (2010)
  • New Victron Energy Inverter/Transformer (2010)
  • New Lofrans Tigres Windlass and ground tackle (2010)
  • Custom built radar/solar arch with dinghy davits (2010)

Her full spec sheet can be viewed here.  As I mentioned, she underwent a complete refit in 2010 with top of the line marine gear and electronics and she also has had countless upgrades and additions as we cruised.  We do not cut corners and we do not half-ass (pardon my French).  She will be listed through this site for $79K.  Now I know I always write that "no boat is turnkey" and while I still stand by that sentiment, our Rasmus is about as close as it gets!  She is good to go.  She is, hands down, the best Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus on the market.  She is currently located at Peake's Boat Yard in Chaguaramas, Trinidad where she is under a full enclosure, being washed down and monitored (she has a dehumidifier running) twice a month.  I hear Trinidad is very nice this time of year (wink, wink)
Photo by Lara Neece
Photo by Lara Neece
If you or someone you know is interested in setting sail in a world class blue water cruiser, share our site with them.  To learn more about our beautiful boat, you can contact us at windtraveler09(at)

How much longer can you put off your dreams of sailing off into the horizon?  What exactly will it take to make those cruising dreams come true?  Rasmus was the impetus for us, perhaps she can be for you too?  Remember, it's not the things you do that you will regret most in life - but the things you didn't do...



Jake DiMare said...

Oh, how I wish I was in the position to buy Rasmus today. I know from reading this blog, whatever price you have put on her, she's worth every penny and then some.

Best of luck on this next phase of the transition. As for Jackie and I, we are still at this phase of our transition to live-aboard cruisers...but we are making progress!

Windtraveler said...

@Jake - HI!! Thanks for your nice comment, I agree :) - would LOVE for Rasmus to go to a great couple like you and Jackie (Great site, btw!!!) who will take good care of her and sail her off into the sunset. It seems like yesterday we were in the natal stages of our dream too - so fear not, your day will come sooner than you think!! Best of luck and please keep in touch!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations on your new boat! We, like Jake, are still in the hardcore dreaming stage.

Something to think about in the next year or so... These guys seem to be in need of a good Brewer 44 write up: Maybe with all your spare time... ;-)

SailFarLiveFree said...

Ah, if only Rasmus had a walkthrough to the aft cabin. I can't leave my kids separate from my wife and I, though it might be appealing at times. In any case, great boat and best of luck with the sale!

Windtraveler said...

@Lindsey - haha, free time? What is that??
@SFLF - I hear you - it's one of the reasons we felt we needed to upgrade...Could not leave Isla back there all by her lonesome! No way Jose!! Not until she hits the terrible two's anyway ;) - nah, not even then!

Chris Witzgall said...

Do you plan on moving her back to the states? We have a broker-friend who just sailed back a boat from Grenada for/with a friend to sell. I think they took 17 days to get to North Carolina. When I asked him why they just did not sell it there, his response was that it is extremely hard to sell one that down there. He said most buyers are in the states or Europe, and it is hard to get them to travel to see the boat, even if they think that it is "The one".

Windtraveler said...

@Chris, no we don't. We already have a survey lined up on her from one potential buyer, and there are two other potential buyers ready to fly to Trinidad if/when this first one turns her down. So, fingers crossed!

Amy Spicer said...

Why does the dehumidifier twice a month only? I am interested to see that boat because it is intriguing that it is listed in this site for $79k.

Mark Harry said...

It can be time consuming to find the best yachts that are durable and long lasting. Therefore, it will a better idea to Google for yachts for sale, to come across the best deals.

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