Hallberg-Rassy 46 For Sale

S/V Litha Hallberg Rassy 46 for sale in Annapolis, MD, U.S.A.

Value Added Tax paid


  • Year: 1996, Hull No. 93
  • Location: Deale, MD (mainland), U.S.A.
  • Length: 48.5 ft.
  • Draft: 6 ft. 4 in. (shoal draft, std. on 46s)
  • Rigging: Solent-rigged sloop
  • Cabins: 3 plus salon
  • Heads: 2
  • Boat Name: Litha
  • Designer: German Frers
  • Material: GRP
  • Hull Type: elongated fin w/bulb, detached skeg-hung rudder
  • Solar Panels (2017)
  • Condition: excellent; many upgrades
  • Challenge: Finding a better 1996 HR 46 for sale

The classic HR 46 -- with cruising upgrades -- for sale!

Contact: svbeltane@yahoo.com for this HR 46 for sale.

Watch her under sail on YouTube.com


Items in red - Cruising upgrades not offered in 1996 by Hallberg-Rassy.

Parenthetical Dates - Year when item was replaced/installed following initial commissioning.


Volvo Penta TMD31P; turbo-charged in-line four cylinder; 100 hp, approx. 4,000 hours


  • Fuel: Two stainless steel tanks (1.7mm wall), total capacity 709 litres (2010). (HR installs a single fuel tank which cannot be removed intact for cleaning or repair). The original tank (1.5mm wall) leaked slowly, through the sealant in the sump cap. All HRs of at least this vintage are potentially subject to this fault.
  • Water: Two stainless steel tanks, total capacity 920 litres
  • Waste holding: Two GRP tanks, one per head (2006)

On Deck

  • Removable bow strut (2005) for spinnaker/gennaker, mounted on spare anchor roller
  • Brass strips at all cleats and outboard of bulwark teak cap
  • Dual anchor rollers
  • Smoke-tint hatch lenses (four) (replaced 2005)
  • Clear port light lenses (thirteen) (replaced 2009)
  • Tinted companionway sliding hatch


  • 75 lb. CQR at bow roller, with 75 m. 10mm chain
  • Traditional kedge anchor, 25 kg, mounted on deck (new galvanizing 2009)
  • Fortress FX37
  • 250 m. 20 mm. multiplait nylon anchor rode

Standing Rig, Spars, Running Rig and Fittings

  • Lewmar 66 ST two-speed genoa winches (two)
  • Lewmar 44 ST two-speed mainsheet winches (two)
  • Lewmar 40 ST two-speed winches for preventer and foreguy (2008)
  • Antal two-speed elec. ST winch for main halyard, reef lines and vang
  • Lewmar 44ST two-speed halyard winches on mast (three)
  • Lewmar 16ST below boom for reef lines and outhaul
  • Lewmar 8 on mast for spinnaker pole butt lift
  • The rig is Selden, as provided by HR
  • Double spreader mast with external tracks for the mainsail and trysail
  • Standing rigging replaced 2005 [Note: some insurance companies require standing rigging to be replaced after 10 years, regardless of the boat’s history(!)]
  • Running backstays w/high-modulus lines (repelaced 2005)
  • Spinnaker pole mounted on mast track, with halyard, butt-lift mechanism and winch. Three alternate pole end mounts on deck.
  • 4 kw radar magnetron mounting on mast, with halyard guard
  • Loud hailer mounting on mast
  • Passive radar reflector on spreader guy
  • Active (Sea-Me) radar reflector at truck
  • Windex
  • Tri-color navigation light with anchor light
  • Standard navigation lights on pushpit and pulpit
  • Detachable staysail forestay with halyard
  • Single-line slab reefing system for 1st and 2nd reefs – operable at mast or from cockpit
  • Standard slab reefing line for 3rd reef.
  • Mainsail halyard, 1st and 2nd reef lines, vang line, led aft to cockpit, with Spinlock rope clutches and Antal two-speed elec. winch [Note: Main halyard has a winch and Lewmar clutch on mast and the reef lines may be controlled with a winch beneath boom]
  • “Rodkicker” vang strut, with gas-spring (gas-spring replaced 2010)
  • “Mack-Pak” mainsail cover, with lazyjacks (2009)
  • Standard headstay with Furlex 400 (original style) for genoa
  • “Solent Rig” inner headstay with Furlex 300 (new style) (2005) for jib
  • Preventer running rigging (2007)
  • Foreguy running rigging (2007)
  • Navtek manual hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Fixed (foot-captive) mast steps to the truck (2007)


AC System

230 v.

  • HR-installed from shore power plug to breaker panel to European-style outlets
  • Mastervolt 75-amp. charger
  • Victron Energy Phoenix 24 v. DC to 230 v. AC inverter, 750 w. (2008)
  • Mastervolt shore-power/inverter automatic isolator (2008)
  • Newmar Phase Three 230 v. to 12 v. charger for engine start batteries (2003)
  • Dometic Cruisair Air Conditioner in Salon, 18,000 BTU/hr., 230 v., 50-hz (2009) [Note: The AC compressor motor operates without fault at 60 hz, but the output is reduced 17%. This would be the situation, e.g., in the U.S.]
  • Onan 4.5 kw, 230 v. 50 hz. generator (replaced Fischer Panda unit in 2005)
  • JVC 22 inch flat screen TV (2005)

115 v.

  • Custom-installed from separate shore power plug to separate Blue Seas breaker panel to separate U.S.A.-style outlets (2008)
  • Mastervolt Mass Combi 2000-24 Inverter/charger (2008)
  • 115v./230 v. step-up transformer (2008) [Note: This permits the 230 v. air conditioner, the 230 v. battery charger, and 230 v. appliances and tools to be operated at marinas where only 115 v. shore power is available. Convenient for Europeans cruising in North, Central, and much of South America]

DC System and related hardware

24 v.

[Note: The HR 46 has a 24 v. “backbone” DC electrical system, primarily because of the long cable runs to the high-amperage bow thruster and windlass. The navigation instruments are powered through a Newmar 32-12-25, 24 v. to 12 v. step-down transformer (2009)]

  • Battery inverter and charger – see above
  • Eight Trojan 6-v. “golf cart”- style batteries, wired in two parallel-connected series groups of four, to provide 450 amp-hrs at 24 v. Custom re-constructed battery box to accommodate the deeper golf-cart batteries (2007) [Note. This battery type was chosen because of its availability nearly anywhere in the world]
  • 10 hp. Sleipner bow thruster
  • 1200 watt Lofrans windlass (replaced 2008) [Note: As uninstalled spares, there are 100-amp foot switches to replace the installed standard low amperages units]
  • Isotherm refrigerator, with sea water cooled compressor
  • Frigoboat freezer, with sea-water cooled compressor (2009)
  • Custom freezer box, with 5" insulation. The standard HR freezer box has inadequate insulation for the tropics
  • Jabsco electric toilets (two) (2004)
  • Four Renergy RNG100D 100 watt solar modules, mounted on the extended pushpit, port and stb. (2017)
  • Morningstar solar module controller (2013)


  • Raymarine 160 wind (2016)
  • Raymarine 150 boat speed (2016)
  • Raymarine 150 Depth (2016)
  • Raymarine ST60 wind-speed-depth (2008)
  • Autohelm speed
  • Autohelm VMG
  • Raymarine ST6009 Smart Pilot autopilot (computer/controller replaced 2006)
  • Icom IC-M802 HF transceiver
  • Icom AT130 automatic antenna tuner
  • Icom IC-M604 VHF transceiver, with cockpit remote wiring, U.S.A. model (2008). [Note: Euro model included as uninstalled spare]
  • Icom CommandMic III remote mic
  • Iridium Satellite telephone
  • Garmin GPS Map 7610 chartplotter/radar with dedicated GPS, display in cockpit (2016)
  • Raymarine 4 kw radar
  • Raymarine RL80C chartplotter/radar with dedicated GPS, display in cockpit, slave to RL70C (2004)
  • Raymarine RL70C radar display, at nav. station
  • Garmin 128 GPS, at nav. station (2007)
  • Edgeport serial port to USB converter at nav. station. USB input to laptop computer (not included) supports Garmin 128 GPS, weatherfax, Pactor SSB modem
  • Pactor SCS PTC-IIe modem for SSB-supported e-mail
  • ICS Nav6 Navtex, with display at nav. station (2009)
  • Interphase iScan V90 forward-looking sonar, with display in cockpit
  • Xantrex Link 10 battery monitor
  • Xantrex Linc 20 battery monitor
  • Loudhailer, wired to VHF at nav. station


  • Whitlock rod/gearbox steering, with “Mamba” autopilot motor affixed to engine room gearbox
  • Windpilot Pacific Plus windvane


  • Original lacquered brass electrical fixtures and locker latches replaced with (later HR style) chrome units (except four reading lamps)
  • Macrosuede faux-suede cushion coverings in salon, nav station, and aft cabin seat (2005)
  • Custom bookcase at nav. station bulkhead (2009)
  • Sole refinished in Epifanes epoxy at galley and forward passageway (2009)
  • Teak director's chairs (two) for salon table
  • Fitted mattress pads and fitted 400 tpi sheets for most bunks
  • All electrical fixtures, plumbing hardware, curtains, seam-caulking in both heads replaced (2010)
  • Pressurized sea-water outlets in anchor locker and galley sink
  • Fresh water foot pump at galley sink


  • Quantum full-batten mainsail, Dacron, with three reefs, first two reefs single-line (2015), first installed 2017
  • North 130% genoa, paneled laminate (2004), UV panels replaced 2008
  • North 106% Jib, paneled laminate (2004), UV panels replaced 2008
  • Elvstrom-Sobstad 106% furling jib, Dacron (2010), first installed 2017
  • North hanked trysail, Dacron (2004)
  • North hanked staysail, Dacron (2004)
  • Genniker, with North sock and Ratsey & Lapthorne turtle (2004)


  • AquaFresh 230 v. automatic watermaker, 1 litre/min. nominal capacity
  • Insect nets for hatches
  • Principal-spares
    • 12 v. alternator, Volvo
    • 24 v. alternator, Volvo
    • Engine start motor, Volvo
    • Engine (internal antifreeze) water pump, Volvo
    • Lofrans 1200 w. windlass motor
  • Many misc. spares for engine, generator, pumps, wiring, plumbing, etc.
  • 20 lb. alum. propane tank and spare
  • Rule RM2000-24 automatic elec. bilge pump 2000 gph
  • Jabsco Amazon Warrior manual bilge pump 30 gpm
  • Manual pump for engine bilge
  • Hand pump to draw water/debris from the bottom of fuel tank
  • Raycor 500/75 120 gph dual diesel fuel filters for main engine
  • Raycor 120 gph diesel fuel filter for generator
  • Webasto dual Airtop diesel cabin heaters (two) Original plastic fuel lines replaced with copper to comply with U.S. code (2009)
  • Bottom paint removed by soda blasting, four coats of Interprotect epoxy barrier, two coats of Petit Trinidad SR anti-fouling (2017)
  • MaxProp three-blade propeller (2007), with fixed three-blade as spare (2008)
  • Euro Vinil 8-person valise life raft in cockpit locke (not current)r
  • Bulwark teak stripped and re-coated with Epifanes 2-part epoxy, 10 coats (2008-17)
  • Custom teak mountings for instruments on pedestal
  • Bauer Jr. II dive air compressor, 5 hp gasoline motor powered, mounted on aft deck (2007)
  • Custom teak boxes for air compressor and dive gear, with covers (2007)
  • Faber 80 cu. ft. steel air tanks (two) (U.K. certification) (2000), with custom teak mounts in lazerette (2008)
  • Antenna-farm on pole at port quarter
  • Custom extension of pushpit, forward on both sides to lifeline gate, all raised 4 inches above standard (2007). Modification done for improved crew security and to provide a mount for solar panels.
  • Dan buoy, strobe, and life ring mounted on pushpit (2008)
  • Removable Mystic Stainless topside boarding ladder, with mounts at port and starboard gates (2007)
  • Granny bars at mast
  • AB RIB dinghy, 10 feet, with lifting harness, beach landing wheels
  • Custom upright deck mount for RIB dinghy forward of granny bars, with tie-downs athwart and at dinghy bow (2005)
  • Sunbrella Covers (2008):
    • Dinghy
    • Deck hatches
    • Air compressor and dive gear deck boxes
    • Steering pedestal (from HR 2008)
  • Dodger window sun screens
  • Cockpit cushions and pillows (2008)
  • Folding passerelle, mounted on deck
  • Bimini (new cloth 2008)
  • Force 10 BBQ (2009), mounted on pushpit
  • Edson outboard motor mount on pushpit
  • Crane for outboard motor mounted on antenna-farm pole (2007)
  • Weems & Plath quartz clock (2008)
  • Weems & Plath barometer (2008)
  • Weems & Plath oil lamp (2008)
  • Caframo Sirocco cabin fans (five) (2009-15)
  • Para-Tech Sea anchor (2000, unused)
  • Para-Tech drogue (2000)
  • Suunto binnacle compass (serviced 2009)
  • External Wi-Fi antenna, with cable to nav. station (2008)
  • Satellite radio antenna, with cable to nav. station (2008)
  • Spare VHF antenna at pole-mounted antenna farm (2007)
  • Felco (Swiss) C112 12.5 mm x 28 inch cable cutters
  • Xintex Fireboy propane detector and automatic shutoff
  • Plastimo LP gas alarm
  • Forespar MOB dan buoy, strobe, and life ring (2008)
  • Lifesling MOB ring in hard case
  • Clear acrylic companionway drop boards, in addition to standard HR teak boards
  • ”Baja” fuel filter
  • Inlaid HR logos in cockpit and salon tables
  • Anchor chain snubber, two-line bridle type
  • Anchor chain snubber, single line with hook
  • Padded cover for salon table, for use as work bench
  • Artwork and sculptures not included.
  • It's a happy day when an HR 46 for sale like this comes along!

NOTE: Litha has been in storage on the hard since 2012. It has been in a slip at Herrington Harbour North since July 2017.

Litha, HR 46 for sale, contact: SVbeltane@YAHOO.COM

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