48' 6" (14.78m)

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OWL - 2003 48' 6" HALLBERG-RASSY Hallberg-Rassy 46
Seabrook Texas United States
$360,000 USD

The 2003 48' 6" HALLBERG-RASSY Hallberg-Rassy 46 Cruising Sailboat OWL is a sail boat for sale located in Seabrook, Texas, USA. A very well proven yacht with a lap round the World under her keel. The Hallberg-Rassy 46 is a great size yacht for getting into places - yet with enough space and comfort below decks. She has it all and is ready to go again. Offered to co-brokers on a commission split of 50/50.   Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this yacht for sale in today!

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LENGTH 48' 6" (14.78m)
BEAM 14' 3" (4.34m)
LOCATION Seabrook, Texas, USA
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Broker's Comments

The Hallberg-Rassy 46 was an extremely popular model built from 1995 through 2005, and of course, built to sail the world’s oceans which this owner has done most successfully. And, like the majority of the yachts built in this part of the world, there were no shortcuts in the build quality and design. 


A world circumnavigation cannot be taken lightly, and the preparation necessary to do it safely takes time and patience. This owner was most diligent in his research and as you can see from his comments, to only have minor problems on such a voyage says a lot for both him and the yacht. The HR 46 is a bluewater cruiser without a doubt.


Mechanically, she is ready to go, with bow thruster, double alternators, generator as well as wind generator, air conditioning and a diesel heater, solar panel and most important in a foreign port, a fuel scrubbing system.    


Trademark teak decks of course, built in swim step at transom, and the wonderful center cockpit, which with hard windscreen and dodger provides super protection for the helm. OWL also has an aft radar arch and davits. Her rig is the standard aluminium cutter with Navtec hydraulics. 


Down below, there is of course a tremendous amount of headroom due to the center cockpit arrangement. The woodwork is all teak to the highest quality of craftsmanship. Her master cabin is aft with a queen to starboard and a small settee port side with en-suite head. The main saloon has a u-shaped settee and table to port and a settee to port with storage above. Forward there is a v berth cabin and a smaller cabin with upper/lower berths for additional storage/guests and a shared head. The chart table has plenty of space with drawers and storage. The Galley is a good size with drawers/lockers and good counter space, secure for offshore sailing.


Her electronics package includes AIS, SSB, Sat phone, radar/plotter, Raymarine wind instruments and a Simrad autopilot. The dinghy included is an alum rib with a 15HP outboard. As one would expect, there are numerous spares on board as well. Hallberg-Rassy also operates a very responsive spares office if you should ever need help!  


There are certain yachts that you just know are safe and reliable – the Hallberg-Rassy 46 is one of those yachts.   Perhaps a little heavier than a lot of yachts built these days, but when you are out in the ocean and it is nasty, you can be confident that your yacht has nothing to worry about. OWL is ready for inspection and her next voyage.  

Owner's Comments

Mission accomplished!


It was always a boyhood dream to sail around the world in my own yacht. Well, after 7 glorious years, including a circumnavigation, it is time for another caring soul to take ownership of this incredible ocean-crossing vessel. When I was looking for a bluewater cruising yacht back in 2013, my shortlist consisted of Oyster, Najad, Contest and Hallberg Rassy. But after viewing OWL and seeing the extensive amount of extra equipment that had been installed prior to delivery to her first owner, as well as her impeccable condition, it was an easy decision to buy. Hallberg-Rassy’s have a great reputation for providing both safety and comfort when venturing on long distance voyages and I can attest, they truly are one of the best constructed yachts on the planet.


Before I ventured out on the circumnavigation, there were two things on my mind a) the reliability of the yacht and b) keeping my crew happy. Yes, from time-to-time things break on a yacht. But we only encountered minor failures on OWL which in-turn, allowed the crew to enjoy some glorious sailing to far away destinations and visit places that are only accessible by small yachts. I was very privileged to have good crew onboard and I am very grateful that we all experienced the local cultures and warm hospitalities along the way.


I completed the circumnavigation as part of the World Arc Rally, which is one of several bluewater rallies offered by the very efficient World Cruising Club (WCC). The camaraderie and the sharing of knowledge/spare parts with the rally fleet went a long way to ensuring our journey went without any major problems. For good reasons, I chose to start and finish the circumnavigation in St. Lucia, which required a ‘lumpy’ upwind sail from Houston to the Caribbean. After spending 12 months preparing OWL for the trip, we set off in October 2016 and headed for Florida. We then made our way through the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos before arriving in the BVIs in December. Christmas and New Year were celebrated in St. Lucia where the rally started on Jan 7th 2017. The World Arc rally is a west-about circumnavigation primarily in the Southern Hemisphere where most of our time was spent broad-reaching in the trade winds. I got asked many times, what were the best places that I visited? It’s a difficult question to answer, as it depends on what you’re looking for eg; scenery, activities, culture? I always respond with reciting some of the encounters that will forever remain in my memory.


There are far too many to cover in this article, but here are a few of the highlights: the San Blas Islands and visiting a Kuna village, Panama - meeting the Embera indigenous people, Panama - the wild and spectacular Galapagos Islands - making landfall in Hiva Oa, Marquesas after a 3 week crossing from Galapagos - the Bay of Virgins at Fatu Hiva, Marquesas – Fakarava, Tuamotus - Moorea and Huahine, French Society Islands - Bora Bora Yacht Club, French Society Islands – Suwarrow, a very remote and special place in the Cook Islands – Niue,  the clearest water I have ever dived in – drinking kava for the first time in the Lau Group of Islands, Fiji - breakfast with the chief and his family in Yasawa-i-Rara, Fiji - sunset on the edge of the Mount Yasur active volcano in Tanna, Vanuatu – exchanging gifts with the villagers in Port Resolution, Tanna - having lunch with the friendly locals in Dillon’s Bay Erromango, Vanuatu – receiving excellent service from the folks in the boatyard at Mackay, Australia - a cool couple of days in Sydney and climbing the harbor bridge - close encounters with Humpback Whales along the Queensland coast - ‘glamping’ in the Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory Australia - dressing up like the locals in Lombok Indonesia - the ‘picture postcard’ scenery of the Cocos Keeling Islands including a canoe trip to one of the uninhabited islands – arriving in Mauritius and being awarded 2nd place after crossing the Indian Ocean – spending leisure time with old friends in Mauritius - an exciting downhill bike ride from a mountain top to the beach in Reunion - the very warm reception from the members and locals at Richard’s Bay YC, South Africa – experiencing the amazing wildlife at the Thula Thula Elephant Sanctuary, South Africa - sailing around Cape Agulhas and Cape of Good Hope before arriving in Hout Bay, South Africa - a Stellenbosch wine tour, South Africa - stopping by Saint Helena for 72 hours and touring this historical remote island - making landfall in Salvador Brazil and winning first prize for the Cape Town to Salvador Leg of the rally - actively taking part in the carnival celebrations, Salvador Brazil - walking around the earie remains of the ‘Devil’s Island’ penitentiary off the coast of French Guyana -  spending quality time with close rally friends when cruising the Windward and Leeward Islands and finally, the finish at St Lucia which was a very emotional day.


Before returning to our home port of Houston TX, we chose to head up the US East coast and spend a year in Chesapeake Bay before cruising up to Maine for the summer of 2019. OWL has been based in Houston TX since October 2019 and is ready for her next adventure…


Hull ID: SE-HRM46176A203

US Doc #1131399


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Fiberglass hull, white with blue boot stripe.
  • Raked bow, reverse stern.
  • Teak decks, with additional teak cabin top handrails and cockpit trim.
  • Bronze thru hulls.


Keel & Rudder:

  • Large semi balanced rudder attached to partial skeg.


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • 1 x Yanmar 4LH-TE.
  • Racor primary filter.
  • ESI fuel scrubbing system.
  • Cooling via natural air and 24VDC blower.
  • Freshwater heat exchanger.
  • Exhaust – wet through in line muffler.


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Engine hours: 2900.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Volvo dripless prop shaft seal.
  • Aquadrive flexible transmission.
  • 3 blade 22 x 17 LH Gori prop, bronze.
  • Stainless steel prop shaft, 35mm.
  • Emergency tiller.
  • Whitlock wheel, single.
  • Bow thruster Sleipner Sidepower SP155TC 24VDC driving two 9” diameter plastic propellers (4).
  • Prop shaft line cutter.
  • Spare 3 blade prop.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • Breakers on control on AC and DC panels.


Battery Banks:

  • Six Lifeline 4D AGM (house).
  • One 8A4D engine.
  • 1 group 24V seated lead/acid for generator in 24 VDC and 12VCD banks.
  • Odelco DCC 4000 battery control/monitor.


Battery Chargers:

  • Mastervolt 24/2500W.
  • Inverter/charger 130 amp.
  • Two Mastervolt chargers: 24V/50 amp and one 12V/35 amp.



  • Engine mounted alternators: 60 amp 12V and 80 amp 24V.



  • Fisher Panda 7kW generator in full sound shield with 1173 hours.


Shore Power:

  • Shore power 125VAC/30 A.


Other Electrical:

  • Balmar voltage regulator for 24V bank.
  • Portable 12V oil change pump.
  • Air-X Marine wind generator.
  • 180W solar panel with independent Xantrex charge controller.

Plumbing Systems

  • Foredeck washdown.


Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • Pressurized hot and cold water.
  • 24VDC pressure system, freshwater.
  • 24VDC pump, raw water.
  • Water heating via engine or 115 VAC, approx. 10 gallons with pressure relief valve.



  • Enwa 3200 litre/day reverse osmosis watermaker.


Bilge Pumps:

  • 24 VDC bilge pump with automatic switch.
  • Jabsco 2500 gph 24VDC submersible type emergency pump controlled from helm pedestal.
  • Jabsco manual diaphragm type, washboard mounted manual pump.


  • Wema fuel & freshwater gauges.



  • Total capacity of 1,049 litres (277 US gallons), in two stainless steel tanks.


Fresh Water:

  • Total capacity of 920 litres (243 US gallons), in one stainless steel tank – vented and secured.


Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

  • Two holding tanks, stainless steel.



  • Two propane tanks with shut off and remote.

Navigation Equipment

  • Raytheon ST60 wind speed/wind direction/depth sounder/log.
  • Raymarine ST60 Multi display at nav station.
  • Sea temperature on Garmin GMI 10.
  • Windex at masthead.
  • Weems & Plath clock and barometer.
  • 6” Suunto compass.
  • Simrad Robertson AP20.
  • Garmin GMI 10 depth sounder.
  • Icom M803 SSB.
  • Garmin GHS 10 VHF, two handsets.
  • Icom handheld VHF.
  • Garmin 600 Class B AIS.
  • Garmin GPS MAP 5202.
  • Garmin GPS MAP 5212 radar.
  • Garmin GPS MAP 5212 plotter.
  • Iridium Extreme Sat phone.
  • 32” TV & media drive.
  • Fusion Bluetooth system with interior & exterior speakers.
  • Radar reflector.

Domestic Equipment


  • Force 10 three burner with oven and broiler, 2019.
  • Frigoboat 12VDC water cooled separate fridge and freezer, top loading.



  • Two marine toilets: forward is Jabsco manual and aft is Jabsco 24VDC electric.
  • Transom shower.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Webasto airtop diesel forced air-heating systems.
  • Two Marine Air systems reverse-cycle heating and a/c units – 16,000 and 10,000 BTU.
  • Portable 115VAC cabin anti-condensation heaters.
  • Seven Hella cabin fans.



  • All nav lights are LED.
  • 12V Aqua Signal waterproof spotlight.
  • Lights on aft arch.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • Teak interior.
  • Alacantara upholstery.
  • Removable carpet over teak & holly cabin sole.
  • Forward v-berth stateroom with storage on each side and under the berth.
  • Hanging locker to starboard and a deck hatch overhead.  
  • Aft of this is a short passageway with a cabin to port containing two bunk beds with a hanging locker forward and a head compartment opposite the passageway to starboard.  
  • Head contained marine toilet, sink/vanity, and a separate stall shower.  
  • Aft of this is the main saloon.
  • On starboard side is a straight settee with storage cabinets outboard.
  • On port side is an L-shaped settee with storage cabinets outboard and a drop leaf table inboard with integral drinks cabinet. 
  • Galley to starboard with double stainless steel sink.
  • Nav. station is to port with walkthrough to the aft cabin.  
  • Master cabin features a queen berth with inner spring mattresses to starboard, a seat to port, ample hanging locker and cabinet storage forward and outboard to port.
  • En suite head starboard, with stall shower.
  • The engine compartment is accessed through doors inboard in the walk through passage and below the companionway steps in the main saloon.  
  • Electrolux safe.
  • Zarcor blinds fitted to all port lights.
  • Leecloths on berths.

Deck Equipment


  • Masthead cutter rig, aluminum.
  • Hydranet in mast furling.
  • Hydranet furling genoa.
  • Selden Furlex hydraulic on headstay.
  • Selden hydraulic in mast mainsail furling system.
  • SS bowsprit.
  • SST wire stays and shrouds.
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay, vang and removable inner forestay.
  • Lewmar blocks.
  • Halyards for main & genoa, dyneema (rest are braid on braid).
  • Dyneema running backstays.



  • 2 x Lewmar 65ST-24VDC primary winches.
  • 2 x Lewmar 44ST-24VDC main sheet.
  • 2 x Lewmar 44ST halyard winches.
  • 1 x Lewmar #8 for spin pole lift/downhaul.



  • Asym cruising spinnaker with sock.
  • Staysail, dacron.
  • UV protection on genoa leeach & foot and mainsail clew.



  • Sliding Lexan companionway hatch with drop boards.
  • Storage locker beneath starboard side seating.
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit & pushpit with seats on each side aft.
  • Integral swim step with fitted swim ladder.
  • Custom stainless steel arch for radar, wind generator, antennas and solar panel.
  • 12 x Opening ports & 5 opening hatches.
  • 7 x Dorade vents.
  • Magma gas grill mounted on pushpit.
  • Various boat spares.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Lofrans windlass 2, 24VDC vertical type.
  • 75lb CQR with 250’ of 3/8” galv chain and 100’ one inch nylon rode.
  • Fortress FX-23 with approx. 25’ of 3/8” galv chain & ft of one inch nylon rode.
  • Mantus anchor rode snubber (1” double bridle).
  • Sea anchor & plaited rode.
  • 8 fenders including covers.
  • Telescoping boat hook.
  • Mooring lines.


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Dodger.
  • Bimini.
  • Pedestal cover.
  • Cockpit cushions.
  • Covers for deck hatches.


Tender & Outboard:

  • Tender davits.
  • Aquapro SMB 1001 alum RIB with a Yamaha 15 HP, 19 litres (5 US gallon) fuel tank.
  • Removable davits.
  • Outboard bracket and hoist.


Safety Equipment:

  • Double stainless steel lifelines.
  • Offshore SOLAR flare kit, updated 5/19.
  • Wooden bungs (attached).
  • First aid kit.
  • Grab bag.
  • Lifesling.
  • Jonbuoy MOB.
  • 406 Mz EPIRB.
  • 2 Carbon Monoxide detectors.
  • Jack lines/life jackets/tethers.


Fire-fighting equipment:

  • 3 x Fire extinguishers, new 6/19.
  • Automatic CO2 piped in to engine compartment.
  • Fire blanket.

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Jennifer Stewart
Berthon International
40 Mary Street Newport, Rhode Island, USA

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