Hallberg Rassy 35 Rasmus – „SY Muoza“
Price: EUR 35,000
Length: 10,50 m, Beam: 3,05 m, Draft: 1,30 m
Volvo Penta MD21 Diesel Engines 75 HP, Fiberglass,
currently Austrian (EU) flag
Fuel: 63 US Gal. (240 l.)
Water: 70 US Gal. (265 l.)
Designer: Olle Enderlein
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– SY Muoza was built in 1973 (Hull Nr. 175), the Rasmus 35 model was designed for circumnavigation.
– She was moored in a freshwater lake in Switzerland for almost 30 years(!).
– 2001 she was purchased by another swiss couple who did a major refit (all electric wiring, new rigging, engine overhaul, wind steering „Pacific Plus“ with extra rudder, watermaker PUR power survivor 35, anti osmosis layer and many other things)
– 2003 she left the Med to the Caribbean as a liveaboard
– 2013 she was sold to a German couple who had to resell her because of family reasons, In this year of ownership she got a wonderful extension of the hard top
– 2014 we (Gunther and Gerlinde from Austria) bought her, invested more work and money (solar panels, batteries, solar regulator, inverter, dinghy and outboarder and many other things). We sailed the Caribbean from Martinique to Panama on the northern route.
– 2019 SY Muoza got hauled out for storage or sale because of a job offer.
Why did we buy her
– As big as nessecary: Space for 2 people for liveabord, enough space to take another 2-3 guests like friends or charter guests to earn some extra money
– As small as possible: Easy sailing handling, low costs
– Safety & reliability (full keel, massive hull, protected rudder & propeller, overpowered engine, extremely well protected centre cockpit, great in heavy weather, wonderful layout….)
– Well known brand, 760 units built plus many copies (like NAB 35)
– Great reputation – easier to sell
– Sailing under swiss flag for 43 years – in Switzerland boats have to be re-certified every 3 years with proof like bills, pictures etc.! So she had to be constantly well maintained all her life to keep her under the swiss flag.
– Wonderful Cruising layout
– No teak deck (!)
– Amazing documentations on board – sketches (previous owner was a model builder), bills, booklets, etc.
Why do we sell her
After 4,5 years of cruising we eventually got the job offer we were hoping for: We will work as organisational developers for NGOs in Papua New-Guinea.
Actually, keeping SY Muoza is a truly considered possibility for us as we love the boat and would like to continue our cruise, later on. On the other hand, we want to be free to extend our work contract – so we look out for potential buyers who would love to fulfil their own sailing dream.
We believe in Karma: Therefore we want to be fair in selling SY Muoza, we will openly answer all questions. SY Muoza is an old but great boat in nice shape. There are always things to improve, but no hidden problems that we are aware of.
Our personal boat-buying hint: Checking the boat is important – but checking the people who sell it, might be even more important. How are they? Do they care or not?
Specifications (see http://bluewaterboats.org/hallberg-rassy-35-rasmus/)
LOA: 34′ 6″ (10.50 m.)
LWL: 27′ 7″ (8.40 m.)
Beam: 10′ 0″ (3.05 m.)
Draft: 4′ 3″ (1.30 m.)
Displacement: 12,125 lbs. (5,500 kg)
Ballast: 5,500 lbs. (2,500 kg)
Sail Area, Sloop: 485 sq.ft. (45 sq. m.)
Engine: 75hp Volvo Penta MD21
Fuel: 63 US Gal. (240 l.)
Water: 70 US Gal. (265 l.)
Designer: Olle Enderlein
Year Introduced: 1967
Year Ended: 1978
Total Built: 760
General state and storage
SY „Muoza“ is now hauled out on land in Turtle Cay Marina, Panama.
She is stored with a dehumidyfier running 24/7 to keep her dry and insect free
She is covered with sun protection, as well.
Our friends Peter and Yogi are looking after her permanently
SY Muoza is in good condition – but of course, there is always a to-do-list to take care of. She is ready to sail an to live on her. Never the less, for a Pacific crossing we would have renewed the following items:
– safety raft
– shaft seal
– lower rudder bolt
The powerful 54hpVolvo MD21A engine is still original from 1973 – and it has only 4300 hrs!
In Winter 18/19 the engine was fully taken apart and cleaned, new cylinder head gaskets.
Our mechanic told us to stay with this engine as long as possible as this heavy quality is not available, anymore.
Engine comes with expensive water pump repair kits (about 500 USD each) and other spare parts like alternator, charger, spare glow candles, filters, engine oil, coolant, etc.
Gearbox got serviced in winter 2018/19, as well
The boat never had a teak deck, so the deck is still stiff and strong, no soft spots. Without the boat is also lighter and much cooler. (Never get a teak deck in the tropics!)
Instruments, Steering, Electronics
The boat comes with a windvane „Pacific Plus“ with its own rudder (no lines for steering wheel needed, extra rudder can be used as emergency rudder). Works reeeeally great, easy to mount.
Autopilot: Wheelpilot Raymarine Autohelm ST4000 steers the (hydraulic!) wheel. Spare pilot on board, easy to repair, strong enough for hydraulic rudder. For long distances windvane is way nicer!
– latest VHF Standard Horizon with integrated AIS and GPS, new 2018
– Wind speed meter new 2018
– Depth sounder new 2019
– Furuno GPS
– Furuno Navtex
– Handheld radio
– MP3 car radio, 2 speakers inside, 2 speakers in cockpit
– All wiring new 2001 by a swiss expert company – still like new
– 4 solar panels on hard top, all together 340 Watts enough for a full living, hardly need to run the engine for power – only in long bad weather periods. (2 panel mounts have to be replaced, material is on board.)
– 3 x 160 Ah lead batteries, new in 2018
– 1 x 120 Ah starter battery (should be replaced)
– 1 Inverter 1000W 220V
– All navigation lights LED
– Anchor light LED
– All lights inside LED
– Warm an bright cocpit light, LED
Sails & Rig
– Main sail new 2018 (full batten, 3 reefs, cunningham, sail cover)
– Main sail old as spare
– Furler genoa II with sun protection, 2012 good condition
– Spare furler Genoa II, old but okay
– Yankee furler sail, old but okay
– Storm foresail – used on baby-stay
– Mast and boom original, good condition
– Rig new 2003, still good (rig surveyed by rigger 2018)
– All sheets and lines
Inside & Cockpit
– inside lots of mahagony, lightened up with white spots
– wood in good condition
– gas stove (3 burners), oven, lots of spare parts
– fridge 55 liters, compresser and cool box new in 2017 (enough solar power to run it day and night)
– water pumps manual or foot pumps – saves lots of water
– jabsco toilet, new 2018
– cockpit cushions
– cockpit table, teak wood
Anchor & ground tackle
– Bugel anchor, 23 kg, great holding
– Fortress anchor as spare or aft anchor (brand new, never used)
– Umbrella anchor as aft anchor
– 60 meters of anchor chain, 8mm BBB, new 2018
– 30 meters of spare anchor chain in 2 parts, 8mm BBB, 15 meters new 2018, 15 meters new 2012
– Caribe L8 dinghy, hypalon, new 2016
– Dinghy pump
– Seat bench
– Original oars, never used
– Outboard Tohatsu 9,8 hp, 2 stroke, lightest outboard of its kind, new 2017!
– Dinghy cover, blue
Other parts and spares
The boat comes with everything you need to go cruising right away! Way too much to list all, here are a few hints:
– cooking pots, kitchen tools, etc
– all kind of tools and parts, lot of money invested in these things (electric screw driver, electric drill, electric sander, all kind of screwdrivers, grips, keys, rig cutter, and many more things)
– all kind of epoxy, glues, all kind of paint, etc.
– lots of fishing gear
– lots of sailing literature (german)
– all kind of stuff you need to go cruising
Water, Diesel, „Black Water“
– 240 liter water tank in the keel
– 80 liter inox steel water tank (for watermaker or reserve)
– approx. 25 litres black water tank in head, inox steel
– 240 liter diesel tank in keel (tank is full to the maximum!)
Antifouling Sigma 530, 3 thick layers new in 2018
Below: Sigma primer
Waterline painted with blue antifouling – easier to clean
All through-hulls and seacocks new in 2017
Rubber shaft seal new in 2017