Hallberg-Rassy 36 MkII for sale

Argyll, United Kingdom

Listed price £114,500 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

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Hallberg-Rassy 36 MkII
Used sail boat for sale
$147,894 USD | Listed price £114,500 GBP
Price comment
SOLA is a lovingly maintained example of the class
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
German Frers
Length overall
Length waterline
8.25 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Argyll, United Kingdom

About this Hallberg-Rassy 36 MkII


A very successful design for Hallberg-Rassy the HR36 was re-worked during its production run with the MKII offering an improved layout below decks, wider side decks and sugar scoop style transom. SOLA is a lovingly maintained example of the class offered in sail away condition.


The Hallberg-Rassy 36 is arguably one of the companies most successful designs with over 600 hulls produced during a 14 year production run. The MkII was introduced in 1994 to modernise the well proven design, improve comfort and provide increased volume below decks. Since their introduction the HR36 has proven to be an ideal family coastal cruising yacht, small enough to be easily handled by a single handed sailer while large enough to be capable to blue water cruising in comfort.

Lovingly maintained the Hallberg-Rassy 36MkII SOLA is in only her second ownership since arriving in Scotland as a new boat in 1997. Lovingly maintained and upgraded in the current ownership she benefits from having been wintered ashore undercover, in a shed annually since 2004. Offered in sail away condition she comes with a comprehensive inventory with highlights such as:

• Sheerband and coachroof style stripe professionally painted with two-pack paint. (2020)

• Topsides and coachroof professionally polished. (2020)

• Hull below waterline blasted and professionally coated with epoxy (2014)

• Standing rigging completely replaced in 2016.

• Removable inner forestay.

• New mainsail and roller reefing genoa by Owen Sails (2019)

• J-Prop 3 blade bronze feathering propeller.

• Domestic and Engine batteries replaced in 2016

• Merlin AMS alternator management system with Merlin SmartGuage monitor

• B&G Zeus Touch 8 Plotter/Radar combo (2018)

• B&G V90 DSCVHF (2018)

• Raymarine AIS650 Transponder

• Eno Grand Large Galley Stove (2017)

• Avon Rover R1 inflatable dinghy.

Afloat and in commission SOLA is in active use by her current owners. Viewing is strictly by prior appointment and in line with the latest government COVID-19 guidelines.


We bought SOLA in mint condition in 2004 and our children have grown up with the boat as part of the family. She has taken us all over the West Coast of Scotland and across to Norway in those sixteen years. She is set up for cruising in safety and comfort, though we have raced her in the Scottish Islands Three Peaks Race.

She is lively and responsive under sail and handles difficult sea conditions remarkably well. Perfect for a crew of two or more, she is easy to sail single handed. Under power she can be finely manoeuvred using utterly predictable prop wash when in reverse.

Below decks the galley is great and there are hand holds everywhere, the saloon is excellent for entertaining and the large aft cabin gives comfort and privacy. She is straight forward to manage and maintain.


Hallberg-Rassy 36 was built during 1989 - 2003. A total of 602 hulls were built. Boat No 1-256 from 1989-1994 were the Mark I, No 257-602 from 1994-2003 were the Mark II. Mark II has a developed transom with integrated bathing platform. The Mark II is 30 cm wider at the transom compared to Mk I. At the same time the aft deck locker was improved from a higher level than the deck on Mark I to flush on the Mk II. The walk deck also got wider, as well as the superstructure of the aft cabin. Inside this has given the newer Mk II model more room, more lockers and wider berths in the aft cabin. Although the hull length was increased with 44 cm (1' 5'') on the Mk II, the maximum sailing waterline was increased by no less than 67 cm (2' 3''). Deck lengths remained the same. Mast, keel, rudder and underwater shape as well as engine configuration also remained the same between Mk I and Mk II. An already good boat got even better and more contemporary with the Mk II version.

The 36 is a mid-range model. Small enough, yet big enough to go anywhere, any time. Designed and constructed by yachtsmen to combine the latest in technology and traditional standards, it provides comfort and nice lines as you expect from a Hallberg-Rassy.

The layout is very well laid out and allows for excellent comfort and unimpeded passage from one end of the boat to the other. The sturdy mast support comes together with the main bulkhead and not through the table or sofa. There is a big chart table in the boat's heading direction where you can sit comfortably.

She has surprising performance for her type, the result of very thorough work of the hull parameters and shape by her designer, Germán Frers. The moderate V sections result in a pleasant motion at sea normally found in larger yachts. She has won her class in the ARC over the Atlantic as well as local races.



Hull Construction:

• Hull constructed of single piece GRP moulding.

• Isophthalic gelcoat and isophtalic polyester resin for lamination

• Hand lay-up method, insulated with Divinycell PVC-foam against heat and cold except in the keel area which is solid laminate.

• Round bilge with stub keel as part of canoe body moulding providing form stiffness.

• Strong under structural floor and stringer reinforcements, fully bonded to the hull.

• Plywood bulkheads full laminate to hull and deck mouldings on both sides.

• Integrated sugar scoop style transom with boarding platform.

• Integrated rubbing strake with brass strip.

• Hull topsides professionally polished spring 2020

• Sheerband and style stripe around cockpit professionally painted with International Perfection Pro Cobalt Blue spring 2020.

• Below waterline hull blasted and epoxy coated ???????

• Hull freshly antifouled in the spring of 2020 with blue antifouling.

Deck Construction:

• Deck and coachroof areas and also cockpit are of sandwich construction, solid in parts, laminated to the hull.

• Deck, coachroof, aft deck, bathing platform, toerail, cockpit seats, cockpit floor and side trims in top quality teak.

• Self draining gas locker integrated under starboard side deck

• Full width integrated lazarette locker.

• 4 Opening deck hatches

• 9 Portholes of which 4 open.

Keel & Rudder:

• Bolt on lead external ballast keel.

• 17 stainless steel bolts securing keel.

• Semi-balance skeg hung rudder.


Engine & gearbox:

• Volvo Penta MD 22P, 57hp.

• 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.

• Volvo Penta gear box.

• Single lever morse type cockpit controls with ignition panel.

Maintenance & Performance:

• Engine running hours estimated to be 1500 hours (August 2020)

• Cruising speed: 6.5kts at 2500RPM

• Last full service autumn 2019.

• Injectors serviced and calibrated 2012.

• Timing belt replaced in 2012.

Propulsion & Steering:

• J-Prop 3 blade bronze feathering prop.

• Fixed 3 blade prop aboard as a spare

• Stainless steel propeller shaft

• Solimar wheel steering system.

• Hide covered stainless steel wheel.

• Emergency tiller steering system.


Onboard Systems:

• 240VAC shore power system

• 12VDC onboard power system

Shore Power system:

• Hardwired, RCD protected 240AC system powered by shore power connection or onboard generator.

• Single 16amp shore power connection.

• 13 amp sockets throughout interior.

• 12v DC domestic and engine systems

Battery Banks:

• Engine bank – 1x 12v 100Ah, Varta LFD 140 sealed calcium, maintenance free (2016)

• Domestic bank – 2x 12v 140Ah, Varta LFD 140 sealed calcium, maintenance free (2016)


• Smart charger fitted


• Single 60Ah engine mounted alternator

• Merlin AMS charge management system

Battery Monitoring:

• Merlin Smart Gauge monitoring system


• 12VDC auxiliary charging sockets in cockpit and cabins.


Fresh Water:

• Fully pressurised hot and cold water system.

• Hot and cold faucets provided in Galley and heads.

• Shower provided in heads.

• Manual foot pump in galley.

• Insulated calorifier, heated from engine or 240v immersion heater element.

Grey Water:

• Shower drained by means of a pump overboard.

Holding Tank:

• Stainless steel tank in heads.

• Gravity discharge overboard.

Bilge Pumps:

• Manual bilge pump located in saloon

• Electric bilge pump manually switched from panel at bridge deck.



• Twin stainless steel tanks. Wing tank to port under saloon bunk. Keel tank in bilge space aft.

• 345 litres capacity

• Single deck filler.

• Fuel gauge at navigation station.

• Manual sump tank pump on keel tank.

• Primary filter with watertrap in engine space.

Fresh Water:

• Two stainless steel tanks located forward section of bilge space with wing tank under transverse section of port saloon bunk.

• Combined tank capacity 355 litres.


• Analogue gauges displaying at nav station.

• Fuel

• Fresh Water – Gauge on bilge space tank only


On Deck:

• Depth - Autohelm ST50

• Log – Autohelm ST50

• Wind – Raymarine ST60+ (new masthead transducer 2017)

• Autohelm ST7000 control head at pedestal.

• Raymarine linear drive direct to quadrant

• GPS – Silva NAV Repeater

At Chart Table:

• Chart Plotter – B&G Zeus Touch 8 (2018)

• Radar – B&G Digital radar mounted on mast

• Repeater – Raymarine ST60+ Graphic

• Navtex – NASA Target

Communications Equipment:

• B&G V90 DSC VHF at chart table with wireless commandmic.

• VHF Repeater speaker in cockpit, can be switched on and off.

• Raymarine AIS650 transponder.



• Eno Grand Large. Gas-fired galley stove with 2 burners and oven. (2017)

• Top loading built-in fridge with ice box.

• Double stainless steel sinks with single faucet providing hot and cold water

• Mono-tap mixer faucet.


• Single heads forward.

• Jabsco manual marine toilet.

• Porcelain wash hand basin with hot and cold faucets.

• Wash hand basin mixer faucet and shower fitting.

• Shower stall provided with electric pump out.

Heating & Ventilation:

• Webasto Airtop 32 diesel fired blown air heater mounted in machinery space.

• Thermostatic cabin controller.

• Outlets in forward cabin, heads, saloon and aft cabin.

• 3 closing deck ventilators provided, forward cabin and aft cabin.


• LED lighting throughout interior.

• Overhead lighting in all cabins

• Reading lights in way of bunks and saloon settees


• Alpine CD/Radio/MP3 head unit

• Speakers in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:

• Maximum of 7 berths in double cabin forward, master double cabin aft with additional occasional bunks port & starboard in saloon. Single heads forward.

Accommodation Finish:

• All interior woodwork in light mahogany with a matt silk finish

• Locker doors with rounded edges and larger locker doors louvered for ventilation.

• Floors are varnished wood with inlaid holly stripes

• Saloon and aft cabin ceilings have panelling of mahogany strips

• Upholstery bases and mattresses 12cm thick with back rests 5cm thick.

• Curtains fitted for all skylights and portholes.

• Solid handrails throughout the interior for easy movement offshore

• Laminate surfaces for galley

• White laminate surfaces for heads

• Deluxe Ting light blue cloth upholstery in accommodation cabins

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

• Two single berths in v-configuration.

• In-fill section to create large double berth.

• Ample stowage above and below bunks with dresser unit to starboard aft.

• Large deck hatch for ventilation.

Forward Heads:

• Accessible from passage way to forward cabin

• Bulkheads and lockers in white formica

• China sink set into counter top

• Teak sole grating

• Separate shower with watertight shower stall with curtain to protect varnish door.

• Large mirror

• Manual marine heads.

• Cupboards below washbasin and outboard.

• Ventilation via opening hatch

Main Saloon:

• Saloon with bench seating to starboard and L-shaped bench seat to port.

• Seating back rests hinge up to increase bunk width.

• Lee cloths fitted for port and starboard bunks

• Saloon table with folding leafs and bottle stowage within

• Headroom approx. 1.91m

• Storage provided in lockers overhead, outboard of seating.

• Single large opening deck hatch centrally.

• Portlights in coachroof sides outboard, 2 opening.


• Aft of saloon to starboard in L-shaped configuration.

• Laminate counter tops with varnished mahogany fiddle rail all around.

• Gas galley stove, 2 burner, oven and grill.

• Double stainless steel sinks with pressurised water.

• Cupboards and drawers for food and utensil stowage.

Navigation Station:

• Forward facing chart table with dedicated seat positioned aft of saloon to port.

• Shelf space and spaces for navigation instruments.

• Chart storage within table and 4 drawers beneath.

• Counter top aft of navigators seat with small shelved locker beneath.

• Electric panel, tank gauges, VHF, Plotter and multi repeater.

Walkthrough to aft cabin:

• Access to engine space by two insulated and sealed doors.

• Single hanging locker outboard.

Aft/Master Cabin:

• Double berth to starboard with memory foam custom made mattress topper.

• Spacious single berth to port.

• Hanging locker on portside forward.

• Stowage above and below berths.



• Double spreader masthead sloop rig by Selden

• Slab reefing mainsail, 2 reefs, managed at mast

• Selden Furlex genoa roller reefing system

• Removable inner forestay with block and tackle tensioner

• Selden rod kicker.

• Discontinuous stainless steel wire standing rigging with chromed bronze turnbuckles all replaced with new 2016.

• Aluminium rigging screw protection tubes.

• Selden telescopic whisker stows on mast track.

• Lewmar tracks and cars for mainsheet and genoa.

• Lazyjacks for mainsail.


• Primary Winches – 2 x 48 self-tailing, two-speed.

• Mast Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 16, self-tailing, two-speed.

• Mast Reefing Winch – 1x Lewmar 8, single speed.


• Sails removed and stowed indoors for winter during current ownership.

• Sails professionally valeted and serviced annually during current ownership.

• Mainsail – Fully battened, slab reefing with 2 full reefs. Vectran 084. Owen Sails 2019

• Genoa – Roller reefing, radial cut, foam luffed. Vectran 084 with blue UV strip Owen Sails 2019

• Genoa – Roller reefing, foam luffed approximately 120% Nicholson Hughes 2006.

• Cruising Chute – With snuffer.

• Storm Jib – Hanks on to inner forestay. (2007)


• Folding teak cockpit table, fits to front of pedestal.

• G&T seats on port and starboard quarter rails.

• Folding swim ladder on transom.

Anchoring & Mooring:

• Lofrans Airon 12VDC electric reversing anchor windlass.

• Foot button controls on foredeck.

• Double bow roller stemhead fitting in stainless steel.

• Bower Anchor - Rocna anchor on 40m, 10mm / 50m anchorbraid rode, new anchorbraid 2019.

• Kedge Anchor – with dedicated chain/warp rode.

• Selection of mooring warps.

• Selection of fenders.

Canvas Work:

• Mainsail Stackpack – Blue canvas, with mast boot. Struan Marine (2020)

• Sprayhood (2013)

• Cockpit Tent

• Pedestal cover


• Avon Rover R1, inflatable floor, hard transom, thwart seat and oars.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:

• Port & Starboard & Stern running lights, with LED bulbs.

• Steaming light at first spreaders.

• Deck flood light on mast.

• Tricolour/ Anchor light at masthead with LED bulbs.

Life saving:

• Liferaft – Viking Rescue-You 4 person cannister liferaft. Purchased 2016, serviced spring 2020. Mounted on deck rail cradle

• Horseshoe lifebuoy with light (2018)

• Danbuoy.

• Webbing Jackstays (2020)

• CO2 alarm (2019)


Lying Argyll, Scotland, UK

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: Mark Cameron

Tel: Mobile: +44 (0)7988 763254

Email: mark@grabauinternational.com

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Volvo MD22P 57hp
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Fuel capacity
91 gallons (U.S.)
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Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
94 gallons (U.S.)

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