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Old 26-04-2011, 14:01   #1
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I'm in Love!! With a Boat!

I recently fell in love with a Halberg-Rassey 46!

The three cabin layout seemed to be almost (almost) perfect for our family of five. It's an 'almost' because my oldest daughter shares a room with her little sister and would love to have her own. It comes up quite frequently. So perfect would be a cabin for each of the three kids. But life is a compromise. As I am led to believe.

The aft cabin is amazing. The bunk room is great. Room for a washer/dryer is quite the bonus for a future upgrade. Two heads is perfect. Kids cabins forward. Privacy and maybe some peace in the back. The spacious saloon. Wonderful cockpit.

I've run out of adjectives so you have been spared further gushing.

To summarize, I really like the layout.

Ggrrhh, I tried to paste an image of it here....

Can you old salts, relentless researchers and boat trivia experts tell me what other boats I should be looking at....

Since I'm spending my spare time at CF I haven't looked into reviews of this boat. I don't know anything about performance and safety for the hull design.

Safety. Comfort. Performance. is my order of hierarchy.

Max $240,000 is my budget. The lower the better of course.

Thanks much all! This is my first love affair with a monohull. (Well my second really - but the Gozzard was really quite unrealistic. Way out of my budget! I was young. And it probably had more wood than I could handle. And what a name!)

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Old 26-04-2011, 14:15   #2
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NJD..... what can I say...
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Old 26-04-2011, 14:35   #3
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Re: I'm in love !! - with a boat

Don't know which year Rassy you are looking at, but Cruising World gave them an outstanding review a few years back. Google Hallberg-Rassy 46 and Cruising World to read the reivew.

Can't say I blame you, it is a beautiful boat.
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Old 26-04-2011, 14:43   #4
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GREAT choice as they are not only solid and well built, but you can sail anywhere in comfort and confidence.. Hope you get it soon...
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I recently fell in love with a Halberg-Rassey 46!
This isn't love, its' LUST! Which is much more more fun!
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Re: I'm in love!! With a boat!

Well thanks for the replies guys but ....

I'm looking for a LESS EXPENSIVE boat with a similar layout. My budget is way below what an eight year old Hallberg Rassey 46 would set me back. $240K - that's it. There has got to be a suitable boat for that price.

Comfortably accommodate family of five.
Not break the bank.
Safe.
Beautiful.
Moderate performance.

What is similar to the Hallberg Rassey 46' in terms of layout. I haven't looked at many monos. I really like the bunk room, the large stateroom and the large saloon area. Galley looks great too. And the cockpit is even fairly roomy.

What do you recommend?
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There has got to be a suitable boat for that price.

Comfortably accommodate family of five.
Not break the bank.
Safe.
Beautiful.
Moderate performance.

What is similar to the Hallberg Rassey 46' in terms of layout. I haven't looked at many monos. I really like the bunk room, the large stateroom and the large saloon area. Galley looks great too. And the cockpit is even fairly roomy.

What do you recommend?
Hunter and Benetuea, good 10 year model can be gotten for about that the price of that 20+ year HR46.
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Old 29-04-2011, 16:41   #8
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Isn't this a little like marrying the girl down the street because she looks a little like Catherin Zeta Jones?
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Im in love with a Bowman 57....no wait I really love the Nautical Development 56....WOW would you look at that Super Maramu 57...no the Bowman sure is sexy and proud but the Nautical sure seems like a nice girl...ahh but those French women...and so it goes.
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And then there is this thing...just sitting there wanting to be loved. Many years now.

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Im in love with a Bowman 57....no wait I really love the Nautical Development 56....WOW would you look at that Super Maramu 57...no the Bowman sure is sexy and proud but the Nautical sure seems like a nice girl...ahh but those French women...and so it goes.
Is that what they call "boat porn"?
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We bought the perfet boat for a family of 3 to cruise in. Then we added a new baby and suddenly 2 cabins seems small. We probably won't be changing boats (we'll make it work) but options we looked at and liked were: Tayana 52( several in your price range) and the Hylas 47.
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if you love your boat you are in goood shape--cant get much better than that..
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Isn't this a little like marrying the girl down the street because she looks a little like Catherin Zeta Jones?

I'm confused, are you suggesting that would be wrong? Because it sounds pretty good!
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I'm confused, are you suggesting that would be wrong? Because it sounds pretty good!
You obviously did not see Kates sister on TV today....
who's Catherine Zeta Jones...
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