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Harris & Ellis Yachts
URSA MAJOR was delivered to her owner in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and has always been sailed in freshwater her entire life. She is likely one of the only HR43’s that can make this boast. She has been so lightly used that she only has 400 hours on her Volvo diesel engine. She spends her winters in her custom-built boathouse on her owner’s property and is hauled out and launched each year on her own marine railway. As expected from Hallberg-Rassy, her quality is second to none - a solidly constructed hull, beautifully finished mahogany interior and top of the line equipment.
She features powered mainsail furling as well as powered primary winches and mainsheet winch, Air conditioning, 8kw genset, Raymarine electronics, autopilot and much, much more.
Comments from the designer, German Frers:
"The Hallberg-Rassy 43 represents an evolution of earlier models, especially the HR 42.
Compared to the earlier design the first thing that becomes apparent is the relatively longer waterline thus a slender hull. This longer waterline would bring immediate improvements in speed and sea-kindliness.
The hull construction follows HR current and well proven practice of building solid bottom layup and cored topsides and decks for very good results in strength and longevity.
Compared with the 42 the interior layout has been improved, adding a separate shower on the forward toilet, good headroom in the walk-through to the aft cabin and overall polishing of details and layouts.
I expect the new HR 43 to become a classic in her range and style with very good sailing capabilities and volume inside. Clean uncluttered decks and a well-protected cockpit, typical of the HR Line."
URSA MAJOR’s interior is finished in light mahogany with a satin varnish. The cabin sole is teak and holly. The headliner is light and reflective with beautiful inlaid mahogany strips. Mahogany hand holds are well placed throughout the boat. All locker doors are flat panel mahogany with vents above the door openings. Hanging lockers are lighted. Stainless steel adjustable reading lights are in the forward and the aft double berth. Mood lighting is located under the main salon valance. Halogen overhead lights are placed throughout the boat. There is blue upholstery in the salon and staterooms. Headroom in the main salon is 6’5” and 6’ in the aft cabin passageway. Four dorade vents, twelve opening ports, four overhead hatches and many Hella Turbo fans provide excellent ventilation.
The spacious forward stateroom provides an excellent space for guests to relax. The comfortable V-berth forward is surrounded by five lockers above and outboard along the hull side. Excellent storage is available aft and to starboard in three tall lockers with shelves and three smaller lockers above and outboard. A large lighted hanging locker aft provides storage for foul weather gear. Inboard is a bench seat with storage below a lift top locker. The large foredeck hatch, two reading lamps and two overhead lights illuminate the space.
Aft and to port in the forward stateroom is the ensuite head and separate shower stall. Easy to clean white fiberglass and laminate surfaces are the theme throughout the space. The counter with porcelain sink and single lever faucet stretches across the forward end of the compartment. A mirror is mounted above on the forward bulkhead. A large locker below provides excellent storage. The head is aft. Two lockers with shelves are above and outboard. A teak grate covers the floor. Ventilation is provided by a smoked acrylic opening hatch, opening port and Hella Turbo fan. Aft of the head is the large separate shower stall with folding Plexiglas door. A single lever controls the articulating wand mounted on the inboard end of the compartment. Two lockers outboard provide additional storage.
Aft of the forward stateroom is URSA MAJOR’s comfortable main salon. To port, the L shaped settee surrounds a large drop leaf table with a spirits’ locker at the center. Across the salon, the built-in chairs provide comfortable seating. Ample storage is easily accessed behind the seatback cushions of the port settee and under the chairs to starboard. Outboard along the hull side is a narrow shelf with cabinets above.
URSA MAJOR’s U-shaped galley is aft and to starboard of the main salon. Mahogany fiddles surround the white Corian countertop. Under the forward outboard end of the counter are a bread board, four drawers for utensils and a small locker. The Force 10 three burner propane stove and oven with stainless steel crash bar is just aft. A wide locker below the stove provides storage for pots and pans. Outboard along the hull side, four sliding door cabinets provide storage for dishes and pantry items. Storage on the shelves in the upper lockers may be customized with removable pegs. Below the counter aft is the large top opening fridge with shelf and compartment light. The two-bin stainless steel sink is located inboard. Hot and cold pressure water and a fresh water foot pump are available. Above, two cabinets with shelves and customizable dividers provide great storage for dishes. Additional storage is available in a locker below the sink and under the forward inboard end of the galley counter.
To port is the large, forward facing navigation station. The wide chart table allows plenty of room to spread out charts and other navigation equipment such as the repeater station and VHF Radio. A deep space below the lifting top provides excellent storage. Four drawers and a small locker are located below the table on the forward inboard end. Storage is also available in a lift top locker below the armrest outboard and under the hinged navigator’s seat. A locker forward under the nav table provides additional storage space.
Aft of the navigation station is a true walk through passageway to the aft cabin with a large, lighted wet locker and storage cabinets outboard. Along the inboard side, double rubber sealed doors open to the engine room. Above is a small shelf with two bookshelves above.
The passageway terminates in the aft stateroom, where accommodations are a comfortable double berth to starboard with single berth to port. Outboard and forward of the sofa is a tall, lighted hanging locker and a shelf with locker outboard and drawers below. Aft along the hull side are two lockers separated by a bookshelf that stretches to the aft end of the cabin. This arrangement is mirrored on the starboard side of the berth. Vented storage is available below the berth. A bureau with locker below and mirror above is located at the forward end of the cabin.
The ensuite head with separate shower is forward and to starboard. Outboard to starboard is the counter with porcelain sink and single lever faucet. Storage is available in a large locker below and sliding door cabinets above and outboard. A mirror is mounted on the bulkhead aft. The Jabsco electric head is aft at the inboard end of the compartment. A teak grate covers the floor. Forward and outboard is the separate shower stall with folding Plexiglas enclosure. A single lever controls the articulating shower wand mounted on the forward bulkhead. Outboard of the shower, a massive locker provides fantastic storage. Smooth white fiberglass and laminate surfaces are easy to maintain.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.