About KEWA

Specs

Hull Material: Fiberglass
Designer: German Frers

Dimensions (from HR Specifications)
LOA: 48′ 6″ LWL: 39′ 0″ Beam: 14′ 3″
Displacement: 16.5 Tons
Draft: 6′ 2″
Ballast: 6.6 Tons

Engine
110hp Yanmar 4LH-TE Turbo Diesel

Tankage
Fuel: 174 gallons (660 liters)
Water: 243 gallons (920 liters)

General
Number of Cabins: 3
Number of Heads: 2
Number of Berths: 7
Keel: Long Fin
Steering: Whitlock rod

Overview

This Hallberg-Rassy 46 was factory delivered as a complete turnkey offshore cruising yacht. No expense was spared on the initial construction or in the continued maintenance and improvements. She has crossed the Atlantic, cruised the Caribbean for two seasons, and also cruised in Mexico, the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. She has been continually upgraded with an improved sailing and cruising inventory and is ready for any adventure.

Certificate

Delivered with a CE certificate and a CE plaque for Category A (unlimited ocean voyages). The boat was built under supervision of a Germanischer Lloyd representative. Germanischer Lloyd has extended the Hull Construction Certificate to full certification. GL checked the hull, deck and bulkheads, as well as electronics installation, engine installation, rigging, steering system, safety equipment, stability range and more.

Hull

The hull is white GRP (color #1000) with a blue stripe (color #1560). A rub strake with brass strip is located below the blue stripe. She is built with longitudinal stringers and is insulated above the waterline. The lead ballast keel is attached with stainless bolts. The rudder blade is GRP with an 80mm stainless steel shaft. Heavy cast rudder fittings in bronze.

Below Decks

First class workmanship in selected mahogany, hand rubbed and treated to a silk smooth finish. Sole boards in teak with holly strips, varnished and with carpet. The ceiling is lined with panels. Wooden inner frames for skylights. Upholstery is factory upgraded Dinamica in tan/taupe, carpets are blue/grey and curtains are cream. Dual Webasto diesel heating system with heating vents throughout boat.

Galley
Seagoing galley arranged so one can work safely even in heavy seas. Deep, double sinks. Two well-insulated fridge boxes with Frigoboat sea water cooled 24v electric compressors. Each has a dual thermostat for use as a refrigerator or freezer. Pressure hot and cold water. Freshwater foot pump at galley as reserve. Drawers (including silverware compartments and knife holders), separate cabinets for china and glass, plus stowage for pots, pans, etc. Opening porthole. Gimbaled gas FORCE 10 range with three burners and counter-top insert. Xintex propane solenoid. Microwave oven. Seagull water filter for drinking water at sink. Two hammocks for stowage.

Main Cabin
Two armchairs to starboard separated by a drink table with drawers and a cabinet with decorative glass doors. Varnished magazine rack. Stereo radio. Louvered cabinets and shelves above chairs. Vizio flat screen TV. DVD/Blu-ray player. “L” shaped settee berth around dining table to port with wine/liquor bottle stowage in the table. Two directors’ chairs (in matching fabric) for additional seating at table. Stowage above and below seating. Six opening side windows in coach roof, large central deck hatch. Main companionway hatch lockable from the outside with key or inside with latches. Binocular rack just inside main companionway. Locking safe for valuables.

Navigation Station
The control for all systems is centered to this area. Chart table, 108 x 73 cm, with drawers and cabinets. Instrument shelf for comfortably angled instruments (see detailed inventory). Cushioned navigator’s seat. The electric switchboard, with circuit breakers and light diodes indicating circuits in use, is situated directly aft of the navigation table. 12v/24v DC & 110v/220v AC outlets provide for flexible power supply. Freezer, cupboard and wet locker aft of nav seat. Walk-through to aft cabin has double doors to access large engine room, and a cabinet containing watermaker controls, 220v breakers, a 110v powerstrip for accessories and a custom tool rack.

Heads
Fore and aft: heads/shower compartments in white laminate. Separate shower with curtain and towel racks in each. Showers are drained through strainers and pumped overboard without going to the bilge. Jabsco Quiet Flush Electric large bowl toilets with holding tanks and convenient valves to control discharge. China wash-basin with hot and cold running water, counter top and cabinet. The floor is a formed GRP-showerstall pumped overboard. Opening ports in both heads. A large mirror with light. Washing machine in cabinet in forward head.

Forward Twin Cabin
Located on port side with over/under bunks. Upper bunk folds up. Storage below lower
bunk. Hanging locker, night stand/cabinet, cabinets over bunk, and large mirror. Head on starboard side with a separate walk through between twin cabin and head.

V-berth
has port and starboard berths with removable infill section between berths. Hinged openings on bunks for easy access to large stowage area. Lights and movable fans for all bunks. Gear hammocks by each berth.

Aft Cabin
Double berth on starboard, single berth to port with small seat between. Two hanging lockers and cabinets all around both bunks and aft. Custom plush spring mattresses. Stowage under the berth. Four ports, three of them open. Headroom in the walk-through and the aft cabin is 6′ 3″. Gear hammock by small berth on port side.

Berths
Fabric in light blue/grey. Lee cloths, pillows and 2 full sets of sheets for all berths.

Ventilation
4 hatches plus main hatch/companion way (with mosquito screen). Breeze boosters for all 4 hatches. Custom storage for all mosquito screens and breeze boosters. 13 portholes, 12 of them opening. 6 dorade vents with plugs for heavy weather. One large dorade vent with mushroom cap forward. 24v Hella Jet fans — 5 fixed and 1 movable. All lockers and cabinets equipped with louvered doors and a vented panel in the companionway.

Mechanical Systems

Large engine room provides easy access to all sides of engine and other mechanical equipment and is fully sound insulated.

Engine
Yanmar 4LH-TE 110 HP 4-cylinder, direct injected marine diesel with turbocharger. The engine is fresh water cooled and equipped with oil cooler. Single lever control for RPM and gear shift at pedestal. Shaft drive through reduction gearbox with reverse gear. AquaDrive thrust bearing bonded into the hull in the engine room takes the drive loads allowing softer engine mounts to reduce engine noise and vibration. Cutlass water-lubricated rubber shaft bearing. Dual Racor filter installed in engine room along with dedicated oil change pump for engine and genset. Stripper rope cutter. Gori 3-blade folding propeller with overdrive gear (new 9/04 with improved larger zincs) and spare 3-fixed blade prop.

Bowthruster
10hp Sidepower with controls on engine control lever in cockpit.

Generator
Westerbeke 6kW genset installed in the sound-proofed engine room in its own sound shield.

Shore Connection
with power cable and Marinco plug and socket.

Watermaker
ENWA 30 l/hr watermaker with 7-day programmable rinse timer to avoid pickling. All controls and filters are located in easily accessible hallway cabinet. Numerous spare components on hand.

SCUBA Compressor
Nuvair 220v SCUBA compressor with softstart. AC powered (shore power or genset). Fills standard SCUBA tank in less than 30 minutes.

Electrical Systems

Accepts either 220v or 110v shore power using a Mastervolt Soft Start and Mastervolt Isolation/step-up transformer to support 220/110VAC 24/12VDC systems (see block diagram for details). Numerous well-placed outlets for all circuits located throughout the boat. A factory wiring diagram book is included.

220VAC
has heavy-duty circuit running offshore power or genset, and light duty circuit running off
Mastervolt Mass Combi Inverter/Charger (2500/2.5KVA) with remote panel.

110VAC
Mastervolt inverter (24VDC/110VAC/1KVA).

24VDC
4 x Discover AGM 245ah batteries for 490ah 24v main house bank (new 10/06). Charges from Mastervolt Mass Combi Inverter/Charger or Balmar 65amp alternator with Balmar MC-624 3-stage programmable voltage regulator. Working used backup alternator is included as spare.

12VDC
1 x Discover AGM 290ah battery for 12v house service (new 10/06). 1 x Discover AGM 114ah battery for 12v engine start (new 10/06) with emergency start switch. Both charge from Mastervolt 12v charger (35A/12V, new 10/06). 100amp 12v Balmar alternator with external Balmer 612 3-stage regulator and built-in regulator as a back-up. Original Hitachi 80a alternator with built-in regulator as a spare.

Electronics

Completely outfitted for safety, control and communications:

  • Suunto Steering compass with light on pedestal
  • Simrad/Robertson AP300X Autopilot with 3 control stations and two drive units. Drive unit selectable from helm.
    • AP300DLX controller at helm
    • AP300DLX controller at nav station
    • AP300CX controller at windscreen
    • Whitlock DV120 drive unit for rod steering in engine room
    • Simrad HLD2000 linear drive unit on quadrant
  • Garmin 192C GPS/Plotter @ helm w/ power and NMEA wiring to nav station
  • ShipModul Bluetooth NMEA multiplexer mounted on back of nav station breaker panel
  • PC wiring for autopilot (RS-232 plug at nav station)
  • Autopilot input selector switch (PC or GPS)
  • GPS selector switch (Simrad or Garmin)
  • Rategyrocompass RFCS5R
  • Simrad GPS/DGPS GN 32
  • Simrad IS11 log, depth, wind, central at windscreen
  • Simad multifunction display in master cabin
  • Simrad VHF – Shipmate RS 8300 Dual SOS
    • Handset at helm
    • Speaker at windscreen
    • Handset and speaker at nav station
    • Spare handset
  • Pre-programmed loudhailer, Raymarine 430
  • Satellite communications: Thrane & Thrane Inmarsat-C/Mini-M dual mode transceiver
  • RR Pacific antenna (GSM/VHF/TV/SSB Weatherfax/AM/FM)
  • ICOM 802 SSB with AT-140 autotuner (new system 12/06)
  • Insulated backstay
  • Simrad/Anritsu RA771-3 radar
    • CRT radar display at nav station
    • 8″ LCD radar repeater in cockpit
    • Spare 8″ LCD repeater
  • Furuno weatherfax FAX 208 Mk2
  • Speedtech Electronic barometer
  • RadioShack clock and wireless 4-location temp gauge (ambient, fridge, freezer and engine room)
  • PC RAM mount w/ wiring & 15″ flat panel display

Spars

Sloop rig, dual spreaders. Spars and rigging from Selden. Hydraulic Main and Headsail reefing and furling from Selden with furling controls at helm. Removable inner forestay with staysail halyard and running backstays (new high-tech line-only runners, 7/07). Stainless steel rigging screws with silver anodized aluminum protectors. Spinnaker pole stowed on mast with heel lift and topping lift. All internal halyards; decklight; Signal halyard; 2x boom lights for cockpit lighting; second jib halyard; Blipper radar reflector. Halyard bar at mast base for halyard stowage. Stainless steel bowsprit for asymmetric headsails. Preventer lines affixed to each side of boom.

Deck Equipment

Solid laid teak deck with bulwark formed in the deck and hull moldings and fitted with a solid capping in teak. Handrails, companionway, hatch guides, sole and seats in cockpit, and bathing platform are all in solid Bangkok teak. Laid teak deck on top of the GRP deck. The deck is provided with four 1″ scuppers draining below the waterline. Separate compartment starboard of the cockpit for dual propane tanks, includes a propane pressure system with 2 tank connectors with pressure gauges and a tank selector switch. Stemhead fitting with two incorporated anchor rollers. Maxwell anchor rode chain stopper and custom stainless steel deck protector. Fore and custom-extended aft pulpit of open type. Custom aft dorade cages. International navigation lights plus tricolor top light with all round white at masthead (anchor light). Double lifelines on seven pairs of stainless stanchions. Gates amidships port and starboard, and aft; all with Pelican hook openings. Bimini with stainless steel frame. Granny bars at mast.

Dodger
Trademark Hallberg-Rassy hard dodger of GRP. Five large windows in tempered glass in light alloy frames, center window opens for ventilation. Dual light fixtures under dodger. Teak handholds port and starboard on top of dodger roof. Full cockpit enclosure in synthetic material with aluminum frames and plastic windows. Varnished teak cockpit trays under dodger with varnished teak drink holders port and starboard. Sea & Symphony stereo speakers under dodger.

Ground Tackle
Lofrans 1200W electric anchor capstan winch with motor protected below deck and
canvas cover. Operated from foot controls at bow or buttons at helm. 88lb Rocna primary anchor with 300′ 3/8″ chain marked at 20′ intervals. FX-55 32lb Fortress anchor with second anchor rode of 25′ 3/8″ chain and 250′ rode. Anchor bridle with chain grabber and 2 x 25′ 5/8″ rode with leather chafe gear. Draining bow locker for anchor chain and space also for fenders, lines, etc. Approx. 825 ltr at bow.

Hardware

  • Two 40 cm polished cleats forward and aft
  • Two 30 cm cleats amidships for spring lines
  • Fittings for emergency tiller
  • Genoa car track with double travelers and double foot blocks
  • Mainsheet traveler 4:1
  • Mainsheet winches — one Lewmar 44 CEST electric self tailing and one Lewmar 44 CST self tailing
  • Two Genoa winches — Lewmar 64 CEST Electric self tailing

Chainplates made of stainless steel. Cockpit seats and floor covered with teak. Teak pushpit seats. Brass rub strakes on cap rail at all cleats and fender positions. Instrument displays over the companionway (see inventory for details). Hide-covered stainless steel steering wheel on Lewmar pedestal. Whitlock rod steering. Single lever control for engine on steering pedestal, instrument panel with engine start near the helmsman. Compass with light. A highly varnished teak cockpit-table is fitted on the pedestal. Self-bailing, with two 50 mm diameter scuppers. Large aft deck locker with two hatches for sails, lines, etc., is approximately 960 ltrs. One “dry” locker in the cockpit, approx. 725 ltrs. Boat hook. Winch handle pockets at helm and mast. Saltwater deck wash pump w/ quick disconnect at mast. Scoop transom with bathing platform. Stainless steel folding swim ladder and freshwater shower at bathing platform. Flood light for bathing platform and aft deck.

Custom arch at stern for dingy, outboards, solar panels, KVH TracPhone, flood lights and assorted antennas. Fitted with two stern seats in teak.

2 sets of cockpit cushions: 1 set of Sunbrella Comfort Sling (Anitque Brass Rib pattern) with 3″ foam (new 9/04) and one set of Bottomsider (closed cell foam). Sunbrella covers for winches, hatches, helm, varnished cockpit trays, folding cockpit table, life raft, dinghy motor and prop and dinghy/davits. Bottomsider cushions for cockpit trays. Canvas sunshade for over boom.

Safety Equipment

  • Autoflug ALK2000R 6-man life raft in GRP canister (low profile) in locking cradle on deck with sunbrella cover
  • MOM8 (Man Overboard Module) mounted on pushpit
  • Inflatable Lifesling mounted on pushpit
  • EPIRB with built-in GPS
  • EPIRB
  • FIRDELL blipper on the mast
  • Three harness points in the cockpit
  • Web jacklines on deck with dedicated connect points
  • ACR ditch bag in cockpit locker
  • Flares in canister
  • Engine room fire suppression system
  • 5 x fire extinguishers
  • Carbon Monoxide detector in aft cabin
  • Smoke/Carbon monoxide detector in forward area
  • Burglar alarm with hatch sensors and IR motion sensor

Dinghy and Equipment

AB Inflatables 10.5 foot aluminum hull RIB with repair kits. Yamaha 15hp 2-stroke outboard with 5.5 gallon tank (custom SS rack on pushpit for tank storage). Honda 2hp 4-stroke outboard on Edson outboard mount in pushpit. Tie downs in dinghy for gas tank. Internal and external lifting/towing eyes in bow and both sides in stern. Ground tackle for dinghy — 1 folding grapnel anchor, 1 mushroom anchor, 10′ 3/16″ stainless chain with rode, 30′ 5/16 chain with rode.

Arch with 6:1 lifting tackle (includes cam and regular cleats for ease and safety). Webbing with stainless buckles for securing underway. Outboard lifting tackle with motor mounts on arch. Sunbrella cover for dinghy on davits and for outboard motor and prop. Folding padeyes on bow of boat for dinghy tie down on offshore passages or heavy weather.

Spares

KEWA has been on multiple cruises and is stocked with the spares necessary for offshore voyages. The inventory includes:

  • Main engine water pump (used)
  • Multiple impellers, oil filters, primary and secondary fuel filters, and fan belts for main engine and genset
  • Spare gaskets and hoses for main engine and genset
  • Spare (used) Balmar 24v 65amp alternator
  • Spare (used) Hitachi 12v alternator
  • Spare 24v water pump
  • Spare turnbuckles
  • Prop, shaft and bowthruster zincs
  • Ropestripper service kit
  • Head rebuild kits
  • Used mainsheet and genoa sheets
  • Sea & Symphony cockpit speakers