Our boat

In the summer of 2017 we made the decision that it was a Hallberg Rassy 43 we wanted. We did our research on what was important to us on a boat. There are so many things that on this boat that we liked. The yard made 199 boats of this type.

We went to look at this beautiful Hallberg Rassy 43 MKI in October 2017 in Denmark. After driving for 8 hours there we didn’t even spend 24 hours there! Decision was made quickly and we bought this boat. It has hull number 102 and was made in 2005, but not launched until 2006.

We will do some upgrades on it to make it just the way we want it. We cannot wait to get started!



Some facts:

Length: 13.57 m/ 44’6”

Waterline at rest 11.75 m/ 38’ 7’’

Beam: 4.08 m/ 13’5”

Draft: 2 m/ 6’7”

Weight 12 700 kg/  27998 lbs

Engine Volvo Penta D2-75, 55 kW/75 HP

Water tank 650 l/ 172 US gal.

Diesel tank 395 l/ 104 US gal.
This boat was built in 150 units (199 in total from 2001 to 2016) from 2001-2007.

It has a furling main and head sail. The winches are electric. It has an electric windlass. 4 people can sleep comfortably and there can be 2 more sleeping in the salon. It has 2 heads, both equipped with showers and also has a washer machine. Fridge and freezer and a stove with 2 burnes and an oven.

It is not equipped with a whole lot of things, so we have a long wishlist of things we will do ourselves as well as get help from professionals with installations. Nothing is super urgent so we will first of all get to know our boat and sail it and then see exactly what needs to be done.

The name? It is Varuna. To read more about why read about it here.


Some more pictures:



The cockpit


The salon


The galley


The nav station and companionway


The V berth


And this is looking aft

Our home port is Rumpan which is a small village we feel most at home at while on land. It is located on the east coast of Sweden right on the water. My parents bought this piece of land together with my uncle and aunt and made it their paradise. It has now become the favorite place for the third generation.