Designer Germán Frers and builder Hallberg-Rassy teamed up once again to deliver another fantastic cruiser in the HR 342. Based on the success of the Hallberg-Rassy 34 (over 500 hulls built), the newer Frers design features a more modern underbody with long waterline and wider aft sections for better performance. Her Selden fractional rig with aft swept spreaders is robustly constructed and allows for a large mainsail and only slightly overlapping jib, which is easier to tack than a large overlapping genoa. All major control lines are led aft behind the windscreen to Shearwater’s comfortable cockpit where the traveler and mainsheet are right at the skipper’s fingertips. Below decks, her precisely fitted mahogany interior is beautifully finished in satin varnish. Her two stateroom layout is very spacious for her 34 feet, providing a well configured salon and galley that will comfortably accommodate two couples. Storage is abundant and designed to meet the needs of long term cruising, with finely finished drawers and lockers and numerous large storage spaces below berths. Well maintained and lightly used, Shearwater is in excellent condition and nicely equipped for Pacific Northwest cruising.
The Hallberg-Rassy 342 is CE certified by Germanischer Lloyd and delivered with a CE certificate and plaquette for Category A (unlimited ocean voyages).