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Ocean Echo
Hallberg Rassy 45
$250,000 USD
46ft 4in

The Hallberg-Rassy 45 was the first in a long and successful collaboration between the Hallberg-Rassy shipyard and naval architect German Frers. OCEAN ECHO is hull No. 51 of the 71 hulls built of this model before it was replaced by the venerable Hallberg-Rassy 46.

OCEAN ECHO was sailed from Sweden to Seattle by her first owner, a Frenchman.  The second owner cruised this boat in the Salish Sea for a half dozen years before the third owner, a Dane, started a comprehensive update.  The current owner purchased in 2008 and has cruised regularly between the San Francisco Bay Area and Mexico.  He also enjoyed a season in the South Pacific and Alaska. OCEAN ECHO was recently shipped from La Paz to Victoria and is seriously for sale at our Lake Union sales dock.

OCEAN ECHO has three staterooms, two heads, and a factory hard dodger. Significant new updates include a stainless steel stern arch, large solar array, Magnum 4kw inverter to replace a troublesome inverter, Frigoboat keel-cooled 24V refrigeration, SSB and VHF, and nav computer. OCEAN ECHO comes with everything seen in the photos including an extensive spare parts inventory, tools, sat phone, life raft, medical pack, galley ware, charts and cruising guides, etc.  Excellent documentation including an operations manual, a comprehensive maintenance log, and all receipt/invoices from the last two owners will save the new owner hours of detective work.

Name of vessel Ocean Echo
Model Hallberg Rassy 45
Year 1991
Builder Hallberg-Rassy
Designer German Frers
Price $250,000 USD
Location Lake Union, Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 46
Beam (feet) 14.3
Draft (feet) 6.3
Displacement (pounds) 35275
Ballast (pounds) 14366
Engine model Volvo MD -22
Engine horsepower 57
Engine hours 185
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 119
Water tank capacity (gallons) 99
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 40


Main Salon – In the main salon you are surrounded by the warm feel of mahogany. Lean back in the plush cushions and enjoy the atmosphere while reading a book, watching a DVD on the home entertainment system or entertaining friends. To port there is a large L-shaped settee enclosing a very large table that is wide enough when the leaves are extended to reach the settee on the starboard side.  A flat screen TV is swivel-mounted above the nav station and viewable from the dinette.  Under the starboard settee is a large storage area with custom dividers for better organization. The starboard settee back cushions pull forward to provide easy access to storage as well as the watermaker. The port side settee also has storage behind the seat backs as well as under the seats. Under the port side settee is a water tank and batteries.

  • (3) Alpenglow red/white overhead lights
  • 24V cabin fan
  • (4) Reading lights

Galley – The Galley is to starboard as you come down the companion way. The galley is “C” shaped and partially tucked around the corner beside the engine compartment. Stowage in the galley is generous with a nice combination of drawers and lockers. There is plenty of counter space and lots of cold storage with separate top access freezer and refrigerator. For cooking there is a large 3 burner Force 10 stove/oven. The sink has two basins, pressurized hot and cold water and a foot pump for fresh water.  Pots pans, plates, silverware, cups and all galleyware is included.

  • Force Ten 3 burner stove/oven
  • Galley exhaust fan
  • Top loading stainless steel-lined freezer
  • Top loading stainless steel-lined refrigerator
  • XINTEX S-2A propane monitor and control switch
  • Deep 2 basin stainless steel sink
  • 110V AC outlets
  • Manual freshwater pump
  • Seagull drinking water filter with dedicated tap
  • Storage with movable fiddles
  • Ample locker storage
  • 8 drawers for storage

Navigation Station – To port of the companionway is a large navigation station with ample bulkhead space for instruments. The chart table will easily take a half-folded admiralty chart and there is plenty of storage within the table for charts and other items. This electrical distribution and monitoring panel is located outboard of the chart table. There are gages for fuel and water tank levels.  An additional switch panel and inverter/charger controls are inboard along the aft cabin passageway.

Starboard Guest Cabin – You walk from the main salon directly into the starboard side cabin. There are tiered bunk beds with plenty of sole space for maneuvering. There is stowage in a large hanging locker as well as under the bottom bunk. Ventilation is through a large overhead hatch and opening ports.

Port Guest Cabin – The port side guest cabin consists of tiered bunk beds, large hanging locker, lockers under bunk and a bunk side table with storage under. There is plenty of ventilation via a large overhead hatch and opening ports. This guest cabin also has heater vent to keep warm on the cold days.

Forward Head – Access to the forward head is from either side guest cabin. This head/shower compartment is light and well ventilated. All seacocks and holding tank valves are easily accessed. There is plenty of convenient storage in a large forward locker as well as in lockers over and under the counters. There is a large china wash basin that is deep and will not spill its contents while being used at sea.

Master Stateroom – The master cabin is aft and is accessed via the passage between the engine room and navigation area. The master cabin was originally configured with a double berth to starboard and single to port. Adjacent to the master stateroom is the aft head. The sink is a deep china basin and there is a separate shower stall. There is plenty of stowage in the aft head under the basin.

  • Lee boards and lee cloths for all bunks


At Navigation Station:

  • Northstar 951X GPS Navigator
  • Garmin GPS 76
  • Furuno GP32 GPS
  • Dell Inspiron P83G laptop running Nobletec Time Zero (both – 2018)
  • Viewsonic 17” flat screen monitor on swivel mount above chart table
  • AIS transceiver
  • B&G Hydra multi display
  • Autohelm speed and depth displays
  • Furuno GaAs FET radar display
  • Furuno radome on stern arch with manual leveling
  • Icom IC-M802 SSB with Pactor II-pro modem, insulated backstay antenna and tuner
  • Icom IC-M502 VHF radio
  • Simrad autopilot J300X processor with HLD 2000 hydraulic push/pull drive
  • LaCrosse digital recording barometer
  • Lohartz 5” barometer, thermometer

In Cockpit:

  • 15” flat screen monitor at port outer chart table with wireless mouse
  • Robertson AP20 control head for autopilot
  • VHF speaker
  • Remote mic for VHF
  • B&G analog instruments – wind speed, wind direction, and boat speed
  • B&G Hydra 330 Display
  • Furuno 1715 radar display
  • SUUNTO 4.5” Binnacle Compass


  • LED side and stern lights
  • Aquasignal tricolor/anchor light
  • Masthead Davis radar reflector
  • Masthead Windex wind direction indicator
  • Masthead VHF antenna
  • Forespar Lightning Master dissipator
  • Steaming/foredeck light
  • LED spreader lights
  • Switch panel in cockpit for: foredeck, spreader, tricolor, running, steaming, compass, anchor, and strobe lights
  • (2) 12V outlets in cockpit
  • Panasonic CQ-C5403U AM/FM/CD Stereo with and sub-woofer and (4) Definitive Audio surround sound speakers
  • Speakers in cockpit
  • Wifi booster antenna on arch and wireless router
  • HP410 All in One printer/scanner/copier
  • Brother label machine
  • Iridium Extreme sat phone
  • McMurdo Fast Find Plus EPIRB (battery expired Oct 2017)
  • DeLorme in Reach sat pager/tracker
  • GoPro Hero3 with many accessories
  • Standard horizon handheld submersible VHF
  • Garmin GPSmap 76CS
  • Cruising guides for SE Alaska and Mexico
  • Numerous paper charts
  • Marine sextant in wood box


  • Volvo TMD31B 94 hp diesel engine with 5,012 hours
  • Shop manual for engine
  • PSS dripless shaft seal
  • 18” three-blade feathering Max-prop
  • Lewmar 24V tunnel bow thruster- joystick control at helm
  • Dual Racor 500FG primary fuel filters with vacuum gage
  • Solimar steering pedestal
  • Lewmar 40” diameter folding steering wheel-leather covered
  • Stainless steel fix-mounted canvas cockpit bimini with removable mesh side/aft shade curtains
  • Hard plumbed manual oil change pump
  • Bronze/glass raw water strainer
  • (2) Stainless steel fuel tanks – 156 gallons total
  • (2) Integral fiberglass water tanks – 264 gallons
  • WEMA analog fuel and water tank level indicater
  • (2) Frigoboat 24V DC K50F compressor with keel cooler, Corel digital thermostat and Smart Speed Controller – one for freezer and one for fridge
  • Espar forced air 24V diesel cabin heater
  • Hot water heater – engine and shorepower heated
  • Camplux on-demand model AY132 propane hot water heater (new 2020)
  • Jabsco Parmax 3 freshwater pressure pump with large accumulator tank
  • Salt water washdown pump
  • Fresh water and salt water hose bibs on bow for anchor washdown
  • HRO Systems 9 220V 20gph watermaker; (no longer works due to removal of 220V genset)
  • Dock water tank filling stand with 5 micron and charcoal filter
  • (4) 20 liter heavy duty diesel jerry jugs
  • Raritan head in aft head with 25 gallon plastic holding tank and Sealand overboard discharge pump, dockside pump out and high tank level alarm
  • Raritan head in forward head with stainless steel holding tank, gravity overboard discharge and dockside pumpout
  • Shower drain pumps in forward and aft head


The electrical system on OCEAN ECHO has been designed and installed to provide reliable and ample 12V and 24V direct current and 110V 60hz either underway or connected to shorepower in Europe or the United States.  A large solar array with new panels on the stern arch has made power generation a fossil-free, hands off affair.  Alternators installed on the main engine minimize charge time and provide redundancy. All major house loads are 24V for efficiency. A 12V house battery and service is provided for the stereo and other electronics that do not accept 24V.  A Fisher Panda genset was removed after failure.  Wiring, plumbing, and mounting are vestigial should one want to install a new genset.

  • Mastervolt Charger 24V/50A-2
  • Magnum MS4204 4000 watt 110V AC inverter/charger with remote control panel
  • Link 10 Battery Monitor – for 12V bank
  • (8) Lifeline GP31 AGM batteries in house 24V bank(840 12V amp hour total) (New 2014)
  • (2) Lifeline GP31 AGM batteries in 12V house bank
  • (1) Lifeline GP31 AGM engine start battery
  • (2) BP solar panels on hard dodger cabin top (2) for 12V bank with Epever 40 amp MPPT controller (panels and regulator new in 2019)
  • (2) Canadian Solar 350 watt solar panels on stern arch with Epever 40 amp MPPT controller
  • (2) Remote monitor/control panels for Epever MPPT controllers
  • BP solar panel on hard dodger for engine start battery with TR10 charge controller
  • New AC/DC breaker/meter Panel installed in 1998 and rewired AC and DC circuits
  • (2) Blue Seas 8251 DC voltmeters monitoring 12V and 24V DC house batteries
  • 24V 80 amp Balmar alternator with Balmar MC612 regulator
  • 12V alternator
  • Acme 2kva shorepower transformer
  • 30 amp 120V inlet
  • 16 amp 220V shorepower inlet
  • TrueCharge 20 amp 12V battery charger
  • Xantrex 12/24 echo charge (for charging start battery off 12V house bank)


  • Selden triple spreader, deck-stepped, anodized mast
  • Selden anodized aluminum boom
  • Turnbuckle covers for shrouds
  • Selden manual in-mast mainsail furling
  • Furlex roller furling on headstay
  • Profurl fixed furler on staysail stay
  • Carol Hasse(Pt. Townsend Sails) 125% genoa
  • Carol Hassse(Pt. Townsend Sails) staysail
  • Elvstrom offshore furling mainsail
  • Storm trysail
  • Assymetric spinnaker with control sock and Blueperformance turtle bag
  • Navtec Hydraulic vang and backstay on cockpit control panel
  • Spinnaker pole stored on mast
  • Dutchman Boom Brake
  • Mainsail boom gybe preventer system
  • (2) Lewmar 43ST halyard winches on mast
  • (2) Lewmar 43ST mainsheet winches
  • (2) Lewmar 52ST spinnaker winches – mounted on aft corners of cabintop
  • (2) Lewmar 66ST primaries
  • (1) Lewmar 8ST winch on mast
  • Lewmar 40ST mainsheet outhaul winch on boom
  • Running backstays with 4:1 block/tackles
  • 1-1/4” “T” genoa/staysail tracks with (6) pin-adjustable lead cars
  • Double foot blocks on each side for genoa/staysail sheets
  • Folding mast steps from deck to masthead
  • Spinnaker Halyard
  • Topping lift/spar mainsail/storm trysail halyard


The white hull and blue sheer and boot stripes are painted with Awl-grip.  The coachroof, deck, and cockpit are white gel-coat.  Bottom paint is black Seahawk Sharkskin.  Keel is an external, lead casting bolted to a sloped fiberglass keel stub. The hull and deck are insulated with closed cell foam. The fiberglass decks and coachroof are overlayed with teak and black rubber with teak caprail on a raised bulkwark and teak handrails on the coachroof.  A brass rub strip is fastened to the caprail on each side. OCEAN ECHO is fitted with a factory installed hard dodger. On deck stowage is in three large lockers. Forward is a top opening chain locker with shelf and room for fenders, lines and other gear. The cockpit locker is under the starboard settee. There is a very large, full beam locker located in the stern accessed by two deck hatches. All lockers drain overboard.

Overhead hatches and cabinside ports are by Gebo and amazingly scratch/haze free.  Six eight-inch stainless steel vents are fitted atop customs varnished teak dorade boxes.  A forward stainless steel cowl vent is mounted atop a deck-level water separation box.  Many cabinside ports hinge open and are fitted with pleated blinds.

A custom stainless-steel stern arch added five years adds greatly to cruising functionality.  A stainless -steel and teak swim platform with pull-out swim ladder further turns the traditional transom into a more utilitarian feature.  Solid handrails have replaced the wire lifelines from the stern arch to the midships boarding gates.  A Hydrovane self-steering vane is secured to the stern and runs through the swim platform.

  • Lewmar vertical anchor windlass with chain capstan and line gypsy head
  • Double stainless steel bow rollers on stemhead
  • Handheld wired remote control and cockpit pushbutton control for anchor windlass
  • 120 lb. spade anchor with 300′ 3/8” G4 chain, and stainless-steel swivel
  • 400’ of three strand nylon emergency anchor rode
  • Large plow secondary anchor
  • 30 lb spade third anchor
  • 500’ of polypropylene floating line and stern rail-mounted spool
  • Stainless steel plate to protect decking from anchor chain
  • Outlet for saltwater washdown at bow
  • Inlet for dock supplied freshwater at bow
  • Custom stainless steel stern arch (new 2019) with dingy davits(4:1 Harken block/tackles), solar panel mount, nav/com antennae mounts, radar mount, outboard engine hoist, radar reflector, LED stern light, transom LED floodlight, (2) fish rod holders
  • Solid railings from midships boarding gates to stern
  • (2) Overhanging teak stern seats
  • Passarelle mount on starboard quarter
  • Hydrovane self-steering vane
  • Stainless-steel stern anchor roller and cleat
  • Rail-mounted GalleyMate barbeque grill with dedicated aluminum propane tank and cover
  • 30amp 120V 50’ shorepower cord
  • Cable TV/Phone inlet (2) in cockpit
  • Varnished dropleaf cockpit table
  • Drink holders (2) on steering pedestal
  •  (2) Large stern lockers with vents and drains
  • (5) Large overhead hatches for ventilation
  • (8) Opening ports on cabin sides
  • Yamaha model 5YMXM 2 stroke, 8 hp outboard engine
  • Achilles roll-up hard transom dinghy (new 2018)


  • Fireboy FE241 automatic extinguisher fix mounted in engine room
  • Adventure Medical Pack 3000
  • (3) Sets of foul weather gear
  • (4) Inflatable lifejackets with safety harnesses and tethers
  • Lifesling in blue Sunbrella holding case on starboard quarter rail
  • Viking 6UKSL liferaft in valise on storage crade in front of hard dodger (Due for service on 9/2021)
  • Damage control locker behind stb fwd stateroom door with: Emergency tiller, crowbar, large wire cutters, bolt cutter, and sledge hammer
  • Portable Edson gusher bilge pump
  • High bilge water alarm
  • Engine cooling water alarm
  • (2) Rule 4700 24V bilge pumps

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