The Hallberg-Rassy 29 was built between 1982 and 1994. A total of 571 hulls were built. Wild Theme is hull no. 500. She is a timeless and beautiful boat that will always have her admirers. This is a well-cared for boat which has been carefully and thoughtfully upgraded and improved. Call the office on +44 (0) 2380 454000 to make arrangements to view.
Transworld Yachts are the Hallberg-Rassy dealer for the UK and Ireland specialising in new and used boat sales. We also manage refit and repair projects and carry a range of spare parts and yacht accessories. You can visit us at Hamble Point Marina which is situated at the mouth of the Hamble River, you can phone us on +44 (0) 2380 454000 or visit our website at: http://www.transworldyachts.co.uk/boats-for-sale/
First class workmanship in selected mahogany, handrubbed and treated to a silk smooth finish. The accommodation consists from forward of:
Water and gas tight stowage for liquid gas bottles, anchor and chain below. The space is accessible from deck and drained overboard.
Fore cabin with two comfortable berths. Length of berths 2m (6'7"). Infill cushion between berths. Below the berths stowage, shelves at sides.
A folding door separates the fore cabin from the toilet compartment. The toilet cabin is fitted with a Jabsco marine head and a wash basin with fresh water from a foot pump. On the portside is a good sized hanging locker, with an output from the Eberspacher warm-air heater. Teak floor over drained bilge. Folding door to main cabin.
The main cabin is built with sofa-berths to port and starboard side. The portside sofa is L-shaped. Behind the swing-up backrests is stowage. The sofas are 2m (6'7") long. Book shelves and lockers behind the sofas. Storage and small fridge below the sofas. Large table with fold down wings and bottle stowage in mid section. The inside of hull, above berths, is lined with mahogany. The ceiling is lined with vinyl panels. Headroom in main cabin 1.8 m (5'11"). Clock and barometer.
Port aft in main cabin a L-shaped galley equipped with a 2 burner stove with oven in gimbals. Coolbox 50 litres. Double stainless steel sink with manual fresh water pump. Surface of counter top in teak effect plastic laminate. Drawers, lockers for china etc.
On the starboard side is a removable navigation table and electric switch panel with a quarter berth behind. 350W inverter with 230v socket in saloon (fitted 2003). Upholstery colour is blue. Floor boards made of 20 mm teak with holly inlay, covered by wall to wall carpeting.
Volvo Penta 2002 18HP 2 cylinder directly injected, sea water cooled marine diesel engine with saildrive & 2 blade bronze folding propeller - the saildrive hull seal was renewed in 2011, and the propeller was new in 2001.
3 x 85Ah 12v batteries (2006), 1 engine and 2 domestic, charged by 55A engine driven alternator, controlled by Sterling advanced regulator (2003).
Central switch panel at the chart table with fuses and switches. Fuel gauge (1990), ammeter (2002) and Merlin SmartGauge battery monitor (2009).
Eberspacher Airtronic D2 diesel-powered heating (2003)
Mast, spinnaker pole, boom and solid kicker by Selden in silver anodised aluminium alloy.
Selden Furlex headsail furling system.
Single spreader rig.
Chainplates made from stainless steel.
Standing rigging replaced in 2002.
Headsail halyards in wire/rope, main halyard in prestretched rope.
Mainsail, genoa, storm jib, trisail, 2 large spinnakers, small spinnaker and cruising chute by Shore Sails - all from 1991.
Mainsail (with stackpack) & furling jib by Owen Sails - 2009
Teak laid decks
2 x Lewmar 40 CST self tailing primary winches
2 x Lewmar halyard winches
4 x 12" mooring cleats
2 x 10" mooring cleats amidships
Built in rubbing strake with brass profile
Double life lines with four conical stanchions, height 26"
Portlights special plate glass in light alloy frames
Steering compass. 2 x manual bilge pumps
International navigation lights
Bathing ladder on transom
Sprayhood and cockpit canopy (Owen sails, 2009)
Various warps & fenders
Garmin NMEA 2000 wind sensor (GWS 10, fitted 2010)
Arimar NMWA 2000 speed & depth sensor (DST800V, fitted 2010)
Garmin GMI 10 multi-purpose instrument head (fitted 2010)
Garmin GPSMAP 700C touch-screen chart-plotter (fitted 2011)
Garmin 300i AIS VHF (fitted 2011)
Silva hand-held VHF
Autohelm ST2000 autopilot
Radar reflector x 2
EPIRB McMurdo Precision 406 GPS
Lifejacket x 2
Fire extinguisher x 3
International code flags - full set
Manual bilge pumps in the saloon and cockpit
Tinker Tramp dinghy with liferaft canopy and sailing rig
Each hull is built according to Lloyd's specifications for "Certificate of Hull Construction " and under personal supervision of Lloyd's surveyor in the respect of hull, deck and superstructures in GRP, main bulkheads, engine foundations, chain plates and rudder with fittings.
Wild Theme (named after Mark Knopfler's title track to the film Local Hero) has been with us since late 2002 when we became her second owners. She was originally purchased in 1990, and kept in the Solent. She did a race or two as Oracle (sponsored by Oracle), taking part in the 2-handed AZAB race in 1991, and coming 2nd in Group 2 non-rated in the Round the Island Race in 1993. She was then renamed as Persuasion II, and cruised the Channel Islands, Brittany and the West Country in the mid-1990s.
We spent the winter of 2002 sailing her in the Solent, then spent the spring refitting her before moving her up to Troon on the Clyde, and naming her Wild Theme.
As we explored the west coast of Scotland, we decided that Troon was simply too far south, so Wild Theme relocated to Arisag in 2006, then to Armadale on Skye in 2012.
Over nearly 12 years as part of our family, Wild Theme has proved to be a wonderful cruising yacht. Two of us have lived aboard in comfort for periods of up to five weeks at a time, and enjoyed welcoming many friends on board. She has plenty of storage, and is very sea-kindly compared to many more modern designs.
We are selling her now because over the last few years we have been spending increasing amounts of time with other pastimes, and have reluctantly decided to take a break from sailing. We'll therefore be selling her fully equipped, and as such she would be perfect as a ready-to-cruise first yacht.
When we first bought Wild Theme in 2002 she was well looked after, and was very much in her original spec, other than the addition of ST50 instruments (including autohelm), spinnaker gear and a Sailtainer in-boom mainsail furling system.
Within the first year we made a whole slew of improvements. We got rid of the Sailtainer after finding it to be unreliable. The previous owners had supplied the original boom and mainsail, so there was no problem doing this. We added two coats of epoxy to the hull, followed by Coppercoat antifouling. This is still in place. We had an Eberspacher Airtronic D2 heating system installed. We subsequently had problems with the digital, programmable control head being unreliable, and replaced it with a simple on/off/thermostat version. We added 50m of 3/8 chain and a Spade 80 anchor. That's possibly overkill for a yacht this size, but it continues to set and hold reliably. The original Danforth anchor now lives in the cockpit locker as an emergency spare. We had a new sprayhood made, as the old one was looking rather tired. The original nav area comprised a small instrument panel, plus book storage behind sliding doors. When we bought Wild Theme this area was cluttered up by a VHF and radar fixed to the head lining. We wanted to add a computer to the nav area, and there simply wasn't space. We therefore replaced the whole area with a single panel, with the instruments fitted flush. At the same time, all of the instrument and fuse panel wiring was replaced, and an inverter was fitted. The nav area has been reworked a second time, though, see photos.....
Between then and the present day, Wild Theme has seen a steady stream of further enhancements. The sails supplied were a genoa and large main, which were hard to balance nicely, and frequently overpowered the yacht (these are included in the sale). We replaced these with a fully-battened main and a jib, and have been delighted with the transformation; Wild Theme is now much better balanced on the helm and a joy to sail. At the same time as getting new sails, we also fitted (another) new sprayhood, but this time with a cockpit canopy. This canopy takes less than 5 minutes to erect or stow, and has transformed our cruising, becoming the preferred living space when at anchor until the sun has finally sunk below the horizon. Love it! The ST50 instruments were finally retired (except for the trusty Autohelm) and replaced by a Garmin 700c touch-screen plotter fitted in the cockpit, a (roving) Garmin GMI 10 multi-purpose instrument head, and NMEA 2000 wind/speed/depth sensors. The VHF was replaced with a Garmin below-decks unit including AIS. This links to the chart plotter, showing the position of other vessels and making it easy to hail them. Yet another re-work of the nav area took place, as we no longer had need of the computer, and the radar was long in the tooth. We returned to the original design of having book storage, but created a new instrument panel to suit the instrumentation now fitted. A Waeco fridge was fitted underneath one of the saloon berths, to supplement the (non-refrigerated) coolbox. Most of the internal lighting, plus the masthead lighting, was upgraded with modern LED bulbs. That's the story so far...
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