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Halberg Rassy, 31, 1975, Austin, Texas, $29,000, SOLD 6/3/10

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Hallberg Rassy, 31, 1975

The Monsun is Hallberg-Rassy's best-selling model, with over 900 built. Although originally intended as an entry-level weekender, a number of unmodified Monsuns have circumnavigated - one went around 3 times. Everything about the boat - from her solid wood furniture and tempered glass opening ports, to her oversized deck hardware and nicely finished-out cockpit lockers - bespeaks the high standards of her Swedish builder. Unlike many production models her size, the Monsun is truly a little yacht.

"Flicka" is hull number 226. She has been converted to a double-headed sloop (using a removable inner forestay). As you might expect of a Scandinavian boat, Flicka boat sails like a dream and is very sprightly for a 31-foot, full-keel cruiser. For comfort, she has a 12V fridge, a rain catchment system, and excellent ventilation. The cutaway full keel with attached rudder is the ideal cruising under body, in my opinion, since the boat can't snag lobster pots or nets and takes the ground without stressing the keel/rudder. The two-blade prop can be aligned vertically in its aperture to eliminate drag under sail.

Equipment includes a chartplotter, radar detector/alarm, servo-pendulum vane steering, belowdecks autopilot, windlass and an all-chain rode, an extensive inventory of spares, and manuals for all equipment. The Volvo diesel has about 400 hours since a top-end overhaul - it starts easily, and burns less than half a gallon per hour. The engine can be hand-started even if the batteries are flat (no glow plugs).

At present the boat needs little cosmetic attention: repair "dock rash" and updating of interior fabrics and curtains.

Builder: Hallberg-Rassy

  • Model: Monsun 31
  • USCG Official No. 1191597


  • Hull No. 226, keel laid December 1975 in Ellos, Sweden
  • Designer: Olle Enderlein
  • Length: 30'9"
  • Waterline length: 24' 8"
  • Beam: 9' 5"
  • Draft: 4' 7"
  • Displacement: 9,250 lbs.
  • Ballast: 4,200 (encapsulated in keel)
  • Sail area: 370-420 sq. ft.


  • Volvo MD2B 2-cylinder 25 HP diesel (400 hours since overhaul)
  • Fuel consumption: about 0.35 GPH
  • Fuel capacity: 30 gallons
  • Range under power: ~ 450 miles
  • New cutless bearing (2006)
  • 1-inch stainless steel prop shaft
  • PSS "dripless" shaft seal
  • 2-blade prop
  • Built-in scavenging pump to remove crud from fuel tank
  • Fixed-mount brass pump to drain engine oil
  • Tiller steering

    Navigation & Electronics:

  • Standard Horizon CP180i GPS Chartplotter ('06)
  • Magellan 1000 GPS (old, kept for backup)
  • Raymarine ST5000 linear drive autopilot – ('01) (with spare head)
  • Icom IC-M80 VHF marine radio
  • Combi Watchman radar detector/alarm
  • Datamarine digital depth sounder
  • Datamarine knot meter (haven't used it but probably works)
  • Danforth Constellation bulkhead compass (rebuilt '08)
  • Clarion DXZ325USB stereo - AM/FM/CD player (accepts USB flashdrive, iPOD)


  • Cruising Designs 3-stage "smart" regulator with amp counter (spare regulator board)
  • 105-amp engine alternator
  • Xantrex 20-amp shorepower charger
  • Starting battery: West Marine 105 Ah 12v battery (2007)
  • House batteries: 2 Trojan 107AH / 6v golf-cart batteries
  • Guest battery selector switch
  • Lestek automotive regulator, hardwired as backup to smart regulator
  • 15-amp Marinco shore power inlet and cord, with adapter


  • Navik servo-pendulum wind steerer
  • Simpson-Lawrence 510 "Hy-Speed" manual windlass
  • 35# Delta main anchor with all-chain rode (200 feet - approx.)
  • 10# Danforth kedge anchor on stern rail, dedicated rode on spool in lazarette
  • Deck-level AquaSignal running lights
  • Separate tricolor running light at masthead
  • Deck flood light on mast
  • Steaming light
  • Davis anchor light Hallberg-Rassy tempered-glass windshield Heavy-duty custom sea hood Tempered-glass ports, 6 opening

    2 Gebo deck hatches (salon and forepeak)

    Cockpit cushions

    Swim ladder

    Various canvas dodger attachments, windscoop, winch covers, tiller cover, etc.

    Fenders, fender board, various mooring lines, anti-chafing gear, etc.



  • Adler-Barbour 12v "Supercold Machine" refrigeration with seawater cooling
  • Optimus 155 marine kerosene stove, 2 burners
  • Galley Whale Mk II foot pump at galley sink
  • Secondary icebox
  • 30-gallons fresh water (plastic bow tank)
  • Galley exhaust fan

    Sails & rigging:

  • Heavy-section aluminum mast by Selden
  • Old-style roller-reefing boom – mainsail in good condition (1999)
  • Removable cutter stay
  • Stearns "Dynafurl" jib furler with 110 and yankee jibs (sails in good condition)
  • Redundant rigging: in addition to cap shrouds and stays, there are four lowers and two running backstays for heavy weather
  • Spinnaker with "snuffer"
  • Mast-mounted adjustable whisker pole
  • Stainless-steel 1x19 standing rigging (1/4-inch) with Sta-lok terminals
  • Adjustable backstay (made of Nitronic 50 wire), insulated for SSB radio

    Mast steps to truck

    Masthead VHF antenna


  • Headroom: ~ 5'11" in salon
  • Solid mahogany furniture, Formica food prep surfaces
  • Sleeps 4: two in v-berth, two in salon on opposite settees (or, table can be lowered to form a double berth)
  • Porta-potty (5 gallon capacity)
  • Bronze seacock ready for marine toilet
  • Chelsea clock & barometer
  • Gimballed brass kerosene cabin lamp
  • Force 10 kerosene cabin heater (hasn’t been used in many years)

    Hull insulated above the waterline


  • 2 electric bilge pumps
  • Edson large-capacity manual pump, operated from cockpit (inoperative)
  • Engine seawater intake can be diverted to pump bilge
  • Emergency tiller
  • Double lifelines, jacklines, etc.
  • Treadmaster nonskid decks
  • Brass bell & air horns
  • 2 fire extinguishers (2006)
  • Handheld flares (2007)
  • Manuals for onboard equipment
  • Schematic diagrams for wiring harness
  • Spares for engine, mechanical & electrical systems, and rigging

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    Hallberg Rassy, 31, 1975 sailboat

    Hallberg Rassy, 31, 1975 sailboat

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