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WHY A HALLBERG RASSY?
The first time that we sailed with a Hallberg Rassy, was in 2002. It was a model 352 that we had rented for two weekend. We had a great time sailing with our young family on the Dutch wad and the IJsselmeer.
The yearning started… our own boat had been the dream for many years and this ‘test’ holiday was an absolute success. Our two young daughters also enjoyed their time on board, even though they thought it was a bit exciting every now and then.
After we got married on a big three-master around the IJsselmeer, we bought a beautiful Hallberg Rassy 352 number 628. Such a nice ship, with comfort and calm steering in the somewhat steeper waves of the Northern Sea. The interior inside was also ideal to us, with a big sleeping cabin in the back.
After two great holidays, in which we sailed thought the Baltic sea and sailed over night for the first time in the Duitse bocht, we decided to buy our dreamboat. A Hallberg Rassy 42 E, named Morgane of Sark, basically the big brother of the HR 352.
In October 2002 we picked up this fantastic ship in Denmark and Germany. We then brought to Den Oever, our new homeport. It was cold on the North Sea in October, but we loved it.
The HR 42 E has a beautiful sheer, with a tight flush deck and is a very reliable friend at sea.
Let’s touch wood on this, but our Morgane of Sark has never let us down/
A lot of sister ships have travelled all around the world and some have even sailed around Antarctica.
That seems a little cold to us, but it certainly proves a point about the quality of the ship. We have got lots of books about these journeys and adventures in our library on board.
The name Morgane of Sark sounded cool to us, and it gives luck when you keep the original name of your boat. It was, of course, a must to travel to the English Channel Island Sark, which we have done. It is a beautiful island, definitely somewhere we recommend to visit.
Our local search for the name didn’t really provide us with a lot of new information. Morgane is probably a name of a girl, but it could also be a ‘zeeschuimer’. But a degeneration of Fata Morgana, which would mean something like sea reflection, is also something we could think of.
Whatsoever, we think our Morgane of Sark, a Hallberg Rassy 42 E, is an amazing and beautiful ship!