True Blue is a beautiful Hallberg-Rassy 34 that has been in storage for the past dozen years. Her owner was transferred to another state with a promise that he could return to the Annapolis area in 2 or 3 years. That term has been stretched out with no end in sight. He says sell!
This is a unique opportunity to get a lightly used, fine blue water cruiser at an unbelievable price.
True Blue was under a cover for nearly all of the years in storage, with batteries and canvas removed. Interior woodwork and fabric is in excellent shape, as is the hull and teak deck. She will need some work, however. Although the engine turns freely, she has not been started and will need to be serviced, and perhaps taken apart and re-assembled with new gaskets and seals. The fuel tank will also need to be cleaned.
Electronics are original but most of them appear to be working. The refrigerator turns on and most pumps appear to come on as well. Exterior varnish needs to be redone, and some sea cocks are frozen. Running rigging needs to be replaced. The teak is in very good condition and shows minimal wear. A few bungs will need to be replaced, however.
She is being sold "AS IS."
Free State Yachts
385 Deale Road
Tracy's Landing, MD
The hull and deck of the HR 34 are built under constant supervision of the Lloyd's Register of Shipping, and a Lloyd's certificate is supplied with each boat. NGA-gelcoat and isophthalic polyester resin is used in the laminate construction of hull. The hand lay-up method provides insulation above the water line against heat and cold. Construction also includes strong floor reinforcements and a deep bilge. The boat has a very efficient bolt-on lead keel with 10 stainless steel bolts. Deck and coachroof areas, and also the cockpit, are of sandwich construction, laminated to the hull to form a one-piece construction. The large cockpit is well-protected by a windscreen made of tempered glass and a sprayhood. The middle section of the windscreen opens. In the stern is an integrated bathing platform with folding ladder. Cockpit floor and side trims are all in top quality teak. On deck the HR34 also has strong cleats forward and aft; spring cleats and fittings for spinnaker blocks; an easy-to-see Suunto compass in the pedestal. It has a stainless steel rudder shaft with roller bearings, and wheel steering. Stainless steel strips on rub rail.
The interior is tastefully finished in mahogany with a matte silk varnish. There is no visible fiberglass. Detachable carpets have press studs to avoid movement, and floors are teak with inlaid holly stripes and varnished. The saloon has two sofas. The L-shaped sofa has lockers above and stowage space underneath. There is a folding saloon table of beautifully finished mahogany. The galley is on the port side, and the nav station and head are to starboard. The forward and aft cabins both have lockers above and generous stowage below their berths.
There are 110v outlets in the aft cabin, salon and V-berth. Seth Thomas Barometer and Clock on the Salon bulkhead. Insulated water heater.
The rigging consists of a fractional rig by Selden with a strong backstay tensioner for trimming the mast. Running backstays are not necessary. The mainsail and working jib are made from high class material made for ocean cruising. Halyards and lines are led into the cockpit. Winches on coach roof are upgraded to Lewmar 16 CST.