Sally is a Hallberg-Rassy 48 mkII built to be used for bluewater cruising by a small crew. You can find more information about the boat on www.hallberg-rassy.com.
Sally is equipped with a Selden rig with electrical furlers and a permanent cutter stay. All sails are handled from the cockpit and we plan to mount a boom brake to be able to gybe more smoothly.
We have chosen to install lithium batteries, mostly because they are faster to charge and thereby use the available charging capacity better. They can also store more energy per kg battery than traditional lead batteries. A Whisper diesel genset and solar panels provide the charging capacity.
Sally has good kitchen facilities with a refrigerator and freezer, electrical stove to remove the risk with LPG onboard. A water maker from Ecotech is used to produce fresh water.
We have radar and AIS to see and be seen, VHF, mobiles and a satellite phone for communication, electronic charts with a GPS plotter to know where we are, and integrated autopilot. We will also have some paper charts for planning purposes. There is an inflatable life raft, EPIRB, POB-AIS on the life vests, MOB buoy, lifebuoy, throw line, and equipment to get a person on board.
To get ashore, we have a gangway from the aft deck, and while at anchor we use the dinghy with an outboard engine. When sailing, the dinghy will be stored on the foredeck.