Ron Holland 43, Aft Cockpit Performance Sloop/Cutter

Sabbatical was initially commissioned and sold at the 1986 Los Angeles Boat show. I bought her from the second owner in Feb. 2007. A complete history is available, as are service records, diagrams and equipment manuals, even “baby pictures” from when she was constructed. She is seakindly, stiff and responsive with a light and balanced helm; a tribute to her designer. The interior is well lit, ventilated and airy, yet snug enough to be safe in heavy seas. Equipment is excellent quality, accessible, with robust, redundant, sensible systems that this owner has maintained ardently. She is ready for cruising Mexico or years sailing the South Pacific!

Information & Equipment List


Builder: Ta Chiao Brothers
Designer: Ron Holland
Year Model: 1986
Construction: Solid fiberglass hull & cored deck
Glued teak overlay (no leaks!)
Length Overall: 42’ 8”
Length Waterline: 34’
Beam: 13’
Draft: 6’ 8”
Displacement: 24,580 Lbs.
Ballast: 9390 Lbs.
Encapsulated lead fin keel
Skeg hung rudder
Ballast/displacement ratio: 39%
Rig: Sloop/cutter
Sail area, total: 1004 sq. ft.
PHRF: 102
Fuel Capacity: 105 gallons
(4) fuel tanks, SS
Water Capacity: 126 gallons
(2) water tanks, SS
All tanks have inspection ports
Hot Water Heater: 6 gallons;
heated by 110v & engine
Holding Tank: 10 gallons, Nauta
Bottom paint 1/2013;
hull survey available


Single inboard, diesel
Perkins 4-108 (M) 4 cylinders, 50 Hp.
2608 hours,
Transmission: Hurth
Fuel filters (engine/genset): Racor
Prop: 2 blade Flex-O-Fold; 2 blade spare
Genset: Northern Lights M643; 5Kw,
588 hours
Watermaker: HRO 500 GPD, 110v


Mainsail: Morrelli tri-radial laminated,
full-batten, extended roach, 3 reef points
Lazy jack system
Genoa: Morrelli tri-radial dacron, 155%
Working Jib: Dacron, 105%
Staysail & Storm Staysail: Hank-on
Spinnaker: Crusing
(Extra sails in storage)
Furling gear, headsail; Harken
Bimini w/ windscreen
Covers for mainsail, dodger, bimini, winches, hatches & dinghy

VHF: ICOM w/ remote at helm
HAM/SSB: Kenwood; SGC Tuner
Loran: Furuno
GPS: Magellan
Chart Plotter: Micrologic
Radar: Raymarine Color RL70C;
24 mile on adjustable SS mast
AM/FM/dvd: Sony TV/VCR
Autopilot: Autohelm w/ remote
Instruments: Datamarine (wind, speed, depth)
Instruments: Uniden (depth)
Instruments: Hart (fuel & water levels)
Compass: Pedestal & navstation
Alternator: Balmar 125 amp w/smart regulator
Inverter: Heart 2 Kw
Batteries: House; Trojan (8) x 6v; 900AH
Batteries: Start/windlass: (2) x 12v; 240 AH
Solar Panels: (3) x Siemens
Battery Chargers: (3); 1 smart charger


Wheel Steering: Edison; 44” SS wheel
Emergency Tiller
Kemp Aluminum Mast; 2 spreaders
Keel stepped onto internal grid/frame
Boom Vang: Garhauer, rigid
Standing Rigging: Rod & SS Wire; 
Quick Release on forestay & babystay
Insulated backstay w/ adjuster
Internal Halyards (2 headsail, 2 spinnaker, 
1 staysail /pole lift, 1 mainsail, 1 topping lift)
Lines led aft to rope clutches
Running backstays, stowable
Out-haul & reef lines, internal
Lewmar ST winches x (9)
Winch handles x (6)
Spinnaker gear w/ track on mast
Spinnaker pole
Custom boom gallows, SS 
Stanchions; SS w/ double lifelines
Stern pulpit w/boarding ladder
Outboard Hoist 
Cockpit lazerettes x (4)
Custome dinghy davits


Bruce 66 lbs.
Double bow rollers
Saltwater washdown
200’ chain w/ 250 rope rode
Anchor locker
Windless: Vetus, 12v
Stern Anchor: Fortress; 40’ chain w/150’ rope rode
Storm Anchor: Danforth


V-berth forward
Salon: (1) double & (1) single berth
Aft: (1) double & (1) quarter-berth
Sleeps (8)
Chart table & seat; faces forward
Dining table, folding
Teak & holly sole
Marine toilets x (2); Raritan
Holding tank, macerator & deck pump-out
Heads x (2), enclosed w/ showers & sinks
Galley sink; double, SS w/fresh &
salt water foot pumps
Filtered drinking water
Pressure water; hot/cold
Propane stove & oven w/ (3) burners
Refrigeration: Technautics w/holding
plate freezer; engine & 110v
Opening ports x (11)
Dorade ventilators x (4)
Fans x (3), 12v
Deck prisms x (2)
Bilge pumps x (4); 2 automatic,
(2) manual
Interior hand holds
Night lights, red, throughout
Hanging lockers x (2)
Exceptional stowage
Clock & barometer
TV/VCR built-in
110v/12v outlets throughout
Excellent engine/genset access


2007 Achilles 9’2”
2007 Yamaha 8hp 4 cycle

PFD’s x (6)
Horseshoe buoy w/pole & strobe light
Lifesling MOB system
Foghorn & bell
Cockpit cushions
Shorepower cord, 50’
Fire extinguishers x (3)
Fenders x (6)
Stern BBQ, Force 10
Cockpit shower, hot/cold

Contact: Michael Jones, US cell: 408-710-2305, email: