Hallberg-Rassy 45

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Hallberg-Rassy 45 was built during 1988 - 1996. A total of 71 hulls were built.

When the Hallberg-Rassy 45 was launched in 1988 it was a trendsetter. This was the first Hallberg-Rassy designed by Germán Frers.

The Hallberg-Rassy 45 introduced an external lead keel, sturdy hull stiffener along and across the boat, between the floor and the keel, which reinforces the construction considerably. In addition it introduced a hull insulated with Divinycell foam core, which not only insulates from heat and cold, it also ensures an even firmer hull with a smooth inside, in contrast to the stringers of old days.

The HR 45 combined all Hallberg-Rassy’s traditional hallmarks, like style, sturdiness, comfort, fine woodwork, thorough technical installations and an ample tank capacity with sailing characteristics unsurpassed for a sailing boat of this type. The Hallberg-Rassy 45 claimed overall victory in the ARC over the Atlantic, in competition with a range of vessels from Whitbread boats and racers/cruisers to smaller family style boats.

The Hallberg-Rassy 45 was replaced by the Hallberg-Rassy 46


Hallberg-Rassy 45


Germán Frers

Hull length

14.12 m / 46' 4"


4.32 m / 14' 2"

Draft, empty standard boat

1.88 m / 6' 2"

Displacement, empty standard boat

16 000 kg / 35275 lbs

Sail area with jib

94.57 m˛ / 1018 sq ft


Volvo Penta TMD31A



kW / HP

69 / 94

Diesel tank

590 litres / 156 US gallon

Water tank

1000 litres / 264 US gallon

Transport height without windscreen

3.90 m / 12' 10"

Transport height with windscreen

4.33  m / 14' 2"

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Side view

Interior photos

GZ (stability) curve

Comfort and function below deck

Below deck the Hallberg-Rassy 45 is a cozy home. Lean back in the comfortable upholstery and enjoy the soft sheen of the selected mahogany. The interior concept, typical for Hallberg-Rassy, has been thought through in every detail.
It has resulted from our experiences and the experiences of our customers. 
The Hallberg-Rassy 45 is a yacht one can live on.
The quality of life on board is considerably improved if the interior layout is functionally correct. Many details on our yachts reflect this concept.

Take the galley for instance. Located where there is least activity yet plenty of light and fresh air - by the companionway. On either side of the cocker and the sink are useful worktops. The galley is seagoing.

The WC/washrooms are directly accessible from the sleeping accommodation fore and aft, ideal to step straight into your shower after your sleep.

The navigation area - sufficient room to walk past without disturbing the navigator.
The walkthroughs are positioned in such a way to allow privacy in fore and aft cabins without having to close the door.

The attention to details makes it a perfect long distance sailing cruiser

The cutter-rig

The best solution in combination with a Furling genoa.
In hard weather you load use a small jib on the cutterstay. When not using the cutterstay and checkstays, you keep them close to the mast.

The companion way

Port and starboard of the companion way there are two chart tables with fiddles. As the cockpit is so deep, you will have very easy access to the accommodation from the cockpit.

The stern

The Hallberg-Rassy 45 has a positive angle transom giving a great aft deck and easy access to the stowage space below. It also makes the docking and the passage ashore easy.


The address and fax/phone number to Hallberg-Rassy