Construction details

Hallberg-Rassy is located on the Swedish west coast, 100 km north of Gothenburg. The nearness to the North sea, one of the roughest seas in the world, is easy to see in our boats. They are all constructed to stand against the worst weather conditions. These special details on a Hallberg-Rassy make a whole lot of difference when you are out at sea.
A Hallberg-Rassy is also constructed to live in. You should have almost the same comfort in the boat as you have at home.
How to find out what is good and what is not ? Well, there are three good ways:

  • Go out sailing and test the boat at the North sea by your self and see how things work.
    At Hallberg-Rassy we do...

  • Live in the boat for a longer period of time, to see if the solutions work.
    At Hallberg-Rassy we do...

  • Listen to what our customers say.
    At Hallberg-Rassy we do...

We believe that if we are not satisfied with a solution, you will not be either. The boat must also be tested by real people - in real life, and not just by a test group that does not see the issues that will arise when you live in a boat for a longer period of time. We sail many thousands of nautical miles ourselves.

Here are some examples of the construction details on a Hallberg-Rassy.

This interior layout gives an unimpeded passage from one end of the boat to the other. There are two "clear" areas provided - the galley, where food can be prepared in comfort, and the navigation position with its chart table. The navigation position is adjacent to the large engine compartment which is fully insulated and contains not only the powerful engine, but also all accessories, pumps etc. The compartment is arranged for easy access to all the equipment.

The GRP hull is reinforced with a grid structure at floor level to give it increased stiffness.

The keel is attached to the hull by stainless steel bolts that are highly resistant to corrosion. Positioned above the keel are the large fuel and fresh water tanks (HR 37-HR 64).

The cleats are well secured with four bolts to the cap rail at the outboard edge of the deck, leaving the inboard area clear for safe movement about the boat by the crew.

The keel is cast in lead to enable the keel size for a given weight to be kept moderate, so improving the boats performance. Lead is also softer in case of grounding. There is a deep bilge.

The rudder is suspended on good bearings and its design enables it to be unshipped easily

The mast is carried through the cabin to the keel by a stable support from the deck down to the keel. The chain plates are secured to the insulated hull through guides that are inclined so that there is no change of angle throughout their length.

A luxury shower unit with floor grill for drainage is fitted in the bathroom. The water goes to a reliable and safe pump (manually controlled) directly over board to ensure that water cannot enter the rest of the boat.

Forward, the chain locker is arranged for self stowing - a design arrangement introduced in 1978 - while the electric windlass has its motor mounted below deck to avoid condensation.
This space also provides an area, with drainage grill, for stowing "wet" items such as fenders.

The galley is seagoing and everything is within easy reach. There are also many handholds.

Stanchions are securely mounted, from 37 ft on the bulwark, to provide a clean deck.