The Hallberg-Rassy 55 has won the honourable title Sailboat of the Year 2014 in Sweden, Luxury category. This is the second consecutive year a Hallberg-Rassy wins this prize; last year the Hallberg-Rassy 412 won. The jury concludes about the 55: "Luxury blue water cruising at a new innovatory level".
Out of 30 new models on the market, both Swedish and foreign, there were nine boats nominated in three different categories. All nominated boats have been tested and evaluated by a jury of six sailors and experts; three men and three women. The deciding criteria have been sailing performance, design, innovation, interior, build quality, finish and value for money.
The jury also said the following about the Hallberg-Rassy 55:
”A large boat, proved to have good sailing performance, with a high level of technical standard and lavishly built with attention to detail. That is what this powerful centrecockpit yacht is. Docking function, push button sailing and a large multi function display in the pedestal makes this yacht impressively easy to handle and takes this concept to an unexpected new level.
Everything about the Hallberg-Rassy 55 is impressive; the level of finish, the standard of technical installations and the way she moves when sailing are experiences fully matching the dream about a life style as in the world of superyachts.”