OPEN BOATYARD WEEKEND

25-27 AUGUST 2023

Open Boatyard/Öppet Varv in Ellös will take place 26-27 August 2023. 

Hallberg-Rassy is jointly arranging the boat show Orust Sailboat Show with Open Yard with Sweboat, the Swedish boating business organization. This is Scandinavia's largest sailboat show and the show is held in Hallberg-Rassy's marina in Ellös on island Orust, West Sweden.

Each year, 2023 for the 30th consecutive year, Hallberg-Rassy hosts an Open Yard for sailing enthusiasts from all over the world. The 2023 event will be held on the long weekend of Friday August 25th through Sunday August 27th. There is no other place in Scandinavia where you will find this many sailing yachts on display and marine equipment to look at. You are all invited to join us for this interesting weekend. Also other sailboat builders and relevant sailboat equipment suppliers are invited to join as well as pre-owned boats by professional yacht brokers. Hallberg-Rassy organizes this boat show together with the Swedish boating business organization Sweboat. Application forms for exhibitors are available from Sweboat. There will be a lot of interesting boats in the water, as well as 20 yachts in the work shop to look at.

Watch boat building live, also at the weekend

Scandinavia's largest sailboat show

Between 10.00-18.00 Friday-Saturday, as well Sunday 10.00-16.00 Hallberg-Rassy yachts are shown in the water as also 21 Hallberg-Rassy yachts under construction in different stages in the workshops.  Boat building will be performed in the work shops, also at the weekend. There is also a vast range of yacht equipment exhibitors in tents at the yard area. The whole sailboat business as been ivited to join us and show their boats in the water as well. After special appointment, there is limited possibilities for trial sails of different models on Monday 28 August 2023.

Hallberg-Rassy 69 pre-premiere in production
Hallberg-Rassy 69 pre-premiere in production

Hallberg-Rassy 69 pre-premiere in production

There will be pre-premiere in production for the all-new Hallberg-Rassy 69 at the traditional Open Yard / Öppet Varv. Come and see this exciting new flagship that is the largest and greatest Hallberg-Rassy ever built.

Many shore exhibitors too
Many shore exhibitors too

Many shore exhibitors

There will also be many exhibitors of yacht equipment ashore. These exhibitors will show relevant products such as engines, sails, rigs, navigation aids, charging equipment, insurance, winter storage, sailing clubs, maintenance, dingies, outboarders and a lot of other equipment that may be of interest to you. Parking at the show's parking lots and to see the boats in the water and to tour the yard, is free of charge.

Premium used boats by professional brokers
There is a part of the harbour for recent premium brokerage, exhibited by professional yacht brokers.

One Open Yard

There is only one Open Yard and in one place: Ellös, and one Open Yard. All sail boat builders in the neighbourhood are showing their boats in Ellös. This makes it easier and better for visitors and exhibitors.

Dedicated web site
There is a dedicated web site for Orust Sailboat Show with Open Yard/Öppet Varvwww.orustsailboatshow.se

Long distance sailing lecture on 26 August at Open Yard

It is a great Hallberg-Rassy tradition to have an interesting lecture on Saturday evening at the Open Yard weekend. The lecture will be held in English by Stefan, Silva and Anton, who also are Hallberg-Rassy dealers in Bulgaria. The lecture will be about their victorious Atlantic crossing in ARC in their Hallberg-Rassy 412, where they won their class.

Application needed for the lecture

The lecture will be held on Saturday 26 August 2023 at 19.00 in the cantine up at the boatyard, at the big wooden stairs, and we will start with dinner, followed by the lecture. As the number of seats to the lecture are limited and dinner with beverage will be served, we request a prepayment of tickets from you. The Saturday night lecture including dinner costs SEK 485 (roughly 42 Euros) per person. Please email Please enable JavaScript to render this link! your name, number of persons, address, mobile phone number and email address. We will then send you a pay link for your card. Parking and to see the boatyard and the yachts in the water as well as exhibitors of yacht equipment is free of charge.

Engine installation at Hallberg-Rassy

Accommodation

There are several hotels to choose from: