Scandinavia's largest sailboat show
Scandinavia's largest sailboat show

Open Yard Weekend 27-30 August 2021

The Open Yard/Öppet Varv boat show in Ellös will take place 27-30 August 2021. This year theere is no need to make any pre-appointments, but we do need to keep distance, and do need to take pre-cautions for a high security in regards to covid exposure, and off course, use common sense. Only visit Open Yard / Öppet Varv if you feel fully healthy.

Each year, 2021 for the 28th consecutive year, Hallberg-Rassy hosts an Open Yard for sailing enthusiasts from all over the world. The 2021 event will be held on the long weekend of Friday August 27th through Monday August 30th. There is no other place in Scandinavia where you will find this many sailing yachts on display and 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 premium pre-owned boats by professional yacht brokers. Hallberg-Rassy organizes this boat show. Application forms for exhibitors are available here. There will be a lot of interesting boats in the water, as well as 20 yachts in the work shop to look at. Open Yard in Ellös is Scandinavia's largest sail boat show.

Scandinavia's largest sailboat show

Watch boat building live, also at the weekend
Watch boat building live, also at the weekend

Between 10.00-19.00 Friday-Sunday, as well as Monday 10.00-16.30 Hallberg-Rassy yachts are shown in the water as also 20 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. We have invited othe whole sailboat business to join us and show their boats in the water as well. To see a list over boats and exhibitors 2020 please click here. After special appointment, there is limited possibilities for trial sails of different models on Tuesday 31 August.

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. 

Many improvements

Yachts from different yacht manufacturers
Yachts from different yacht manufacturers

All other sailboat builders are welcome to exhibit at the show. Some of the recent improvements of the show are:

Completely new dock
A completely new easterly dock is being built

Freshly renovated hotel across the street
Hotel Varvet (also known as Sjögården), across the street, is freshly renovated, with hotel business, spa, hostel, restaurant and bar. 

Classic boats

There will be well maintained classic boats, not for sale, on show as well.

Real palms
There will be food and drinks in the middle of the harbour with real palm trees. Good food at reasonable prices.

There are four restaurants open in the area both during the opening hours of the Open Yard event as well as in the evenings after the event. One of those restaurants is at the Open Yard area and three in the neighbourhood.

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 Open Yard /Öppet Varv: www.oppetvarv.com  in English and www.öppetvarv.se in Swedish

Engine installation at Hallberg-Rassy

Accommodation

There are several hotels to choose from: