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

Open Yard Weekend 21-23 August 2020

Each year, now for the 27th consecutive year, Hallberg-Rassy hosts an Open Yard for sailing enthusiasts from all over the world. The 2020 event will be held on the weekend of August 21st through 23rd. 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 boat builders and relevant boat 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 many 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 10.00-18.00 Friday-Saturday and 10.00-16.00 on Sunday Hallberg-Rassy yachts are shown in the water and many Hallberg-Rassy yachts under construction in different stages in the workshops. Boat building will be performed in the work shops, also at the weekend. We have invited our competitors to join us and show their boats in the water as well. To see a list over boats and exhibitors 2019 please click here. The event will be open 10.00-18.00 Friday-Saturday and 10.00-16.00 on Sunday. It will be possible to walk around inside the yard from 14.00 on Friday afternoon. After special appointment, there is limited possibilities for trial sails of different models on Monday the 24th.

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, insurance, winter storage, sailing clubs, maintenance and other equipment that may be of interest to you. 

Parking and to see the boats in the water and to tour the yard, is free of charge. 

Boat builders from eight nations will join us
Boat builders from eight nations will join us

Lecture at Open Yard Weekend

As the tradition says, there will be an interesting lecture on Saturday evening at the Hallberg-Rassy Open Yard weekend. I is yet a secret who the lecture holder will be. That will be announced in July 2020.


Application needed for the lecture

The lecture will be held Saturday 22 August 2020 at 19.00 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 420 (roughly 40 Euros) per person. If you have any food allergies please let us know when you sign up for dinner. Please give us your Visa, Eurocard or Mastercard number, expiry date, CVX2-code (CVX2-code is the three last digits right of the signature on the backside of the card), name, address, mobile phone number, email address and your written agreement for us charging the above mentioned amount. For safety reasons we do not want you to email text with facts about your credit card. Please send either a photo or a scanned hand written letter of the data to For Swedish citizens, please use Swedish Bankgiro 541-2051, or Swish 123 346 92 93. Both Bankgiro and Swish only works in Sweden and for Swedish citizens. 

Parking and to see the yard and the boats in the water is free of charge.

Many improvements

Yachts from different yacht manufacturers
Yachts from different yacht manufacturers

All other boat 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 Sjögården / Verhas, across the street, will be freshly renovated for over 2 MEUR, 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. The food is served by Kalaskockarna, well-know for their good food. Good food at reasonable prices.

There are five 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 four in the neighbourhood.

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

More boats, more shore exhibitors, more boats in production

Open Yard has an up-swing with more boats, more shore exhibitors and more boats in production than last year.

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.

Try radio controlled boats at Open Yard
Try radio controlled boats at Open Yard

Sail radio controlled boats
There will be a chance to sail radio controlled sailing boats in the marina.

Dedicated web site
There is a dedicated web site for Open Yard /Öppet Varv:  in English and in Swedish

Engine installation at Hallberg-Rassy


There are several hotels to choose from: