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.
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 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. 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.
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 Varv: www.orustsailboatshow.se
There are several hotels to choose from:
- Link to 126 hotels in Gothenburg, a one hour drive from the yard
- Hotell Varvet, (Sjögården) just across the street. Despite the name, this is no hotel but flats are rented out, with kitchen, no breakfast served
- Flat rental in Ellös
- Havslogiet, Mollösund, 15 km from the yard +46-304-211 08
- Nösundsgården, 10 km from the yard +46-304-209 99
- Nösund Havshotell, 10 km from the yard +46-304-209 25
- Prästgårdens Pensionat, Mollösund, 15 km from the yard, tel +46-304-210 58
- Lådfabriken, Edshullshall, 8 km from the yard, Tel +46 304 52100
- Stenungsbaden Yacht Club, 35 km from the yard Villa Frideborg Hotell Henån, 16 from the yard, +46 304-309 13 or +46 304-377 22
- Hotell Carlia in Uddevalla, 42 km from the yard, tel +46-522-141 40
- Hotell Riverside, Uddevalla, 42 km from the yard, tel +46-522 - 331 30
- Grand Hotel Lysekil, 49 km ferry from the yard, tel +46-523-140 30
- Strandflickorna Lysekil, 49 km ferry from the yard, tel +46-523-797 50
- Tavlebord Bed & Breakfast, 10 km from the yard, tel +46-70-3528560 or +46-70-9820417
- Haere Mai, Bed & Breakfast, 12 km from the yard Tel +46-731-827 126
- Different hotels in Uddevalla, 45 km form the yard: www.uddevallashotell.se
- Kobbar och Skär cottage rentals in the area