PRESS CLIPS FROM NORWAY
The Norwegian yacht magazine “Seilas” features a test of the Hallberg-Rassy 372 and say:
“The Hallberg-Rassy 372 sails so well that many people will have to revise their view of the well-known Swedish sailboat brand. The sailing performance is impressive. We keep 7 knots boatspeed against the choppy seas coming towards us. The boat is moving remarkably smooth through the confused waves. We are making good speed, and the cockpit stays totally dry. After half an hour of hard tacking, we can bear away and get a broad reach towards the archipelago of Väderöarna, located about 30 nautical miles to northwest. The boat is surfing along in eight-nine knots, with no problems for the helmsman to keep her on course. We take out the reef and increase the speed to 11.5 knots.
Hallberg-Rassy 372 has it all: a large galley, a great saloon, a grand forward cabin, large chart table and a decent head. All the portholes can be opened and large skylights let lots of light in and gives airiness under deck. The interior is filled with smart and practical details, so well known to the Hallberg-Rassy concept. The boat is built to live on. There is plenty of storage room and every available space is being used.
The following morning the wind has changed to North West and slackened to 8-10 knots. After a splendid sunrise we cast off and set the furling gennaker. Once again we experience the great sailing capacities of the Hallberg-Rassy 372. We soon pick up speed and get a nice broad reach of 6-7 knots heading south. Sailmaker Westfal is impressed with the acceleration in this light wind.
The wind dies after a while so we start the engine. It runs very silently. We have never measured such low noise levels before, neither in the cockpit nor below deck. The low rpm gives less noise.
Hallberg-Rassy 372 is a fast and fun sailing boat, without sacrificing all the live-aboard comforts.”