THE BEST OF HALLBERG-RASSY, SPICED WITH CONTEMPORARY IMPROVEMENTS

The all-new Hallberg-Rassy 44 combines the best Hallberg-Rassy stands for, spiced with contemporary improvements for fast and comfortable cruising. She has been an instant commercial success with orders from all over the world. Order your 44 now. You get a fixed price and a fixed delivery time. Hallberg-Rassy has always delivered on time, a promise held on over 9,200 boats delivered.

INTEGRAL BOWSPRIT

There is an integral bowsprit that serves many different purposes:  

  • It is an ideal and efficient tack point for a code zero, or gennaker
  • It is ideal for carrying an anchor for the electric windlass
  • It is ideal for a bow ladder, making it easy to get onboard from a low dock or in a natural harbour 

TWIN RUDDERS

The twin rudders configuration gives a modern hull form ultimate control in all conditions, on all points of sail and the reduced load on each rudder increases the security of the system. The mechanical advantage of a single big wheel gives the helmsman control and feedback under sail, especially in tough weather.

HIDDEN CONTROL LINES IN THE COCKPIT

There is a winch on the starboard coaming in the cockpit. Ropes from the mast aft to the clutches are hidden neatly. Excess lines aft of the clutches, stow in a storage box that is neatly hidden in the coaming. If you have electric in-mast furling, you can control outhaul, vang, main halyard and code zero halyard from the cockpit. 

LARGE COCKPIT

As tradition says, the cockpit of a Hallberg-Rassy is very well sheltered. The cockpit length is a generous 2.29 m, no less than 19 cm longer than on the 43 Mk III. The pedestal head has space for a good size modern chart plotter with multi function display.

360 degrees view of the cockpit

FOLD OUT BATHING PLATFORM

There is a large fold out bathing platform. As standard the platform folds out manually, optionally there is a push button operation available. When the platform is not in use, the transom is elegantly closed. 

MODERN SAILPLAN

The sailplan is modern. There is no need for any runners even with an optional hard wind stay. The headsail is only slightly overlapping, making tacking easy. There is even a selftacking option. There is a 1:48 purchase backstay tensioner fitted as standard. The jib furler is a Furlex TD with under deck drum. The deck layout is clean and uncluttered with under deck mounted electric windlass and all deck hatches are flush mounted.

The waterline is 12.88 m, which is no less than 1.13 m longer than on the 43 Mk III. Frers speed prediction table tells that a loaded Hallberg-Rassy 44 will make 8.49 knots boat speed at 100 degrees in just 12 knots of true wind. 


LINEAR OR U SHAPED GALLEY

There is a choice of the standard U shaped galley to starboard or the optional linear galley to port with large work top space on both sides of the galley. There are also options for freezer, microwave, extractor fan with charcoal filter and even room for a dish washer.

ONE OR TWO CABINS IN FRONT OF THE MAST

There are four options for the layout in front of the mast. Two with a one cabin and two with a two cabin configuration.

The standard layout has a large v cabin and a very large head with a separate shower with plexi glass doors and space for a washing machine. There is lots of locker space, two hanging lockers and a seat.

There are two layout options with an extra cabin: with the large head and an extra twin bunks cabin to starboard, as well as the standard forward cabin.

Another available option is to have a supercabin in front, moved a bit further aft, to get a wide bed with extra storage in front of the bed.  

GENEROUS AFT CABIN

The aft cabin is generous for the size of boat and available in two versions; two individual berths with a wide sofa between, or an extra wide, comfortable centre line berth, with dressing table to starboard and a rounded seat to port.

 

The aft heads is generous with a separate shower and plexi glass doors. There is an opening portlight towards the cockpit. 


LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT

The floor is in one level throughout the boat.There are six flush mounted deck hatches and eight opening portlights, as well as four hull portlights. The hull portlights are larger than those of other Hallberg-Rassys of this size. They are now as large as those on the flagship Hallberg-Rassy 64. All portlights and deck hatches have clear glass, except in the heads, which is milk coloured, to allow light in but obscure view into this compartment. The Hallberg-Rassy 44 has lots of natural light and good ventilation throughout the interior.

 

 

 

Press quotes

Quotes from the Hallberg-Rassy 44 test report in the June 2017 issue of Yachting World:

The more I looked at this hull shape the more I liked it.

The Hallberg-Rassy 44 in some ways shocked me. I expected the comfort and luxury, but aspects of the sailing performance genuinely blew me away.

The first surprise of the day was delivered as we unfurled the in-mast mainsail to reveal a membrane sail with a headboard and a roach, shaped and supported by full length vertical battens - this was no saggy Dacron triangle. Elvström’s FatFurl system creates a genuinely well-shaped main. 

In 12 knots of breeze, with full sails we set off from the yard on a tight reach, easily trimming the main with an electric winch on the aft deck. Within seconds we were trimmed and up to 7.5 knots of boat speed. Trimming using reversible jib sheet winches actually made me giggle it was so easy. 

The following day I was really able to put the Hallberg-Rassy 44’s windward performance to the test. At most we had 240 m (0.15 miles) between the rocky shores and in the 24-knot breeze both the main and genoa were reefed. I have never seen windward performance like this in a boat with in-mast furling. It was mind-blowingly good, with the full vertical battens maintaining leech profile despite the reef. Heading into the mainland shore we were able to benefit from the small lifts and accelerations caused by neighbouring cliffs, the helm remained light and responsive throughout. The twin rudders made the boat feel nimble rather than labouring against the weight of a barn-door style single rudder.

The natural light floods the saloon during the day from multiple coachroof windows as well as those in the topsides. I was able to appreciate how well placed these topside windows were while eating lunch at anchor - as the boat swung around in the breeze I was treated to a beautiful vista exactly at eye-level from my seat at the saloon table. A full-length, half-height stringer has been built into the structure to compensate for any loss in strength caused by the addition of these windows.

In my opinion, what marks the Hallberg-Rassy 44 out from models in the past is that this boat is not just an adventure enabler but part of the adventure itself.

 

The blog interestingsailboats.blogspot.com wrote:

The Hallberg-Rassy 44 is one of the best HR ever made, one that unites the good building and seaworthiness of previous boats to the better speed a modern hull design has allowed

 

New! Hallberg-Rassy 44 Data Sheet

Designer Germán Frers, Argentina
CE category A - Unlimited ocean voyages
Hull length 13.68 m / 44' 11"
Maximum length 14.45 m / 47' 5"
Waterline at rest 12.88 m / 42' 3"
Beam 4.20 m / 13' 9"
Draft, empty standard boat 2.10 m * / 6' 11" *
Displacement, empty standard boat 13.3 tons / 29 200 lbs
Keel weight 5.3 tons / 11 700 lbs
   
* Also available as a shallow draft version  
Keel type lead on deep bilge
Sail area with genoajib, standard boat 106.5 m² / 1 152 sq ft
Sail area with genoajib, optimized sail area 113.1 m² / 1 216 sq ft
Air draft, ex Windex 21.6 m / 70' 10''
Engine Volvo Penta D2-75
Power at crank shaft 55 kW / 75 HP
Transmission Hydraulic with shaft
Diesel tank 420 litres / 110 US gallon
Fresh water tanks 745 litres / 196 US gallon

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