PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES
The all-new Hallberg-Rassy 50 follows the big success with the 57, 44, 40C and 340. The new 50 is designed for effortless sailing and great comfort with lots of storage. The Hallberg-Rassy 50 pushes the boundaries for what is possible up to 50 ft and at the same time remains true to the classic Hallberg-Rassy fundamentals.
WINNER IN EUROPEAN YACHT OF THE YEAR 2022
The Hallberg-Rassy 50 has been elected winner to the honourable title European Yacht of the Year 2022 in the prestigious Luxury Cruiser category.
That means that the Hallberg-Rassy 50 has been ranked as the most interesting and promising newcomer of its class by a professional jury consisting of journalists from Europe’s twelve leading yachting magazines.
MAJOR LEAP FOR EFFORTLES CRUISING - CARBON FURLING MAST
Hallberg-Rassy and Seldén are tweaking the concept of cruising by blending it with a great deal of performance. Carbon in-mast furling now takes push button performance to a completely new level. This set-up reduces the heeling and the weather helm to a minimum and improves up-wind performance. The lighter mast also makes for less pitching and pumping in choppy and big seas and the whole set-up will give a richer over-all sailing experience. Read more about it under News
LOTS OF VOLUME, COMFORT AND STORAGE
Traditionally we are used to comparing boats with hull length in feet. But much more relevant is the waterline length. The new 50 has a waterline that is as much as 50 cm / 1’ 8’’ longer than on the Hallberg-Rassy 55. Longer waterline gives better sailing performance with longer average day runs and at the same time more interior volume, comfort and storage under deck. The width is 33 cm larger at the widest point and an incredible 1.08 m wider than the 55 on the transom. That further enhances interior volume and storage.
SOFT MOTION IN A SEAWAY
The modern and most efficient hull shape gives superior sailing performance. At the same time, the forward under water part of the hull is rounded, almost like an egg, and this means soft motion in a seaway at any angle of heel. The displacement of the hull is designed to carry all modern comfort equipment and lots of personal belongings, as well as generous tank capacity.
BIG AND WELL PROTECTED COCKPIT
Typical Hallberg-Rassy, the cockpit is very well sheltered with high all-round coamings and a soft top or hard top windscreen with tempered glass, opening mid section and handholds at the sides. This is the ideal cockpit solution for both hot and cold areas. There is good all-round visibility. With twin wheels, there is both lots of space for displays and buttons and an easy passage from the helm position and forward. Furthermore, the wheel positions give better visibility forward, both when maneuvering in a harbour and to see the tell tails of the headsail. There is an optional big fixed high gloss varnished wooden table with drop leaves.
MODERN AND EASY TO HANDLE SAIL PLAN
The rig is modern and easy to handle. It is even possible to fly an inner removable heavy weather sail with no runners. The foresail is only slightly overlapping, making tacking easy. There is also an option for a self tacking jib arrangement. Seldén electric furling for both in-mast and headsail, as well as electric sheet winches are fitted as standard. The main is designed to carry an Elvström FatFurl modern in-mast furling sail with Epex membrane, with roach, vertical battens and headboard. The top shrouds and lowers are to separate chain plates, a Hallberg-Rassy invention, which makes passage on deck easy, and arranges for easy sheeting of the headsail. The spreader base gets wide and stable in that way too. The deck plan is clean and uncluttered.
LOTS OF DECK STORAGE
The deck storage is generous. There is not only an enormous deck locker between the forward cabin and the chain locker, there are also two top opening deck lockers aft, one locker in the cockpit and good storage for fenders and ropes also above the chain locker.
The steering system has twin rudders, superior both in terms of control when sailing, as well as pleasant vibration free motoring and also from a safety perspective.
GENEROUS STANDARD EQUIPMENT
The sail away standard equipment list is very extensive, including for example electric in-mast furling and electric headsail furler, sails, teak deck, retractable bow thruster from Sleipner Side-Power, a 12 kW generator, a 110 HP main engine, electric cooking, fridge and freezer, launching and rigging at the yard, antifouling, fenders, mooring lines and a lot more.
Quotes from the European Yacht of the Year jury, who elected the Hallberg-Rassy 50 winner in the prestigious Luxury Cruiser category
Jochen Rieker, Yacht, Germany:
Oh, what a joy! Slipping along in a dying breeze this first-class hotel by the sea type of yacht simply generated her own breeze. With her 25 meter tall carbon furling mast and a set of fine Epex sails including a fantastic furling Code Zero the Hallberg-Rassy 50 kept moving on the glassy Biscay off La Rochelle when others already stalled. While her heavy-weather talents were to be expected her agility in the light was one of several wow effects the Germán Frers design evoked in the not so easily impressed jury. Magnificent hull lines, great ergonomics, spacious cabins and the rock solid Swedish build quality all combine to something universally great. Whatever your program – the Hallberg-Rassy 50 will be a near perfect fit.
Pasi Nuutinen, Vene, Finland:
This new 50-footer is amongst the best ones even among Hallberg-Rassy's undeniably high legacy of cruiser yachts. Performance, reliability and dignity of both sailing and living are found in balance which is served with the excellent ergonomics of electrically powered deck hardware.
Toby Hodges, Yachting World, Great Britain:
A beautifully refined Hallberg-Rassy. The Swedish yard’s best model yet in its modern hullshape generation, it’s one that uses every inch of Germán Frers’ cunning design while still delivering highly impressive performance across the wind ranges.
Roland Duller, YachtRevue Austria:
No other shipyard has mastered the balancing act between contemporary, modern yacht building and the retention of traditional values better than Hallberg-Rassy. The HR 50 perfectly embodies this skill.
Morten Brandt-Rasmussen, Bådmagasinet, Denmark:
Hallberg-Rassy delivers with the 50 a boat that is full of the right choices. With the size of 50 foot there is enough space in the cockpit, on deck and down below to truly showcase the qualities of the Swedish yard. The owners cabin, the galley, the salon, the cockpit, the parts and components – everything just seems to be the right choice. The boat sails really well and the push button functionality, rig and sail design is close to flawless.
Germán de Soler, Nautica y Yates, Spain:
Whoever wants to get literally everything on a 50 foot cruiser this is the boat for everyone willing to pay the price. In the Hallberg-Rassy 50 luxury is not at odds with the main variable required in a sailboat: her capacity to sail well and fast. For everything else, you would have to do an extraordinary criticism exercise to find a single reproach.
Loic Madeline Voiles & Voiliers, France:
So much space in this hull designed by Germán Frers. Moreover Magnus Rassy wanted the interiors to be on one same level from the rear cabin to the front cabin, so you don’t even have to mind any step when moving along. Compared to what was done on previous models, mast was a bit shifted to the rear, so that the saloon can be even wider. Of course we liked the nice woodworks everywhere, but we also appreciate the very large chart station. On deck, you find two helm stations (just like on the Hallberg-Rassy 57). And the new 50 doesn’t need much wind to reach 7 or 8 knots.
Axel Nissen-Lie, Seilmagasinet, Norway:
Magnus Rassy got the most things right with his newcomer from Ellös, floating luxury that works in all weathers. It's just a shame that this kind of quality costs so much. I was lucky to sail the boat in sun, heat and light wind in France, but also during hard weather in the winter cold in Sweden. A good blue water cruiser should work in all conditions, and so does Hallberg-Rassy's new 50-footer. They have managed to create a modern boat without letting go of well-functioning solutions.
Joakim Hermansson, Praktiskt Båtägande, Sweden:
Year after year Hallberg-Rassy yachts are the absolutely most desired among German magazine YACHT’s readers, and when boarding the brand new Hallberg-Rassy 50 we really understand why. From the perfectly ﬁnished interior woodworks of select Nordic light oak together with all the comfort and storage needed for long-range cruises, to the very well utilized space in the roomy cockpit and the performance-enhancing outer lines of designer Germán Frers this brand new 50-footer is by far leaving not only her older 55-foot sister behind but also most of the competition.
Lori Schüpbach, Marina.CH, Switzerland:
The new Hallberg-Rassy 50 convinces with the usual Hallberg-Rassy advantages and at the same time surprises with various radical adjustments. The carbon furling mast with the black laminate sails is eye-catching. This upgrade is not entirely inexpensive, but it shows that Hallberg-Rassy goes one step further than the competition in terms of equipment and comfort. The volume below deck is also impressive - without compromising on looks the boat's width is exploited right to the stern.
|Designer||Germán Frers Naval Architecture|
|CE category||A - Unlimited ocean voyages|
|Hull length||15.23 m / 50’ 0”|
|Maximum length||16.34 m / 53’ 7’’|
|Waterline at rest||14.80 m / 48’ 7’’|
|Beam without rubrail||5.00 m / 16’ 5”|
|Beam with rubrail||5.02 m / 16’ 6”|
|Draught, empty standard boat||2.35 m* / 7’ 8 1/2” *|
|Displacement, empty standard boat||21 t / 46 300 lbs|
|Keel weight||7.4 t / 16 350 lbs|
|Keel type||lead on deep bilge|
|* Also available as a shallow draught version|
|Sail area with genoajib||131,5 m² / 1 410 ft²|
|Sail area, optimized main and genoajib||149.5 m² / 1 635 ft²|
|Air draft, ex Windex||24.9 m / 81’ 8’’|
|Power at crank shaft||81 kW / 110 HP|
|Transmission||Hydraulic with shaft|
|Diesel||1000 l / 264 US gallon|
|Fresh water||940 l /248 US gallon|
|Transport hight, lowest point of keel to pedestal heads||4.92 m / 16' 2''|
|Transport hight, lowest point of keel to under the windscreen, windscreen, pedestal heads and pulpit removed||4.68 m / 15' 4 1/4''|