Hallberg-Rassy 57 tested by Sittbrunnen.se from Sweden. Some quotes translated into English:
Close to perfection. With the new Hallberg-Rassy 57, the yard exceeds its own popular concept and take yachting connoisseurs to the next level. The sailing performance is superb, the best so far in a Hallberg-Rassy. There is excellent contact in the steering, you feel how the boat wants to be sailed, the steering wheel freewheel, you feel the waves, the rudder pressure is clear and the course keeping is wonderful. With no doubt the Hallberg-Rassy 57 is a dream yacht. Those who can afford it, will get a yacht to live a good life onboard this spacious and incredibly comfortable cruiser, probably the very most interesting bluewater cruiser on the world market today.
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Yachting World writes:
The 57 is arguably the best-looking Hallberg-Rassy to date. Seen afloat, its long Frers lines are bewitching. Look closer and you’ll notice how the Rassy hallmarks, such as fixed windscreen and blue stripes, meld with a modern, powerful hull shape that features a wide transom, straight stem and twin rudders. The resultant sailing qualities are superb, particularly for a centre cockpit design. It’s the type of boat that you just want to keep sailing offshore. Having cleared the rocky islets off Orust and made it into open water, sailing at 8-8.5 knots upwind in a Force 4, I just wanted to carry on heading to Denmark (despite knowing a front was approaching). Twin wheels help provide better views forward as well as access through the deep, long, protected cockpit. Down below is a spacious oak (or mahogany) interior on one level, with plenty of natural light – which is appreciated particularly in the saloon and sumptuous aft cabin. The HR 57 is all about easy, elegant push-button sailing at high average speeds – it’s proper luxury, both in the cockpit and down below.