1990 the almost revolutionary Hallberg-Rassy 34 was launched. The concept was a new Frers designed model with greatly improved performance compared to earlier production Hallberg-Rassys and a look that can be described so contradictory as younger, yet classic at the same time.
This should be done without sacrificing all the good old Hallberg-Rassy qualities such as sturdiness, seaworthiness, comfort, safety, and fine wood-work. This concept came reality in every aspect and the 34 came to be a commercial success and a forerunner for a whole new generation Hallberg-Rassys. 484 units were built during the sixteen years the boat was in production 1990 - 2005.
Hallberg-Rassy 34 with her efficient keel and sturdy fractional rig shows sailing characteristics that should not be possible for a fine cruising boat like this. She has won many races, although she at the same time offers great comfort for cruising long distances.
The vast 2.24 m aft cockpit is well protected from the sea by the Hallberg-Rassy typical wind screen. All halyards and reefing lines are controlled from the cockpit.
COMMENTS BY HER DESIGNER
The Hallberg-Rassy 34 with her efficient keel and fractional rig is a departure from the centre cockpit masthead type found on the 36, and a bigger sisters and it is good demonstration of the amount of thought and time dedicated to each one of the models offered.
This is a yacht which is more performance orientated, but keeping with the customary directions from Mr Rassy, also easy to steer and well balanced.
The aft cockpit is large and well protected from the sea. The rig is simple and sturdy. The interior volume is very well distributed with good headroom and elbow space All in all, a very nice yacht that will remain attractive for many years.
|Designer||Germán Frers, Argentina|
|CE category||A - Unlimited ocean voyages|
|Hull length||10.28 m / 33' 9"|
|Waterline at rest||8.69 m / 28'6''|
|Beam||3.42 m / 11' 3"|
|Draft, empty standard boat||1.85 m / 6' 1" *|
|Displacement, empty standard boat||5 300 kg / 11 684 lbs|
|Keel weight||2 100 kg / 4 630 lbs|
|* = Also available as a 25 cm more shallow draft version|
|Keel type||lead on deep bilge|
|Sail area with jib||55 m² / 592 sq ft|
|Sail area with genoa||62 m² / 667 sq ft|
|Air draft, ex Windex||15.5 m|
|Engine||Volvo Penta 2003, later 2030|
|Power at crank shaft||21 kW / 29 HP|
|Diesel tank||155 litres / 41 US gallon|
|Fresh water tanks||255 litres / 67 1/2 US gallon|
|Transport height with windscreen, without pulpit||3.77 m / 12' 5"|