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.


The Hallberg-Rassy 34 has been improved a lot, step by step, during the sixteen (!) years she was in production. To see what has been improved, please follow this link. In 2005 the Hallberg-Rassy 34 was replaced by the completely new design Hallberg-Rassy 342.


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"