A MORE PERFECTED 38-FOOTER
Totally 116 hulls of the Hallberg-Rassy 382 were built from 1984 until 1992. The difference between the HR 38 and the HR 382 is definitely more than one might think at first sight. The HR 382 is a completely new, more modern design. The hull lines are all-new, more contemporary, incorporating eight years more experience. The hull of the 382 is longer, wider, has a sharper entry, a flatter aft section, deeper, shorter and more efficient keel, as well as more efficient rudder design. The 382 also has an encapsulated lead keel, whilst the 38 has an encapsulated iron keel. Lead gives a lower centre of gravity and a slimmer, more efficient keel, and thus the boat can carry more sail area and generate better speed as well as less heel which means a closer angle towards wind.