EXTENSIVELY UPGRADED FROM THE 45
The Hallberg-Rassy 46 is based on the 45 but extensively upgraded. There are new plugs and moulds for both hull and deck. The hull of the 46 is 44 cm wider at the transom, fading out to zero at the widest point. The freeboard is 10 cm higher at the transom, fading out to zero at the stem. This gives more space below decks. The cockpit is upgraded on the 46, with more seating space, eventhough the length is the same. The 46 has a rubbing strake below the blue stripe on the hull, which is not the case with the 45. The genoa sheet system, the portlights, the windshileld and the aft deck lockers were improved. The number of opening portlights were upgraded from 8 to 13. The 46 was offered both with a deep draft and a shallow draft keel version, the 45 was only built with the shallow draft. The rudder design was renewed on the 46, and the steering system was upgraded from wire to rod links with cardan connection and progressive purchase. The steering pedestal top was improved on the 46, allowing space for more buttons and displays.