The Hallberg-Rassy 46 was built in 132 units between 1995 and 2005. Production numbers were shared between the HR 45 and the HR 46, although there were different moulds. Hull numbers 1-69 plus Number 83 are Hallberg-Rassy 45s, and 70-202, except No 83, were Hallberg-Rassy 46s.


Short-handed sailing is easy in this attractive Frers-designed cruiser. She is both a fairly good performer and seakindly. It is a boat made to go around the world or cruise local waters.


When she was introduced, the Hallberg-Rassy 46 won the Yacht of the Year award in the biggest category in the respected German magazine Yacht.

The winning crew


British Hallberg-Rassy 46 "Kathryn Del Fuego" won her category in the ARC 2019, coming first in class, first family yacht (children aged 6 and 8 on board), and 5th overall out of 122 yachts! The crew reports:  More importantly she suffered no structural, mechanical nor electrical failures on the crossing. Not even any chaffing of the running rigging or sheets. In winds regularly Force 7-8 we sailed along easily with well a balanced rig. This gives me great confidence as we continue to Panama and beyond. Thank you for producing such a well designed and built yacht. Thank you, Russell, Kate, Hugo and Felix Hall.


We quote from Yacht, March 1996, Test-headline about the Hallberg-Rassy 46: "Ein Schiff mit dem Zeug zum Klassiker" (A yacht with the genes to become a classic)

Yachting World, England, March 1996: "....The armchairs must be about the most comfortable seats I have encountered on a yacht; after a longish day at the Boat Show it took some time to pry me away....Taking everything into consideration the Hallberg-Rassy 46 got my vote as the boat best-designed and equipped to sail long distances comfortably."

Yachting World, April 1996: "Swedish builders Hallberg-Rassy have a global reputation when it comes to setting standards for blue water cruising......Apart from their good manners under sail and power, much of the yachts' reputation is based on the solid build and high quality standard specification - considered by many to be the cruising icon."

Hallberg-Rassy 46 Data Sheet

Designer Germán Frers, Argentina
CE category A - unlimited ocean voyages
Hull length 14.78 m / 48' 6"
Waterline at rest 11.90 m / 39' ½''
Beam 4.35 m / 14' 3"
Draft, empty standard boat 1.88 m* / 6' 2"*
Displacement, empty standard boat 16 500 kg / 36 300 lbs
Mast over water, without antennas/Windex 19.5 m / 64'
* Also available as a deep draft version, 2.35 m unloaded
Keel weight 6 600 kg / 14 550 lbs
Keel type Bulbed lead keel on deep bilge
Sail area with working jib 100 m² / 1 076 sq ft
Engine Volvo Penta TAMD31S
Power 74 kW / 100 HP
Number of cylinders 4
Diesel 660 litres / 175 US gallon
Fresh water 920 litres / 243 US gallon
Transport hight without windscreen 3.95 m