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World premiere for the all-new Hallberg-Rassy 44 at Boot Düsseldorf

World premiere for the all-new Hallberg-Rassy 44 at Boot Düsseldorf

The all-new Hallberg-Rassy 44 aims to combine the best Hallberg-Rassy stands for, spiced with contemporary improvements for fast and comfortable cruising.

The first hull was visually finished on the exterior for viewing in the harbour at the Open Yard weekend 26-28 August 2016.

Further 44´s are under construction. The Hallberg-Rassy 44 has completely been finished December 2016, and world premiere will be at the world's largest boat show, Boot Düsseldorf 21-29 January 2017. 

Key points of the new Hallberg-Rassy 44

  • Integral bowsprit, to serve many different purposes, such as ideal and efficient tack point for a code zero, or gennaker; for carrying an anchor for the electric windlass or for a bow ladder, making it easy to get onboard from a low dock or in a natural harbour 
  • Modern sailplan. Aboard the HR 44, there is no need for any runners even with an optional hard wind stay, either fixed with furler or detachable. The headsail is only slightly overlapping, making tacking easy. There is even a selftacking option. There is a 1:48 purchase backstay tensioner fitted as standard. The jib furler is a Furlex TD with under deck drum. The deck layout is clean and uncluttered with under deck mounted electric windlass and all deck hatches are flush mounted.
  • A 12.88m waterline, which is no less than 1.13 m longer than on the 43 Mk III. Frers speed prediction table tells that a loaded Hallberg-Rassy 44 will make 8.49 knots boat speed at 100 degrees in just 12 knots of true wind. 
  • The twin rudders configuration, aims to give a modern hull form ultimate control in all conditions, on all points of sail and the reduced load on each rudder increases the security of the system. The mechanical advantage of a single big wheel gives the helmsman control and feedback under sail, especially in tough weather.
  • Fold out bathing platform As standard the platform folds out manually, optionally there is a push button operation available. When the platform is not in use, the transom is elegantly closed. 
  • One or two cabins in front of the mast. There are three options for the layout in front of the mast. One with a one cabin and two with a two cabin configuration. The standard layout has a large v cabin and a very large head with a separate shower with plexi glass doors and space for a washing machine. There is lots of locker space, two hanging lockers and a seat. There are two layout options with an extra cabin: One with the large heads and an extra twin bunks cabin to starboard, as well as the standard v cabin. Another available option is to have a separate passage to the v cabin and still a two bunks cabin to starboard. The forward heads in this version is not as large as the first two layouts mentioned. 


Technical data Hallberg-Rassy 44

Designer Germán Frers, Argentina
CE categoryA - Unlimited ocean voyages
Hull length 13.68 m / 44' 11"
Maximum length 14.45 m / 47' 5"
Waterline at rest 12.88 m / 42' 3"
Beam 4.20 m / 13' 9"
Draft, empty standard boat 2.10 m * / 6' 11" *
Displacement, empty standard boat 13.3 tons / 29 200 lbs
Keel weight 5.3 tons / 11 700 lbs
Keel typelead on deep bilge
Sail area with genoajib 109.6 m² / 1 180 sq ft
Air draft, ex Windex 21.6 m / 70' 10''
EngineVolvo Penta D2-75
Power at crank shaft 55 kW / 75 HP
TransmissionHydraulic with shaft
Diesel tank 365 litres / 96 US gallon
Fresh water tanks 650 litres / 172 US gallon

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