Hallberg-Rassy

Hallberg-Rassy Varvsaktiebolag (HR) is a Swedish shipyard internationally known for producing high quality blue water sailing yachts.[1] The company's yard is located in Ellös on the island of Orust, Västra Götaland.

Hallberg-Rassy Varvsaktiebolag
Aktiebolag
IndustryYacht building
Founded1943
FounderHarry Hallberg, Christoph Rassy
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Magnus Rassy
OwnerThe Rassy Family
Number of employees
87 (2016/2017)
Websitewww.hallberg-rassy.com

HistoryEdit

Harry Hallberg founded his yard in 1943, and in 1965 Christoph Rassy founded a yard, in premises recently vacated by Hallberg.[2] Harry Hallberg’s most distinguished contribution was his understanding of the advantages of using GRP and to build boats in a series.[2] Hallberg-Rassy was formed when Rassy purchased the Hallberg yard after Harry Halberg's retirement in 1972. Since 1989 all boats have been designed by the Argentinian engineer and yacht designer Germán Frers.[3] To date, more than 9,400 yachts have been completed by the yard.[2] The company is owned by the Rassy family, and is managed by Magnus Rassy.[4]

ModelsEdit

Model[5][6] Version Length Years No. Built Notes
Misil I 7.35 m 1964 - 1972 120
Hallberg-Rassy 24 - Misil II 7.35 m 1972 - 1977 596
Hallberg-Rassy 26 7.95 m 1978 - 1985 469
P 28 8.61 / 9.04 m 1955 - 1973 536
Hallberg-Rassy 29 8.90 m 1982 - 1994 571
Hallberg-Rassy Monsun 31 9.36 m 1974 - 1982 904
Hallberg-Rassy 312 9.42 m 1979 - 1993 690
Hallberg-Rassy 31 Mk I 9.62 m 1992 - 2005 356
Mk II 9.62 m 2005 - 2009 50
Hallberg-Rassy 310 9.42 m 2010 - Present > Aft cockpit
Hallberg-Rassy 94 Kutter 9.40 m 1981 - 1994 195
Mistress 32 9.70 m 1969 - 1974 110
Hallberg-Rassy Mistral 33 10.18 m 1966 - 1975 216
Hallberg-Rassy 34 10.28 m 1990 - 2005 484 Aft cockpit
Hallberg-Rassy 340 10.36 m 2017–Present > Aft Cockpit
Hallberg-Rassy 342 10.32 m 2005 - 2017 328 Aft cockpit
Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus 35 10.50 m 1967 - 1978 760
Hallberg-Rassy 352 10.54 m 1978 - 1991 802
Hallberg-Rassy 36 Mk I 10.87 m 1989 - 1994 256
Mk II 11.31 m 1994 - 2003 346
Hallberg-Rassy 37 11.32 m 2003 - 2012 200
Hallberg-Rassy 372 11.35 m 2008 - Present > New hull no the 37; aft cockpit
Hallberg-Rassy 38 11.57 m 1977 - 1986 202
Hallberg-Rassy 382 11.62 m 1984 - 1992 116
Hallberg-Rassy 39 Mk I 11.85 m 1991 - 1994 54
Mk II 12.22 m 1994 - 2003 155
Hallberg-Rassy 40C 12.30 m 2019 - Present >
Hallberg-Rassy 40 Mk I 12.40 m 2002 - 2015 160
Mk II 12.40 m 2016 - 2018 2
Hallberg-Rassy 41 12.50 m 1975 - 1981 105
Hallberg-Rassy 412 12.61 m 2012 - Present > Aft Cockpit
Hallberg-Rassy 42 (E) 12.93 m 1980 - 1991 252
Hallberg-Rassy 42F Mk I 12.96 m 1991 - 1994 53
Mk II 13.22 m 1994 - 2001 128
Hallberg-Rassy 43 Mk I 13.57 m 2001 - 2007 150
Mk II 13.57 m 2007 - 2013 40
Mk III 13.57 m 2013 - 2016 9
Hallberg-Rassy 44 13.68 m 2016–Present >
Hallberg-Rassy 45 14.12 m 1988 - 1996 71
Hallberg-Rassy 46 14.76 m 1995 - 2005 134
Hallberg-Rassy 48 Mk I 14.99 m 2004 - 2013 69
Mk2 14.99 m 2014–Present 29 ceasing production August 2020
Hallberg-Rassy 49 14.96 m 1982 - 1987 89
Hallberg-Rassy 50 15.23 m 2020-- Present >
Hallberg-Rassy 53 16.44 m 1992 - 2006 88
Hallberg-Rassy 54 16.74 m 2006 - 2012 44
Hallberg-Rassy 55 16.68 m 2012–2017 9
Hallberg-Rassy 57 17.44 2018-- Present >
Hallberg-Rassy 62 18.88 m 1997 - 2011 25
Hallberg-Rassy 64 19.85 m 2011 - Present >

Hallberg-Rassy Owners AssociationsEdit

A number of associations for current and potential owners of Hallberg-Rassy yachts are active worldwide.[7] They are based in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark and Norway. The associations promote sailing, regattas, information exchange, social and other activities.[8][9][10][11] They include:

  • Hallberg-Rassy Owners Group, global discussion board with 791 members. Contains a large searchable database on a range of HR related discussions and documents. Restricted to Hallberg-Rassy owners and their regular crew.[12][13]

RegattasEdit

HR hosts annual Hallberg-Rassy Regattas in Sweden[17], plus a number of regattas have been held in the UK, the Netherlands, in the USA and in Italy. [9][10][18]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Best Hallberg-Rassy yachts for serious cruising". UK Boats. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Company History". Hallberg-Rassy. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  3. ^ "German Frers - Hallberg-Rassy". German Frers. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  4. ^ Official Annual Report for Hallberg-Rassy Varvs Aktiebolag for the accounting period 2016-09-01--2017-08-31
  5. ^ "Hallberg-Rassy bluewater cruising yachts". Hallberg Rassy. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Previous Models". Hallberg-Rassy. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  7. ^ Cornell, Jimmy (16 August 2012). World Voyage Planner (1st ed.). A & C Black. ISBN 9781408140291. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Hallberg-Rassy Owners Association (UK)". SailboatData.com. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  9. ^ a b c "HROA Commodore Rally to Lymington". Lymington Yacht Haven. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  10. ^ a b c "Hallberg Rassy Owners Association Visit Gosport Marina". Premier Marinas. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Interesting links to other sites". Web site of Ngahue IV. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  12. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". Regina-sailing. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Hallberg-Rassy Owners Group". Hallberg-Rassy-Sailing@groups.io. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  14. ^ "The Hallberg-Rassy Owners Association". Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  15. ^ "The Hallberg-Rassy Connectie". Hallberg-Rassy. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  16. ^ "Hallberg-Rassy Connectie". Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  17. ^ "Rally 2019". Hallberg-Rassy. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  18. ^ "Hallberg-Rassy Newsletter". Yumpu. Retrieved 13 June 2020.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 58°10′43″N 11°27′55″E / 58.17861°N 11.46528°E / 58.17861; 11.46528