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New Hallberg-Rassy 44 brings improvements for comfortable cruising

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Edward Green ▼ | March 14, 2019
The all-new Hallberg-Rassy 44 combines the best Hallberg-Rassy stands for spiced with contemporary improvements for fast and comfortable cruising.
Hallberg-Rassy 44
Yacht   She has been an instant commercial success with orders from all over the world
Hallberg-Rassy 44She has been an instant commercial success with orders from all over the world. The twin rudders configuration gives 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. As tradition says, the cockpit of a Hallberg-Rassy is very well sheltered.

Hallberg-Rassy 44The cockpit length is a generous 2.29 m, no less than 19 cm longer than on the 43 Mk III. The pedestal head has space for a good size modern chart plotter with multi function display. There is a large 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. The sailplan is modern. There is no need for any runners even with an optional hard wind stay.

Hallberg-Rassy 44The 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. The waterline is 12.88 m, 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.

Hallberg-Rassy 44There is a choice of the standard U shaped galley to starboard or the optional linear galley to port with large work top space on both sides of the galley. There are also options for freezer, microwave, extractor fan with charcoal filter and even room for a dish washer. The floor is in one level throughout the boat.There are six flush mounted deck hatches and eight opening portlights, as well as four hull portlights. The hull portlights are larger than those of other Hallberg-Rassys of this size.