The Swedish builder Hallberg-Rassy has been in business for 75 years and has delivered close to 10,000 cruising sailboats to happy owners around the world. Their boats are known for their pure ocean sailing ability and for the very high level of quality that goes into them. If the designs have remained somewhat traditional and remarkably consistent over the decades, they also have proven to stand up to the rigors of the sea over the long haul and to maintain their value extremely well. For many HR owners, when they finally bought their boat they were buying their ultimate cruising yacht.
The new 40C that was introduced at the huge Dusseldorf boats show in January is once again a German Frers design. Of the nearly 10,000 boats HR has built and sold, Frers designed 3600 of them. The 40C is the little sister of the 44 that was launched at Dusseldorf in 2017 and is a study in harmonious design, excellent accommodations and offshore sailing capabilities. Read More