The new Hallberg-Rassy 44 designed by Frers Studio represents a true revolution. The boat will be unveiled at the upcoming Düsseldorf Boat Show (January 21-29, 2017) and will feature many solutions never before tried by the Swedish shipyard. Solutions we anticipate point by point.
This solution is designed for different uses: is an ideal attachment point for a Code Zero type sail or a gennaker, but it is also good for accommodating the anchor controlled by the electric windlass, and if a ladder is fitted to it, it will be very easy to climb aboard if the boat is berthed forward in natural harbors or in the case of low docks.
HIDDEN AND DEFERRED MANEUVERS IN THE COCKPIT
On the starboard side, above the cockpit bench, is a winch where all maneuvers are deferred for smooth running in a small crew. Next to the winch is a dedicated locker in which to put lines.
This is not new but represents a trademark that is good to mention when talking about Hallberg-Rassy. The central cockpit is large and well sheltered, and is an impressive 2.29 meters long. The pedestal in front of the helm is wide enough to accommodate a modern multifunction with a large screen.
FOLDING STERN PLATFORM
On the transom there is space for a fold-down swim platform, good for bathing. The dedicated bath ladder is convenient and easy to use. In the standard configuration the swim platform opens manually, but optionally it can be controlled electrically with a dedicated button.
SAIL PLAN, DECK, SPEED
The sail plan is definitely modern. The jib is slightly overlapped, making tacking easy. You can also opt for an autovirate bow. The furler is a Furlex TD with the drum recessed into the deck. The deck is “cleaner” than usual with electric windlass mounted below deck and all hatches flush. The waterline length is 12.88 meters. According to Frers’ VPP (Velocity Prediction Program), the HR 44 at full displacement will be able to reach fil 8.49 knots of speed (with real wind of 12 knots at 100°).
DOUBLE OPTION FOR SQUARE…
In the square you can have an L-shaped kitchen on the left or a U-shaped kitchen on the starboard side. Optionally, you can equip the kitchen with additional freezer, microwave, hood and more.
… AND TRIPLE FOR THE FORWARD CABIN.
The shipyard offers three configurations for the forward cabin. One with one cabin and two with two cabins. The standard layout includes a single with a V-bed and a large bathroom with a shower and even space for a washing machine. Large storage spaces and a chair complete the layout. As for the two-cabin configurations, the two bunk beds will be placed on the starboard side. In one case access to the forward cabin will be separate, in the other you will necessarily have to go through the one with the overlapping bunks to gain access.
SHIPOWNER OR … TRIPLE
The aft master stateroom is large and includes an island bed with a settee to port, or you can have a full-size bed to starboard and a single to port, separated by a center settee. The cabin in both configurations will be equipped with a bathroom with a shower stall.
LARGER HATCHES AND WINDOWS
Six flush hatches on deck, eight opening hatches, four windows on the hull larger than the yard has made so far on boats of similar size. This means good light and ventilation below deck.
TECHNICAL DATA SHEET.
Hull length 13.68 m
Length ft 14.45 m
Waterline length 12.88 m
Maximum beam 4.20 m
Draft 2.10 m
Displacement 13.3 t
Ballast 5.3 t
Sail sup. 109.6 sq. m.
Tree height 21.6 m
Engine Volvo Penta D2-75 hp
Fuel tank 365 l
Freshwater tanks 650 l
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