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Hallberg-Rassy 44

Sailboat specifications

The Hallberg-Rassy 44 is a 44’11” (13.68m) cruising sailboat designed by Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering (Argentina). She is built since 2016 by Hallberg-Rassy (Sweden). She has been awarded "2020 - Cruising World - Boat of the Year: Midsize Cruiser Under 45 Feet".

Find out more about the Hallberg-Rassy 44 on Boat-Spec's blog: European Yacht of the Year 2018.

Hallberg-Rassy 44's main features

Hallberg-Rassy 44
Hull type
Offshore cruising sailboat
Sailboat builder
Sailboat designer
GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
Sandwich fiberglass polyester
First built hull
Last built hull
Still in production
  • 2020: Cruising World - Boat of the Year: Midsize Cruiser Under 45 Feet
    Keel : L-shaped keel (with bulb)
    Single helm wheel
    Twin spade rudders
    EC design category
     iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)

    A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m
    B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m
    C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m
    D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m
    Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
    515 000

    Hallberg-Rassy 44's main dimensions

    Overall length
    47’ 5”14.45 m
    Hull length
    44’ 11”13.68 m
    Waterline length
    42’ 4”12.88 m
    Beam (width)
    13’ 10”4.2 m
    6’ 11”2.1 m
    Mast height from DWL
    70’ 11”21.6 m
    Light displacement (MLC)
    29321 lb13300 kg
    Ballast weight
    11684 lb5300 kg
    Ballast type
    Lead on deep GRP bilge

    Hallberg-Rassy 44's rig and sails

    Upwind sail area
    1180 ft²109.6 m²
    Mainsail area
    631 ft²58.6 m²
    Genoa area
    549 ft²51 m²
    Rigging type
    Sloop Marconi 9/10
    Mast configuration
    Deck stepped mast
    Rotating spars
    Number of levels of spreaders
    Spreaders angle
    Spars construction
    Aluminum spars
    Standing rigging
    1x19 strand wire

    Hallberg-Rassy 44's performances

    Upwind sail area to displacement
     iThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.

    The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size.

    Upwind: under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 25 it indicates a fast sailboat.
    210 ft²/T19.52 m²/T
    Displacement-length ratio (DLR)
     iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
    The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length:

    a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
    Ballast ratio
     iThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the mass of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shapes and the position of the center of gravity, only the boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shapes should be compared.

    The higher the ballast ratio is, the greater is the stability.
    40 %
    Critical hull speed
     iAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
    The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
    8.71 knots

    Hallberg-Rassy 44's auxiliary engine

    1 inboard engine
    Engine(s) power
    75 HP
    Fuel type
    Fuel tank capacity
    96.4 gal365 liters

    Hallberg-Rassy 44's accommodations and layout

    Center cockpit
    Cabin(s) (min./max.)
    2 / 3
    Berth(s) (min./max.)
    4 / 8
    Freshwater tank capacity
    171.7 gal650 liters
    Boiler capacity
    10.6 gal40 liters
    Galley headroom
    6’ 6”1.98 m
    Head headroom
    6’ 5”1.95 m

    Hallberg-Rassy 44's saloon

    Maximum headroom
    6’ 6”1.97 m
    Saloon table length
    4’ 2”1.28 m
    Saloon table width
    3’ 5”1.05 m
    Berth length
    6’ 7”2 m
    Chart table
    2’ 10”0.86 m x 2’0.62 m

    Hallberg-Rassy 44's fore cabin

    Maximum headroom
    6’ 2”1.9 m
    Berth length
    6’ 11”2.1 m
    Berth width
    5’ 11”1.8 m

    Hallberg-Rassy 44's aft cabin

    Maximum headroom
    6’ 1”1.87 m
    Berth length
    6’ 7”2.02 m
    Berth width
    5’ 6”1.68 m
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