Hallberg-Rassy

www.hallberg-rassy.com

1942 -

Named after 2 buiders: Harry Hallberg and Christoph Rassy who were never partners and were actually competitors until Hallberg's retirement in 1972 when Rassy brought the two operations together.

Harry Hallberg, (1914-1997) began his boat building career at the age of 14. In the early 1940’s he opened his own yard at Kungsviken on the island of Orust in Sweden. The first boat to be built in a series was the NORDIC FOLKBOAT. He also had good success with the KING'S CRUISER.
By 1963, Hallberg had become a pioneer in serial production of fiberglass sailboats. He was the first successful builder of fiberglass hulls with wooden superstructure in a series.

Christoph Rassy, originally from Bavaria, also began his boat building career at a relatively young age and had moved to Sweden in 1960. When he finally struck out on his own a few years later, When Hallberg built a new and larger plant at Elios, 10 kilometers to the southwest on the island of Orust, Rassy assumed ownership of old Hallberg yard at Kungsviken.

At first, Christoph Rassy also built boats on a one-off basis.
The first boat that became part of a series was the RASMUS 35, designed by Olle Enderlein. The first two were built entirely in mahogany and took one year each. This boat was in many ways ahead of its time. It was a pioneer long distance cruiser with a powerful engine and a center cockpit protected by a windshield, a type that had not been seen before and became a signature feature of the brand for many years.

In 1972 Rassy also purchased Harry Hallberg’s yard in Ellös when Hallberg finally retired from the business..
The Hallberg yard at the time was also building series production fiberglass sailing yachts even of a similar size and type. It was also larger and far better known at the time, though it became far more so when the 2 names were combined.

Sailboats Built By Hallberg-Rassy

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
HALLBERG-RASSY 24 MISIL II 24.08 ft / 7.34 m 1972
HALLBERG-RASSY 26 26.08 ft / 7.95 m 1978
HALLBERG-RASSY 29 29.17 ft / 8.89 m 1982
HALLBERG-RASSY 31 31.35 ft / 9.56 m 1992
HALLBERG-RASSY 312 30.92 ft / 9.42 m 1979
HALLBERG-RASSY 34 33.73 ft / 10.28 m 1990
HALLBERG-RASSY 35 36.50 ft / 11.13 m 1967
HALLBERG-RASSY 352 34.75 ft / 10.59 m 1978
HALLBERG-RASSY 36 35.66 ft / 10.87 m 1989
HALLBERG-RASSY 37 37.14 ft / 11.32 m 2005
HALLBERG-RASSY 372 37.24 ft / 11.35 m 2010
HALLBERG-RASSY 38 38.00 ft / 11.58 m 1977
HALLBERG-RASSY 382 38.12 ft / 11.62 m 1984
HALLBERG-RASSY 39 39.10 ft / 11.92 m 1990
HALLBERG-RASSY 41 41.00 ft / 12.50 m 1975
HALLBERG-RASSY 42 (ENDERLEIN) 42.33 ft / 12.90 m 1980
HALLBERG-RASSY 42 (FRERS) 43.33 ft / 13.21 m 1991
HALLBERG-RASSY 43 MKI 44.52 ft / 13.57 m 2001
HALLBERG-RASSY 46 46.25 ft / 14.10 m 1989
HALLBERG-RASSY 49 49.00 ft / 14.94 m 1982
HALLBERG-RASSY 53 53.92 ft / 16.43 m 1996
HALLBERG-RASSY 54 54.92 ft / 16.74 m 2006
HALLBERG-RASSY 62 61.94 ft / 18.88 m 1997
HALLBERG-RASSY 94 KUTTER 30.84 ft / 9.40 m 1981
HALLBERG-RASSY P-28 28.25 ft / 8.61 m 1955


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