Hallberg-Rassy HR 44


Article by Bob Perry on Design

The Hallberg-Rassy 44 combines the best Hallberg-Rassy stands for, spiced with contemporary improvements for fast and comfortable cruising.

Continuous Improvements for Model Year 2018

• The floorboards are now in the same wood type as the rest of the interior

• When push button sailing is ordered, the buttons now have back lighted text, which makes night sailing easier

• Automatic fire extinguisher for the engine room.

•When electric toilets are ordered: A more robust, quieter unit, with soft closing lid, will be used.  

• When radar pole is ordered: The pole is now hinged, which makes life a lot easier at for example winter storage or lifting the boat in a travellift 

• An additional locker above the hanging locker is introduced in the version with sb bunks cabin with large head

• An additional top opening locker in the linear galley is introduced

• The hanging locker space in the aft cabin has been enhanced

• The manual bilge pump control has been moved from visible to in the floorboards

• The switch panel at the work table is upgraded to a new more attractive design in silver grey


Exterior Photos

Interior Photos

Hallberg-Rassy 44 New Model
Hallberg-Rassy 44 New Model
Hallberg-Rassy 44 New Model
HR 44 in Production July 2016


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.


There is an integral bowsprit that serves many different purposes:  

  • It is an ideal and efficient tack point for a code zero, or gennaker
  • It is ideal for carrying an anchor for the electric windlass
  • It is ideal for a bow ladder, making it easy to get onboard from a low dock or in a natural harbour 


As tradition says, the cockpit of a Hallberg-Rassy is very well sheltered. The 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.