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Sweden’s Hallberg-Rassy will reveal a new vessel at Scandinavia’s largest sailboat show in August.

15 March 2021


Swedish builder, Hallberg-Rassy has announced that their new twin-helmed sailboat, the Hallberg-Rassy 400 will have its world premiere at the Open Yard Ellös in August. 

The Open Yard Ellös, located on the island of Orust, is Scandinavia’s largest sailboat show. This year’s event is currently scheduled from the 27-30 August 2021. 

This new vessel is question is an aft cockpit boat with twin helms, a modern hull shape with twin rudders as well as an easy-to-handle rig.

At 40-feet in length, this will be the second sailboat of this length released by the Swedish builder in recent years.

But despite the size, this vessel is spacious enough to offer owner’s the potential for two heads and three sleeping cabins.

This model is also the first Hallberg-Rassy vessel with an aft cockpit that has an owner’s cabin located in the bow.


Designed with ergonomics in mind, the twin helms of the Hallberg-Rassy 400 enable greater room for moving around the cockpit. The coaming is also wide enough to provide flexibility for seating on top of the coaming or at bench level – a design decision that also provides the benefit of the side protection by the coaming.

The telltails of the headsail are easy to see from the helm while control lines are lead in a concealed way to the cockpit coamings. A decision that can allow for electric winches without the cost of sacrificing interior space.

Continuing this notion of ergonomics, this rig is a modern, easy-to-handle design. One example where this is seen is headsail, which is only slightly overlapping while being easy to tack. There is also an option for self-tacking if an owner wishes to do so. 

The bowsprit is also integrated with the hull and deck as standard and is an excellent tack point for a gennaker, a mount for a bow ladder with platform or stowage for an ultra-bow anchor.

Founded in 1943, Hallberg-Rassy is renowned for their brand of blue water sailing yachts. The company is based on the Swedish island of Orust.

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