The all-new Hallberg-Rassy 50 follows the big success with the 57, 44, 40C and 340. The first two units of the Hallberg-Rassy 50 will be in production at Scandinavia’s largest sailboat show, Open Yard / Öppet Varv, (21-23 August 2020), and a fully finished boat will be on display at Boot Düsseldorf, January 2021.
Hallberg-Rassy 50, take a look to the volume
The new Hallberg-Rassy 50 is a real bluewater with a waterline that is as much as 50 cm / 1’ 8’’ longer than on the Hallberg-Rassy 55. Longer waterline gives better sailing performance with longer average day runs and at the same time more interior volume, comfort and storage under deck. The width is 33 cm larger at the widest point and a 1.08 m wider than the 55 on the transom. That further enhances interior volume and storage.
Typical Hallberg-Rassy, the cockpit is very well sheltered with high all-round coamings and a soft top or hard top windscreen with tempered glass, opening mid section and handholds at the sides. This is the ideal cockpit solution for both hot and cold areas. There is good all-round visibility. With twin wheels, there is both lots of space for displays and buttons and an easy passage from the helm position and forward.
The rig of the Hallberg-Rassy 50 is modern and easy to handle. It is even possible to fly an inner removable heavy weather sail with no runners. The foresail is only slightly overlapping, making tacking easy. There is also an option for a self tacking jib arrangement. Seldén electric furling for both in-mast and headsail, as well as electric sheet winches are fitted as standard.
The main is designed to carry an Elvström FatFurl modern in-mast furling sail with Epex membrane, with roach, vertical battens and headboard. The top shrouds and lowers are to separate chain plates, a Hallberg-Rassy invention, which makes passage on deck easy, and arranges for easy sheeting of the headsail. The spreader base gets wide and stable in that way too. The deck plan of the Hallberg-Rassy 50 is clean and uncluttered.