The Swedish shipyard’s new flagship
Hallberg Rassy comes to the world of large boats, never before has the shipyard produced such a long model. The Hallberg Rassy 69 will be the new flagship of the range, and in all likelihood when it hits the water it will be a boat that will not go unnoticed.
The design, again by Frers, will be that mix of rationality, elegance and robustness that has made the Nordic brand’s fortune, making it a “cult” in the blue water luxury cruising boat segment. And that is in fact what the 69 is meant to be, a boat that will take its owners around like the world, making them feel like they are in a luxury home, a home that will also sail well, however.
The deck is clean and completely flush at the bow of the mast, the deckhouse in fact is short and stops at the stern. The long cockpit is equipped with two L-shaped sofas and a large, solid, mirror-painted wooden table. There is an optional cockpit refrigerator. Maneuvering stations, and in general the entire cockpit, are protected by the typical Hallberg-Rassy windshield or hardtop.
As an option there is a hydraulic forestay cutter and even a hydraulic Code Zero or furling Gennaker furler, actuated by pressing buttons from the cockpit. The washboard is elegantly and easily stored in a hidden recess. The cockpit is very well protected by the typical Hallberg-Rassy wind screen or hard top.
Single level without steps
Inside, the shipyard is keen to point out a difference from some of its blue water competitors: there is a single level, with no steps, from bow to stern, which is important for moving freely, whether sailing or at anchor or in port. The amount of natural light is unusual, thanks to the hull’s eight portholes. You sit in the salon and look out through the hull’s large portholes. Interior design options allow for a master cabin, a sailor cabin and two guests.
First launch expected in late 2023
To find out more details and see the first model in the water we will have to wait a little longer, in fact the first launch is expected between late 2023 and early 2024. In the meantime, however, for fans of the yard there is a chance: the traditional Open Yard Weekend will be held in Ellos, Sweden, from August 26-28, 2022, where all models will be on display, as well as having the opportunity to visit the Shipyard and realize the proverbial build quality of these boats.
|A – Unlimited ocean voyages
|Waterline at rest
|Beam without rubrail
|Draft, empty standard boat
|Displacement, empty standard boat
|lead on deep bilge
|Standard sail area with genoajib
|Sail area, optimized main and genoajib
|Volvo Penta D6-300
|Power at crank shaft
|Fresh water tanks