Hallberg-Rassy HR 44


Article by Bob Perry on Design


Crusing World Boat of the Year 2020

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



The all-around oceangoing excellence of the sweet Hallberg-Rassy 44, which was unanimously named the Best Midsize Cruiser Under 45 Feet

Cruising World December 2019

"The joiner work was tight. The woodwork inside was beautifully done. It sailed well"

Judge Dan Spurr- Cruising World

"the integrity of the builder showed through in the quality of the product"

Judge Ralph Naranjo-Cruising World

Continuous improvements for model year 2021

  • New type of LED reading lights, with built-in usb chargers for smartphones and tablets

• Improved deck fittings for filling fresh water, diesel fuel and black water tank pump out

•Fenders upgraded to Polyform from Norway

• Tank volumes in liters displayed on same panel as tank level

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.