41 KETCH RIGGED HALLBERG-RASSY; BUILT IN SWEDEN
LEHMAN FWC 61hp DIESEL w/BORG WARNER TRANS, INSTALLED 2000
BUILT TO LLOYD'S STANDARDS
DESIGNED FOR LONG-RANGE CRUISING!!
A TREND SETTER
Hallberg-Rassy 41 was built during 1975 - 1981. A total of 105 hulls were built. The Hallberg-Rassy 41 quickly became a trend-setter. This was the first boat with a proper walk through to the aft-cabin below deck and the first Hallberg-Rassy with a blue stripe around the cockpit.
SPECTACULAR FOR ITS TIME (and present)
The Hallberg-Rassy 41 is a long distance cruiser with the keel and rudder separated, and among other things a brim around the cockpit, which is slightly elevated, to give room for the passage below deck. The size of the boat and the outfitting was spectacular for its time: Pressured water, heated water, shower, electric anchor winch, headsail furling system, two separate heads, a powerful engine, solid and elegant wooden interior and gracious lines.
The basic principle for the layout, though greatly improved, is used to this day. The Hallberg-Rassy 41 has free passage from stem to stern below deck in one level. The galley is placed by the stairs, out of the ways from any passer-by, providing safety at sea and providing full headroom in the whole galley. The chart table on the opposite side is generous and with a real seat in the boats heading direction. The main mast is integrated with the bulkhead in the saloon, and do not pass through the table or the sofa.
Europe's largest sailing magazine, Yacht from Germany, made a comparison test between the Hallberg-Rassy 41, the 43 ft Amphirite and the Contest 48 and wrote:
"Although the Hallberg-Rassy 41 was the smallest boat in the test, the feeling was that she is the most spacious one. That comes by a cleverly designed interior layout. With the use of warm mahogany, beautifully finished, she has got that Scandinavian friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The performance of the boat was equally reassuring. She makes good speed and is a pleasure to steer."
Some of the above information was found on the Hallberg-Rassy website. The full article can be seen at: hallberg-rassy.com/yachts/previous-models/hallberg-rassy-41/
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