The world premiere for the all-new Hallberg-Rassy 57 will take place at Scandinavia’s largest sailboat show, Open Yard in Ellös on Orust, West Sweden, 24-26 August 2018. This brand new world cruiser follows the commercial success of the Hallberg-Rassy 44 and 340.
The deck of the new bluewater Hallberg-Rassy 57 is clean. All deck hatches are flush mounted. There is a sun deck integrated into the aft cabin roof. The anchor winch is hidden below deck level. The jib furler is located under deck. Because of a design trick, there is no need for any garage for the sliding hatch.
Instead, the curvature of the outer coach roof and the inner ceiling are different, allowing enough space for the sliding hatch to disappear. There are in total eight mooring cleats on the top of the teak toe rail, of which the spring cleats are double on each side. There is an option for a retractable gangway that folds into the aft locker.
THE FIRST TIME: TWIN WHEELS
The cockpit of the Hallberg-Rassy 57 is well sheltered (the length is a 2.90 m). For the first time on a center cockpit Hallberg-Rassy, the boat is built with twin wheels. The design gives an easy passage through the cockpit and the possibility for a fixed cockpit table. The pedestal heads each have enough space for a good size modern chart plotter. The helmsman position is slightly elevated, to offer both excellent view for the helmsman and good headroom below in the aft cabin and aft head.
The rudder arrangement, like the Hallberg-Rassy 44 and 340, has twin rudder blades. This provides an easily controlled boat during all sailing conditions, especially in rough weather. Because of the reduced rudder surface, compared to a single rudder solution, the rudder loads will also decrease which will increase the safety factor.
A MODERN SAILPLAN
No runners are needed, not even with an inner heavy weather jib. The head sail furler is an push button operated under-deck fitted Furlex TD. Cap shrouds and lowers are divided with separated chainplates. A powerful hydraulic backstay tensioner comes as standard. The head sail has a small overlap which makes it easy to tack. There is even a possibility to get a self-tacking arrangement.
According to Frers speed diagram, a loaded Hallberg-Rassy 57 will log 8.75 knots in a 90 degree true wind angle with only 10 knots true wind.
ABOUT THE INTERIORS
The interior the Hallberg-Rassy 57 offers a specious accommodation. The forward cabin and the starboard cabin are very big for the yacht size with lots of storage, elbow space and big generous bed sizes. The whole interior has a one level sole area, comfortable and safe both out at sea and in a marina. There is a dedicated wet locker directly in the entrance area.
The seagoing galley has huge work top areas and allows for a Miele induction stove, a dishwasher, a micro wave oven and a second deep freezer. The interior joineries are offered in traditional mahogany, in bright European oak, or in teak. All in finished in clear varnish with horizontal grain.