The all-new Hallberg-Rassy 50 follows the success of the 57, 44, 40C and 340. The new 50 is designed for effortless sailing in great comfort with lots of storage. The Hallberg-Rassy 50 pushes the boundaries for what is possible in a 50 ft cruising yacht and at the same time remains true to the classic Hallberg-Rassy fundamentals.
LOTS OF VOLUME, COMFORT AND STORAGE
Traditionally we are used to comparing boats with hull length in feet but more relevant is the waterline length. The new 50 has 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 an incredible 1.08 m wider than the 55 on the transom. That further enhances interior volume and storage.
SOFT MOTION IN A SEAWAY
The modern and most efficient hull shape gives superior sailing performance. At the same time, the forward underwater part of the hull is rounded, almost like an egg, and this means soft motion in a seaway at any angle of heel. The displacement of the hull is designed to carry all modern comfort equipment with all your personal belongings and a generous tank capacity.
BIG, WELL PROTECTED COCKPIT
Typical Hallberg-Rassy, the cockpit is very well sheltered with high coamings all-round and a soft top or hard top windscreen in tempered glass with an 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, the pedestals offer space for displays and buttons and an easy passage from the helm position and forward. The twin wheel positions give better visibility forward, both when manoeuvring in a harbour and to see the tell tails of the headsail. There is an optional big fixed high gloss varnished teak table with drop leaves.
MODERN AND EASY TO HANDLE SAIL PLAN
The rig 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 is clean and uncluttered.
BRIGHT AND AIRY INTERIOR WITH LOTS OF STORAGE
The interior has lots of natural light and indirect led lights as well. There is good ventilation. The layout is generous and roomy, with lots of elbow room. The storage facilities are generous too. The sturdy woodwork has the well renowned Hallberg-Rassy finish. The interior sole is at one level throughout the boat. This gives easy movement both at sea and at anchor or in a marina.
WALK-IN ENGINE ROOM
There is a large walk-in engine room. Easy access, easy maintenance and careful sound insulation covered by aluminium linings. There is access from a big door on the port side, as well as a lifting stair in front and a removable panel in the aft end of the engine room. Furthermore, the floor in the cockpit is bolted and removable. In the engine room the technical equipment is found: a powerful common rail main engine, the generator with sound shield, pumps, filters, double heaters, AquaDrive flexible coupling to take up the loads from the engine shaft and further lower vibrations and noise. The engine room lighting is 24 v, and there is also a powerful optional 230 v led light. The Mastervolt Combi Pro charger/inverter automatically and quickly changes between shore power and inverter, depending on what is available.