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New Sailing Yachts 2005
Hallberg Rassy 48 - Bigger and better
The Hallberg Rassy 48 from Sweden, designed by German Frers, has grown somewhat. Although the increase in length is only 21cm to give a total of 14.99m, the water line has been extended by 135cm. This not only makes the craft faster but also means that the hull is able to offer quite a bit more room than the yacht's predecessor. For example, the focsle cabins are now longer, there is a longer saloon sofa, a larger cockpit with a raised coaming, and a diesel tank capacity increased from 140 litres to 800 litres (enabling, for example, a powered voyage from Hamburg to Iceland nonstop).
This fuels a model D3-110 Volvo Penta 5-cylinder diesel engine with common-rail technology and a rating of 110 HPmetric (81 kW). The interior design of the 18.5t racer-cruiser with its rounded and router-moulded locker doors is also more pleasing to the eye. The low-profile skylight of the aft cabin closes flush with the ceiling. And the canvas provided adds up to 139m2 of sail to ensure a speedy transit if required. Moreover, the genoa sheet winches are installed in such a way as to eliminate the need for guide blocks. This reduces friction and improves ease of operation. Fine wood and luxurious upholstery ensure superior comfort below deck, and there is room for up to seven people to sleep in the three cabins provided.
HallbergRassy at the boot 2005: Hall/Stand 16/C 38
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