The Hallberg-Rassy 41 ketch was the first of the Hallberg-Rassy models targetted at go-anywhere cruising. She introduced the walk-through to the aft cabin which became standard on subsequent center cockpit cruisers. Designed by Olle Enderlein, slightly over 100 hulls were made between 1975 and 1981.
The Hallberg-Rassy 41 was targetted at a rather small market of those people looking for a commercially produced boat designed for world cruising. Compared to other boats of the time the sales of 100 hulls were not that high but what she did achieve was to create a reputation for Hallberg-Rassy as a builder of such boats and proved that such a market existed.Over the 5 years of production there were incremental improvements but no major redesigns, those were to come with her succesor the Hallberg-Rassy 42. For the time she was quite a big boat and included such standard offerings as integrated davits, two seperate heads with pressured and heated water and showers, electric anchor winch, and furling headsails. From the hindsight of over 25 years these features now seem taken for granted but in 1975 they set a new standard. Although the 41 was only available as a ketch, her succesor the 42 was available as either a ketch or sloop and went through 2 designs: the first from 1980 to 1991 by Olle Enderlein and the subsequent German Frers design which was in production from 1991 to the turn of the century. With 100 hulls built the success of the Hallberg-Rassy 41 is primarily shown by their impact on subsequent designs and their distribution over the world as they have both circumnavigated and migrated to most continents and oceans of the world.
Corporate Hallberg-Rassy 41 Sites
- Hallberg-Rassy corporate website (English)
Private Hallberg-Rassy 41 Sites
- Dave Gibson’s Classic Hallberg-Rassy Yachts website (note that this excellent website seems to have disappeared from the internet, hopefully it will return)
|Yacht Name||or Year||Flag||Website Language||Comment|
|Anna||Swedish||last update 2016|
|Alcyone||1977||USA||gone as of 2018|
|Celebration||USA||last update 2012|
|Etoile||Swedish||Swedish||gone as of 2018|
|Fairwind or English version of site||Italy||Italian (or English)||last update 2009|
|Gianin VI||Italy||Italian||gone as of 2018|
|Laerke||Danish||Danish||gone as of 2018|
|Loreley||Germany||German||gone as of 2018|
|Manatee||Germany||German||gone as of 2018|
|Ondine||#14 – 1976||Dutch||gone as of 2018|
|Shadowmere||British||gone as of 2018|
|Vagabonda||Italy||Italian||gone as of 2018|
Based on the table above, it would appear that time has not been very forgiving on HR-41 websites…
[Links verified 2018-03]
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