“We are happy to announce that the Hallberg-Rassy 40C has been awarded the Boat of the Year 2024 in the Best Midsize Cruiser category by Cruising World magazine.
Designed by Germán Frers, the Hallberg-Rassy 40C embodies a commitment to quality and innovation. It follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, the HR 400, which earned the Import Boat of the Year award in 2023.
Judge Tim Murphy’s assessment of the HR 40C as ‘arguably, the best-built monohull in the fleet’ highlights the meticulous engineering and attention to detail that went into its creation. Features like electrical labeling, analog breakers, a well-thought-out engine layout, and doubled Racor filters contribute to its distinction as the best in show.
We appreciate Tim Murphy’s acknowledgment of the boat’s superior sailing performance, with the note that ‘steering is absolutely divine.’ This sentiment echoes the experiences of those who have had the pleasure of sailing the HR 40C.
“The Hallberg-Rassy 40C has won the Boat of the Year Award 2024 within Best Midsize Cruiser in the Cruising World magazine from the USA.”Hallberg Rassy website | 06 Dec 2023
“Swedish builder Hallberg-Rassy is no stranger to the Boat of the Year winner’s circle. In fact, the company’s 40-foot sistership to this new center-cockpit offering is the HR 400, the aft-cockpit version of the Germán Frers design, which in 2023 that was named the Import Boat of the Year in 2023.”Cruising World article by Herb McCormick | December 8, 2023