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Diab-cored Hallberg-Rassy 372 wins European Yacht of the Year

At the Düsseldorf boat show earlier this year the Diab-cored Hallberg-Rassy 372 won the European Yacht of the Year Award for the Luxury Cruiser Category.

The jury comprised journalists representing eleven of Europe’s leading yachting magazines, each of which had carried out a detailed testing program covering all of the nominated yachts.

The journalists were unanimous in their praise of the 372. Yachting World for example said, "Pleasurable and easy to sail, this performance-tweaked coastal cruiser still retains that superior level of build and fit out and boasts a well-proportioned interior. Nimble, quick and easy to tack, she provides excellent cockpit comfort for both the crew and the helm, and is simple for a couple to manage. A quality boat that provides fast yet comfortable push-button sailing."

Another magazine, Y.cht (Germany) said, "Through decades of persistence Hallberg- Rassy has become one of the most valuable and cherished trademarks in international boatbuilding. The Hallberg-Rassy 372 still looks much like her older siblings, but it adds one more thing to the quality, safety and style the yard is famous for: surprising performance. A joy to steer she is the perfect epitome of luxury – over-achieving your expectations. And doing so without making much fuss about it."

Hallberg-Rassy AB can trace back its boatbuilding roots to 1943 when Harry Hallberg opened his own yard at Kungsviken on the island of Orust in Sweden. Today the main Hallberg-Rassy yard is situated in Ell.s, an hour’s drive north from Gothenburg. However, composite components (including the decks and hulls) are manufactured at the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Hallberg-Rassy Marinplast AB in Kungshamn. Completed hulls are subsequently fitted out in the company’s own harbor in Ell.s. To date Hallberg-Rassy has built over 8,900 yachts for discerning clients all around the world.

Hallberg-Rassy has been using Diab structural cores for well over 30 years and all 10 models in its range use sandwich construction based on Divinycell cores in both the hulls and decks.


Louise Eriksson Jacka
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