I am a Hallberg-Rassy designed by German Frers and expertly constructed at the Hallberg-Rassy boatyard in Ellos, Sweden. My owners, Jack and Jocelyn Hoopes, ordered my construction in October 2008. They took delivery of me at Ellos on June 17, 2009, and have sailed me extensively throughout the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, and the Mediterranean. I crossed the Atlantic as part of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) in 2013 to sail North American waters.


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  1. Hello Jack and Jocelyn. Rick is my name. Thanks for this blog. I’m looking closely at a few of the Hallberg-Rassy designs, along with some competitor yachts. I’ve noticed that the HR 40 has a large diesel capacity relative to its engine size and published fuel consumption figures, such that its motoring range is far greater than the HR 44 or 48, particularly at lower revs/speeds. Do you have anecdotal evidence or observations to share on this point, or perhaps even some hard data? Does the HR 40’s theoretical motoring range and/or electricity generating & watermaking independence play out in real life? Have you ever found yourselves wishing for bigger diesel tanks? Or smaller, perhaps? Would you have managed with only 55 – 60% of the motoring range you presently have? Thanks.

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