is a company that resulted from two shipyards. Two competing shipyards were in contention for seven years before Christoph Rassy bought Harry Hallberg’s yard, following Hallberg’s retirement. So today, the Hallberg-Rassy shipyard is located in Ellős, Sweden, and the hull factory (Hallberg-Rassy Marinplast AB) is located in Kungshamn. Hallberg-Rassy sailing yachts, with hull lengths from 31 to 62 feet, are constructed to tolerate extremely poor conditions, based on experience with the North Sea. Hallberg-Rassy builds grid structures that are attached to the inside bottom of hulls for extra strength. Keels are lead-cast to keep the size-to-weight ratio low. The HR 40 received two awards for both Best Liveaboard Cruising Boat and Best Overall Vessel by Cruising World magazine.