The Hallberg-Rassy 44 is fast becoming the yards most popular model and stepping on-board PIPSY JO it is clear to see why. The designers Germàn Frers have introduced features such as two rudder blades, a fixed bowsprit and a hull with a pronounced wedge shape. The wide stern allows for excellent downwind performance, also providing volume and space for an exceptionally large, luxurious owner’s cabin.
On deck, the powerful three-spreader mast provides plenty of speed when needed, but the yacht is well natured and stiff to sail. Her Elvström electric in-mast sail and electric furling genoa allow easy sail handling with all lines leading into the cockpit. For docking, the bow and stern thrusters are perfect for manoeuvring by a small crew even in tight marinas. The cockpit is an extremely safe place to be in all weather – in classic Hallerg-Rassy style. There is a fixed windscreen and sprayhood with full cockpit cover option when needed.
Down below, she feels as new throughout and has a tastefully furnished interior with ambient lighting and light upholstery. PIPSY JO was the first HR44 to have the custom-built three-cabin layout, giving guests privacy in two cabins forward. Aft you will find a large owner’s cabin with a centre double berth and an en-suite head with walk in shower. The saloons offers plenty of entertaining space with sofas to port & starboard, to port the linear galley allows for plenty of space to cook.
Hallberg-Rassy 44, PIPSY JO has been lightly sailed since new and has been exceptionally well maintained. She offers an extensive specification including air-conditioning, electric furling systems for mainsail and genoa, electric winches, full RAYMARINE navigation with three chart plotters and ELVSTRÖM EPEX sails incl. Fatfurl mainsail plus much more.
We bought this boat new, in 2018, and specified her to make a comfortable category A ocean yacht that could easily be sailed alone by my wife and I. She is one of very few Hallberg-Rassy 44s with three entirely separate cabins. We sailed her back from Sweden, but since then have used her for trips around the south coast from her berth at Berthon, Lymington – UK. She is specified with all the kit that might be needed, including a generator and air conditioning because this is impossible to retro fit, but it has been hardly used. We have sailed her in up to a force 7 and she is solid and handles beautifully and are only selling her now because we want to spend time travelling the world, and so our sailing time will be limited for the next few years..