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
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
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.