Ridisegnato nel 1989, l'Hallberg Rassy 36 è stato prodotto in più di 300 esemplari. È sicuramente uno dei modelli più riusciti del cantiere svedese, che ha prezzi dell'usato elevati, ma ha il vantaggio che è facilmente commerciabile. L'equilibrio è il punto forte di questa barca a dislocamento pesante, compensata da un generoso piano velico, che gli consente di destreggiarsi discretamente anche con venti medio leggeri. Quando sale il vento, grazie alle stabili forme disegnate da German Frers, tiene molta tela, riducendo le operazioni di terzarolo. La linea è gradevole, con uno specchio di poppa particolarmente aggraziato e una tuga ben profilata. Classico il pozzetto centrale di medie dimensioni, perfettamente riparato dal paraspruzzi finestrato fisso e comodo lo spazio poppiero di coperta sgombro. All'interno due cabine matrimoniali a prua e a poppa, una grande toilette prodiera e una zona giorno con una dinette, contrapposta a un divanetto trasformabile. Per finire una cucina a L e il carteggio posti ai lati della discesa sottocoperta. Finiture e costruzione, come al solito, impeccabili.
The hull and deck of the HR 36 are built under constant supervision of the Lloyd's Register of Shipping, and a Lloyd's Certificate is supplied with each boat. Hull and deck are from GRP by the hand-lay-up method, insulated above water. Decks and coachroof areas are of sandwich type construction. The large cockpit is well-protected by a windscreen made of tempered glass and a sprayhood. The middle section of the windscreen opens. In the stern is an integrated bathing platform with folding ladder. The interior is finished in mahogany with a matte silk varnish. Berth and seats are covered in superb Dralon material to withstand wear and tear and possible staining and dampness. Due to the well-planned layout, there is always unobstructed passage from forward to aft cabin. Aft cabin and also the toilet compartment are secluded even if doors remain open. Being closely located together, the navigation area, engine room and instrument panels form a natural unit. Ample stowage in all areas of boat.
Between 1989 and 1994 the Hallberg-Rassy 36 was built in the Mk I version without the swim platform and without the developed shape like Mk II has. Apart from the angel of the transom there were several other changes compared to the current mark II version. The hull in itself was completely re-designed in 1994/95 from the cockpit and aft. The mark I was 30 cm more narrow at the transom. Where the yacht is the widest, there is no difference in beam. At the same time the aft deck locker was improved from a higher level than the deck on mark I between 1989 - 1994 to be in flush with the deck on mark II from 1995. The walk deck also got wider, as well as the superstructure of the aft cabin. Inside this has given the newer model more room, more lockers and wider berths in the aft cabin. The hull length of the mark I is 10.87 m, (35' 8'') the newer 11.31 m (37' 1''). Deck length is the same. Although the hull length was increased with 44 cm (1' 5'') the maximum sailing waterline was increased by no less than 67 cm (2' 3''). About 23 of the first hulls were made without rubbing strake integrated in the hull. The width of the blue brim in the hull was in 1995 made a bit more narrow and consequently the rubbing strake was also moved up 5 cm. Engine and sail plan remained the same on both Mk I and Mk II models. There were 256 units built of Mk I and from construction number 257 onwards the newer Mk II type of hull is used. An already good boat got even better and more contemporary with the Mk II version.
Hallberg-Rassy 36 Mk I
Designer Germán Frers
Hull length 10.87 m / 35' 8"
Waterline 9.35 / 30' 8''
Beam 3.55 m / 11' 8"
Draft*, empty load 1.70 m / 5' 7"
Displacement, empty standard boat 7 500 kg / 16 535 lbs
Lead keel 3 400 kg / 7 495 lbs
Sail area with working jib 65 m² / 700 sq ft
Sail area with furling genoa 70.2 m² / 756 sq ft
Engine Volvo Penta MD 22 P
kW / HP 42 / 57
P measure, mainsail12.62 m**E measure, traditional mainsail4.45 m**E measure, in-mast furling mainsail4.75 m**I measure, foretriangle14.40 m**J measure, foretriangle4.04 m**
Diesel tank 345 litres / 91 US gallon
Water tank 355 litres / 94 US gallon