The 43 was designed by longtime HR collaborator Germán Frers.Hallberg-Rassy built nearly 200 of the earlier versions of the boat prior to the launch of the latest iteration at last fall’s U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland. Updates reflect elements the Scandinavian builder has incorporated into several of its other models, such as the HR 48, 55 and 64. Portlights have been added to the hull to let in more light, and seven of the boat’s 12 hatches open to let in plenty of air down below. In the well-equipped galley, counter space has been increased slightly. By adjusting the width and placement of the cockpit coamings above, the builder added headroom in the passageway between the sit-down nav desk and the owner’s cabin aft. And speaking of the aft cabin, a buyer can now choose between a centerline queen berth and portside sofa, or a double berth to starboard and a single sea berth to port.