2018 Hallberg-Rassy 40

Available for ordering and new boat construction for delivery next year.

The Hallberg-Rassy 40 Mark II follows the success of the 48 Mk II, 55 and 64 with more natural light, more elegance and further improved interior comfort. An already good boat got even better. The Hallberg-Rassy 40 Mk II offers great comfort for long distance sailing. She may be ordered with comfort equipment such as washing machine, generator or watermaker. The layout offers much storage and provides excellent comfort. By using the space in the cockpit coaming, she even offers headroom in the walk through to the aft cabin. There is a separate shower with plexi glass doors in the heads compartment. This interior allows for some special solutions like the famous optional Hallberg-Rassy Armchairs in the saloon. In 1984, Hallberg-Rassy was the first boatyard in the world to introduce this feature.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Hallberg-Rassy
Model: 40
Year: 2018
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Length Overall: 40'8 ft / 12.4 m
Waterline Length: 36'3 ft / 11.05 m
Beam: 12'6 ft / 3.81 m
Dry Weight: 18,461.21 kg
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: D2-55
  • Engine Power: 55hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 450 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 460 L


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Cruisers
More Info : Manufacturer Website
Hull and deck
  • Hand lay-up GRP hull, insulated with Divinycell closed cell PVC-foam against heat and cold, except in the keel area and high load areas which has solid laminate.
  • Integrated rubbing strake with brass strip.
  • Blue decorative band in gelcoat.
  • Strong under floor reinforcements.
  • Lead keel with reinforcement bolted on with thirteen S/S bolts.
  • The rudder is carefully mounted for sensitive rudder feel.
  • Strong engine foundations of GRP for effective sound insulation.
  • Deck and coachroof areas and also cockpit are of sandwich construction, solid inparts, laminated to the hull.
Deck and deck fittings
  • Deck, toerail, cockpit seats, cockpit floor and side trims in top quality teak laid in silicon rubber.
  • Also teak hand rails full length of superstructure.
  • Strong stem fitting with integrated anchor roller, prepared for Original Delta anchor 44 Ibs/20 kg (this anchor is an extra).
  • Stowage beneath for fenders and lines.
  • Two strong cleats forward, aft and midships.
  • Double stainless lifelines.
  • Two scuppers on each side which drain rain water overboard just above waterline to prevent dirt strips on the hull.
  • Deck inlets for water and diesel tanks are on opposite sides to avoid errors.
  • Genoa and mainsheet tracks with blocks.
  • Genoa block adjustable from the cockpit.
  • Selftailing genoa winches from Lewmar, size 50 Evo Chrome Selftailing, one mainsheet winch, size 30 Evo Chrome Selftailing. Hatches to forecabin, saloon and in aft cabin.
  • 11 portlights, 6 of these are opening.
  • A stainless steel swan neck fitting by the mast for problem free threading of existing and additional mast cables.
  • Pulpit and pushpit have opening for easy access on board.
  • There is a separate gas locker on port with stowage for two 6 kg P6 gas cylinders.
  • Integrated bathing platform in transom.
  • On port side there is a generous sized, dry stowage locker.
  • The cockpit floor is covered with a teak grating.
  • Wheel steering with single lever engine control.
  • High gloss varnished folding teak cockpit table.
  • Panel for engine instruments in the steering pedestal within easy reach of helmsman.
  • Alcove in the port side cockpit coaming.
  • Strong windscreen with side handholds, opening centre section and sprayhood over front part of cockpit.
  • The sprayhood can be rolled away neatly into a protective cover.
  • On either side of sliding hatch there are useful teak covered work surfaces, ideal as chart tables, etc.
  • Above the sliding hatch instruments from Raymarine i50 Speed, i50 Detph and i60 Wind.
  • Chart tables and washboards in natural teak.
  • Two washboards, the upper one louvered for ventilation. The washboards stores in the cockpit locker.
  • Two large cockpit drains.
Mast and rigging
  • Triple spreader rig by Seldén.
  • Main boom with outhaul and two reefs.
  • Jib furling and reefing system Seldén Furlex.
  • Seldén rodkicker, backstay tensioner and turnbuckles.
  • Three winches; one for reefing, two selftailing for main and jib halyards.
  • Several cleats for various uses.
  • Spinnaker boom track for spinnaker boom is supplied as standard.
  • Generous dimensions of standing and running rigging avoid fatigue during unrestricted ocean sailing.
  • Winches from Lewmar.
  • Deck light.
  • Windex wind indicator on mast top
  • Mainsail and furling genoa, crosscut dacron in special Offshore quality with leather reinforcements by Elvström Sails, Denmark.
  • Two reefs in main, battens and coded sail bags.

As standard the boat has two saloon sofas and two separate aft cabin berths. As an option at additional cost, there are two armchairs available in the saloon and, also optional at additional cost, a centre island berth in the aft cabin. You may combine the saloon of your choice with the aft cabin of your choice, so that you in reality have four layouts to choose from. If armchairs or centre island berth is required, this must specifically be ordered and confirmed. All interior woodwork in light mahogany matt silk finish. Flush mounted locker doors with solid wood frames and ventilation above. Floor is varnished teak with inlaid holly strips. Saloon ceiling has paneling with mahogany strips and ceilings in remainder of boat have light lining. Cushions on all berths 12 cm / 5’’ thick sandwich construction and resting on unvarnished, well ventilated boards to avoid condensation. Handholds are in all the right positions. All side portholes are fitted with curtains. Curtains also under the skylights.


  • The settee offers comfortable seating. On port and sb side a 2.00 m / 6’ 7’’ long sofa, both with backrests with upper hinges.
  • On port side so that the whole width of the berth can be used for sleeping accommodation.
  • The Stb side sofa is L-shaped.
  • Between the settees a strong table with foldable sides.
  • Top opening bar in the table.
  • Headroom in saloon 1.92 m / 6’ 3 1/2’’.


  • Big working surface in composite stone with strong, all round mahogany fiddle rail.
  • Carefully insulated icebox with basket and water cooled electric compressor for chilling.
  • Extra deep, double sink.
  • Twin burner gas cooker with oven, well gimballed with fiddle rails and locking device for oven door and also for the cooker when in use in the marina.
  • Electric lighting of burners, no matches are necessary.
  • Safety switch on gas pipe.
  • Crockery locker and cutlery drawer.
  • Bread board.
  • Room for saucepans and other kitchen utensils.
  • There are special places for the waste bin and other items.

Heads Compartment

  • Bulkheads and lockers in white laminate.
  • Teak grating.
    Wash basin and work top in composite stone.
  • There is a large mirror.
  • Separate shower with watertight shower stall.
  • Shower water drained by pump directly overboard without going into bilges.
  • Hand switch for shower pump for utmost safety.
  • Strong, reliable pump action toilet.
  • 72 litres holding tank, emptied by gravity or by deck pump out.
  • Cupboard above and below washbasin.
  • Ventilation through opening porthole, opening deck hatch as well as a electrolux type vent.
  • Headroom 1.93 m in the shower, 1.92 in heads compartment.

Forward Cabin

  • The forward cabin has been arranged in such a way to allow generous free movement for dressing and undressing.
  • Two 2.05 m/6’ 9’’ long berths with ample stowage above and below and in addition a number of lockers.
  • Hanging locker and vanity.
  • Two opening skylights with curtains under.

Work Table

  • A comfortable work table seat with spacious chart table.
  • Electric panel to the right of the navigator.
  • There are drawers and stowage slots.
  • Two bookshelfs towards the engine room.


  • There is a larger rubber sealed two-door access to the engine room off the walkthrough.
  • On starboard there is a hanging locker.
  • Generous walkthrough headroom, maximum 1.83 m / 6’ due to using the cockpit coaming for headroom

Aft Cabin

  • Aft cabin has a hanging locker on starboard and two comfortable berths.
  • Stowage room below and above.
  • There is a mirror fitted.
  • Seat between the berths.
  • As an option at additional cost either a Queen Size centre berth with seats on port and starboard, or a long and wide bed on port side and sofa to starboard is available.
Engine and engine room
  • Engine Volvo Penta D2-55, 41 kW/55 HP 4 cylinder 2.2 Litres cylinder volume.
  • Mounted with four rubber feet on strong foundations to avoid vibration and noise.
  • Hydraulic gearbox.
  • Shaft drive.
  • Fixed 3 bladed propeller.
  • Water-cooled rubber exhaust pipe.
  • Freshwater cooled engine.
  • The hot freshwater circuit is led into a 40 L / 11 US gallon well insulated hot water tank.
  • Due to the good insulation water remains hot for many hours after the engine has been run.
  • The engine is served by a separate 75 Ah 12 V battery.
  • There is a large filter for cooling water.
  • The bilge pump has been installed in a position where it can be cleaned even in extremely bad weather conditions.


  • Approximately 460 litres / 122 US gallons in two tanks, one appx. 135 litres / 36 US gallons below the floor in saloon with fuel gauge and another one appx. 325 litres / 86 US gallons under the starboard sofa.
  • The tanks are filled through deck inlets.
  • Between tank and engine there is a further large water and coarse filter in addition to the one on the engine.
  • The cruising range in calm waters is approximately 920 nautical miles.


  • Water capacity is approximately 460 litres / 122 US gallon in two tanks, both located under the floor in the saloon, the aft one holding approximately185 litres / 49 US gallons and the forward tank 275 litres / 73 US gallons.
  • There is a water gauge.
  • The water goes to a pump and then on to a two litres pressure equalising tank, and from there via a manifold is distributed to a 40 Litres / 11 US gallons hot water calorifier and the cold water system.
  • As soon as a water tap is turned on the water which is under pressure in the pipes starts to flow.
  • As soon as the pressure reduces the electric pump begins to work and will continue until the pressure is built up again after closing tap.
  • Filling of water tanks is through deck inlet.
  • Carbon filter to clean the fresh water pumped from the tank.
  • There are two bilge pumps; one manual and one high capacity electric emergency bilge pump that is floodable.
  • Two separate circuits, one with 12 Volt and 75 Ah battery for engine start and one 12 Volt 240 Ah traction batteries for general use on board.
  • Charging of batteries is by 115 A alternator from engine.
  • Lighting throughout the boat is located in all the important positions.
  • There are attractive adjustable lights above berths.
  • Electric sockets at inner chart table and in the cockpit.
  • Electric panel with circuit breakers at inner chart table.
  • There is a water- and diesel meter.
  • International navigation lights and steaming light with switch on the panel for extra safety.
  • The electric panel has provision for additional outlets.
    A wiring diagram is supplied with each boat.
  • Webasto Airtop 3900 Diesel, 3.5 kW, with outlets in saloon, forward cabin, heads compartment and aft cabin.
  • As far as possible double heater hoses are used in each other for insulation purpose.
  • Also the hull is well insulated and therefore heating and consequently electric consumption will be minimal.
  • The heating exhaust flue is led outside through the blue decorative stripe.
  • The heating is installed in the engine room and is easily accessible for servicing.
  • All outlets, except in the saloon, can be regulated separately.
  • A water cooled Isotherm SP system with 12 v Danfoss compressor unit for refrigeration, extremely economical to run.


  • Five hatches, six opening port holes, companionway washboards, totally six automatic vents in the saloon, on the foredeck, in the heads compartment and in the aft cabin.
  • Wheel steering with leather covered steering wheel.
  • Cardan linked rod steering which is progressive combines safety and fine feel in the best possible way.
  • Emergency tiller.
  • Illuminated compass and single lever engine control.
Safety and General
  • All outside skin fittings are speedily and securely sealed by using ball-valves with Delrin-sealer.
  • Double hose clips are used under water.
  • For the toilet special non-diffusing hoses are used.
  • All electric cables are, where possible, laid in special tubes and where this is not possible, cables are safely loomed away from the hull.
  • There are large limber holes so that any water can easily drain to the bilge.
  • The bilge is accessible by a removable floor panel without having to remove the steps.
  • Inspection hatches for easy access to sea cocks and speed transducer.
  • Three fire extinguishers; one fitted to the saloon table, one in the forward cabin and one in the aft cabin.
Type of finish
  • The interior is treated with a silk finish varnish.
  • The underwater hull has two applications of epoxi primer and two coats of antifouling.
  • The boat is delivered with a CE certificate and a CE plaquette for category A (unlimited ocean voyages).
Loose equipment
  • Flagstaff
  • Boat hook
  • 6 Fenders, 55 cm / 22’’
  • 4 Mooring lines 10 m / 33’, 16 mm
  • Emergency tiller
  • Main sail cover (not supplied if in mast furling is ordered)
  • 2 winch handles

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