2018 Hallberg-Rassy 48

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

The Hallberg-Rassy 48 Mk II is developed from the very successful Hallberg-Rassy 48, built in 69 units. The 48 Mk II has a row of important improvements, which give more natural light, more comfort and more elegance. An already good boat turned even better. The German magazine ”Nautica” said: ”The 48 is probably the best Hallberg-Rassy ever built. And that’s a lot.”

Basic Boat Info

Make: Hallberg-Rassy
Model: 48
Year: 2018
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 48'0 ft / 14.63 m
Length Overall: 49'2 ft / 14.99 m
Waterline Length: 43'5 ft / 13.23 m
Beam: 14'9 ft / 4.5 m
Dry Weight: 18,461.21 kg
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: D3-110
  • Engine Power: 110hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 800 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 910 L


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Cruisers
More Info : Manufacturer Website
Hull and Deck
  • Hand lay-up GRP hull, insulated with Divinycell closed cell PVCfoam against heat and cold, except in the keel area and high load areas which has solid laminate.
  • Integrated rubbing strake with brass strip.
  • White hull with blue decorative band in gelcoat.
  • Isophtalic gelcoat and a protective vinylester based barrier coat between the gelcoat and the GRP.
  • Strong under floor reinforcements, bonded with composite.
  • Steel beam molded into the under floor reinforcements under the mast support for additional reinforcement.
  • Bulbed lead keel with reinforcement bolted on with fifteen 30 mm 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 in parts, laminated to the hull.
Deck Fittings
  • Deck, coachroof, toerail, cockpit seats, cockpit floor and side trims in top quality teak.
  • Teak hand rails full length of superstructure.
  • Strong stem fitting with integrated double anchor roller.
  • Electric windlass.
  • Original Delta anchor 70 Ibs/32 kg.
  • Chain 70 m, 10 mm.
  • Stowage beneath for fenders.
  • Two strong stainless cleats forward, aft and midships.
  • Double stainless lifelines.
  • Opening gates port and starboard.
  • Two scuppers on each side which drain rain water overboard just under 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 65 Evo chrome, two mainsheet winches, size 45 Evo chrome.
  • Hatches in foredeck, forward toilet compartment, starboard cabin, saloon and in aft cabin.
  • 13 portlights, 8 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.
  • Stowage in aft deck lazarette locker.
  • There is a separate gas locker on sb with stowage for two 6 kg P6 gas cylinders.
  • Integrated bathing platform in transom with bathing ladder.
  • On starboard 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 stb side of the cockpit coaming.
  • Strong windscreen with 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.
  • The chart tables and the washboards are high gloss varnished (on request available as natural teak).
  • Above the sliding hatch Raymarine instruments; one i50 Speed, one i50 Depth and i60 Wind.
  • Two large cockpit drains.
  • 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 queen size centre berth in the aft cabin with a sofa on each side and a Ladies Table to starboard.
  • There are options of a port side galley with larger countertop and a supercabin in front of the mast.
  • You may combine all the different alternatives, so that you in reality have 16 layouts to choose from.
  • If armchairs, queen size berth aft, supercabin or port side galley is required, this must specifically be ordered and confirmed and is subject to extra cost.
  • All interior woodwork in light mahogany matt silk finish.
  • Flat locker doors with invisible hinges and ventilation above.
  • Floor is varnished teak with inlaid holly strips.
  • Saloon and aft cabin ceiling has panelling with mahogany strips and ceilings in remainder of boat have light lining.
  • Cushions on all berths 12 cm / 5'’ thick and resting on unvarnished, well ventilated boards to avoid condensation.
  • Handholds are in all the right positions.
  • The boat is carpeted throughout, except directly in front of the galley, press studs avoid movement.
  • Portholes and skylights are fitted with curtains.


  • The settee offers comfortable seating.
  • On the starboard side a 2.21 m / 7' 3’’ long L-sofa that has backrests with hinges so that the space behind can be utilised as storage.
  • The sofa corner is rounded.
  • On starboard side 2.15 m 7’ 1’’ long settee.
  • The backrests can be lifted to reveal additional storage.
  • Between the settees a strong table with foldable sides.
  • Bar in the table.
  • As an option at additional cost two easy chairs can be ordered.
  • Headroom in saloon 1.99 m / 6’ 6’’.


  • Worktop in composite stone with strong, all round mahogany fiddle rail, which is milled so it can be used as a handhold as well.
  • Carefully insulated fridge box with water cooled electric compressor for chilling.
  • Extra deep, double sink.
  • 3 burner Force 10 gas cooker with oven, well gimballed and locking device for oven door and also for the cooker when in use in the marina.
  • 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.

Forward Heads

  • Compartment Access to the heads compartment is freely available from any part of the boat without disturbing anybody.
  • Bulkheads in white formica.
  • Teak grating.
  • Wash basin and countertop in composit stone.
  • Large mirror.
  • Separate shower with watertight shower stall, plexi glass doors.
  • Shower water drained by pump directly overboard without going into bilges.
  • Hand switch for shower pump for utmost safety.
  • Strong, reliable pump action toilet.
  • 78 litres holding tank, emptied by gravity or by deck pump out.
  • Cupboard above and below washbasin.
  • Ventilation through opening porthole, a hatch and a ventilator.

Forward Cabin

  • The door to the forward cabin has been arranged in such a way to allow free movement for dressing and undressing.
  • Two 2.13 m/7' long berths with ample stowage above and below and in addition a number of lockers.
  • Large deck hatch for light, ventilation and access for sails.
  • Ventilator on fore deck.

Aft Cabin

  • Aft cabin has two hanging lockers on portside and two comfortable berths, one 2.07 m / 6' 10'’ long x 150 cm / 4’ 11’’ wide and the other 2.20 m / 7’ 3’’ long and 100 cm / 3’ 3’’ wide.
  • Stowage room below and above.
  • There is a mirror fitted.
  • Seat between the berths.
  • As an option at additional cost one big double centre bed and a seat on each side, with Ladies Table to starboard, may be ordered.

Aft Heads

  • Bulkheads and lockers in white formica.
  • Teak grating, composite stone worktop and wash basin.
  • Large mirror.
  • Separate shower with watertight shower stall, plexi glass doors.
  • Shower water drained by membrane pump directly overboard without going into bilges.
  • Hand switch for shower pump for utmost safety.
  • Strong, reliable pump action toilet.
  • 77 litres holding tank, emptied by gravity or by deck pump out.
  • Cupboard above and below washbasin.
  • Ventilation through opening porthole
  • Engine Volvo Penta D3-110, 81 kW/110 HP 5 cylinder 2.4 litres displacement, turbo charged with intercooler, common rail and 20 valves.
  • Mounted with four rubber feet on strong foundations to avoid vibration and noise.
  • Fixed 3 bladed propeller.
  • Water-cooled rubber exhaust pipe.
  • Freshwater cooled engine.
  • Aqua Drive flexible link for a quiet and smooth engine.
  • The hot freshwater circuit is led into a 55 L / 15 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 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.
  • Three separate circuits; one with 12 Volt and 100 Ah, AGM with CCA value 1250, starter battery for engine start, and one 24 Volt 230 Ah AGM deepcycle for general 24 V use on board, covered by four 6 v 230 Ah AGM deepcycle batteries.
  • One 12 Volt 230 Ah AGM deepcycle for general 12 V use on board, covered by two 6 v 230 Ah AGM deepcycle batteries.
  • Charging of batteries is by one 140 A 12 V and one 55 A 24 V alternator from the engine.
  • Lighting throughout the boat is located in all the important positions.
  • There are adjustable lights above berths and settee.
  • Electric sockets at inner chart table and in the cockpit.
  • Electric panel with circuit breakers in the walk through.
  • There is a water- and a diesel meter.
  • For low power consumption LED navigation lights and LED steaming light with switches on the steering pedestal.
  • Anchor light with switch at the work table inside.
  • A wiring diagram is supplied with each boat.


  • Approximately 800 Litres / 212 US gallon in two tanks, below the floor in saloon with fuel gauge.
  • The tanks are filled through deck inlets.
  • Between tanks and engine there is a further large water and coarse filter in addition to the one on the engine.
  • The cruising range at 6.5 knots in calm waters is approximately 1 300 nautical miles, provided that the optional Gori overdrive propeller is ordered.


  • Water capacity is approximately 910 litres / 241 US gallon under the floor in the saloon in two tanks.
  • There is a water gauge.
  • The water goes to a pump and then on to a 5 litres pressure equalising tank, and from there via a manifold is distributed to a 55 Litres / 15 US gallon hot water calorifier (heated by 230V and the engine’s cooling water) 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.
  • There is a carbon filter for the fresh water system.
  • There are three bilge pumps; one manual, one electric and one high capacity electric emergency bilge pump that is floodable.
  • The emergency pump is operable from the cockpit.


  • Two Webasto Airtop Evo 3900 Diesel, with outlets in saloon, forward cabin, starboard cabin, heads compartments 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.
  • A water cooled Isotherm SP system with Danfoss compressor unit for refrigeration is fitted for the icebox, extremely economical to run.
  • Operated from a 24 Volt supply.
  • Five hatches, 7 opening port holes, companionway washboards, 5 vents in forward cabin, saloon, forward heads, sb cabin and the aft cabin.
  • Separate electric engine room ventilation.
  • Wheel steering, cardan linked rod steering which is progressive combines safety and fine feel in the best possible way.
  • Illuminated compass. 
  • Leather covered steering wheel.
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 stop cocks and speed transducer.
  • Four fire extinguishers, one fitted to the saloon table, one in the forward cabin, one in the aft cabin and one in the cockpit locker.
Type of finish
  • The interior is treated with a two component silk finish varnish.
  • The underwater hull has two applications of epoxi primer and two coats of antifouling.
  • The boat is CE certified and delivered with a CE certificate and a CE plaquette for category A (unlimited ocean voyages).
Loose equipment
  • Flagstaff
  • Boat hook
  • 6 Fenders; two 10 x 25 and four 12 x 30
  • 6 Mooring lines 10 m / 33'
  • Emergency tiller
  • Main sail cover (not supplied if in mast furling is ordered)
  • Winch handle

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