Hallberg-Rassy 42

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The Frers designed Hallberg-Rassy 42F was built during 1991 - 2001. A total of 181 hulls were built.

The Hallberg-Rassy 42 F is a very popular and comfortable cruising yacht for which distance is no object. For a yachtsman not interested in the latest regatta gimmicks but in a proper yacht with more than respectable speed, this is the one!

The Swedish Yachting Magazine Pĺ Kryss & Till Rors, says:

"Exquisite finish and every detail is well thought out. This boat elicits your confidence from the pervading grid structure at floor level, the lamination of hull and deck, rig, how the keel and rudder is secured to the least little detail on deck as well as inside. Behind each Hallberg-Rassy boat stands a craftsman, who personally tests every piece of equipment on extended trial-cruises, before taken in to production. Such attention to detail is unusual in boat building, but it shows. We keep looking but there is nothing to criticize......Our conclusion is, that designer Germán Frers' entry to Ellös has resulted in boats that combines the best from two different worlds. The irreplaceable feeling of fine craftsmanship, the unbeatable living standard aboard is still there, as well as the secure feeling of a full-keeled boat with excellent sea-going qualities, especially in rough weather. We have found a whole new idea of cruising yachts realized in this boat....The Hallberg-Rassy 42 makes you feel safe and secure. You may feel like sailing anywhere, anytime, in any weather."

Information about Hallberg-Rassy 42F MK I, built until 1994


Hallberg-Rassy 42 F Mk II


Germán Frers

CE category

A - Unlimited ocean voyages

Hull length

13.22 m / 43' 4"


3.95 m / 12' 11"

Length waterline at rest 10.35 m / 34'

Draft* empty standard boat

2.00 m / 6' 7"

Shallow draft version 30 cm less

Displacement, empty standard boat

12 500 kg / 27 558 lbs

Lead keel, weight

4 700 kg / 10 360 lbs

Sail area with jib

89 m˛ / 958 sq ft

Sail area with furling genoa

101 m˛ / 1 087 sq ft


Volvo Penta TMD22



kW / hp

56 / 76

Diesel tank

420 litres / 111 US gallon

Water tank

685 litres / 181 US gallon

Transport height without windscreen

4 m / 13' 1"

Transport height with windscreen

4.39 m / 14' 5"

*Also available as a shallow draft version

Specifications Hallberg-Rassy 42F

Photos and interior drawing alt.1:
With two beds in aft cabin and two sofas in saloon

Photos and interior drawing alt.2:
With one double bed in aft cabin and two arm chairs and a sofa in saloon

Sail plan

Speed diagram

Winter cradle sketch

Plan over through hull fittings

GZ (stability) curves

Wiring diagram 1

Wiring diagram 2


The address and fax/phone number to Hallberg-Rassy