The new Hallberg-Rassy 400 is an aft cockpit boat with twin helms, a modern and efficient hull shape with twin rudders and an easy to handle rig. The interior offers the option of one or two aft cabins, one or two heads, classic mahogany or bright European oak interior. After the center cockpit 40C, the aft cockpit 400 is the second new 40 footer from Hallberg-Rassy in a short time. 



The cockpit is large. The twin helms make it easy to move in the cockpit. There is ample space on the pedestal heads for buttons and displays. The coaming is wide enough to offer flexibility for seating on top of the coaming or at bench level, with the benefit of the side protection by the coaming. The telltails of the headsail are easy to see from the helmsman's position. There is a fixed high gloss varnished teak table available. Control lines are lead in a concealed way to the cockpit coamings, allowing electric winches, without taking up any interior space. There are bins for excess ropes so the cockpit is always clean and tidy. The main sheet track is conveniently located in front of the Hallberg-Rassy typical wind screen. There is a fold-out swim platform available. Cockpit length and deck locker storage is larger than on the 412.


Although she is "just" 40 ft, she offers one or two heads, and two or three sleeping cabins. The forward cabin may be ordered in three different layouts:

  • For the first time with an aft cockpit Hallberg-Rassy: An Owner's Cabin in the bow, with center line bed and en-suite toilet with acrylic glass shower doors
  • Double bed with toilet, shower with acrylic glass doors and space for a washing machine,


  • Double bed cabin without own toilet

The saloon is available with L sofa and settees or L sofa and armchairs. For the first time with an aft cockpit Hallberg-Rassy, the washboard for the entrance is available with gas springs. If there is a single aft cabin, the starboard side settee is extra long. There is either a single aft cabin with large head with separate shower, or twin aft cabins, still with an aft head.


The rig is modern and easy to handle. The headsail is only slightly overlapping and easy to tack and there is a self tacking option too. The bowsprit is elegantly integrated with the hull and deck as standard, not an afterthought. The bowsprit is an excellent tack point for a gennaker, a mount for a bow ladder with platform and stowage for an Ultra bow anchor.


Comfort equipment is available, such as bow- and stern thrusters, and this may be combined with a generator. There are other comfort options such as washing machine, dish washer, or an extra fridge and freezer. Air conditioner and watermaker are also possible.

Test report by Sittbrunnen.se in Sweden

"There are a lot of good things to say about the Hallberg-Rassy 400. This yacht stands for a standard and a style that can also charm performance addicts. In addition, it is a handsome yacht, a boat to sit on the quay and just admire. Not cheap, but oh so right."

Europe’s largest sailing magazine, Yacht from Germany

"A fascinating masterpiece", "The best Hallberg-Rassy ever?" and "Stiff, well-built, very commodious."
"The Hallberg-Rassy 400 conveys peacefulness and temperament simultaneously … Sails like on rails. The boat only needs small course corrections and sails very stiff …, Fine carpentry, perfect varnishing—and in a contemporary design language."

Segeln from Germany

’The yacht reacts pleasantly immediately, not nervously, but with an apparent desire for performance. By now, everyone probably knows that the new generation of Hallberg-Rassy yachts is sailing fast.’
’With its agile sailing characteristics, the Hallberg-Rassy 400 appeals to both yacht owners who only want to set their sails once for the longest possible tack and those who like to constantly trim and feel the speed improve.’
’On the inside, there is a generously sized forward layout with a centre berth, which is exceptional on a boat of this size. Every little corner has been turned into a cupboard or storage space.’
’Thanks to the well-made carpentry with continuous grain in structural bulkheads and cabinets, and the long LED lighting, which provides a pleasant warm indirect lighting in the boat’s interior (just to name a few details), you feel a high comfort factor on board. In addition to being a source of pure wellbeing, the good craftsmanship on board also has practical advantages: If you consider, for example, the inspection hatches for the deck fittings that sit in the ceiling, it becomes clear that the boatyard wants the yacht owners to be as comfortable on board as possible and that the maintenance that needs to be done at some point is as easy as possible to perform.’


Designer Germán Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering
CE category A - Unlimited ocean voyages
Hull length 12.30 m / 40’ 4”
Maximum length 13.06 m / 42’ 10’’
Waterline at rest 11.74 m / 38’ 6’’
Beam 4.18 m / 13’ 8 1/2”
Draught, empty standard boat * 1.92 m / 6’ 4”
Displacement, empty standard boat 11 t / 24 250 lbs
Keel weight 3.65 t / 8 050 lbs
Keel type lead on deep bilge
* Also available as a 25 cm/10'' more shallow draught version  
Sail area with genoajib, standard boat 90.1 m² / 970 ft²
Sail area with genoajib, optimized sail area 96.6 m² / 1 040 ft²
Air draft, ex Windex 19.75 m / 64’ 10’’
Engine Volvo Penta D2-60
Power at crank shaft 44 kW / 60 HP
Max torque 169 Nm/2000 rpm
Diesel tank 400 l / 106 US gallon
Fresh water tanks 520 l / 137 US gallon
Transport height, including windshield 4.33 m / 14' 3''
Transport hieght, without windshield, pulpit, pushpit, steering wheels, pedestals 3.99 m / 13' 1"
Estimated GRT 18.07
Estimated NRT 16.26