The Hallberg-Rassy 342 was built 2005-2018 in 329 units. She gives a little more of everything than her predecessor, the almost revolutionary 34, and at the same time offers all the good values that made the Hallberg-Rassy 34, launched 15 years earlier, so successful.Key words such as sailing performance, timeless elegance, comfort, fine joinery work and ease of handling are valid for both models.
The Hallberg-Rassy 342 has proved to be a sales success from the start. 


The Hallberg-Rassy 342 uses its hull dimensions to greater effect than the previous 34. Within almost the same dimensions this gives for example:

  • 40 cm (1 ft 3 ½ inches) longer waterline
  • 9 cm (3 ½ inches) longer saloon berths
  • 11 cm (4 ½ inches) longer forward berths
  • Wider sleeping berths
  • 5 cm (1 ¾ inches) better headroom, now 1.91 m  (6 ft 3 inches)
  • Larger tanks; both fresh water, fuel and holding tanks are increased by 10 litres each


The rig is easier to handle with larger mainsail and a smaller, slightly overlapping genoajib. A selftacker is now possible. Frers latest design experience means improved performance.  The rudder has spherical self-aligning bearings, giving minimum friction.

The cockpit has more comfortable seating with optimised shape of the backrests and the coamings are up to 5 cm (2 inches) higher, giving improved protection.  The cockpit lockers are larger.

Weight distribution is also improved by moving for example the water tank and the batteries further to the centre of the boat. Also the keel bulb is thicker for a lower centre of gravity. All this contributes to improved sailing and seagoing performance.


The interior is brighter due to the larger side windows and the number of opening portlights which have been increased from 5 to 10. The forward cabin deck hatch is larger giving not only more light and ventilation, but it also makes it easier to get sails such as a furling gennaker or a Code Zero in and out. The heads compartment, which now has a Corian sink and countertop, is 6 cm (2 ½ inches) longer and benefits from a dedicated wet locker.

The batteries are of so called flat plate type, which allows deeper cycles than traditional batteries. Their capacity has been improved from 124 to 225 Ah. The engine alternator has been increased from 60 to 115 A.


The Hallberg-Rassy 342 is a modern and well performing long distance cruiser who gives her owner great pride of ownership.

Within a short time firm orders were taken from future owners in Finland, Ireland, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Austria, the Färö islands, the UK and the USA. Such is the confidence of our clients in the new 342 and their faith in Hallberg-Rassy to fulfil their responsibilities.


Designer Germán Frers
CE category A - Unlimited ocean voyages
Hull length 10.32 m / 33' 10"
Waterline at rest 9.09 m / 29' 10"
Beam 3.42 m / 11' 3"
Draft, empty standard boat 1.82 m * / 6' 0" *
Displacement, empty standard boat 5.3 T / 11 700 lbs
Keel weight 1.95 t / 4 300 lbs
Keel type lead on deep bilge
Sail area with genoajib 59.5 m² / 640 sq ft
*Also available with 25 cm reduced draft  
Sail area with PE main, genoajib with battens 61.6 m² / 663 sq ft
Sail area with PE main and Code Zero 90.6 m² / 975 sq ft
Air draft, ex Windex 15.92 m / 52' 3''
Engine Volvo Penta D1-30
Power at crank shaft 21 kW / 29 HP
Number of cylinders 3
Diesel tank 165 litres/44 US gallon
Fresh water tank 265 litres/ 71 US gallon
Transport height with windscreen 3.92 m / 12' 10''
Transport height without windscreen or pulpit 3.65 m / 12' 0''