39 MK II


209 units of the Hallberg-Rassy 39 were built from 1991 until 2003. Number 1-54 between 1991 and 1994 were the Mark I, number 55-209 were Mark II 1994-2003. You'll find info on the Mark I here. The main difference between Mk I and Mk II is that the Mk I has a traditional transom and the Mk II a developed transom with built in bathing platform. The rest of the hull, keel, rudder, engine and sailplan remained the same.



This is a yacht with two very generous double cabins and a vast toilet compartment. You often hear that every boat is 1 m too short. This does not apply to the Hallberg-Rassy 39. There are not too many berths, but the interior is fabulously roomy and allows for excellent elbow space for her crew. Someone said that the Hallberg-Rassy 39 is the world's most perfect 36-footer. That says a lot about the concept of the Hallberg-Rassy 39.


The layout offers much storage and provides excellent comfort. The interior allows for some special solutions like the famous Hallberg-Rassy Chairs in the saloon. These were introduced by Hallberg-Rassy in 1984 and many boat yards around the world have tried to copy these. The aft cabin can be built with two separate berths or a queen size berth at starboard and a L-sofa at port. The galley is seagoing and does not interfere with the natural flow through the boat. Storage throughout the boat is generous.


Cruising World magazine, USA, November 1995 issue about the Hallberg-Rassy 39:
"...this yacht has the proper makings of an offshore cruising yacht. Below, the mahogany interior is flawlessly joined and meticulously finished, a hallmark of Hallberg-Rassy yachts... Not readily visible are the telltale signs of Hallberg-Rassy's above-average engineering and building methods, lurking unseen behind the fine joinery below. The builder's reputation for excellence translates into good resale value.... My experience with Hallberg-Rassy has convinced me that sailboats can make beautiful, safe homes. If comfortable passages, solid construction, elegance and attention to detail make sense, then so does the Hallberg-Rassy 39."


Designer Germán Frers
CE category A - Unlimited ocean voyages
Hull length 12.22 m / 40' 1"
Waterline at rest 9.85 m / 32'
Beam 3.76 m / 12' 4"
Draught, empty standard boat * 1.85 m / 6' 1"*
Displacement, empty standard boat 10 000 kg / 22 045 lbs
Keel weight 4 200 kg / 9 260 lbs
Keel type lead on deep bilge
Mast over water, without antennas/Windex 17.3 m / 56' 9"
* Also available as a 20 cm more shallow draft version  
Sail area with jib 75 m² / 807 sq ft
Sail area with genoa 82 m² / 882 sq ft
Engine Volvo Penta D2-55
Power at crank shaft 41 kW / 55 HP
Drive type Shaft
Number of cylinders 4
Diesel 376 litres / 100 US gallon
Fresh water 450 litres / 119 US gallon
Transport height without windscreen 3.80 m / 12' 5"
Transport height with windscreen 4.20 m / 13' 9"
Estimated GRT 16.71
Estimated NRT 15.04