The Hallberg-Rassy 40 was built from 2002-2018 in totally 162 units. Between 2016 and 2018 the improved Hallberg-Rassy 40 Mk II was built. The Hallberg-Rassy 40 offers great comfort for long distance sailing.


She may be ordered with comfort equipment such as washing machine, generator or watermaker. The layout offers much storage and provides excellent comfort. By using the space in the cockpit coaming, she even offers headroom in the walk through to the aft cabin. There is a separate shower with plexi glass doors in the heads compartment. This interior allows for some special solutions like the famous Hallberg-Rassy Armchairs in the saloon. This feature was introduced by Hallberg-Rassy as the first boatyard in the world already in 1984. The saloon is also available with traditional settees.


Technical equipment is installed in the huge engine room. There you find gear such as main engine, gen set, pumps, filters, charger, inverter, a spare propeller and a lot more. That allows for easy access, easy maintenance and good sound insulation. Main inspection doors are to the starboard side, but there are also additional access from the front and from the floor in the cockpit locker. The floor in the cockpit is bolted in place, so that the engine may be lifted out the same way it came in. Hallberg-Rassy boats are sailed actively and intensively for a very long time. Sooner or later parts need to be replaced such as engine or tanks. Then it is good to know that those parts may be taken out the same way they got in; through natural openings of the boat. That is what you need on a Blue Water Cruiser.


The Hallberg-Rassy 40 has won no less than four attractive awards:

  • She was presented European Yacht of the Year in the largest category
  • Overall winner in Boat of the Year in USA 2004
  • Best Liveaboard cruising boat in USA 2004
  • Sailboat of the Show in Stockholm

The sailboat of the year jury says:
“The Hallberg-Rassy 40 is a long distance cruiser of highest quality from the Swedish island Orust. The boat is the result of the yard’s long experience in boatbuilding. This has in the Hallberg-Rassy 40 been further developed to a discrete elegance. Without looking at trends, this is a modern yacht built to highest standards in respect of equipment and comfort.”


Designer Germán Frers, Argentina
CE category A - Unlimited ocean voyages
Hull length 12.40 m / 40' 8"
Waterline at rest 11.04 m / 36' 3"
Beam 3.82 m / 12' 6"
Draft, empty standard boat* 1.99 m / 6' 7"
Displacement, empty standard boat 10 T / 22 100 lbs
Keel weight 4.1 T / 9 100 lbs
Keel type lead on deep bilge
* Also available as a 30 cm more shallow draft version  
Sail area with jib 80.8 m² / 869 sq ft
Sail area with genoa 93.5 m² / 1006 sq ft
Air draft, ex Windex 18.3 m / 60' 0''
Engine Volvo Penta D2-55
Gearbox Hydraulic
Alternator on main engine 115 A
Power at crank shaft 41 kW / 55 HP
Diesel tank 445 litres / 118.5 US gallon
Fresh water tanks 460 litres / 122 US gallon
Transport height without windscreen 3.90 m / 12' 10''
Transport height with windscreen 4.34 m / 14' 3''