40 MK II


The Hallberg-Rassy 40 Mark II followed the success of the 48 Mk II, 55 and 64 with more natural light, more elegance and further improved interior comfort. An already good boat got even better.



There are 19 improvements compared to the previous 40:


  • 25 cm taller rig with somewhat more sail area
  • Gennaker or spinnaker now hoisted from mast head, not from top of headstay
  • New saloon portlights; larger, frameless, like on the 43 Mk III, 48 Mk II, 55 and 64, give more natural light
  • Two hull portlights in the saloon
  • New low profile ventilators with built in ping pong balls
  • More elegant design of the windshield with rounded top on the side panels, similar to the 412, 43 Mk III, 48 Mk II, 55 and 64
  • More elegant design of the pushpit and pulpit, similar to the 412 and 43 Mk III
  • Possibility to get the genoa sheet winches as Revo, which means also reversible function
  • Deeper cockpit floor under the grating for improved drainage capacity without compromising the easy access to the cabin
  • Improved headroom below the boom; 10 cm
  • Optional retractable bow- and stern thrusters with docking function


  • Improved entrance stair; less steep and more comfortable steps
  • Two hull portlights in the saloon give eye-contact to the world outside while seated in the saloon
  • Saloon alcoves with white painted wooden panels and hull portlights like 412, 43 Mk III, 48 Mk II, 55 and 64
  • Possibility for good size retractable 32 inch TV starboard in the saloon
  • New layout option for the aft cabin: sofa to starboard, superwide, superlong berth to port; 2.37 m long, 1.79 m wide at the forward end, 1.18 m wide at the foot end.
  • Opening portlights between the galley and the cockpit, and between the nav station and the cockpit
  • Optional charcoal filter extractor in the galley
  • Improved access to the v cabin
  • Improved and widened sole between the v berths without compromising the good size and comfort of the v berths


The Hallberg-Rassy 40 Mk II 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. In 1984, Hallberg-Rassy was the first boatyard in the world to introduce this feature. 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. This allows for easy access, easy maintenance and good sound insulation. Main inspection doors are to the starboard side, and 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 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.


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"
Draught, empty standard boat * 1.99 m / 6' 7"
Displacement, empty standard boat 11 T / 24 200 lbs
Keel weight 4.1 T / 9 100 lbs
Keel type lead on deep bilge
* Also available as a 30 cm shallower draft version  
Sail area with jib 81.5 m² / 877 sq ft
Sail area with genoa 94.2 m² / 1014 sq ft
Air draft, ex Windex 18.55 m / 60' 10''
Engine Volvo Penta D2-60
Gearbox Hydraulic
Alternator on main engine 115 A
Power at crank shaft 44 kW / 60 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''