43 MK II


The original Hallberg-Rassy 43 has been built in no less than 150 units. As model year 2008, a new updated version, the Hallberg-Rassy 43 Mk II, was presented. Production numbers 151-189 until 2012 were built as Mark II.



  • New slightly taller rig, where the mainsail is a little larger and there is a slight fractional rigging in line with the Hallberg-Rassy 37, 40, 48 and 54. The rig combines the sturdiness of the masthead rig with the easier trimming facilities of a fractional rigging
  • All new deck mould
  • New winch steps, which not only look great, it allows easier step into the cockpit and better height of the winch, giving improved accessibility
  • Rounder curving between the superstructure roof and superstructure side
  • The blue stripe around the cockpit is in gelcoat and is laminated into the deck
  • The frames of the deck hatches for the saloon and v cabin are lowered
  • The deck hatches of the aft cabin and the forward heads are lowered completely into the teak
  • The aft deck locker lids are moved more aft, being better positioned over the actual locker for better access
  • The cockpit teak is lowered into the level of the gelcoat, giving both better comfort, better looks and easier cleaning
  • The alcove in the cockpit is lowered into the coaming, no frame disturbs the comfort when sitting here
  • The seating comfort of the cockpit is improved by a better shape of the coaming, in line with the Hallberg-Rassy 54 and 342
  • Improved shape of the windshield coaming gives better looks
  • Larger locker lid for the gas bottles, allowing PK6 composite bottles
  • The entrance ladder has a completely new design, with rounded steps and rounded side panels, improving the looks and the comfort when being used in a seaway
  • New improved design on the handholds on the ceiling
  • Bookshelf alcoves also in the v cabin
  • Improved looks of the bookshelf alcoves
  • Lowered division between the seat and the vanity in the v cabin, which gives a more open and airy feel in this area
  • If armchairs are ordered, these are improved for both better looks and better comfort
  • The upper ends of the bulkheads between saloon-nav table and saloon-galley are lowered, giving a more open feel
  • In the galley, the fridge is improved to the same as used in the Hallberg-Rassy 48. That means built in evaporator, automatic light and three baskets in order to more easily organize the small items
  • The bulkhead between the galley and the saloon is shortened a little towards the hullside
  • That makes it possible to increase the work top area in the galley a little, without sacrificing space in the cockpit locker or the saloon
  • The fiddle around the vanity in the walk through to the aft cabin is improved to the same as used in the Hallberg-Rassy 48, meaning built in grabrail
  • If a deep freezer is ordered, this is improved to the same size as in the Hallberg-Rassy 48, with a basket, built in evaporator and automatic light
  • New improved design of the carpet, where more of the beautiful teak and holly floor is showed at the ends
  • Improved comfort for the navigation table seat
  • Battery capacity is improved from 450 to 470 Ah


Designer Germán Frers
CE category A - Unlimited ocean voyages
Hull length 13.57 m / 44' 6"
Waterline at rest 11.75 m / 38' 7"
Beam 4.08 m / 13' 5"
Draft, empty standard boat * 2.00 m / 6' 7"
Displacement, empty standard boat 12.7 T / 28 000 lbs
Keel weight 4.5 t / 9 950 lbs
Keel type lead on deep bilge
* Also available with 30 cm less draught  
Sail area with jib 95.1 m² / 1 024 sq ft
Sail area with genoa 110.2 m² / 1 186 sq ft
Air draft, ex Windex 20.2 m / 66' 4''
Engine Volvo Penta D2-75
Power at crank shaft 55 kW / 75 HP
Diesel tank 395 litres / 104 US gallon
Fresh water tanks 650 litres / 172 US gallon
Transport height without windscreen 3.89 m / 12' 10''
Transport height with windscreen 4.30 m / 14' 2''
Estimated GRT 19.45
Estimated NRT 17.51