Hallberg-Rassy 40 MKII

Well proven with contemporary comfort

The Hallberg-Rassy 40 MK II follows the success of the 43 Mk III, 48 Mk II, 55 and 64 with more natural light, more elegance and further improved interior comfort. An already good boat got even better.

Video- Interior Walkthrough

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Continuing Improvements for Model Year 2018

• The floorboards are now in the same wood type as the rest of the interior

• When push button sailing is ordered, the buttons now have back lighted text, which makes night sailing easier

• Automatic fire extinguisher for the engine room

• All models where electric toilets are ordered: A more robust, quieter unit, with soft closing lid, will be used.

• All models where radar pole is ordered: The pole is now hinged, which makes life a lot easier for winter storage or lifting the boat in a travel lift 

• The engine has been upgraded from 55 hp D2-55 to 60 crankshaft hp D2-60


Exterior Improvements-Model MKII: Exterior Photos

  • 25 cm taller rig
  • Gennaker or spinnaker hoisted from mast head
  • New saloon portlights; larger, frameless, give more natural light
  • Two hull portlights in the saloon
  • New low profile ventilators with built in ping pong balls
  • Elegant design of the windshield with rounded top on the side panels
  • Elegant design of the pushpit and pulpit
  • Optional 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

Interior improvements for New Model MKII:

  • 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
  • Optional 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

Great comfort for long distance cruising

The Hallberg-Rassy 40 Mk II offers great comfort for long distance sailing. She may be ordered with optional 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 head 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.


Previous Model Hallberg-Rassy HR 40
Exterior Photo Gallery
Award winning around the world
January 2003 European Yacht of the Year in the largest category
Cruising World 2004 Boat of the Year in USA Overall Winner
Cruising World 2004 Best Liveaboard Cruising Boat in USA
November 2002 Sailboat of the Show in Stockholm
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 discreet elegance. Without looking at trends, this is a modern yacht built to highest standards in respect of equipment and comfort.”
Interior Photo Gallery


As standard the boat has two saloon sofas and two separate aft cabin berths. Also optional at additional cost, a centre island berth in the aft cabin. You may combine the saloon of your choice with the aft cabin of your choice, so that you in reality have four layouts to choose from. All interior woodwork in light mahogany matt silk finish. Locker doors with solid wood frames and ventilation above. Floor is varnished wood with inlaid holly strips. Handholds are in all the right positions. The boat is carpeted, except directly in front of the galley, press studs avoid movement. All portholes are fitted with curtains. Curtains also under the skylights.


The settee offers comfortable seating. On port and sb side a 2.00 m / 6’ 7’’ long sofa, both with backrests with upper hinges.As an option at additional cost, there are two armchairs available in the saloon. The Stb side sofa is L-shaped. Between the settees a strong table with foldable sides. Top opening bar in the table. Headroom in saloon 1.92 m / 6’ 3 1/2’’.


Data Hallberg-Rassy 40


German Frers

CE category

A-Unlimited ocean voyages

Hull length

12.40 m / 40' 8"

Waterline at rest

11.04 m / 36' 3"


3.82 m / 12' 6"

Draft (also available in shallow draft version)

1.99 m / 6' 7"

Displacement at light load

10 000 kg / 22 045 lbs

Lead keel, weight

4 100 kg / 9 100 lbs

Sail area with jib

80.8 m² / 869 sq ft

Sail area with furling genoa

93.5 m² / 1006 sq ft


From No 103:VolvoPenta D2 55



kW / hp at crank shaft

41 / 55

Tranmission Shaft
Gearbox Hydraulic
Engine Displacement 2.2 litres
Alternator 115 AMPS

Diesel tank approx.

445 litres / 118.5 US gallon

Water tank approx.

460 litres / 122 US gallon

Mast over water, ex Windex

18.3 m / 60'

Transport height without windscreen 3.90 m / 12' 10''
Transport height with windscreen 4.34 m / 14' 3''


Classic layouthair layout


classic layout 1

classic layout 2



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