Hallberg-Rassy 48 MKII


Hallberg-Rassy 48 MKII

Hallberg-Rassy 48 Mk II

The Hallberg-Rassy 48 Mk II offers More natural light - More comfort - More elegance


Continuous 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 at for example winter storage or lifting the boat in a travellift 

• The switch panel at the work table is upgraded to a new more attractive design in silver grey

Model HR48 MKII Exterior Photos Model HR48 MKII Interior Photos

A winning concept further developed

The Hallberg-Rassy 48 Mk II is a blue water cruiser that is improved on 15 points compared to the predecessor 48:

  1. The saloon portlights are a heritage of the Hallberg-Rassy 55 and 64. The window area is greater and is frameless with tempered glass. This gives both more natural light and more elegance.
  2. The 48 Mk II has two opening portlights between the saloon and the cockpit, both port and sb side, like on the Hallberg-Rassy 55
  3. Four hull portlights; two in the saloon and two in the aft cabin
  4. White painted wooden panels in the alcoves in the saloon
  5. New design for the windscreen, with curved tops of the side panels, like on the Hallberg-Rassy 55
  6. Improved hatches for the aft deck lockers
  7. Over the sliding hatch there are now Raymarine instruments as standard; i50 Speed, i50 Depth and i60 Wind
  8. Seven slim style ventilators with built-in ping pong balls, which immediately closes if water comes over, and instantly and automatically opens again as soon as the water is gone
  9. The batteries are upgraded to AGM deep cycle like in the HR 55
  10. When a retractable TV is ordered, the size is now as large as 40 inch
  11. New design for the pushpits and pulpits
  12. A slimmer design for the anchor windlass
  13. Bookshelfs in v cabin and aft cabin like in the HR 55, which means more open design with white wooden slats inside
  14. Two opening portlights in the port side linear galley, one opening portlight in the of sb side U shaped galley
  15. New colour for the composite stone worktops in the galley and the heads

Powerful engine

The engine is a state of the art Volvo Penta, an efficient 5 cylinder with common rail technology and 20 valves. The Volvo Penta D3-110 develops 81 kW/110 HP. Maximum torque is as much as 342 Nm at just 2000 RPM. That is the perfect engine for a displacement cruiser like this. You don't really use your horse power but you your torque, at low RPM. That is why you need a modern engine with high torque at low RPM. That gives comfortable power, low noise and low vibrations. That is comfort! The fuel tank capacity of the 48 is as much as 800 litres. This modern engine combined with an overdrive propeller from Gori gives a range of 1 060 Nautical Miles, that's roughly from Hamburg in Germany to Iceland, motoring non-stop! That is what you need for a contemporary Blue Water Cruiser.

Information for HR 48 MKI as below:
The New Measure for Blue Water Cruisers

The Hallberg-Rassy 48 is a comfortable long distance cruiser based on the same winning concept the predecessor HR 46 has, but with fifteen more years of Frers’ and Hallberg-Rassy’s experience incorporated. The HR 48 is an all-over new design, starting with a blank sheet of paper.

Winner of Boat of the Year in her category in the catalogue Yacht Trends 2006, and nominated in the category Full-Size Cruiser in Cruising World's Boat of the Year award 2007.

Interior photo gallery HR 48MKI

Salon with optional armchairs
New layout alternative

A new layout alternative - the Supercabin in front of the mast. Most Hallberg-Rassy yachts are sailed by one or two couples. Only occasionally is there a need for a third cabin. With this in mind, Hallberg-Rassy has developed the Supercabin forward of the mast. That means the yacht has two high priority double cabins and one more two-berth cabin in the front for occasional use. Apart from the comfortable aft cabin there is now also a very generous cabin in front of the mast with a double berth and lots of elbow space. The V-cabin in front is still there and the actual berths are not smaller than they normally are but the hanging locker and the floor area of the V-cabin has been reduced in favour for the super cabin forward of the mast. Additionally, a new galley configuration is offered on port side for more worktop area and an additional fridge that is front opening.

Optional Super Cabin to Starboard
Optional Port Side Galley
Contiuous Improvements for model year 2013
Pattern matching of hatches and drawers also for mahogany surfaces. Previously only done on boats with teak interior
New air ventilators with integrated ping-pong balls that seal tight when flushed and quickly reopen when the water drains away. Provides superior waterproofing as well as a lower, more pleasing appearance.
More elegant air inlets above lockers
Contemporary accordion style curtains stowing upwards, on sidehatches in the saloon and forward of the mast
Gas spring for the navtable cover
Chrome light switches and sockets
New, contemporary design water dispenser in the galley and heads
Smoother, better looking valve levers for the holding tank
Blocks on deck upgraded to Lewmar HTX black aluminium ball bearing blocks
Windlass upgraded to the same model used on the Hallberg-Rassy 54, Lewmar V4, 2 000 W with lower profile and gypsy only
Improved cockpit table support ensures a more stable table when in up position
Valves on the through hull fittings now marked with what they contain


Data Hallberg-Rassy 48


German Frers
CE category A - Unlimited ocean voyages
Hull length 14.99 m / 49' 2”
Waterline at rest 13.25 m / 43' 5"
Beam 4.50 m / 14' 9”
Draft (Also available as a shallow draft version) 2.35 m / 7' 8”
Displacement 18.5 t / 40 700 lbs
Lead keel 7.75 t / 17 100 lbs

Sail area with working jib

123.4m²1 328 sq ft

Sail area with furling genoa 138.9m²/ 1 495 sq ft
Mast over water, ex Windex 21.75 m 71' 4"
Headroom saloon 1.99 m / 6' 6"
Engine Volvo Penta D3-110
Cylinders 5
kW / HP at crank shaft

81 / 110

Max torque 342 Nm at 2000 rpm
Diesel Tank 800 litres / 212 US gallon
Water tank 910 litres / 241 US gallon
Transport height with windscreen 4.78 m / 15' 9 ''
Transport height without windscreen 4.35 m / 14' 3 ''


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