The new 40 is designed by Germán Frers from Argentina. The Hallberg-Rassy 40 combines the experience of his designs for the Volvo Ocean Race and the America's Cup. The HR 40 is refreshingly new in her detail and at the same time she adheres to the tradition Hallberg-Rassy stands for.

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.”  Frers latest know how in for example hull, rudder and keel design, with considerable longer waterline.



Hallberg-Rassy 40 voted

Best Liveaboard Cruising boat
Best Overall Cruising Vessel


The HR 40 has just won not only the title Best Liveaboard Cruising Boat, but also Best Overall Vessel in the US Cruising World magazine. The HR 40 beat out 31 other nominees. Judges called the Hallberg-Rassy 40:  

"A true sailor's boat". "The Hallberg-Rassy has maintained a lot of traditional types
of quality while updating the underbody to produce a boat that sails and handles well. It met my desire for balance, comfort and safety with class. I would be proud to row away from this yacht."

This means that the Hallberg-Rassy 40 has won honourable awards all over the globe: Sailboat of the Show in Stockholm, European Boat of the Year, and in the United States Best liveaboard cruiser and Best overall cruising boat of the year.

JIM Soeferie says: It's easy to find a cheaper charterboat, but none as good as the Hallberg Rassy 40...


Hallberg-Rassy 40


Germán Frers

CE category

A - Unlimited ocean

Hull length

12.40 m / 40' 8"

Max sailing waterline

11.52 m / 37' 10"

Waterline at rest

10.60 m / 34' 9"


3.82 m / 12' 6"


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


Yanmar 4JH4E



kW / hp at crank shaft

40 / 54

Max torque

159 Nm / 1800 rpm

Engine displacement 2.2 litres

Diesel tank approx.

230 litres / 61 US gallon

Water tank approx.

460 litres / 122 US gallon

Mast over water incl. arial

19.5 m / 64'

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