Hallberg-Rassy 40

Year of production: 2007

Location: Ellös

Manufacturer: Hallberg-Rassy

Price: 3 595 000 SEK

( 313 652 € / 2 338 824 DKK )

Sold 2023-07-12


The Hallberg-Rassy 40 is a fantastic 40-foot sailboat. This example from 2007 is well updated and is in many ways both a boat and a dream that could come true.

168 Hallberg-Rassy 40 were built from 2002 to 2018, a boat without restrictions or boundaries as it relates to sailing both near and far.


"As solid as they come" was the review of the Hallberg-Rassy 40, when it was put to the test against nine other 40-foot cruisers in Båtnytt and Seilas in the fall of 2007. The background to the HR-40 is the continuation of the renewal of the yard's fleet that began when the Hallberg-Rassy 43 replaced the Hallberg-Rassy 42F in 2002. The goal was to improve speed through the water - carefully, by making the ends of the hull more upright and lengthening the waterline. At the same time the bow became a little sharper and the stern a little wider. The model replaced the Hallberg-Rassy 39, and Germán Frers designed the hull with a sharper entry, deeper rudder, larger sail area, and a more upright stern.


The interior layout has a lot of stowage and provides great comfort. Through a clever design trick of using the space in the cockpit coaming, standing height for most is also achieved in the passage to the owner’s cabin aft. There is a separate shower with a plexiglass divider in the toilet area. The interior in this Hallberg-Rassy 40 has the solution with two armchairs in the salon, which is an option that Hallberg-Rassy introduced as the first yard in the world back in 1984.


Technical equipment is installed in the large engine room. Here you will find the main engine, pumps, filters, chargers, inverters, and a lot more. This layout provides easy access for service and keeps all noisy equipment inside a well soundproofed compartment. The main access is through two doors on the starboard side, and an inspection hatch behind the companion way steps. The bottom of the cockpit is bolted, so the engine can be lifted out the same way it entered the boat. Hallberg-Rassy boats are expected to be used for extended cruises. Sooner or later the day will come when you need to service or refit major components, such as tanks or engines. Then it's nice to know that these come out of the boat the same way they came in. In many ways, this should be expected on a good long-distance cruiser.
The layout below is the by now very classic "Hallberg-Rassy solution" with the owner's cabin in the stern, the guest cabin in the bow, a toilet with a shower forward of the main bulkhead, a rear-facing horseshoe-shaped galley, and a saloon with a large table, sofa, and two fantastically comfortable armchairs.
The Hallberg-Rassy 40 sails very well and the sail handling is easily managed by one person from the cockpit, this with the help of an electric furling mast and electric winches.
The boat has been pampered throughout its life, with winter storage inside, and seasonal sailing in northern Europe. She has received many nice updates in the last two years, including new navigation electronics from Raymarine (see equipment list). In the current ownership, the boat has been managed by Orust Yacht Services in Henån.
More information about the model is available on Hallberg-Rassy's website.


The Hallberg-Rassy 40 is simply one of, if not the, finest 40 footer ever built, and this Hallberg-Rassy 40 is a superb example of this successful model. A dream that can come true.
Manufacturer: Hallberg-Rassy Varvet
Design: Germán Frers
Length: 12.40 m
Length at the waterline: 11.04 m
Beam: 3.82 m
Draft: 1.99 m
Displacement: 10,000 kg (empty)
Engine: Yanmar 4JH4E
Power: 54 hp
Diesel: 445 L
Fresh water: 460 L
For complete equipment specification see the PDF file above

KEY FACTS: Hallberg-Rassy 40

Yanmar JH4E


12.40 m


3.82 m


1.99 m


10000 kg