New Hallberg-Rassy 40 Mk II

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The new Hallberg-Rassy 40 Mark II will be finished in September 2015.

She 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.

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

 

 

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Easy access, easy maintenance,  good sound insulation

Technical equipment is installed in the huge engine room. There you find gear such as main engine, gen set, pumps, filters, charger, inverter, a spare propeller and a lot more. This allows for easy access, easy maintenance and good sound insulation. Main inspection doors are to the starboard side, and there are also additional access from the front and from the floor in the cockpit locker. The floor in the cockpit is bolted in place, so the engine may be lifted out the same way it came in. Hallberg-Rassy boats are sailed actively and intensively for a very long time. Sooner or later parts need to be replaced such as engine or tanks. Then it is good to know that those parts may be taken out the same way they got in; through natural openings of the boat. That is what you need on a Blue Water Cruiser.

19 improvements
There are 19 improvements compared to the previous 40:
Exterior:

  • 25 cm taller rig with somewhat more sail area
  • Gennaker or spinnaker now hoisted from mast head, not from top of headstay
  • New saloon portlights; larger, frameless, like on the 43 Mk III, 48 Mk II, 55 and 64, give more natural light
  • Two hull portlights in the saloon
  • New low profile ventilators with built in ping pong balls
  • More elegant design of the windshield with rounded top on the side panels, similar to the 412, 43 Mk III, 48 Mk II, 55 and 64
  • More elegant design of the pushpit and pulpit, similar to the 412 and 43 Mk III
  • Possibility to get the 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
  • Optional retractable bow- and stern thrusters with docking function

Interior improvements:

  • 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 like 412, 43 Mk III, 48 Mk II, 55 and 64
  • Possibility for 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

 

The world premiere is at Interbbot in Fridrichshafen, Germany, 19-27 Septener 2015.

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