THE LATEST AFT COCKPIT HALLBERG-RASSY
The new Hallberg-Rassy 400 is an aft cockpit boat with twin helms, a modern and efficient hull shape with twin rudders and an easy to handle rig. The interior offers the option of one or two aft cabins, one or two heads, classic mahogany or bright European oak interior. After the center cockpit 40C, the aft cockpit 400 is the second new 40 footer from Hallberg-Rassy in a short time. The first boat will be presented at Scandinavia’s largest sailboat show, the Open Yard Ellös, Orust, 27-30 August 2021.
LARGE AFT COCKPIT
The cockpit is large. The twin helms make it easy to move in the cockpit. There is ample space on the pedestal heads for buttons and displays. The coaming is wide enough to offer flexibility for seating on top of the coaming or at bench level, with the benefit of the side protection by the coaming. The telltails of the headsail are easy to see from the helmsman's position. There is a fixed high gloss varnished teak table available. Control lines are lead in a concealed way to the cockpit coamings, allowing electric winches, without taking up any interior space. There are bins for excess ropes so the cockpit is always clean and tidy. The main sheet track is conveniently located in front of the Hallberg-Rassy typical wind screen. There is a fold-out swim platform available. Cockpit length and deck locker storage is larger than on the 412.
FLEXIBLE INTERIOR LAYOUT
Although she is "just" 40 ft, she offers one or two heads, and two or three sleeping cabins. The forward cabin may be ordered in three different layouts:
- For the first time with an aft cockpit Hallberg-Rassy: An Owner's Cabin in the bow, with center line bed and en-suite toilet with acrylic glass shower doors
- Double bed with toilet, shower with acrylic glass doors and space for a washing machine,
- Double bed cabin without own toilet
The saloon is available with L sofa and settees or L sofa and armchairs. For the first time with an aft cockpit Hallberg-Rassy, the washboard for the entrance is available with gas springs. If there is a single aft cabin, the starboard side settee is extra long. There is either a single aft cabin with large head with separate shower, or twin aft cabins, still with an aft head.
EASY TO HANDLE SAIL PLAN
The rig is modern and easy to handle. The headsail is only slightly overlapping and easy to tack and there is a self tacking option too. The bowsprit is elegantly integrated with the hull and deck as standard, not an afterthought. The bowsprit is an excellent tack point for a gennaker, a mount for a bow ladder with platform and stowage for an Ultra bow anchor.
Comfort equipment is available, such as bow- and stern thrusters, and this may be combined with a generator. There are other comfort options such as washing machine, dish washer, or an extra fridge and freezer. Air conditioner and watermaker are also possible.
Hull and Deck
Laminate construction of hull: Isophtalic gelcoat, vinylester based barrier coat. Hand lay-up method, insulated with Divinycell PVC-foam against heat and cold except in the keel area which is solid laminate. Integrated rubbing strake with brass strip. Blue decorative band in gelcoat. Strong under floor reinforcements. Lead keel bolted on with many stainless steel bolts. The rudders are carefully mounted for sensitive rudder feel. Strong engine foundations of GRP for effective sound insulation. Deck and coachroof areas and also cockpit are of sandwich construction, solid in parts, laminated to the hull. Six hull portlights.
Deck and deck fittings
Toerail, cockpit seats, cockpit floor and bathing platform in top quality teak laid in silicon rubber. Solid teak hand rails full length of superstructure. Strong stem fitting. Stowage beneath for fenders. Two strong cleats forward, aft and midships. Double stainless lifelines. Scuppers on each side which drain rain water overboard just above waterline to prevent staining the hull. Genoajib and mainsheet tracks with blocks. Genoajib block adjustable from the cockpit. Selftailing genoa winches, size 50 Evo Chrome. Hatches in foredeck, toilet compartment, stb side of that, two in the saloon and one in the aft cabin. 8 port holes, 6 of these are opening. Pulpit and pushpit have opening for easy access on board. There is a separate gas locker with stowage for two 6 kg PK6 gas cylinders. Bathing platform in transom.
On starboard side there is a generously sized, dry stowage locker with storage slots for wash boards. Further smaller cockpit locker to port side. The cockpit floor is covered with a teak grating. Twin wheel steering with large pedestal heads. Instruments for engine in the stb steering pedestal within easy reach of helmsman. Strong tempered glass windscreen with handholds on the sides, opening centre section and sprayhood over front part of cockpit. The sprayhood can be rolled away neatly into a protective cover. On either side of sliding hatch there are useful teak covered work surfaces, ideal as chart tables, etc. Above the sliding hatch Raymarine instruments; one i50 Speed, one i50 Depth and i60 Wind. Chart tables and washboards in natural teak. Halyard winches size 40 Evo chrome and clutches on ps and stb coamings.
Mast and rigging
Triple spreader rig by Seldén. Main boom with outhaul and two reefs. Under deck genoajib furling and reefing system Seldén Furlex TD. Seldén rod-kicker. Backstay tensioner, tackle, with generous purchase. Cleats for various uses. Generous dimensions of standing and running rigging avoid fatigue during unrestricted ocean sailing. Turnbuckles from Seldén, winches from Lewmar. Windex wind indicator on mast top.
Mainsail and genoajib made from high quality dacron material in special Offshore quality by Elvstrøm Sails, Denmark. Two reefs in main, battens and coded sail bags.
As standard the boat has two saloon sofas, one aft cabin with double berth, and one heads with shower. Optional layouts are subject to additional cost. If optional layout is required, this must be ordered and specifically confirmed. All interior woodwork in light khaya mahogany matt silk finish. Flushed locker doors with invisible hinges and ventilation as far as possible. Floor is varnished real wood with inlaid holly strips. Saloon ceiling has paneling with mahogany strips and ceilings in remainder of boat have light lining. High quality fabric covered cushions on all berths 12 cm / 5’’ thick sandwich foam resting on un-varnished, well ventilated boards to avoid condensation. Hand holds are in all the right positions. All portholes are fitted with curtains. Curtains also under the deck hatches in sleeping cabins.
The settee offers comfortable seating. On the port side a 2.10 m long L-sofa that has backrests with hinges so that the space behind can be utilized as storage. On starboard side 2.10 m long settee (with optional twin aft cabins 1.95 m). The backrest can be lifted to enable total width to be used for sleeping accommodation. Between the settees a strong table with foldable sides. Top opening bar in the table. Headroom in saloon approximately 1.94 m.
Working surface in Corian with strong, all round mahogany fiddle rail. Carefully insulated cooling box with baskets and electric compressor for chilling. Extra deep, double sink. Two burner gas cooker with oven, well gimbaled with fiddle rails and locking device for oven door and also for the cooker when in use in the marina. Safety switch on gas pipe. Crockery locker and cutlery drawer. Cutting board. Room for saucepans and other kitchen utensils. There is a special place for the waste bin.
Bulkheads in white laminate. Teak grating. Wash basin and countertop in Corian. There is a large mirror fitted. Separate shower with watertight shower stall and acrylic glass doors. Shower water drained by pump directly overboard without going into bilges. Hand switch for shower pump for utmost safety. Strong, reliable pump action toilet. Holding tank, emptied by gravity or by deck pump out. Cupboard above and below wash-basin. Ventilation through an opening porthole and a frosted deck hatch.
The door to the forward cabin has been arranged in such a way to allow free movement for dressing and undressing. Two 2.11 m long berths with ample stowage above and below and in addition a number of lockers. An automatic deck vent, a deck hatch and an opening porthole.
A comfortable work table seat. Fold-out electric panel to the right of the navigator. Drawers and stowage slots.
The aft cabin has a hanging locker and a comfortable double berth, 2.04 m long, 1.47 m wide. Stowage room below and above the berths. As an option at additional cost twin aft cabins can be ordered.
Engine and Engine Room
Engine Volvo Penta D2-60, 44 kW/60 HP 4 cylinder 2.2 Litres cylinder volume. Mounted with rubber feet on strong foundations to avoid vibration and noise. 3 bladed fixed propeller. Water-cooled rubber exhaust pipe. Fresh-water cooled engine. The hot freshwater circuit is led into a 40 L / 11 US gallon well insulated hot water tank. Due to the good insulation water remains hot for many hours after the engine has been run. The engine is served by a separate 12 V battery. There is a large filter for cooling water. Automatic fire extinguisher in engine room. The bilge pump has been installed in a position where it can be cleaned even in extremely bad weather conditions. There is space for a diesel generator.
400 litres in two tanks with fuel gauges. The tanks are filled through two deck inlets. Between tank and engine there is a further large water trap and coarse filter in addition to the one on the engine.
Fresh water capacity is 520 litres in three tanks. The hot water calorifier has 40 litres. The upper tanks are piped to lower tank and controlled by valves. There is a water gauge for each tank. The hot water calorifier is heated by a 230 V immersion heater as well as the engine´s cooling water. As soon as a water tap is turned on the water which is under pressure in the pipes starts to flow. As soon as the pressure reduces the electric pump begins to work and will continue until the pressure is built up again after closing tap. Filling of water tanks is through deck inlet. Carbon fresh water filter. There are two bilge pumps; one manual and one high capacity submersible electric emergency bilge pump.
Two separate DC circuits, one with 12 Volt and 95 Ah battery for engine start and one 12 Volt 240 Ah deep-cycle for general use on board, the latter being covered by two batteries. Charging of batteries is by 115 A alternator from engine. Lighting throughout the boat is located in all the important positions. There are attractive adjustable reading lights above the berths. Electric 12 v sockets at inner chart table and in the cockpit. Electric panel with circuit breakers at inner chart table. There is a fresh water and diesel meter. LED navigation lights and a steaming light. A wiring diagram is supplied with each boat.
An Isotherm system with Danfoss compressor unit for refrigeration is fitted for the 92 liters cooling box, economical to run.
7 deck hatches, 6 opening port holes, companionway washboards, 3 automatic vents. Separate electric engine room ventilation.
Twin wheel steering. Cardan linked rod steering which is progressive and combines safety and fine feel in the best possible way. Illuminated compass, single lever engine control and leather covered steering wheel.
Safety and General
All outside skin fittings are speedily and securely sealed by using ball-valves with Delrin-sealer. Double hose clips are used under water. For the toilet special non-diffusing hoses are used. All electric cables are, where possible, laid in special tubes and where this is not possible, cables are safely loomed away from the hull. There are large limber holes so that any water can easily drain to the bilge, except directly under the engine, which is a separate oil bilge. The main bilge is accessible by a removable floor panel. Inspection hatches for easy access to stop cocks and speed transducer. Three fire extinguishers, one fitted to the saloon table, one in the aft cabin and one in the cockpit locker. Fixed automatic fire extinguisher in engine room. Fire and smoke detector in the saloon area.
Type of Finish
The interior is treated with a top quality silk finish varnish. The underwater hull has two applications of epoxi primer and two coats of antifouling.
The boat is CE certified by DNV-GL (Det Norske Veritas-Germanischer Lloyd) and delivered with a CE certificate and a CE plaquette for category A - unlimited ocean voyages.
- Flagstaff - Boat hook - Four fenders - Four mooring lines - Emergency steering - Main sail cover (not supplied if furling mast is ordered) - One winch handle
Modifications reserved. Chosen extra equipment may affect this standard specification. Drawings and illustrations are for orientation only. Measurements are not to be taken from these. Drawings and illustrations may show options at additional cost.
SAIL READY PACK
- Navigator pack B&G or Raymarine
- OneSails sail pack Dacron; tri-radial cut, full batten mainsail with Selden sliders, furling jib
- Lazy bag with lazy jacks
- Electrical windlass 1000W with additional battery (95Ah)
- Anchor Lewmar "Delta", with 50m galvanised chain
- Windlass control unit with chain counter
- PURE PERFORMANCE VAIL (Vacuum Assisted Infusion Lamination) hull and deck with vinyl ester resin, lightweight interior furniture is built with a combination of Oak veneered plywood with EcoTwin board and occume lighter weight plywood used in low wear areas, composite main bulkhead, jib sheet outhaul & inhaul, Performa Harken winches upgrade, 2x genova halyard, Dyform standing rigging, Dyneema running rigging, split backstay with cascade system
- OneSails sail pack
- Hydra-net spectra tri-radial cut, full batten main sail, with Selden sliders, furling jib
- Gennaker sail
- Performance T-shape 2.35m composite keel upgrade (iron fin/lead bulb)