MOVES THE LIMITS FOR WHAT IS POSSIBLE UP TO 40 FT
The all-new Hallberg-Rassy 40C moves the limits for what is possible to achieve in a yacht up to 40 ft. When the Hallberg-Rassy 44 was introduced, it was a bold step forward in terms of both interior comfort, sailing performance and looks. The new 40C is equivalent when it comes to saloon, aft cabin and galley. Combined with a cockpit that has exactly the same measurements as on the 44, and fantastic sailing performance and the success is assured.
LARGE OR ENORMOUS GALLEY?
There are two galley choices: Large or enormous. With the option of the enormous, you get both increased work top area, increased galley storage and an additional, front opening, fridge. With this galley, it is also possible to add a dish washer and a micro wave. If you go for the second largest galley, you get increased cockpit locker space. Both galleys are seagoing and do not interfere with the passage through to the aft cabin.
AFT CABIN WITH TWO SEPARATE BERTHS OR CENTER LINE BERTH
Also in the aft cabin there are two different options: Standard is two separate berths, of which one is double and one single. In-between there is a comfortable seat. As an option there is a wide center line berth available, with settee to port and make up table to starboard. This version can also easily be combined with a stern thruster, which makes it possible to push the boat against the dock, even if the wind is pushing the boat in the opposite direction. In both aft cabin versions there are two well sized aft deck lockers.
INTERIOR IN TRADITIONAL MAHOGANY OR BRIGHT EUROPEAN OAK
The interior is available in either traditional African khaya mahogany or optionally in bright European oak. In both cases the grain is horizontal. As an option, retractable entrance washboards on gas springs are available.
The interior has a lot of volume and is bright and airy, with large portlights for generous natural light. There are also lots of indirect led lights, many ventilation facilities and the interior is spacious and roomy. There are six hull portlights, of larger size than the 40 MK II and 412 and of the same size as on the 64, 57 and 44.
A DESIGN THAT IS BOTH CLASSIC AND MODERN
The exterior unites two worlds in an elegant way. There is no doubt that this is a contemporary boat from 2020. At the same time it is also obvious for any sailor that this is a true Hallberg-Rassy with everything it means, such as brand identity, security and continuity. The bow is upright for long sailing waterline and top sailing performance, with an integral and elegant bowsprit for a light wind sail, anchoring and a bow ladder. The sheer line is classy and elegant. Also the transom is upright and very full. This gives lots of living space, huge storage and a long sailing waterline. Of course the boat has twin rudders for full sailing control and safety. Needless to say, there are typical Hallberg-Rassy solutions, such as: Very well sheltered cockpit. An integral and protective rub rail. A heavy lead keel with low center of gravity on a deep bilge for tough conditions. A proper Bulwark with teak toe rail so that rain water is drained below the water line, avoiding staining the hull.
Also the rig is modern and easy to handle. There are no runners needed, not even with an inner hard wind sail. The headsail is only slightly overlapping, which makes tacking very easy. There is also an option for a selftacking jib. The jib furler has an under deck drum. On the integral and elegant bowsprit a light wind sail may be used. The top shrouds and the lowers are separated on deck, making it easy for a passage on deck, easy to sheet the headsail, and providing a wide and stable base for the mast. This is a Hallberg-Rassy invention. The boat has a powerful backstay tackle with 1:48 purchase as standard, that makes it easy both to increase and decrease backstay tension.
GENEROUS COCKPIT WITH HARDTOP OPTION
This new model may be ordered either with the traditional wind screen with foldable sprayhood, or a robust hardtop dodger. Both solutions have windows in tempered glass, an opening midsection, and handles on the sides. The hardtop offers outstanding protection from the elements, both cold and sun. This hardtop has an extensive service life and also offers good sound insulation when sailing in rough weather. The cockpit is as big as the generous cockpit on the 44. The helmsman’s position is slightly elevated, keeping with good all-around coaming protection and giving both good forward visibility and valuable extra headroom in the aft cabin. The cockpit coamings are wide, an advantage both for sitting there and for the interior volume. There are hidden control lines to a winch in the starboard side cockpit coaming. The steering pedestal has lots of space for chart plotter and control buttons, making push button sailing an effortless solution to handle the boat with minimum crew. The step into or out of the cockpit is easy with a step that is also a space to hide a motor for an electric headsail winch, without interfering with the interior space.
SMALL OR LARGE BATHING PLATFORM?
There are two options aft: A small platform, or a big fold-out bathing platform. If an electric windlass is ordered for the bow, the windlass is elegantly hidden below decks. The chain locker is unusually large thanks to the modern hull design and has a fender shelf above.
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. Also 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. 11 port holes, 8 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 generous sized, dry stowage locker with storage slots for wash boards. The cockpit floor is covered with a teak grating. Wheel steering with large pedestal head. High gloss varnished folding teak cockpit table. Instruments for engine in the steering pedestal within easy reach of helmsman. Strong 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. Two large cockpit drains. Space for optional life raft below the cockpit floor. Halyard winch size 40 Evo Chrome and clutches on the stb coaming.
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. One winch for reefing, selftailing for genoajib halyards. Several 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 and two separate aft cabin berths. As an option at additional cost, there are two armchairs available in the saloon, and a queen size center line berth in the aft cabin with sofa to port and make up table to starboard, as well as a larger galley available. Optional layouts are subject to additional cost. You may combine the saloon of your choice with the aft cabin of your choice. If optional layout is required, this must specifically be ordered and confirmed. All interior woodwork in light 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 1.95 m long settee. 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 1.95 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. Bread board. Room for saucepans and other kitchen utensils. There are special places for the waste bin and other items.
Bulkheads and lockers in white laminate. Teak grating. Wash basin and countertop in Corian. There is a large mirror fitted. Separate shower with watertight shower stall, plexi 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 automatic vent, 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.
Work Table and Walkthrough
A comfortable work table seat. Electric panel to the left of the navigator. Drawers and stowage slots. Good head-room in the walkthrough thanks to use of cockpit coaming for headroom. There is a larger rubber sealed door access in the aft cabin to the big engine room. Opposite the work table there is a wet locker.
Aft cabin has a hanging locker on port side and two comfortable berths, port and starboard side 2.0 m long, starboard 1.34 m wide and on port side 76 cm wide. Stowage room below, above in between and aft of the separate berths. Seat between the berths. As an option at additional cost one big double centre bed, 2.02 m long and 1.56 m wide, and a seat on port and make up table to starboard 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 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 filter. There are two bilge pumps; one manual and one high capacity electric emergency bilge pump that is floodable.
Two separate 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 icebox, extremely economical to run. Operated from a 12 Volt supply and providing batteries are in good condition, refrigeration should last 5-6 days without re-charging being necessary.
6 deck hatches, 8 opening port holes, companionway washboards, 5 automatic vents for saloon, aft cabin, heads compartment and forward cabin. Separate electric engine room ventilation.
Lewmar 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 Delrinsealer. 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. The bilge is accessible by a removable floor panel without having to remove the steps. 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 in mast furling 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 illustrationsmay 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)