Hallberg-Rassy 400


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. 

Designer: Germán Frers

Hull Length: 40′ 4″
Beam: 13′ 8.5″
Draft: 6’4″
Displacement: 24,250 lbs
Engine:  Volvo Penta D2-60
Fuel Capacity: 106 gallons
Water Capacity: 137 gallons


The cockpit is large and twin helms make it easy to move throughout. There is ample space on the pedestal heads for buttons and displays. The coaming is wide enough to offer flexibility for sitting on top or at bench level, with the benefit of the side protection by the coaming. The tell tails 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 for electric winches, without taking up any interior space. There are bins for excess lines 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.


Although she is “just” 40 ft, the 400 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, or…
  • 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.


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.


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.